Students complete a minimum of 66 credits in approved courses for the major. Majors must also demonstrate competence in Spanish by completing Spanish 205 or equivalent.

Required Courses: (The following core courses are required of all majors):

In addition, majors are required to complete:

  • Two 300-level Latin America-focused courses offered in the Spanish department
  • One 300-level history, or sociology/anthropology, or political science course focused on Latin America
  • 30 additional credits of electives from the list below. The 300-level courses in the Spanish department that are required are always taught in the language.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the non-Spanish 300-level course prior to writing their integrative exercise, and to select a 300-level course in a discipline appropriate to the focus of their anticipated comps topic. Students who complete this requirement with a 300-level history course must take at least one approved sociology and anthropology or political science course as an elective.

Up to 27 credits from work in approved off-campus programs may be counted as electives for the major. Credits in natural science courses taken in Latin America may be applied toward the electives requirement if the director approves. Up to twelve elective credits may be comparative or Latino in focus (Economics 240, 241, Religion 227, Sociology/Anthropology 203, 233, 259). No more than four courses (twenty-four credits) in any one discipline may apply to the major.

Elective Courses:

  • AMST 130 Latinx Social Movements: From Bandits to the Young Lords (not offered in 2022-23)
  • AMST 396 Producing Latinidad
  • ARCN 111 Archaeology of the Americas (not offered in 2022-23)
  • ARCN 211 Coercion and Exploitation: Material Histories of Labor
  • CAMS 296 Cinema and Cultural Change in Chile and Argentina (not offered in 2022-23)
  • ECON 240 Microeconomics of Development
  • ECON 242 Economy of Latin America (not offered in 2022-23)
  • ENGL 119 Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature (not offered in 2022-23)
  • ENGL 227 Imagining the Borderlands
  • ENGL 241 Latinx Voices in the Age of Trump
  • HIST 170 Modern Latin America 1810-Present
  • HIST 272 Music and Movement in Atlantic World History (not offered in 2022-23)
  • HIST 275 Latin American Immigration to the US
  • HIST 279 Central American Revolutions
  • LTAM 110 Portuguese for Spanish Speakers (not offered in 2022-23)
  • LTAM 250 Indigeneity and Power in the Andes: Land, Labor, Knowledge (not offered in 2022-23)
  • LTAM 398 Latin American Forum (not offered in 2022-23)
  • MUSC 241 Music of Latin America (not offered in 2022-23)
  • POSC 120 Democracy and Dictatorship
  • POSC 221 Latin American Politics (not offered in 2022-23)
  • POSC 227 Contemporary Capitalisms
  • RELG 227 Liberation Theologies (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SOAN 203 Anthropology of Good Intentions (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SOAN 233 Anthropology of Food
  • SOAN 313 Woke Nature: Towards an Anthropology of Non-Human Beings
  • SOAN 323 Mother Earth: Women, Development and the Environment (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SOAN 333 Environmental Anthropology (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SOAN 343 Advanced Ethnographic Workshop (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SOAN 353 Ethnography of Latin America (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SPAN 218 Introduction to Latin American Cinema
  • SPAN 220 Racism, Immigration, and Gender in Contemporary Latin American Narrative (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SPAN 242 Introduction to Latin American Literature
  • SPAN 245 On Cannibals, Witches, and Zombies (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SPAN 262 Myth and History in Central American Literature (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SPAN 277 The Poem as Artifact: Art and Work in Contemporary Spanish American Poetry (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SPAN 319 Works on Work: Films and Literature on Labor in Latin America (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SPAN 321 Murder as a Fine Art: The Detective Novel in Latin America (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SPAN 330 The Invention of the Modern Novel: Cervantes’ Don Quijote
  • SPAN 358 The Spanish Civil War (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SPAN 360 Race and Nation in Caribbean Literature (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SPAN 366 Jorge Luis Borges: Less a Man Than a Vast and Complex Literature
  • SPAN 376 Mexico City: The City as Protagonist (not offered in 2022-23)
  • SPAN 380 Dispossession, Gentrification, and Reoccupation in Latin America