Latin American Studies Minor

Admission Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.
  • A grade of C or higher is required for all courses in the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credit hours of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must verify that the minor is displayed on their Graduation Application.

Program Requirements

Complete two of the following:

  • AML 3630 Latino Literature and Culture (3)
  • CPO 3303 Latin American Politics (3)
  • LAH 2020 Intro Latin American History (3)
  • LAH 3130 Colonial Latin America (3)
  • LAH 3200 Modern Latin America (3)

Complete 12 hours from the following elective options (a maximum of 8 credits can be applied from the Additional Electives):

  • ANT 3144 The Americas Before Columbus (3)
  • Any course with the prefix LAH from 3000-4999 level not used to meet requirement above
  • Any course with the prefix LAS from 3000-4999 level
  • LIT 3662 Lit of Conquest & Exploration (3)
  • LIT 4192 Caribbean Literature (3)
  • SPT 3532 Hispanic Cinema (3)
  • SPW 4930 Selected Topics (1-3)

Additional Electives:

  • SPN 1120C (or SPN 1120 and SPN 1120L) Beginning Spanish 1 (4)*
  • SPN 1121C (or SPN 1121 and SPN 1121L) Beginning Spanish 2 (4)*
  • SPN 2220C (or SPN 2220 and SPN 2220L) Intermediate Spanish 1 (4)*
  • SPN 2201C (or SPN 2201 and SPN 2201L) Intermediate Spanish 2 (4)*
  • SPN 2270 Study Abroad (1-6)

*Required beginning and intermediate courses (and their labs) can be exempted by obtaining an equivalency through a Spanish Placement Test.  Students who place out of required beginning and intermediate courses must fulfill the credit requirement for the minor with other courses from the given list.

Catalog Year: 2022-2023

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours