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Electives List


  • CM346: International Communication
  • EN390: Literature of the US/Mexico Border   
  • EN392: Special Topics: U.S. and Caribbean Literature
  • FR205: Living and Working in the French Caribbean Today 
  • FR305: Living and Working in the French Caribbean Today
  • FR333: Caribbean Identities in Movement 
  • HS108: Making of the Modern World: Latin America 
  • HS368: The Atlantic World: Readings, Approaches, and Explorations
  • HS382: Crime and Punishment in Latin America
  • HS383: Violence and Holiness in 20th-Century El Salvador
  • HS385: The History of Mexico 
  • HS387:  Topics in Latin American History
  • HS390: Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
  • HS422: Seminar: Environmental History in Latin America
  • HS442: Health and Illness in Latin America
  • HS446: Modern Latin American Cities
  • HS485: Oral History and Philanthropy in the Americas
  • ML320: Liberation Theology from Its Origins
  • ML362: The Early Latino Experience in the United States 
  • ML404: Another America, Central America
  • ML440: Special Topics in Latin American and Latino Studies
  • PO204: Portuguese for Speakers of Spanish 
  • PS303: Latin American Politics
  • SN104: Intermediate Spanish II
  • SN201: Spanish Composition and Conversation
  • SN203: Introduction to Reading Literature
  • SN303: Introduction to Mexican Culture
  • SN304: Contemporary Central America
  • SN305: Visual Culture in Colonial Latin America
  • SN306: Music & Latin American Social Movements
  • SN308: Violence and Culture: Columbia in the Twentieth Century
  • SN329: Spanish in the United States
  • SN350: Short Latin American Fiction 
  • SN354: Contemporary Latin American Literature
  • SN360: Latin American Short Story
  • SN361: Civilization and Barbarism in Argentine Literature
  • SN365: The Latin American Essay and Early Cultural Studies 
  • SN366: Latin American Testimony
  • SN368: Travelers and Migrants in Twentieth-Century Colombian Literature 
  • SN369: From Baroque to Enlightenment: Novo-Hispanic Perspectives 
  • SN370: Nineteenth-Century Latin American Novel
  • SN373: Literature and Identity Politics in Peru
  • SN374: Three Masterworks in Guatemalan Literature
  • SN380: Modernismo
  • SN381: Latin American Avant-Garde
  • SN382: Women Against the Current in Latin America 
  • SN388: Women Take the Floor: Mexican Female Writers
  • SN390: Chronicles of Conquest, Resistance and Transculturation
  • SN391: Travel Writings of the New World 
  • SN392: Extirpation of Idolatries
  • TH209: Violence and Holiness in 20th-Century El Salvador
  • TH265: World Christianity
  • TH370: Liberation Theology: Roots, Branches & Critiques

Additional Course Options (that require approval)

The following electives may be counted toward the minor if final paper or project is geared toward Latin America or U.S. Latinos (paper will become part of portfolio). Latin America is understood historically as those nations/provinces that speak a language which evolved from Latin: Spanish, Portuguese and French. Courses on the Caribbean in comparative context are added to this understanding. The minor advisor or program director must approve these courses and it is the student's responsibility to make sure the final project deals with Latin America.

  • EC348: Development Economics
  • EN391: Topics in Multiethnic U.S. Literature
  • EN392: Topics in Literature of the Americas
  • FR304: Culture and Civilization IV: Introduction to Francophone Cultures
  • IB282: Global Environment of Business
  • IB370.Z1: Special Topics: South American International Field Study
  • IB499: International Business Internship (if placed with a Latin American company, or a US company operating in Latin America)
  • MU306D: World Music: Common Ground, Separate Ground
  • PS351: Third World Politics
  • PS370: Theories of International Relations
  • SC210: Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • SC310: Sociology of Migration in the United States
  • SP303D: Sociolinguistics

Contact Us

Margarita Jácome
Program Director
Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies
Maryland Hall 351G