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Latin American Studies Minor

Institute for Global Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 15
The minor requires successful completion of SPAN 1004 or PORT 1104 (or equivalent), plus five 3xxx-5xxx courses (totaling at least 15 credits) related to Latin America. Additional information may be found at http://igs.cla.umn.edu.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Students are required to take 4 semester(s) of Spanish, Portugese.
A maximum of 3 credits may be in directed studies or directed research and courses must be drawn from a minimum of three different departments. All courses must be taken A-F, with a grade of C- or better. The minor program must be approved by the global studies adviser.
Preparatory Courses
Complete either the SPAN or PORT course sequences.
SPAN 1001 - Beginning Spanish (5.0 cr)
SPAN 1002 - Beginning Spanish (5.0 cr)
SPAN 1003 - Intermediate Spanish (5.0 cr)
SPAN 1004 - Intermediate Spanish (5.0 cr)
or SPAN 1014 - Business Spanish (5.0 cr)
or SPAN 1044 - Intermediate Medical Spanish (5.0 cr)
or PORT 1101 - Beginning Portuguese (5.0 cr)
PORT 1102 - Beginning Portuguese (5.0 cr)
PORT 1103 - Intermediate Portuguese (5.0 cr)
PORT 1104 - Intermediate Portuguese (5.0 cr)
Minor Courses
GEOG 4121W {Inactive} [WI] (4.0 cr)
Two courses (6 cr) in the humanities related to Latin America as a region or a specific Latin American country, chosen in consultation with a global studies adviser.
One course (3 cr) focusing on any aspect of Latin America, chosen in consultation with a global studies adviser.
HIST 3401W - Early Latin America to 1825 [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or HIST 3402W - Modern Latin America 1825 to Present [HIS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
 
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SPAN 1001 - Beginning Spanish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Listening, speaking, reading, writing. Emphasizes development of communicative competence. Cultural readings. prereq: Less than 2 yrs of high school Spanish, dept consent, no college-level Spanish
SPAN 1002 - Beginning Spanish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01306 - Span 1022/Span 4022
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Listening, speaking, reading, writing. Emphasizes development of communicative competence. Cultural readings. prereq: 1001 completed at UMNTC, dept consent
SPAN 1003 - Intermediate Spanish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02140 - Madr 1003/Span 1003
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Speaking/comprehension. Developing reading/writing skills based on materials from Spain/Spanish America. Grammar review. Compositions, oral presentations. prereq: [1002 or 1022] or EPT placement
SPAN 1004 - Intermediate Spanish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Span 1004/1014/1044
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Speaking/comprehension. Developing reading/writing skills based on materials from Spain/Spanish America. Grammar review. Compositions, oral presentations. prereq: 1003 or EPT placement
SPAN 1014 - Business Spanish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Span 1004/1014/1044
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Vocabulary, report writing skills. Proper format for business communications. Conversational fluency on trade-related topics. prereq: 1003
SPAN 1044 - Intermediate Medical Spanish
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: Span 1004/1014/1044
Prerequisites: 1003 or equiv
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Language needed by health-care workers who interact with Spanish-speaking patients. Basic medical vocabulary, questions/answers in common medical situations. Vocabulary/phrases to conduct patient interviews and physical exams. Readings on Latin American view of health and health care. prereq: 1003 or equiv
PORT 1101 - Beginning Portuguese
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Listening, speaking, reading, writing. Cultures of Portugal, Brazil, or Portuguese-speaking Africa. Workbook assignments, paired/small group activities.
PORT 1102 - Beginning Portuguese
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Reading, writing, speaking, listening. Cultures of Portugal, Brazil, or Portuguese-speaking Africa. Workbook assignments, paired/small group activities. prereq: 1101 or instr consent
PORT 1103 - Intermediate Portuguese
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Emphasizes speaking, comprehension. Reading/writing skills based on Portuguese-language materials. Cultures of Portugal, Brazil, or Lusophone Africa. prereq: 1102 or instr consent
PORT 1104 - Intermediate Portuguese
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Emphasizes speaking, comprehension. Reading/writing skills based on Portuguese-language materials. Cultures of Portugal, Brazil, or Lusophone Africa. Grammar review. Compositions, short presentations. prereq: 1103 or instr consent
HIST 3401W - Early Latin America to 1825 (HIS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00969 - Hist 3401W/LAS 3401W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Societies of Americas, Spain, and Portugal before contact. Interactions among Native Americans, African slaves, and Europeans, from colonization through independence. Religion, resistance, labor, gender, race. Primary sources, historical scholarship.
HIST 3402W - Modern Latin America 1825 to Present (HIS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00971 - Hist 3402W/LAS 3402W
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
National and contemporary period 1825 to present, with emphasis on social, cultural, political, and economic change.