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Latin American Studies

The Latin American Studies Minor is a group of courses focused on Latin America that fulfills FIT Liberal Arts requirements in various bachelor programs. This interdisciplinary minor includes language, literature, philosophy, history of art, politics, history, music, and culture. Students take a minimum of 15 credits (which in Liberal Arts means 5 courses), including two semesters of Spanish language from a selected a list of courses. No extra courses are required.

To sign up contact Jean Amato in B607 or send an email to

Language electives: choose 2 consecutive classes from the following list:

  • Spanish I, II, II & IV (SP 111, 112, 213 & 214)
  • Spanish Conversation I & II (SP 122 & 123)
  • Spanish for Spanish Speakers I & II (SP 141 & 142)
  • Spanish for Business (SP 215)
  • Spanish in Santiago de Compostela (SP 132)

Liberal Arts electives: choose 3 classes from the following list:

  • HA 224 Pre-Columbian American Art and Civilization
  • LA 231 Latin American Fiction
  • LA 223 Survey of Latin American Music
  • LA 224 Distant Neighbors: A History of Latin America and the United States
  • SS 278 Latinos in the United States: A Sociological Perspective
  • SS 353 Latin America Today
  • SS374 Cross-cultural Studies
  • SS 446 Economies of Latin America
  • HA397 Honors: Studies in Maya Art in Culture

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