Advisor: Oscar Diaz, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
The minor in Latin American Studies introduces the student to the cultural diversity and richness of Latin America and its people and can enhance career opportunities and effectiveness in business, government, health care, journalism, law, and social work. The minor requires 18 semester hours. Courses selected must come from at least three different academic departments. Note: All students minoring in Latin American Studies are required to complete SPAN 2105 /GEOG 2105 /ART 2105 /ANTH 2105 /SOC 2105 /PS 2105 Introduction to Latin American Studies. In addition, all students are required to complete Intermediate Portuguese or Spanish II (SPAN 2020 ) or the equivalent. SPAN 2010 , SPAN 2020 cannot count for both a Spanish major and a Latin American Studies minor. SPAN 2010 and SPAN 2020 may count for the B.A. degree language requirement. Students are encouraged to take more Spanish courses to develop basic conversational fluency or participate in study abroad programs to Latin America.
Language credits may be earned at MTSU or through an approved overseas program or transferred from another accredited college or university. Students may satisfy the language requirement by examination (a placement test), demonstrating a level of competence equivalent to two years of college Spanish or Portuguese. Students whose native language is either Spanish or Portuguese may substitute equivalent competence in English in lieu of this requirement.