History Minor in Latin American Studies

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In keeping with students' interest in global and multicultural issues, Sacred Heart University offers an interdisciplinary minor in Latin American Studies. The minor should be particularly attractive to students majoring in Economics, History, Political Science, Business and International Business and Spanish. This minor is also of benefit to students who wish to apply to a graduate program in Latin American Studies or who wish to enhance their prospects in the job market by linking a disciplinary major with a regional specialization.

Requirements include six courses, three of which must be from three different disciplines selected from approved courses in History, Music, Political Science and Spanish below. Students must demonstrate competency in Spanish or Portuguese at the intermediate level.


  • HI 207 History of Latin America to 1826
  • HI 208 History of Latin America from 1826
  • HI 209 The U.S. and Latin America Through History
  • HI 212 Twentieth Century Latin America
  • MU114 Latin American and Caribbean Music

Political Science

  • PO 315 Latin American Politics


  • SP 281 Hispanic Civilization and Culture: Spanish America
  • SP 283 The Hispanic Caribbean
  • SP 363-369 Advanced Topics in Spanish-America Literature