Latin American Studies
The Viterbo University Latin American studies minor will
serve students in the general and professional programs through an
interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes historical, political, and cultural
sensitivity toward the peoples of Latin America. An important methodology will be experiential learning as
students will be placed in cultural related contexts through course activities,
community partnership in the tri-state area, and international and domestic
immersion programs. The Latin American studies minor promotes two
main outcomes: 1) to raise awareness of social justice issues related to Latin
American populations, and Latinos in the U. S., and 2) to encourage engagement
and advocacy within the university and the surrounding community.
Students completing the Latin American Studies minor will
be able to:
main events in the histories of Latin American peoples, and Latinos in the
and contrast cultural composition of Latin American peoples and Latinos in
the United States.
current issues of Latin America and/or Latinos in the United States.
the impact of globalization in Latin America and/or Latinos in the United
Latin American Studies Minor
- HIST 153, LASP 100; six credits of SPAN
language; nine credits chosen from ECON 350, ENGL 360, HIST 349, LASP 287, 336,
487, 488 (taught in English), PHIL 365, POSC 382, SOWK 328, SPAN 310, 312, 316,
318, 336, 410, 456 (taught in Spanish)
The total credits of the
minor requirements are 21. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions
could modify these credit totals.