Latin American Studies Minor
|Spanish Proficiency demonstrated with a C or higher in SPA 217 (or a 300- or 400-level SPA course)|
|Social Science and History - select 3 courses (students must take courses from two different departments/disciplines)||9|
|Comparative Government and Politics|
|Human Rights and Globalization|
|Politics in Latin America|
|Political Economy of the Developing World|
|Domestic Conflicts & Peace|
|Latin American History to 1830|
|Latin American History since 1830|
|Wars of Latin America|
|U.S.-Latin American Relations since 1898|
|Language, Literature, and Culture - select 3 courses (students must take courses from two different departments/disciplines)||9|
|Intro Comp Panorama SocioCultural Latinoamericano|
Any SPA course at 300- or 400-level
|Survey of Pre-Columbian and Native American Art|
Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum. If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner. Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.
To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.
Learning Goals & Objectives
Student Learning Goal 1
Latin American Studies minor allows students to think critically about Latin American societies, governments, and policies through both historical and contemporary lenses.
- Objective A: Interpret important political concepts, theories, events, actors, and processes pertinent to Latin American analyses;
- Objective B: Apply knowledge of Latin American history and diverse cultures to contemporary social and political themes;
- Objective C: Identify regional political, social, and economic trends and the impact of colonialism, globalization, and U.S. foreign policy towards Latin America.
Student Learning Goal 2
Latin American Studies minor curriculum uses research to articulate ideas and arguments clearly and effectively in the field of Latin American Studies.
- Objective A: Integrate knowledge from different academic disciplines into a coherent paper, presentation or project that addresses a topic in Latin American Studies;
- Objective B: Conduct independent research and follow appropriate formats in documenting resources;
- Objective C: Communicate information, ideas, and research results effectively.
Student Learning Goal 3
Latin American Studies minor provides students with the skills to communicate in a modern language that is appropriate to the area of studies and necessary for professional success.
- Objective A: Display competency of a Latin American language at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) intermediate level.