Latin American Studies Minor

Admission Requirements

  • Students must meet with a college advisor/student success counselor to declare a minor and review the course requirements.

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A grade of C or higher is required in all courses for the minor.
  • A minimum of 12 credits of the minor must be completed at FGCU.
  • Students desiring certification of a minor and designation on their academic transcript must:
    • Note the minor on the Application for Graduation.
    • Contact a college advisor/student success counselor to certify completion of all course requirements for the declared minor as listed below.

Program Requirements

Required Courses in the Minor

Complete two of the following:
AML 3630 Latino Literature and Culture (3)
CPO 3303 Latin American Politics (3)
LAH 2020 Intro Latin American History (3)
LAH 3130 Colonial Latin America (3)
LAH 3200 Modern Latin America (3)

Complete 12 credits from the following elective options (a maximum of 8 credits can be applied from the Additional Electives):
ANT 3144 The Americas Before Columbus (3)
Any upper division (3000-4999 level) course with the prefix LAH not used to meet requirement above
Any upper division (3000-4999 level) course with the prefix LAS
LIT 3662 Lit of Conquest & Exploration (3)
LIT 4192 Caribbean Literature (3)
SPT 3532 Hispanic Cinema (3)
SPW 4930 Selected Topics (1-3)

Additional Electives:
SPN 1120C (or SPN 1120 and SPN 1120L) Beginning Spanish 1 (4)*
SPN 1121C (or SPN 1121 and SPN 1121L) Beginning Spanish 2 (4)*
SPN 2220C (or SPN 2220 and SPN 2220L) Intermediate Spanish 1 (4)*
SPN 2201C (or SPN 2201 and SPN 2201L) Intermediate Spanish 2 (4)*
SPN 2270 Study Abroad (1-6)

*Required beginning and intermediate courses (and their labs) can be exempted by obtaining an equivalency through a Spanish Placement Test.  Students who place out of required beginning and intermediate courses must fulfill the credit requirement for the minor with other courses from the given list.

Catalog Year: 2024-2025

Total Semester Hours Required: 18 Hours