Requirements

  • Major and Minor in Latin American Studies

    Requirements for the Major:

    At least 10 credits

    • 2 courses in the arts and humanities chosen from:
      • Art 226: Colonial Latin American Art 
      • Philosophy 272: Currents in Latin American Thought
      • any course in Spanish, Foreign Civilization, or Literature in Translation on Latin America
    • 2 courses in the social sciences chosen from:
      • Economics 245: Child Labor in Latin America
      • Business/Economics/IREL 280/Spanish 201: The Mexican-American Border
      • Business 470: Latin American Global Business
      • History 272: History of Mexico
      • Politics 219: The Politics of Latin America
      • any course in Sociology & Anthropology on Latin America
    • 5 additional courses, with at least 2 at the 300-level, chosen from:
      • Art 226: Colonial Latin American Art
      • Biology / Environmental Studies 380: Tropical Ecology and Conservation
      • Business 470: Latin American Global Business
      • Economics 245:  Child Labor in Latin America
      • Economics / Business 322: Emerging Markets Analysis
      • Economics / Business 489: Globalization and its Impact on Rich and Poor Countries
      • History 272: History of Mexico
      • Philosophy 272: Currents in Latin American Thought
      • Politics 219: The Politics of Latin America
      • Politics 239/Spanish 202: Global City/City of Neighborhoods
      • Sociology & Anthropology 231: Histories and Cultures of Latin America
      • Sociology & Anthropology 242: Maya Cultures and Histories
      • Sociology & Anthropology 243: Andes Cultures and Histories
      • Sociology & Anthropology 272: Popular Culture in Latin America
      • Spanish 304: Cocina y cultura
      • Spanish 305: The Civilization of Spain
      • Spanish 306: Introduction to Latin American Culture
      • Spanish 313: Spanish for Heritage Speakers
      • Spanish 317: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
      • Spanish 320: Spanish for International Affairs
      • Spanish 325: U.S. Latino Literature
      • Spanish 333: Cine e Historia en América Latina
      • Spanish 335: Survey of Latin American Literature
      • Spanish 336: Latin American Film
      • Spanish 337/Latin American Studies 302: The Latin American World
      • Spanish 338: Cine Latinoamericano
      • Spanish 339/Latin American Studies 209: Brazilian Literature in Translation
      • Spanish 350: Modern Latin American Narrative in Translation
      • Spanish 365: Latin American Narrative
      • Spanish 367: Latin America: A Creative Approach
      • Spanish 370: Hispanic Poetry
      • Spanish 380: Cine, Literatura y Sociedad en América Latina
      • Spanish / Women’s and Gender Studies 400: Special Studies: Women’s Voices in  Latin America
      • Spanish 425: Latin American Culture and Civilization
      • Spanish 480: Senior Seminar in Spanish (in years when the topic is pertinent to Latin American Studies)
      • Off-Campus Study – Course credit gained through participation in study programs in Latin America may be used to fulfill part of the electives requirement. All such credit must be approved in advance by the Latin American Studies Committee. Students are encouraged to participate in Lake Forest College’s Fall semester International Internship Program in Grenada Spain, which provides a professional internship experience. The committed also recommends the Border Studies Program (LNAM 280) offered in the spring semester. The two Costa Rica programs sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest are also recommended. All credits earned on foreign programs will count at the 300 or 400 level.
      • other alternatives – A maximum of two credits may be obtained through tutorials, research projects, creative projects, and domestic internships.
    • the Senior Studies requirement can be completed in one of the following ways:
      • Latin American Studies 480: Senior Seminar
      • senior thesis
      • senior research project

    Language Proficiency

    Students must demonstrate language proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese. This requirement may be met through examination or by completing a Spanish or Portuguese course at the 300 or 400 level.

    Requirements for the Minor:

    At least 7 credits

    • 2 courses in the arts and humanities chosen from:
      • Art 226: Colonial Latin American Art
      • Philosophy 272: Currents in Latin American Thought
      • any course in Spanish, Foreign Civilization, or Literature in Translation on Latin America
    • 2 courses in the social sciences chosen from:
      • Economics 245: Child Labor in Latin America
      • Business 470: Latin American Global Business
      • History 272: History of Mexico
      • Politics 219: The Politics of Latin America
      • any course in Sociology & Anthropology on Latin America
    • students may complete the 3 remaining credits through the following course options:
      • Art 226: Colonial Latin American Art
      • Biology / Environmental Studies 380: Tropical Ecology and Conservation
      • Business 470: Latin American Global Business
      • Economics 245:  Child Labor in Latin America
      • Economics / Business 322: Emerging Markets Analysis
      • Economics / Business 489: Globalization and its Impact on Rich and Poor Countries
      • History 272: History of Mexico
      • Philosophy 272: Currents in Latin American Thought
      • Politics 219: The Politics of Latin America
      • Sociology & Anthropology 231: Histories and Cultures of Latin America
      • Sociology & Anthropology 242: Maya Cultures and Histories
      • Sociology & Anthropology 243: Andes Cultures and Histories
      • Sociology & Anthropology 272: Popular Culture in Latin America
      • Spanish 304: Cocina y cultura
      • Spanish 305: The Civilization of Spain
      • Spanish 306: Introduction to Latin American Culture
      • Spanish 313: Spanish for Heritage Speakers
      • Spanish 317: Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
      • Spanish 320: Spanish for International Affairs
      • Spanish 325: U.S. Latino Literature
      • Spanish 333: Cine e Historia en España y América Latina
      • Spanish 335: Survey of Latin American Literature
      • Spanish 336: Latin American Film
      • Spanish 337/Latin American Studies 302: The Latin American World
      • Spanish 338: Cine Latinoamericano
      • Spanish 339/Latin American Studies 209: Brazilian Literature in Translation
      • Spanish 350: Modern Latin American Narrative in Translation
      • Spanish 365: Latin American Narrative
      • Spanish 367: Latin America: A Creative Approach
      • Spanish 370: Hispanic Poetry
      • Spanish 380: Cine, Literatura y Sociedad en América Latina
      • Spanish / Women’s and Gender Studies 400: Special Studies: Women’s Voices in Latin America
      • Spanish 425: Latin American Culture and Civilization
      • Spanish 480: Senior Seminar in Spanish (in years when the topic is pertinent to Latin American Studies)
      • Off-Campus Study – Course credit gained through participation in study programs in Latin America may be used to fulfill part of the electives requirement. All such credit must be approved in advance by the Latin American Studies Committee. Students are encouraged to participate in Lake Forest College’s Fall semester International Internship Program in Grenada Spain, which provides a professional internship experience. The committee also recommends the Border Studies Program (LNAM 280) offered in the spring semester. The two Costa Rica programs sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest are also recommended. All credits earned on foreign programs will count at the 300 or 400 level.
      • other alternatives – A maximum of two credits may be obtained through tutorials, research projects, creative projects, and domestic internships.