Minor in Latin American and LatinX Studies (LAT)

The School of Modern Languages; School of History and Sociology; Sam Nunn School of International Affairs; and School of Literature, Media and Communication, offer a minor in Latin American and LatinX Studies (LAT). This interdisciplinary minor connects studies of the regions and peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Latino/LatinX populations in the United States, both concurrently in their local and global relationships as well as longitudinally over the course of history. Through the interdisciplinary study of history, politics, economics, literature, media, and languages of these regions and populations, students engage in the comparative study of societies, values, and local/global issues. This minor is designed for undergraduates who will enter a wide range of careers that can lead directly or indirectly to interactions with the people, social organizations, businesses, and governments of Latin America and the Caribbean or with Latino/LatinX communities and related institutions here in the U.S., especially in terms of the critical technological, social, and policy decisions that all those communities face today in a global perspective.

For further information please email the minor’s advisor, Miguel Rosas Buendia (mbuendia3@gatech.edu).


Total Credit Hours - 15

1) All minors have to complete 15 credits with at least 9 credits of 3000/4000-level coursework.

2) 3 of the 5 classes must be SPAN courses, and the remaining 2 courses could be in Portuguese or from History and Sociology, International Affairs, or Literature, Media, and Communication.

3) No more than 3 credits of special topic courses can be counted for the minor. Special Topics courses must be approved by the minor advisor and have significant LAT content.

4) Students must take a minimum of 9 credits of 3000/4000-level SPAN coursework from the following list:

SPAN 3050. Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literature; SPAN 3064. Medical Spanish; SPAN 3070. Latin American Music; SPAN 3200. Globalization in Latin America; SPAN 3235. Latin America Today; SPAN 3260. Identity in Hispanic American Literature; SPAN 3300. Satire & Media in the Americas; SPAN 3500. Science Fiction in Latin America; SPAN 3693. Hispanic Science and Technology; SPAN 3813. Special Topics (If taught with LAT content); SPAN 4061. Spanish for Science and Technology I (If taught with LAT content); SPAN 4150. Service-Learning in the Hispanic Community; SPAN 4160. U.S. Spanish: Language and Cultures; SPAN 4165. Bilingualism in the Spanish Speaking World; SPAN 4220. Nation and Narration in Latin America; SPAN 4237. Food, Power, and Sustainability in Latin America; SPAN 4244. Visual Culture and Social Agenda in Latin America; SPAN 4251. Hispanic Community Internship; SPAN 4270. Spanish Sociolinguistics; SPAN 4350. Ibero-American Cities; SPAN 4360. Covering Arts & Latin(o) American Culture in the U.S; SPAN 4401. Globalization and Migration; SPAN 4405. Latin American Documentaries; SPAN 4410. Media and Power in Latin America; SPAN 4454. Latin America through Film; SPAN 4460. Hispanic Digital Cultures; SPAN 4500. Intercultural Seminar; SPAN 4813. Special Topics (If taught with LAT content)

5) A maximum of six credits from the following list of courses may also count toward the minor:

HTS 2051: Colonial Latin America; HTS 2053: Modern Latin American History; HTS 3069: Modern Cuba; INTA 2241: Government, Politics and Society in Latin America; INTA 3020: Contemporary Mexico; INTA 3241: Latin American Politics; INTA 3242: Soccer and Global Politics; INTA 3243: US-Latin American Relations; INTA 4240. Argentine Politics; INTA 4340: Latin American Economics; LMC 3210: Ethnicity American Culture; ML 2500: Introduction to Cross-Cultural Studies (when offered as “Introduction to LatinX Studies”); PORT 1001: Elementary Portuguese I; PORT 1002: Elementary Portuguese II; PORT 1501: Heritage Portuguese I; PORT 2001: Intermediate Portuguese I; PORT 2002: Intermediate Portuguese II; PORT 2501: Heritage Portuguese II