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Contact person: Robert Baah
nana@spu.edu, (206) 281-2339


The Latin American Studies major and minor are designed for students who wish to specialize in Spanish with a Latin American emphasis. Students who complete the major are expected to achieve the stated level of language proficiency in Spanish and to have passed the 30 credit base including the Coalition of Christian Colleges' semester-long program in Costa Rica or an approved alternative.


Base Courses for the Major
  • HIS 3331 History of Spain and Portugal (5 credits)
  • HIS 3750 Latin America (5 credits)
  • HIS 3710 Comparative Third World History (5 credits) or
  • UCOR 2000 The West and the World (5 credits)
  • SBS 4918* Seminar in Latin American Culture  I (5 credits)
  • SBS 4919* Seminar in Latin American Culture  II (4 credits)
  • SBS 4937* International Practicum (6 credits)

    Total: 30 credits

    *Note: Denotes courses taken during the semester in Costa Rica.


Requirements for the Spanish Concentration Major

A Latin American Studies/Spanish major requires 40 credits, of which 25 must be upper-division, in addition to the 30 base course credits and the other major requirements. A minimum of 18 upper-division credits must be in courses taught in Spanish, including SPN 3104 Literature Survey: 19th and 20th Centuries (3), and SN 4501 Topics in Latin American Literature (3).

Requirements for the Latin American Studies Minor

The minimum requirement for a minor in Spanish studies, Latin American emphasis, is 35 credits, of which a minimum of 15 must be upper-division. Each student minoring in Latin American Studies will complete 10 credits from base requirements and 25 credits  from Spanish language course offerings. A minimum of 7 upper-division credits must be in courses taught in Spanish, including SPN 3104 Literature Survey: 19th and 20th Centuries (3), and SN 4501 Topics in Latin American Literature (3).

 

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