Minor in Latin American and Latinx Studies

The Minor in Latin American and Latinx Studies provides a solid foundation for understanding contemporary Latin American society and Latinx communities more broadly. To achieve this goal, this minor offers a range of courses that examine the history, politics, economics, culture, and languages of the Latin American region. The program also emphasizes community engagement and study abroad experiences. The minor is especially useful to undergraduates who wish to deepen their understanding of Latin America as well as Latinx peoples residing in the United States.


KSU Latin American and Latinx Studies students in the classroom
  • Program Snapshot

    Required Courses: 

    • LALS 3780: Trends in Latin American/Latino Studies

    Select four of the following (12 Credit Hours)

    • ANTH 3380: Maya Archaeology
    • ANTH 3365: Afro-Brazilian Culture and Politics
    • ARH 3250: Latin American Art and Architecture
    • GEOG 3370: Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean
    • HIST 3358: Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean
    • HIST 3366: History of Mexico and Central America
    • HIST 3367: History of Brazil
    • ISD 3333: Year of _________ in Interdisciplinary Context I
    • ISD 3334: Year of _________ in Interdisciplinary Context II
    • ISD 3398: Interdisciplinary Studies Internship
    • LALS 3550: U.S. Latinx Communities
    • LALS 3770: Latin American Cinema
    • LALS 4490: Special Topics in Latin American/Latino Studies
    • PHIL 3210: Latin American and Caribbean Philosophy
    • POLS 4436: Politics of Developing Areas
    • POLS 4453: Latin America: Democracy and Development
    • PORT 3304: Introduction to Lusophone Literatures and Cultures
    • SA 4400: Study Abroad Directed Study
    • SA 4490: Upper-division Study Abroad
    • SPAN 3304: Literature and Culture I
    • SPAN 3305: Literature and Culture II
    • SPAN 3398: Internship

Total Number of Credit Hours: 15


Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Kennesaw State University
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Social Sciences Building (402), Rm 2019
402 Bartow Ave. NW #2208
Social Sciences 2019
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

Phone: 470-578-2431

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