minor in Latin American studies requires eighteen semester credit
hours. The courses selected must come from at least three different
academic departments. All students minoring in Latin American
Studies are required to complete SPAN/GEOG/ART/ANTH/SOC/PS 2105
Introduction to Latin American Studies.
the minor in Latin American Studies currently requires 6 hours
of Spanish or equivalent language study, students are encouraged
to take more Spanish courses in order to develop basic conversational
fluency. In addition, study abroad is strongly encouraged because
it provides the student with total cultural immersion.
addition, all students are required to complete Intermediate
Spanish II (SPAN 2020) or the equivalent. SPAN 2010, 2020 cannot
count for both Spanish major and a Latin American Studies minor.
SPAN 2010 and SPAN 2020 may count for the B.A degree language
Language credits may be earned at MTSU or on an approved overseas
program, or transferred from another accredited college or university.
Alternatively, students may satisfy the language requirement
by examination (a placement test), demonstrating a level of
competence equivalent to two years of college Spanish or Portuguese.
Students whose native language is either Spanish or Portuguese
may substitute equivalent competence in English in lieu of this
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