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Courses and Requirements

The goal of Hamilton’s Latin American Studies Program is to blend economics, government, Hispanic studies, history, Religious studies and sociology to present the Latin American mosaic in all its diverse dimensions.

The interdisciplinary minor in Latin American Studies consists of five courses taken in at least two different departments. At least one of the five classes must be either 300 or 400 level. The list below is representative of courses available to minors. Students who would like to fulfill requirements for the minor with courses taken at other institutions, or in study abroad programs, should consult with the program director.

Economics
340 Economic Development
453 Economic Development in Latin America

Government
216 Politics in Latin America
368 Violence, Justice, and the State in Latin America

Hispanic Studies
140 Conversation on Hispanic Cultures
200 Exploring Hispanic Texts
201 Spanish for Heritage/Bilingual Speakers
211 Introductory Study of Latin American Literature
213 Ficciones del delito
217 Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literatures
271/371 Special Topics in Latin American Literature and Culture
281 Introduction to Latin American Short Fiction
283 Understanding the Caribbean World
301 Modernismo
303 Representing Gender in Latin America
323 The Power of Looking: Re-imagining the Nation in Hispanic Films
343 Contemporary Latin American Novel
351 Writers of the Boom
361 Post-Boom Narratives
365 Transatlantic Cinema
377 Latino/a Experiences in the United States
381 Literature and Modernity in the Andes

History
126 Conquest of the Americas

Africana Studies
140 Caribbean Carnival
205 Haiti & the Caribbean
216 Caribbean lit in Crucible

(from the Hamilton Course Catalogue)

Contact Information


Latin American Studies Program

198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
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