The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers a minor in Latin American Studies. The program provides a comprehensive understanding of the cultures, histories, languages and societies of a region that has roughly five hundred million people, as well as close and growing ties to Canada. Open to students from all faculties, the program represents a unique chance to complement a main field of studies through a mind-broadening exploration of a changing, diverse world. Students will study Latin America from the perspective of multiple disciplines thanks to interdepartmental and interfaculty courses, conferences, discussion groups and cultural activities. By introducing this minor, the University wants to help students discover a new and exciting field of studies, expand their knowledge base by acquiring insights into the multiple facets of Latin America, gain intercultural and multidisciplinary competence, and become familiar with the many voices from this immense region of the world.
- Minor in Latin American Studies
Language of instruction
The language courses are taught in Spanish or in Portuguese. Other courses are offered in either English or French.
This program leads to careers in:
- Diplomatic service
- Cultural affairs
- International business
What can I do with my studies?
(www.sass.uottawa.ca/en) is a tool that provides information on career opportunities for students with a minor in Latin American Studies.
A minor may be taken as the second program of an honours bachelor with major and minor, an honours bachelor with specialization and minor, or an honours bachelor’s (multidisciplinary) offered by the faculties of Arts, Engineering, Science, Social Sciences and Health Sciences. It may also be taken as a first program in a three-year General Bachelor of Arts with Minor.
The table below includes only discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on including a minor to your degree.
Minor in Latin American Studies - 30 CREDITS
|6 language credits in one of the following languages:|
|ESP1991||Cours élémentaire d’espagnol I / Elementary Spanish I 1||3|
|ESP1992||Cours élémentaire d’espagnol II / Elementary Spanish II 1||3|
|POR1901||Cours élémentaire de portugais I / Elementary Portuguese I 1||3|
|POR1902||Cours élémentaire de portugais II / Elementary Portuguese II 1||3|
|6 credits from courses offered at the Faculty of Arts 2|
|ELA1102||Latin American Cultures I||3|
|ELA2102||Latin American Cultures II||3|
|ELA3110||Selected Topics in Latin American Studies: Cultural Issues||3|
|ESP1101||Introduction to Spanish Culture||3|
|ESP2100||Special Topics in Spanish and Latin American Culture||3|
|ESP2101||Spanish and Latin American Cinema||3|
|ESP2301||Hispanic Literature in Translation||3|
|GEG3315||Geography of Latin America||3|
|HIS2170||Latin America, Colonial Period||3|
|HIS2171||Latin America, Modern Period||3|
|HIS3195||Selected Topics in Latin American History||3|
|POR2101||The Culture of Portuguese-Speaking Countries I||3|
|POR2102||The Culture of Portuguese-Speaking Countries II||3|
|POR3101||Literature and Cinema of the Portuguese-Speaking Countries||3|
|6 credits from courses offered at the Faculty of Social Sciences |
|ANT3340||Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean||3|
|DVM4130||International Development Issues in Latin America||3|
|POL3145||Comparative Politics: Latin America||3|
|SCS3160||Selected Topics in Latin American Studies: Socio-Political Issues||3|
|12 optional credits from the courses offered at the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences 2|
1 Students whose level of proficiency is higher than elementary in Spanish or Portuguese, as established by a placement test, will take either 6 credits at the intermediate or advanced level or 6 credits in the other language.
2 A maximum of 9 credits in a given discipline.