Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 18, 2024  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Latin American Studies Minor

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The Latin American Studies minor (LAM) is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the diverse regions of the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America through the history, politics, languages and cultures of their peoples. Based on their own major interests, students examine this geopolitical region’s geography, racial and ethnic makeup, politics, national economies, languages and socio-historical memory as well as its relationship to the United States. There is a mandatory language requirement to complete up to SP 235. Students with Portuguese or French background, please contact the LAM director. In addition to the language requirement, the minor in Latin American Studies requires a minimum of 20 credits of course work. For more information, contact Dr. Jeanie Murphy, director of the LAM minor.

To complete the LAM minor, students must take:


Only one course taken through an approved study-abroad program may be applied toward the minor. Permission from the Latin American Studies director is required. Programs abroad that count for the minor are: SP/ED 272Y: Intercultural Communication in Nicaragua; LAM/BUS 272Y: Business Markets in Cuba; SP/ES 130G, SP 130G/229G/299G: Environmental Studies in Ecuador.


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