Latin American Studies

Spanish Proficiency demonstrated with a C or higher in SPA 217 (or a 300- or 400-level SPA course)
Social Science and History - select 3 courses (students must take courses from two different departments/disciplines)9
PSC 150
Comparative Government and Politics
PSC 241
Human Rights and Globalization
PSC 250
Politics in Latin America
PSC 360
Political Economy of the Developing World
PSC 370
Domestic Conflicts & Peace
HIS 263
Wars of Latin America
HIS 264
Latin American History to 1830
HIS 265
Latin American History Since 1830
HIS 365
U.S.-Latin American Relations since 1898
Language, Literature, and Culture - select 3 courses (students must take courses from two different departments/disciplines)9
SPA 217
Intro Comp Panorama SocioCultural Latinoamericano
Any SPA course at 300- or 400-level
FAH 103
Survey of Pre-Columbian and Native American Art
FAM 123
World Musics
Total Credits18

Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum.  If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner.  Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.  

To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.