Study of the Americas
Albanese, Berroa, Bergmann, Beyer, Black, L.A. Brown, Brunette, Burr, J.R.
Censer, J.T. Censer, Cheng, K. Clark, R. Clark, Cohen, Dennis, Dumont, ffolliott,
Forche, Foreman, Francescato, Fuchs, Gilbert, Giles, Gortner, Hammond, Harsh,
Henry, Hodges, Horton, Irvine, Irving, Jacobs, Karuch, Kelso, Klappert, Knight,
Kuebrich, Lancaster, Lankford, Lavine, Levine, Lipset, Lont, Mellander, Meyer,
Mobley, Nadeau, O'Connor, O'Malley, Palkovich, Pfiffner, Rabin (coordinator),
Rader, Ricouart, Rosenblum, Rosenzweig, Ruth, Seligmann, P. Smith, S. Smith, Stewart,
Taylor, Todd, Travis, Walker, Warner, Wilkins, Yocom, Zagarri
The Study of the Americas program offers all course work designated STAM in
the Course Descriptions chapter of this catalog.
Requirements for the Minor in Latin American Studies
Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits distributed as follows.
1. 1 required course (3 credits) chosen from
- GOVT 331 Government and Politics of Latin America
- HIST 271 or 272 Survey of Latin-American History
2. 3 elective courses (9 credits) from three different disciplines
to be chosen from anthropology, dance, economics, folklore, Francophone Caribbean
literature (in French or English), geography, government, history, Latin American
literature and culture (in Spanish or English)
3. 6 elective credits to be chosen in consultation with the
Students receiving a minor in Latin American studies must also demonstrate
reading, speaking, or writing knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese, or French by examination
or by achieving a minimum grade of 2.00 in a 300-level course in the language
selected. Those students taking an upper-level Francophone Caribbean or Latin
American literature or culture course in the target language that is relevant
to Latin American studies may use it to fulfill 3 credits of the requirements
for the minor.
Requirements for the Minor in North American Studies
1. 1 required course (3 credits):
- STAM 410 Senior Seminar in the Study of the Americas
2. 5 elective courses (15 credits) in the region of emphasis
chosen in consultation with the program coordinator
An emphasis on French-speaking Canada requires proficiency in French as demonstrated
through either a proficiency exam or the successful completion of a 300-level
language course (which may count toward the fulfillment of the 18-credit minimum
for the minor).
Internships are possible with the U.S. Congress and with local governments,
community organizations, environmental organizations, foundations, nongovernmental
agencies, human rights organizations, international business organizations, labor
unions, legal organizations, libraries, media organizations, museums, political
parties, public interest organizations, publications, and religious organizations.
Students are encouraged to spend a semester abroad, especially if the region
of emphasis is French Canada or Latin America. The Center for Global Education
provides opportunities for study abroad in a wide range of countries. These affordable
programs sharpen language skills and give students a first-hand experience with
a different culture.