Students may choose a minor field of study, commonly called a minor, along with their major. A minor usually consists of 20 credits of study. Minors are optional, but many students find that a minor is helpful in providing greater career opportunities after graduation. The requirements for the various minors are listed within individual majors as well as in this section.
Following are the requirements for official University of Maine at Farmington minors. Contact the chairperson of the department offering the minor for an application.
*Starred courses have pre-requisites not included in the minor requirements.
The minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies spans numerous disciplines and presents an opportunity for students in any major to study this geographic region from various perspectives. The minor is designed to enhance personal learning and provide an area of focus for students who may be looking to pursue careers in international studies and/or work within Latin America and the Caribbean.
Students choosing this minor need to complete the equivalent of five four-credit courses, representing three different disciplines, from the following list, meeting the criteria outlined below.
1. No more than four credits in a student’s major may be counted toward the minor requirements
2. At least three of the courses must be a 200-level or higher
3. Courses taken while studying abroad in a Latin American or Caribbean country may be considered for the minor at the discretion of the Latin American and Caribbean Interest Group.
4. Additional topics or related courses may be considered for the minor at the discretion of the Latin American and Caribbean Interest Group
Total credits for this minor: 20
Minor Coordinator: Nicole Kellett
ANT 210S: Latin America: Cultures and Contexts
ANT 270S: Ancient Latin America
ANT 277S: Andean Explorations: Past and Present
BIO 277: Exploring Tropical Nature: Costa Rica
BIO 321: Tropical Island Ecology (for biology majors)
ECO 360: International Economic Development
ENG 277: Exploring Tropical Nature: Costa Rica
ENV 277: Exploring Tropical Nature: Costa Rica
ENV 321: Tropical Island Ecology (for Environmental Science majors)
GEO 212S: Latin America: Peoples and Environments
HTY 209S: Slavery in the Americas
HTY 259S: Colonial Latin America
HTY 260S: Modern Latin America
HTY 261S: History of Mexico
HTY 262S: Undeclared Wars
HTY 277S: History of the Caribbean
INT 221: Tropical Island Ecology (for non-science majors)
SPA 202H: Reading and Composition
SPA 206H: Oral Communication and Culture
SPA 301: Hispanic Film. Offered every
SPA 302: People and Cultures of Latin America