Admission into the Minor

Students are expected to formally declare a minor by completing the Change of Major/Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama.

Minor Courses
Select 15 hours of approved electives in three or more disciplines15
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Ancillary Courses
A total of six hours of language training taken outside of the minor in one or more of the following: Spanish, Portuguese, French, any indigenous language or any Creole language having a historical or current association with Latin America or the Caribbean. Grades in the language courses will not be computed into the minor grade point average.6
Elementary Critical Language I
Elementary French I
Elementary French II
Intermediate French
Intermediate French
Elementary Portuguese I
Elementary Portuguese II
Intermed Portuguese I
Intermed Portuguese II
Introductory Spanish I
Introductory Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish
Intermediate Spanish
Total Hours21

Approved Electives

American Studies

AMS 310The Latinx Experience3


ANT 319Ancient New World Civilization3
ANT 409Ancient Maya Civilization3
ANT 413Peoples of Latin Amer3


BSC 325Tropical Plant Diversity4


EN 411Adv Stdy Comptv Multi-Cutl Lit (US-Mexico Border Literature )3
EN 411Adv Stdy Comptv Multi-Cutl Lit (Caribbean Literature)3
EN 422Adv Studies Americ Literature3


HY 111Colonial Latin America3
HY 112Modern Latin Am Since 18083
HY 300Special Studies in History (History of Argentina)3
HY 300Special Studies in History (History of Modern Argentina)3
HY 300Special Studies in History (Gender and Slavery in the Caribbean)3
HY 300Special Studies in History (A History of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800)3
HY 300Special Studies in History (Drugs, Booze, and Mexican Society)3
HY 300Special Studies in History (Mexico Since 1810)3
HY 400Special Studies in History (History of Cuba)1-6
HY 400Special Studies in History (Slavery and Emancipation in Brazil)1-6
HY 411Comp. Slavery & Emancipation3
HY 429Spanish Frontier in N. America3
HY 474Relation US Latin Amer3
HY 475Caribbean Basin 1492 - Present3

Modern Languages & Classics

FR 324Commercial French3
FR 470Undergrad Sem In French (Francophone Louisiana)3
FR 470Undergrad Sem In French (Francophone Africa)3
FR 480Special Topics (Francophone Louisiana)3
FR 480Special Topics (Francophone Africa)3
SP 353Spanish Conversation3
SP 355Spanish for Native Speakers3
SP 356Adv Grammar And Compos3
SP 362Spanish for Healthcare3
SP 366Spanish-American Civ3
SP 375Masterpc Sp-Amer Lit I3
SP 376Masterpc Sp-Amer Lit II3
SP 377US Latino Literature3
SP 389Spanish Outreach3
SP 483Intro to Spanish Linguistics3
SP 484Phonetics And Pronunciation3
SP 487Open Topics US Latino 3
SP 489Open Topics Sp-Amer Lit (Spanish-American Literature)3
SP 489Open Topics Sp-Amer Lit (Between Myth and History: Iconography of Eva Peron in the Visual Arts and in Narrative)3
SP 492Spanish in the US3

Grade Point Average

A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required. Please see the Grades and Grade Points section of this catalog for an explanation on grade point average calculations.

Upper-level Residency

A minimum of nine hours of 300- and 400-level courses in this minor must be earned on this campus.

Additional Minor Requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, College, major and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an adviser in the major department for academic planning and to be approved for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, College and University requirements.