UNC Asheville’s minor in Latin American and transatlantic studies employs the lens of multiple disciplines to bring a more holistic understanding of Latin America and interactions across the Atlantic.
Touching on issues such as structures of power, representation, appropriation and adaptation, syncretism, identity, gender, ecology, and religion, students will develop an increased awareness and a more global perspective on cultural and biological differences.
Studies focus on the diverse regions of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean as well as Latinos in the United States. Fluency in French, Portuguese, or Spanish, as well as experiential learning (study abroad in Latin America and related transatlantic connections) is encouraged.
Students must complete at least 18 hours including at least one course in French, Portuguese or Spanish at or beyond the 200 level, and additional courses chosen from at least three disciplines.