Latin American and Transatlantic Studies

Through the Latin American and Transatlantic Studies minor, students will explore Latin America and related transatlantic connections through the lens of multiple disciplines. This approach will provide a basis for 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 of Latin America and a more global perspective on cultural and biological differences. In this context, Latin America includes 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.

Requirements for the minor

Students must complete at least 18 hours distributed as follows: one course in French, Portuguese or Spanish at or beyond the 200-level, and additional courses from the electives listed below. The courses must be chosen from at least three disciplines. Only one of the courses used for the Latin American and Transatlantic Studies minor may be used to satisfy major or other minor requirements. Appropriate courses may be substituted with prior approval from the program director. Note: students are responsible for completing required prerequisites.

University-wide minimum requirements for a minor: 1) one-half of the hours required for a minor must be completed in residence at UNC Asheville, to include at least 6 hours at the 300-400 level; 2) students must have a cumulative grade-point-average of at least 2.0 on minor courses taken at UNC Asheville.

Contact information

Cynthia Marie Canejo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Department of Art and Art History