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Latin American Studies

Undergraduate Programs

Minor in Latin American Studies (code HISTUM03)

This minor offers students majoring in any subject an opportunity to supplement their education with a focus on the interdisciplinary study of Latin America. Courses used to meet this minor requirement may be counted also, where applicable, toward General Education requirements, and the major or minor requirements of the cooperating departments. The successful completion of two college intermediate level courses in Spanish, Portuguese or any other language appropriate to the student's area of concentration of the equivalent fluency as determined by the program advisor is strongly recommended.

Requirements

The following are the requirements for the Latin American Studies minor.

  • 1. Consultation with the program advisor, including formal declaration of the minor, and application for graduation.
  • 2. Completion of 21 units distributed as follows:
    • A. Core (required of all students). Take one of the following:
      • LAS/HIST/SOC 161 Intro to Latin American Studies (3)
      • SPAN 445 Latin American Civilization (3)
    • B. Electives; 18 units from the following courses, selected from at least two disciplines:
    • ANTH 323, 324, 345, 440*, 490*, 499*; AH 457/557, 458/558, 459/559 CHLS 352, 380, 395, 400, 420, 490*, 499*; CWL 440, 499*; ECON 490*, 499*; FEA 392C; HIST 362, 364, 366, 461, 462, 463, 466A, 466B, 466C, 490*, 495*, 498*; LAS 161/HIST 161/SOC 161; POSC 358, 359, 481, 497*, 499*, R/ST 467I; SOC 341, 490*, 499; SPAN 341, 441, 442, 444, 445, 450, 490*, 492, 493*, 550

*Special Topics and Independent Study courses in the area of Latin American Studies (including Short Term Study Abroad) must be approved by the advisor.