Latin American and latino/a Studies Minor

Undergraduate Minors

The minor in Latin American and Latino/a Studies requires SPAN 301 or its equivalent, and a minimum of 21 units. Students complete 6 units in foundations courses, 3 units in advanced study courses, a 3-unit Capstone experience, and 9 units of electives. Courses must be selected from at least three of the following disciplines: anthropology, art history, economics, geography, history, music, philosophy, political science, sociology or Spanish. All course work must be completed with a grade equivalent of  2.00 or higher.

1. Foundations (6 units)

LAST 100 Latin America: Issues and Approaches* (Cornerstone) (GenEd I.B.)

HIST 122 Latin America: National Period (3)

*LAST 100 may be waived by the director of Latin American and Latino/a Studies if the student has already completed the GenEd I.B. requirement at the time the student enters the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program. The student may select any 3-unit elective as a replacement.

Advanced Study (3 units)

Select one of the following:

ANTH 353 Latinas in the Americas (3)

GEOG 461 Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean (3)

POSC 351 The Government and Politics of Latin America (3)

SPAN 312 Latin American Culture and Civilizations (3)

SPAN 455 Hispanic Popular Cultures (3)

Capstone Experience (3 units)

Latin American and Latino/a Studies students should plan early how they intend to fulfill their capstone requirement.

Option One (recommended)

Study Abroad Experience in Latin America (see guidelines)

Option Two

Select one of the following:

LAST 385 Model Organization of American States (3)*

LAST 491-492 Directed Readings in Latin American and Latino/a Studies (3)

LAST 497 Internship in Latin American and Latino/a Studies (3)

HONR 499 Honors Thesis in Latin American and Latino/a Studies Themes (3)**

*available only as independent study

**open to departmental honors program students only

4. Electives (9 units)

Select an additional 9 units from the list of approved courses in Latin American and Latino/a Studies.

Suggested Majors to Combine with Latin American and Latino/a Studies Minor

The minor in Latin American and Latino/a Studies provides an excellent complement to the following majors: Anthropology, Business Administration, International Business, International Studies, History, Political Science and Spanish. See the director of Latin American and Latino/a Studies for details.

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