Minor in Latin American Studies

Requirements

The Latin American Studies Minor enables students to combine the requirements of their majors with the study of Latin America. It is designed to be of particular value to students who intend to engage in technical, professional, business, or government work involving Latin America. To earn the minor, students must complete six 3-credit courses in subjects with a Latin American emphasis and demonstrate a reading knowledge and speaking facility of Spanish or Portuguese.

Introductory course
LASĀ 1001Perspectives on Latin America3
Electives
Select five Latin American Studies Electives numbered 1000-4999 115
Language Proficiency Requirement
Select one of the following: 2
Spanish or Portuguese 2000+
Latin American Studies Semester (LASS)
Proficiency examination
Total Credit Hours18
1

Students who successfully complete the Latin American Studies Semester (LASS Program) need only four additional LAS electives. They are waived LAS 1001, one elective course, and the language proficiency requirement.

2

Students also must demonstrate reading knowledge and speaking facility of Spanish or Portuguese.

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.