The Latin American studies minor is designed to offer students a sound general educational foundation in Latin American history, culture, society, and politics, and the Spanish language. Students electing the Latin American studies minor may study in a broad range of subject areas, including Spanish, anthropology, sociology, history, peace studies, and political science.
The minor requires a total of 18 credits, at least 9 of which must be upper–division, distributed as outlined below. At least 12 credits should not be duplicated with course work taken towards the student's major and other minor(s). Students pursuing the Latin American studies minor are strongly encouraged to participate in a study abroad program, internship, or travel course involving a Latin American country.
Students majoring in Spanish may declare a minor in Latin American studies except that the courses that satisfy the major do not double-count towards the minor.