Latin American Studies Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in Latin American Studies consists of 18–24 credits. Six credits of the Spanish language at the 2000 level or above are required. At least six credits in non-language courses either in English or Spanish must be taken at the 3000 level or above. Courses for the minor are selected in consultation with the coordinator from a list of approved courses in Languages, History, Art History, Political Science, and Cultural Studies. 

Coursework for the Latin American Studies minor must meet the following distribution requirements: 

  • Spanish Language (6 credits)
  • Art History/Political Science/History (6-9 credits)
  • Latin American Literature, Culture and Civilization (6-9 credits)

Courses used for the minor cannot be applied towards the Spanish or Modern Languages (with Spanish option) major except the six credits of Spanish Language at 2000 level or above.

The following courses are approved for the Latin American Studies Minor. Students should check with the coordinator to see which courses are currently offered. Students may also petition to have other courses count for the minor.

Cultural Studies


Political Science

For more information or to declare a minor in Latin American Studies, contact Maria R. Matz, program coordinator.