The goals of the minor are to foster greater knowledge of Latin America and to explore the cultural
contributions of the area to the global community.
Students will complete the minor by taking courses on Latin America in at least two different
departments, or for more breadth, by choosing courses in several departments and by fulfilling a
language requirement. Spanish and Portuguese are considered the two main languages, but other native
languages (e.g., Quechua, Maya, and Aymara) may be considered. Only one three-credit course is allowed
from the student’s major department. The specific courses are selected according to the
students’ interests from a list of approved courses by the Latin American faculty. A total of six
transfer credits (three credits grammar/conversation, three credits content) may be used towards the
LAS minor as well as three credits from another minor. Students pursuing a minor in Latin American
Studies are encouraged to study abroad.