Academic Requirements

Minor Requirements


Two semesters of Spanish beyond HPS 201 (up to 302). Native speakers should contact the program director about language requirements for the minor.

Five (5) courses distributed across at least three departments in the Humanities and Fine Arts and Social Science divisions.*

  • ANT 235 Cultures of Latin America
  • ANT/MUS 329 Cuban Music and Culture

  • HIS 371 Colonial Latin America

  • HIS 473 Latin American Literature as History

  • HPS 303 Intro to Latin American Literature

  • HPS 305 Intro to Latin American and Spanish Lit

  • MUS 313 Music of Latin America

  • POL 348 Latin American Politics

  • POL 382 US-Latin American Relations 

  • Any special topics class at the 300-400 level with a Latin American focus

*Students may count up to two relevant courses taken at our study abroad partners towards the minor.

Minors are also required to submit to the LAS Director either a Senior Capstone Experience from their major or a topic related to Latin American Studies, or a portfolio of three research papers, written for Latin American Studies courses, showcasing their development in Latin American Studies. This requirement is non-credit bearing.