Latin American Studies (Minor)

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The minor in Latin American studies is designed for students who have an interest in becoming proficient in Spanish and who wish to carry out work and research in areas not related exclusively to literature. 

The minor in Latin American studies is designed for students who have an interest in becoming proficient in Spanish and who wish to carry out work and research in areas not related exclusively to literature. This program offers a learner-driven model in which the student's specific interests are deepened through the study of Latin America. It is transdisciplinary and allows for flexibility in course selection, while also instilling a breadth and depth of knowledge about issues surrounding Latin America. Students who pursue this minor are widely marketable upon graduation for fields as diverse as business, arts administration, teaching, nonprofit organizations, health care and the sciences.

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Latin American Studies (Minor)

Offered by
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Location
West

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Program Requirements

The minor in Latin American studies consists of 18 credit hours, of which 12 credit hours must be upper division. A minimum of six upper division courses must be taken from the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies and a minimum of 12 credit hours must be completed at ASU. Students must demonstrate Spanish language proficiency by meeting the prerequisites of the upper division Latin American elective courses, one of which must be taught in Spanish, or by taking Spanish language classes up through SPA 325. All courses used to satisfy the requirements for the minor must be passed with a "C" (2.00) or better.
Core Requirements -- 9 credit hours
Latin American Studies Electives -- 9 credit hours
Choose three upper-division courses from Latin American elective courses below, one of which must be taught in Spanish (courses with a SPA prefix are taught in Spanish). Special topics courses require academic approval prior to enrollment to ensure the course is taught in Spanish.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

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