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 program in Latin American studies offers a learner-driven model in which the student's specific interests are deepened through the study of Latin America. It is interdisciplinary and allows for flexibility in course selection while also instilling a breadth and depth of knowledge about issues surrounding Latin America.

This minor encourages cross-cultural exploration and students who pursue it are prepared for a global-minded career path, in fields as diverse as business and finance, arts and arts administration, education, nonprofit organizations, health care, the sciences, psychology, social sciences, sports, journalism, diplomacy, law enforcement and forensic science, ministry, technology, architecture and library science.

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Latin American Studies (Minor)

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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 credit hours must be taken from the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies and a minimum of 12 credit hours must be completed at ASU. All courses used to satisfy the requirements for the minor must be passed with a "C" (2.00) or better.
Core Requirements -- 6 credit hours
Upper Division Latin American Studies Electives -- 12 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA in Latin American studies; BA in social and cultural analysis (Latin American studies)

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

The minor in Latin American studies is open to all ASU undergraduate majors.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

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