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Major / Minor Requirements

Major and Minor Requirements for Latin American Studies

In order to declare a major or minor in Latin American Studies, students are required to meet with an advisor. Latin American Studies is an open major, meaning that you don't have to apply or take any prerequisites to declare.

Transfer students: to discuss any questions about major or minor requirements, make an appointment with one of our advisors

Major Overview

Latin American Studies Major

Major Requirements: 36 Credits

  • Required Core Courses (choose two)
    • HIST 1300: Latin American Civ to the 1820s
    • HIST 1310: Latin American Civ since the 1820s
    • ANTH 3140: Peoples & Cultures of Latin America 
  • Language Requirement 
    • Option 1: Complete 6 credits of Spanish or Portuguese language coruses at 3000+ level and above
    • Option 2: Complete 8 credits of intermediate level Nahuatl or Quechua language courses 
  • Focus Electives 
    • Complete 15 credits of upper-division Latin American Studies' courses from a focus, which can be self-identified with an academic advisor.  
  • Allied Electives 
    • Complete 6 credits of relevant coursework outside of Latin American Studies' courses. Must be pre-approved with an academic advisor. 
  • Signature Experience 
    • Complete 3 credits by participating in a study abroad, internship, independent study/research course, or community-engaged-learning course. 

Notes: No more than 3 credits from a Hinckley internship may count toward your major and no more than 3 courses from the same department may count toward your focus electives.

Grade Requirements: All major courses must be taken for a minimum letter grade of C or better.

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES MAJOR WORKSHEET

Minor Overview

Latin American Studies Minor

Minor Requirements: 18 Credits

  • Core Courses (6 credit hours)
    • HIST 1300 or HIST 1310
    • SPAN or PTGSE 3000+ level course or NAHTL or QUECH 2020
  • Electives (12 credit hours)*
    • Four upper-division courses from the approved elective list.

Notes: No more than 3 credits from a Hinckley internship may count toward your major and no more than 3 courses from the same department may count toward your major.

Grade Requirements: All major courses must be taken for a minimum letter grade of C or better.

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES MINOR WORKSHEET

Transfer Students

Major Requirements: 36 Credits

A minimum of 12 Latin American Studies courses totaling 36 credit hours must be completed successfully.


SLCC Transfer Students

A portion of these courses may be completed through transfer credit from Salt Lake Community College. See the below major worksheet.

SLCC WORKSHEET


Transfer Students from Utah Institutions

A portion of courses may be completed through transfer credit from another university within the state of Utah. See the transfer guide below.

Utah Transfer Guide


Transfer Students from Out-of-State

A portion of courses may be completed through transfer credit from another university. You will want to speak with an academic advisor to review your transfer coursework and discuss how these apply to the major requirements.

Meet With an Academic Advisor

Last Updated: 11/4/21