Sep 26, 2018  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Latin American Studies Minor

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Office: Science I - S103

Phone: (209) 667-3686

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The minor in Latin American Studies is a multidisciplinary program seeking to provide students an in-depth knowledge of Latin American society. The program is designed to foster an understanding of Latin America today through its languages, cultures, history, literatures, and social, economic, and political development. Its faculty accomplish this not only through the courses offered but also through their scholarly research and collaborative participation in the annual colloquium series (open to students, faculty, and the community at large).


To qualify for this academic minor, students must complete the required number of units with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (C).

(18 units)

1. Complete the following lower-division courses:

(6 units)

Note: A student who can demonstrate equivalent preparation may be exempt from four to eight units of the lower-division requirement.

3. Select elective courses with the minor adviser's approval to complete the 18 required units.

Courses should be selected with attention to gaining breadth of experience so the student will have taken courses from at least three disciplines in the minor. The elective courses may be additional ones taken from areas a and b above, or other appropriate courses, such as:


Twelve of the required 18 units must be upper-division; three of the required 12 upper-division units may be taken in courses numbered 4980, Individual Study. Where appropriate, and as approved by the minor adviser, courses offered during Winter term are also applicable.

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