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2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Latin American Studies Minor

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Alejandro Vallega, Ph.D., Co-Director

Office: Vasché Library — L185
Phone: (209) 667-3686

Marjorie Sanchez-Walker, Ph.D., Co-Director

Office: Bizzini Hall — C118G
Phone: (209) 667-3316

View information for the Department of Philosophy and Modern Languages , including Learning Objectives for the department and its programs.

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).


(20 units)

1. Complete the following lower-division courses:

(8 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 20 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 20 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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