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Latin American Studies Minor

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Coordinator: Alicia Giralt
Location: Elizabeth Hall, Room 231
Telephone: 801-626-6726 Fax: 801-626-7588

The Latin American Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program offered through a number of cooperating departments and programs including Foreign Languages, History, Geography, Political Science and Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Child and Family Studies, English, and Women Studies.

  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in each course used toward the minor (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable).
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 18 credit hours in addition to two years of college Portuguese or Spanish or their equivalent.
  • Program Code: 3000
  • CIPC: 050107

Courses taken which are part of the student’s major will not count as fulfillment of the minor requirement.

FL Courses

The following course descriptions are generic and apply to all languages. The acronym FL denotes foreign language courses. In the class schedule each semester courses will be language specific: FRCH for French, GRMN for German, JPNS for Japanese, and SPAN for Spanish, etc.

Course Requirements for Minor in Latin American Studies

Required Course (3 credit hours)


The following are required in addition to two years of college study in Portuguese or Spanish or equivalent proficiency to be demonstrated by the student.

Other Required Courses (15 credit hours)

Select 15 credit hours chosen from at least three of the following departments.

Child & Family Studies



** Acceptable when the emphasis and content are basically Latin American.

Should other courses relating specifically to Latin America, either of an experimental or of a permanent nature, be added to the curriculum, these courses will be accepted as part of the Latin American Studies Minor Program. Should such courses be part of an academic area not listed above, the new academic area will be added to those presently constituting the Latin American Studies Minor.

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