College of Arts and Letters2013-2014

Latin American Studies Program

Latin American Studies, Minor

Students in this minor focus on the diversity, similarities, complexity, and dynamism of Latin American cultures. Spanish language facility is encouraged but not required for this plan.


What Can I Do with a Minor In Latin American Studies?

Are you interested in exploring ties between the Southwest, the border regions, and Latin America? The Latin American Studies minor can give you that knowledge while complementing your major. You'll be offered lectures, films, performing arts, and other cultural events to provide you with exposure to Latin American culture, history, politics, economics, and environmental issues.

You’ll be provided with a broad picture of the Latin American region through course work in anthropology, Chicano/Latino studies, comparative literature, economics, geography, history, humanities, political science, religious studies, Spanish, and women’s studies.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 21
Foreign Language Recommended


Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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