College of Arts and Letters2014-2015

Latin American Studies Program

Latin American Studies, Minor

Learn, study, travel and experience art, music, language, history, and politics of Latin America. Students examine important traditional topics related to culture, ideology, and power in the individual countries of the region and develop their own specific areas of expertise. This minor encourages creative thinking and prioritizes experiential learning as the rich cultural diversity of Latin America is explored. Spanish language facility is encouraged but not required for this plan.


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

This minor provides students 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. It is an excellent complement to a major in one of these areas.

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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