The Minor in Latin American Studies

Course Requirements for the Minor: 21-30 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

0-12 units required:

A minimum language proficiency through the level of SPAN 201 is required for the Latin American Studies minor. Students who can demonstrate language proficiency should see the minor advisor regarding completion of requirements.

SPAN 101 First-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 is not available for credit to students with two or more years of Spanish within the last three years.
SPAN 102 Second-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent.
SPAN 201 Third-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.

2 courses required:

LAST 110 Introduction to Latin American Studies 3.0 FS * GC
LAST 495 Seminar in Selected Topics 3.0 SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, LAST 110.

12-15 units selected from:

If language competency was established without taking any language courses, students must take 15 units from this category.

No more than 6 units may be selected from any one subject area.

ANTH 367 Societies of Latin America and the Caribbean 3.0 Inq
ANTH 368 Indigenous People of Latin America 3.0 SP * GC
ANTH 422 Ancient Civilizations of Mexico and Peru 3.0 Inq
ARTH 471 Ancient Mexican Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.
ARTH 473 Meso-American/Colonial Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.

This course is also offered as CHST 406.

CHST 406 Meso-American/Colonial Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTH 101 and ARTH 102 for art majors.

This course is also offered as ARTH 473.

CHST 454 Chicano Literature 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

This course is also offered as SPAN 454.

GEOG 354 Land and People of Mexico 3.0 FA * GC

This course is also offered as LAST 354.

GEOG 355 Land and People of Central America and the Caribbean 3.0 SP * GC

This course is also offered as LAST 355.

GEOG 356 South America 3.0 Inq
HIST 380 History of Colonial Latin America: Race, Ethnicity, and Class 3.0 FA * GC
HIST 381 Modern South America 3.0 SP * GC
HIST 382 History and Politics of Mexico 3.0 FS * GC

This course is also offered as LAST 350.

HIST 480 Social Revolution in Latin America 3.0 Inq
INST 300 International Forum 1.0 FS
LAST 150 Orientation to Mexico Program 1.0 FA
LAST 321 History of Government and Politics of Central America 3.0 Inq * GC

This course is also offered as POLS 321.

LAST 350 History and Politics of Mexico 3.0 FS * GC

This course is also offered as HIST 382.

LAST 351 Natural History and Ecology of Mexico and Central America 3.0 FS * GC
Prerequisites: Completion of the lower-division GE Breadth Area B requirement or faculty permission.
LAST 352 Mexico: Literature and Arts 3.0 FS * GC
LAST 353 Regional: Art/Literature/Music 3.0 SP GC
LAST 354 Land and People of Mexico 3.0 FA * GC

This course is also offered as GEOG 354.

LAST 355 Land and People of Central America and the Caribbean 3.0 SP * GC

This course is also offered as GEOG 355.

LAST 489 Intercultural Experiential Learning 1.0 -6.0 FS
Prerequisites: LAST 150, faculty permission.
POLS 321 Comparative Politics of Central America and the Caribbean Basin 3.0 Inq * GC

This course is also offered as LAST 321.

POLS 415C Comparative Government: Latin America 3.0 FA
POLS 446C Inter-American Relations 3.0 SP
SPAN 441 Hispanic Short Story 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN 442 Hispanic Theater 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN 443 Hispanic Novel 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN 451 Literature of Mexico 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN 452 Viewing the Hispanic Caribbean 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301, SPAN 302; either SPAN 341 or SPAN 342 (may be taken concurrently).
SPAN 454 Chicano Literature 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

This course is also offered as CHST 454.

SPAN 471 Women and Literature in the Hispanic World 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN 472 Oral and Written Traditions of the Spanish Speaking World 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN 481 Film and Literature in Spain and Latin America 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.