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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog

Latin American Studies Minor

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(SIMS Code: 114301)

The minor in Latin American studies consists of a minimum of 15 units of Latin American content courses, with a minimum of 12 units of upper division courses. In addition, all students must demonstrate language competency equivalent to that normally attained through one college semester of Spanish, Portuguese, or Mixtec. All students must complete LATAM 101  and two upper division courses from two of the three course groups listed below. Maximum six units from any one department.

Courses numbered 495, 496, 498, 499, and 596 from all participating departments, with appropriate content, are acceptable for elective credit with approval of the adviser.

Courses in the minor may not be counted toward the major, but may be used to satisfy preparation for the major and general education requirements, if applicable. A minimum of six upper division units must be completed in residence at San Diego State University. In designing their Latin American studies programs for a minor, students may not include courses drawn from their major department.

Group A: History, Politics, and Economics

Group B: Cultures and Environments


*Acceptable with consent of adviser.

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