Latin American Studies Courses

Latin American Studies is a dynamic, interdisciplinary minor designed to help students develop a nuanced and sophisticated understanding of the historical, cultural, political, economic and social conditions that have shaped contemporary Latin America.

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2015-2016, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2015. Access the catalog of record at

Panoramic Courses

Nine units must be completed from the list below, one course in each discipline. These are courses that span all major geographical areas of Latin American and provide students with a panoramic perspective of the region:

HIST 360Colonial Latin America3
HIST 361 Modern Latin America
POLS 357Politics in Latin America3
POLS 374 U.S.-Latin American Relations
SPAN 304Cultural History of Latin America3
SPAN 360 Survey of Latin American Literature

Focused Courses

Nine units must be completed from the list below*:

ANTH 327South American Indian Cultures3
ANTH 328Caribbean Cultures3
ANTH 334South American Archaeology3
ECON 335Economic Development of Latin America3
ETHN 343Chicano/Latino Studies3
ETHN 361Immigration at US-Mexico Border: Ethnicity, Race & Gender3
HIST 362Topics in Latin America History3
HIST 363History of Brazil3
HIST 383Chicano History3
HIST 384History of Mexico3
HIST 387History of Baja California3
POLS 366Politics in Mexico3
SPAN 305Spanish for Business and Social Innovation3
SPAN 448Latin American Short Story3
SPAN 449Latin American Novel3
SPAN 451Latin American Poetry3
SPAN 453Mexican Literature and Culture3
SPAN 458Jewish Latin America3
THRS 321Afro-Latin Religions3
THRS 358Latino/a Catholicism3

*Courses numbered 494 with significant Latin America content may also fulfill the focused course requirement, if approved by the program director.

Latin American Studies Courses (LATS)

The following courses count toward the above requirements, as panoramic or focused courses, depending on the topics studied. This should be determined in consultation with the program director.

LATS|Latin American Studies|AS|

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