Yes

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Requirements for the Minor

  1. The Latin American Studies minor requires 18 units.
  2. Language Requirement: Students must take at least three (3) units of a Latin American language (Spanish, Portuguese, French, or any language indigenous to the region) equivalent to USD courses numbered 101, 102, 201, 202 or 212, or 301 or 311. Other language courses may be used to fulfill the language requirement only with approval of the program director.
  3. Area Studies Requirement: Students must take fifteen (15) units of approved Latin American Studies courses. A minimum of nine (9) units must be taken at the upper division level.
  4. Interdisciplinary Requirement: Students must take courses from at least two academic disciplines.
  5. Study Abroad Requirement: Students must complete three (3) units of study — which count toward the minor’s total 18 units — in a Latin American country with a USD affiliated program. Students unable to participate in a study abroad program may, with approval of the program director, fulfill this requirement by participating in a USD-sponsored service-learning trip to Latin America, or by successfully completing an internship or community-based project focused on a Latin American topic.

Please see the full course descriptions under the appropriate departmental listings. In addition to the curriculum below, there may be additional courses offered — including special topics and courses offered less frequently — in any given semester, which may count toward the minor. Please consult with the program director.

Latin American Studies Courses

Please see the full course descriptions under the appropriate departmental listings. In addition to the curriculum below, there may be additional courses offered — including Honors, special topics, and courses offered less frequently — in any given semester, which may count toward the minor. Please consult with the program director.

ANTH 327South American Indian Cultures3
ANTH 328Caribbean Cultures3
ANTH 334South American Archaeology3
COMM 480Advanced Topics in International Media (when taught as Latin America Media Systems)3-4
ECON 335Economic Development of Latin America3
ECON 339Latin America Business Environment3
ETHN 240DIntroduction To Chicano/Latino Studies3
ETHN 343Chicano/Latino Studies3
ETHN 361Immigration at US-Mexico Border: Ethnicity, Race & Gender (when taught as Latin America through Film)3
HIST 361Modern Latin America3
HIST 362Topics in Latin America History3
HIST 363History of Brazil3
HIST 383Chicano/a History3
HIST 384History of Mexico3
LANG 194Special Topics in Language, Literature and Culture (when taught as Social Justice in Latin America)3
LATS 294Special Topics in Latin American Studies1-3
LATS 494Special Topics in Latin American Studies1-3
LATS 499Independent Study1-3
PHIL 494Contemporary Philosophical Problems (when taught as Latin American Thought)3
POLS 357Politics in Latin America3
POLS 366Politics in Mexico3
POLS 374U.S.-Latin American Relations3
POLS 494Special Topics in International Relations (when taught as Latin American Politics and Film)1-4
SPAN 194Special Topics in Spanish Literature and Culture3
SPAN 294Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture (when taught as Narratives of the Mexico/US Border)3
SPAN 304Cultural History of Latin America3
SPAN 305Spanish for the Professions and Social Innovation3
SPAN 360Survey of Latin American Literature3
SPAN 410DLatin@ Literatures and Cultures3
SPAN 434The "New" World3
SPAN 448Latin American Short Story3
SPAN 449Latin American Novel3
SPAN 451Latin American Poetry3
SPAN 453Mexican Literature and Culture3
SPAN 458Jewish Latin America3
SPAN 494Topics in Language, Literature, or Culture (when taught as Afro-Caribbean Literature, Border Narratives, or Travels through Central American Literature and Culture)3
THRS 321Afro-Latin Religions3
THRS 358Latino/a Catholicism3

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

LATS 294, LATS 494, LATS 499

LATS 294 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Analysis of a specific topic within Latin American Studies with a thematic, regional, or historical focus. This course may be repeated for credit with different course content.

LATS 494 | SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Analysis of a specific topic within Latin American Studies with a thematic, regional, or historical focus. This course may be repeated for credit with different course content.

LATS 499 | INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units: 1-3 Repeatability: Yes (Can be repeated for Credit)

Arranged with the consent of a faculty advisor and the program director.