Admission to the Program
- Students must meet general university admission requirements;
- Students should discuss this minor with their academic advisors. All majors are eligible to participate in this minor.
- Students must complete SPAN 1112 or PORT 1112 prior to beginning the program.
Requirements for Graduation
- Minors can only be granted for the same term in which students graduate;
- CSUSB will not consider for transfer credit coursework from an institution that will not accept that coursework in its own degree program.
Requirements for a minor in Latin American Studies (18 units)*
|Introductory course (3)|
|LAS 2000||Introduction to Latin American Studies (Core course)||3|
|Core courses (choose 3 courses) (9)||9|
|Contemporary Art and Culture of the Americas|
|Voices & Visions from the Hispanic World|
|Cultures of Spanish America|
|Latin American Politics|
|Latin American Philosophy|
|The Latino Experience in the U.S.|
|Cultures of Mexico and Central America|
|Anthropology of South America|
|US-Mexico Border Region|
|History of Modern Mexico|
|Modern Central America|
|Modern Latin America|
|Elective courses (choose 2 courses) (6)||6|
|Intermediate Spanish 1st Semester|
|Intermediate Spanish 2nd. Semester|
|Intermediate Healthcare Spanish I|
|Intermediate Healthcare Spanish II|
|Culture, Health, and Food in Latin America|
|Intermediate Criminal Justice Spanish I|
|Intermediate Criminal Justice Spanish II|
|Criminal Justice and Cultures of Spain and Latin America|
|Seminar in Comparative Politics|
|Seminar in Government|
|Latino Communities, Wellness, and Life Skills|
|The Latino Family|
|Citizenship, Status, and Inequality|
|Sociology of Migration|
|Indian Nations and Native America|
|Emerging World Regions|
|Topics about Special Populations|
|Foreign Relations of Latin America|
|Latin American History Through Film|
|Colonial Latin America|
|Latinx, Media, and Cultures|
|World Dance Traditions|
|Dramatic Literature of Identity|
|Managing Across Borders|
|Special Topics in Public Administration|
Note: Students may not receive credit for more than 2 courses per Department and more than 4 courses per College.
Note: Spanish courses are taught in Spanish.
Foreign Language Requirement for Spanish or Portuguese
The following rules apply to challenging a language course for credit in this minor:
- Only courses at the 1112-level or higher may be challenged.
- Students whose language of instruction in secondary school was Spanish or Portuguese may satisfy this category by submitting official academic transcripts showing that either language was, indeed, the medium of instruction in the school from which they graduated.
- Providing documentation of significant foreign language experience such as the successful completion of two years of Peace Corps experience in a Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking country.
- Results from Spanish AP exams may satisfy this requirement.