The Latin American and U.S. Latina/o Studies minor is interdisciplinary and is designed to develop an understanding of the cultural, historical, political and social conditions of the region, and also the migrations of peoples and their process of integration and hybridization in the US. In this minor, the students are taught to establish socio-cultural and political connections in these diverse cultural societies from Pre-Columbian times to the challenges of the XXI Century.

  1. Language requirement: Students must complete at least 3-4 units in an upper-division course in Spanish. Those students who want to focus on another language related to Latin America (Portuguese or Amerindian languages determined in consultation with the program director) can count 3-4 language units in that language toward the minor.
  2. Interdisciplinary requirement: No more than 12 units from the same given discipline.
  3. Residency requirement: At least 12 units must be completed at Pacific with a maximum of 8 Study Abroad or transfer units eligible to count toward the minor.
  4. Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad in Latin America and/or engage in Spanish-language internship opportunities locally or internationally.

Students must complete a minimum of 20 units and 5-6 courses with a Pacific minor grade point average of 2.0 in order to earn a minor in Latin American/U.S. Latina/o Studies.

Select 5-6 courses for 20 units from the following:   20
HIST 041 The Problem with Latin America  
HIST 137 His-panic USA  
HIST 139 Borderlands  
HIST 151 People's History of Mexico  
LANG 087 Internship in Applied Language  
SPAN 103 Introducción a la literatura hispánica  
SPAN 110 Civilización hispanoamericana  
SPAN 114 Cine hispano/Hispanic Film  
SPAN 122 Literatura mexicana  
SPAN 124 Escritores hispanos en los Estados Unidos  
SPAN 126 Poesía hispánica  
SPAN 134 Literatura latinoamericana  
SPAN 135 Literatura del boom latinoamericano  


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