Minor Requirements

Course Requirements

The minor in Latin American and Latino Studies consists of seven courses.
Knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is recommended, but not required for the minor.

Lower-Division Course Requirements

  • Two Lower-Division Courses: choose from
    • LALS 1: Intro to Latin Ameican and Latino Studies (prefered) - offered fall and winter quarters
    • LALS lower-division course
    • Pre-approved lower-division course offered outside LALS* 

Upper-Division Course Requirements

  • One Core Course: choose from
    • LALS 100: Concepts and Theories in LALS - offered only fall quarter, OR
    • LALS 100A: Social Science Analytics - offered only winter quarter, OR
    • LALS 100B: Cultural Theory in the Americas - offered only spring quarter
  • Four upper-division LALS electives or pre-approved outside courses*


*A maximum of two courses outside LALS may be used toward LALS minor requirements.

See a complete list of pre-approved UCSC courses outside of LALS.

To declare the minor, pass any LALS course and then see instructions on the major declaration page.