LALS Minor Requirements

Santiago, Chile (photo courtesy of Alessandra Álvares)


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
    • LALS lower-division course
    • Pre-approved lower-division courses 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*


Visit the LALS Adivising Office at 32 Merrill College for a list of pre-approved outside courses.

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

Download the Minor Worksheet