The Latin American Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program housed in the Department Modern Languages. The minor gives students the flexibility to design an individualized course of study to complement virtually any major.

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  • Community service, activism, & engagement
  • Cultural heritage & diversity
  • Social justice
  • Planning & development
  • Environmental issues
  • Business & trade
  • Engineering & infrastructure


  • In-depth classroom experience in language, literature, arts, culture, history & politics of Latin America
  • Opportunities for community-based and study abroad experiences
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  • Teacher
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Community organizer
  • Healthcare advocate
  • Non-profit organizations
  • State department
  • Journalist
  • Human Rights Activist


The LAS minor is 18 units – 6 units of language study (or equivalent) and 12 units of upper-division course work of your choice across several departments in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Faculty who teach courses that are a part of the LAS minor have experiences and specializations that are as varied as Latin America itself.  Depending on a student's interests, he or she may choose from courses not only in the Department of Modern Languages but also in Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Geography, History, Political Science and Philosophy.

Learn more about the LAS minor: LAS Minor Requirements

The LAS minor encourages students to gain experience outside the classroom and through Study Abroad opportunities such as CSU International Programs (CSU IP) or the University Study Abroad Consortium (USAC) that may be more affordable than you might think.

For more information, contact:

Sandra García Sanborn, Lecturer in Spanish
Office: Science 1 Building S240

Updated: October 12, 2023