Professional Pathways Minor
We are excited to announce the launch of our new Minor program! The interdisciplinary minor program in Latin American Studies is open to University of Maryland, College Park, undergraduates in any major who are interested in Latin America and/or the Caribbean. The minor will help prepare students for careers related to Latin America. The undergraduate minor in Latin American Studies will be awarded to students who have completed 15 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the following areas:
Core Minor Courses:
- LASC/SPAN 234: Issues in Latin American Studies I (3 credits) OR LASC/SPAN 235: Issues in Latin American Studies II (3 credits)
- HIST/LASC 250: History of Colonial Latin America (3 credits) OR HIST 251: Latin America Since Independence (3 credits)
- LASC 486: Internship in Latin American/ Caribbean Studies (3 credits)
- Two 300 or 400 level elective courses (6 credits) with Latin American-related content from at least two different departments.
Additionally, all minor students must demonstrate their competence in one of the languages of Latin America and the Caribbean, including Spanish or Portuguese. Other languages may be used to fulﬁll this goal with the permission of the LASC undergraduate advisor. Competency may be proven with a grade of "C+" or better in an intermediate-level course or higher. Native speakers of Spanish or Portuguese or students with extensive experience in these languages should consult with the Latin American Studies advisor to demonstrate competence through a placement exam.