Minor in Latin American Studies

The minor in Latin American studies is designed to provide students with a basic interdisciplinary grounding in the culture, history, and politics of Latin America. Students interesting in pursuing this minor must submit a completed Application for a Program of Minor Study (available at www.purchase.edu/registrar, under “Forms”). Because new courses may be added to the curriculum from time to time, students should also consult with the coordinator of the Latin American studies program.

Recommended: Basic Spanish

Academic Requirements for the Minor in Latin American Studies
Five courses, as follows:

  1. HIS/LST 1600/Introduction to Latin American Studies
  2. Plus four electives in Latin American studies

Elective Courses
Examples of elective courses available for the minor in Latin American studies are listed under the academic requirements for the major.


For updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/Departments/AcademicPrograms/LAS/Interdisciplinary/LatinAmericanStudies/Minor.aspx.

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