Combined minor offered by the Departments of History, Anthropology and Modern and Classical Languages, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
This program is offered so that students interested in Latin America may be able to build expertise by drawing on the separate courses in this area offered by the departments of this University.
A major in Latin American Studies is available through the student-faculty designed majors program (see the Global Humanities and Religions section of this catalog).
For further information and advisement, consult the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, the Department of History or the Department of Anthropology.
Why Consider a Latin American Studies Minor?
If you are interested in the literature, history, and cultures of Latin America, you should consider a Latin American Studies minor. This minor will help you to see the connections between your courses in Latin America literature, history, and anthropology. This minor is especially suitable for Spanish, anthropology, or history majors.
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How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
There are no prerequisites for declaring the Latin American Studies minor. Students who have earned Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credit in history should not take the equivalent courses at Western. It is recommended that students contact a faculty advisor in the department as soon as they wish to declare the Latin American Studies minor.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.