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2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog 
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog

Latin American Studies Minor

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Combined minor offered by the Departments of History; and Languages, Literatures and Cultures; College of Humanities and Social Sciences

30 Credits


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.

For further information and advisement, consult the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

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.

 Contact Information

Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Luis Portugal
Miller Hall 228

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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.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.


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