William & Mary

Minor in Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies (LAS) is a multidisciplinary program that aims to help students make connections across different scholarly approaches to the “the Americas” and to make sense of interdisciplinary frameworks for understanding the people, economies, cultures and politics of one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse regions. The LAS curriculum includes the study of history, political economy, sociology, literature, fine and media arts, culture, and the major languages of the region. Course offerings cover a wide range of topics and geographical focuses in Anthropology, Art and Art History, Economics, Government, Hispanic Studies, History, and Sociology.

Requirements for the Minor in Latin American Studies (Effective Fall 2012)

Note: Students who declared a minor in Latin American Studies before Fall 2012 should refer to the previous curriculum

A minor in Latin American Studies requires 18 semester credit hours in the interdisciplinary field of Latin American Studies. 

Students are required to take HIST 131 or HIST 132 (cross-listed as LAS 131 and LAS 132). No more than 50 percent of the credit hours can be taken in any one academic department and at least 3 of the 18 semester credit hours should be taken at the 300-400 level. 

Courses taken while participating in William and Mary’s approved study-abroad programs can count toward the minor. Students minoring in Latin American studies are encouraged to take LAS 350. Courses for the minor can be selected from the current list of courses offered in Latin American Studies.