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Minor Requirements

The LLAS minor provides students with broad, interdisciplinary training in the economic, social, political, and cultural realities of Latino and Latin American peoples. The minor will be extremely valuable for those pursuing careers in business, government, social work, law and justice, and teaching that require engagement with Latino communities in the United States, as well as for those who wish to travel and work in Latin America. Moreover, the Latino and Latin American Studies minor also serves as preparation for graduate study in multiple academic and professional fields.

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Minor in Latino and Latin American Studies  (LLAS) (25 credits)

(1) Prerequisite

Spanish, Portuguese or French language equivalent to the end of first year (153).

(2) Required Course (5 credits)

LLAS 102: Introduction to Latino and Latin American Studies

(3) Required Elective Credits (20 credits)

(20 credits) A total of 20 approved elective credits in at least three different disciplines at the 300 level or above is required (see “List of Approved CWU Courses” below). Courses taken through CWU exchange or study abroad programs in an accredited Latin American university may be applied for minor program credit. Courses that do not appear on the approved list but contain significant Latino or Latin American content may be used for minor program credit, upon approval of the student’s advisor and the LLAS director(s).

(4) Average GPA

A 2.0 average GPA in all program courses is required.


List of Approved CWU Courses (By Department/Program)


  • ANTH 346: Cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean (4)


  • ENG 331: Latino/a Literature (5)
  • ETS 350 - Survey of Chicano Studies (5)
Ethnic Studies
Geography and Land Studies
  • GEOG 370: Geography of South America (4)
  • HIST 328: Modern Latin America (5)
  • HIST 386: The Latin American Colonies (5)
  • HIST 464: Latin American Revolutions (5)
  • HIST 488: Mexico in the Modern Era (5)
Latino and Latin American Studies
  • LLAS 398: Special Topics (1-6)
  • LLAS 496: Individual Study (1-6)
Political Science
  • POSC 361: Latin American Politics (5)


  • SPAN 301: Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Literature (5)
  • SPAN 310: Hispanic Civilizations and Cultures (5)
  • SPAN 446: Hispanic Cinema (5)
  • SPAN 456 - The Spanish and Latin American Short Story (5)
  • SPAN 457: Latin American Theater (5)
  • SPAN 459: Latin American Poetry (5)
  • SPAN 467: Spanish and Latin American Literature and Film (5)


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