May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies Minor

Coordinator: Kristin Wylie
Phone: (540) 568-5307
Advisor: Becca Howes-Mischel
Phone: (540) 568-6171
This cross disciplinary minor helps students to acquire a deeper understanding of the histories, politics and cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean and Latinx communities in the U.S. The minor consists of 18 approved credit hours. Participants in the minor are strongly encouraged to pursue course work in languages including Spanish, Portuguese and French, as well as to explore the possibility of studying in a Latin American or Caribbean country for a semester or summer session.
Students must select courses in at least three different disciplines, with no more than nine credits in any discipline (e.g., ANTH, HIST). Other special topics classes may be accepted via course directive. Consult the advisor for more information.

Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies Primary Electives: 6-12 Credit Hours

Complete at least two and up to four additional courses from the following:

Global and Ethnic Studies Secondary Electives: 0-6 Credit Hours

Complete no more than two additional courses from the following:

Total: 18 Credit Hours


1 LAXC special topics course. Can be repeated once for credit if the topic changes. Only one will count toward the core requirement; the second will count toward required electives.