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The minor in Latin American Studies consists of a minimum of 24 credit hours including 6 credit hours of Spanish 301 and 302 or Portuguese 311 and 312; HIST 181 or 182; LTAM 354 or 355; 12 credit hours in one of the core areas listed below; and 6 credit hours of elective courses. HIST 181, HIST 182, LTAM 354 and LTAM 355 may count toward the core or elective courses. Courses completed for the Core and Electives must represent at least three different disciplines. At least 12 of the 24 hours required for the minor must be taken on the main campus of UNM, per university policy.
The curriculum is comprised of three areas: language courses, core courses, and elective courses.
Students are required to complete at least 12 credit hours of LAS-related coursework in one of the following three tracks.
Students must complete 6 credit hours of LAS-related elective courses. Electives may fall within the humanities or social/natural sciences, regardless of the chosen Core.