Requirements

As of fall 2021, the Program in Latin American Studies is offering an undergraduate minor.

Students who wish to minor in Latin American Studies must complete a minimum of 18 credits comprising at least six courses offered by the Program in Latin American Studies (AS.361.xxx) or cross-listed with the Program in Latin American Studies. In addition, students must either demonstrate proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese or  in an Amerindian language such as Quechua or Guarani by either taking courses at Hopkins or by proficiency documentation through the language program.  Language courses taken to meet the minimum proficiency of the minor do not count toward the six required courses. Of the six courses required: (1) no more than two may be in additional language study (AS.210.xxx), (2) two must be taken outside the Modern Languages and Literatures department, and (3) four courses must be at the 300-400 level. All courses must be taken for a letter grade and be completed with a grade of C or better.

Minor Requirements

  • 4 upper-level (300 or above) courses focused on Latin America
  • 2 additional courses at any level dealing with Latin America. Note: 3-credit Intersession or summer session non-language courses offered by JHU may be used to fulfill this requirement
  • 2 of the above must be taken outside the Modern Languages and Literatures department
  • Language proficiency through the intermediate level in Spanish or Portuguese, or in an Amerindian language such as Quechua or Guarani
  • No grade below C- will be accepted for the minor requirement.