Mar 01, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American & Latinx Studies Minor

Serena Cosgrove, PhD, Director

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students in the Latin American & Latinx Studies minor gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the culture, history, literature, economics, and politics of the region of Latin America. 
  2. Through their coursework in the minor, students learn about the experiences of Latino/Latina/Latine/Latinx communities in the United States. 
  3. Through participation in the minor, students achieve basic communication abilities in a regional Latin American language.  
  4. As a complement to their major field of study, students draw on the contextual and regional knowledge that they gain in the minor to prepare for employment in a variety of professional fields, graduate studies, and/or service opportunities. 


In order to earn a minor in Latin American & Latinx Studies, students must complete a total of 30 credits, with a minor grade point average of 2.00 or above. At least 15 credits must be taken at SU and 5 credits must be completed at the 3000/4000-level.

As an interdisciplinary program, the minor must include courses from a minimum of two disciplines.

Required Courses (15):

15 credits of language study, which may include the first-year college-level language study of a Latin American major language (at SU this is generally Spanish) or upper-level courses in Spanish

Electives (15):

Choose 15 credits from courses approved as Latin American & Latinx Studies minor electives


See policy for Undergraduate Minors (84-1) for more information.