The minor in Latin American studies requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in LASP-approved courses (see the "Courses Approved for LASP" link above), including 12 s.h. in advanced courses taken at the University of Iowa. For the minor, 100-level (i.e., in the new numbering systerm 3000-level) courses are considered advanced. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in the minor. Course work in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.
A student may earn the certificate or the minor in Latin American studies, but not both.
The Latin American studies minor is interdisciplinary, so students may count a maximum of 6 s.h. of credit earned for their major, a minor, or certificate. Students are strongly encouraged to take either or both of the following for the minor:
130:070 (LAS: 2700) Introduction to Latin American Studies 3 s.h.
130:176 (LAS: 4700) Latin American Studies Seminar 3 s.h.