The minor in Latin American Studies requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in LASP-approved courses (see Courses Approved for LASP), including 12 s.h. in advanced courses taken at the University of Iowa. For the minor, 3000-level (i.e. in the old numbering system, 100-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 one or both of the following courses for the minor:
LAS: 2700 (130:070) Introduction to Latin American Studies 3 s.h.
LAS: 4700 (130:176) Latin American Studies Seminar 3 s.h.