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How to Declare

Students planning to pursue the Global Studies Minor with concentration in Latin American Studies should submit for approval an online proposal of coursework by the second quarter of their junior year. CLAS requires that students demonstrate intermediate proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese and complete 28 units of coursework certified for the Minor that are not redundant to required units for their majors; students are urged to pursue field experience or study abroad in Latin America.

How do I declare a Global Studies Minor with concentration in Latin American Studies?  

  1. Set up an appointment with the advisor administering the specialization in Latin America: esaenz [at] (subject: Declaring%20Minor%20) (Elizabeth Saenz-Ackermann). It is mandatory that you register with the respective advisor in order to review degree requirements and to determine if the Global Studies Minor is a good fit for your academic interests.
  2. With the specialization advisor, declare the Global Studies minor and subplan in Axess.

If you encounter any problems with declaring on AXESS, you may submit a HelpSU to the Registrar’s Office (Request Category = Central Office Issues; Request Type = Registrar).

For more information about the Minor, including required coursework, please contact latinamerica [at] (subject: LAS%20Minor%20Information%20Request) (CLAS).