The Interdisciplinary Minor
latin american studies
Students may earn an interdisciplinary minor in Latin American Studies by completing a total of six approved courses drawn from at least three different academic departments. This list is subject to change, based on course offerings in a given year from the various departments participating in the program. In addition to the six courses the minor also requires proficiency in either Spanish or Portuguese, equivalent to three years of college-level language study.
A student seeking to earn a minor in Latin American Studies must submit a proposed plan of study to the Director of the program, listing the courses they will take to fulfill the requirements. All programs of study must be approved by the Director, who will advise the student on the selection of appropriate introductory and capstone courses, as well as opportunities for studying in Latin America.
In general, proposed plans of study for the minor should be submitted no later than the second semester of the sophomore year. This allows students in the minor to take advantage of the special events to which they are invited, as well as to appropriately plan their courses of study both at Boston College and/or abroad. The Director will review the proposed plan of study in consultation with the student and other faculty in the program. If the proposed plan is accepted the Director will grant approval for the student to declare a Latin American Studies minor.
Applicants can fill out and submit the Latin American Studies Plan of Study form online.
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