Dec 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Latinx and Latin American Studies Minor

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Latinx and Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary major that covers the important region of Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The B.A. degree in Latinx and Latin American Studies is intended to promote intercultural understanding, and offers students an opportunity to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of Latin America in its many aspects and from many different points of view. Coursework in the program offers students a solid foundation in the history, politics, economics, culture, and literature of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Please see the UNLV College of Liberal Arts Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies web page at for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.  Degree worksheets are available at Minor in Latinx and Latin American Studies | Academics | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (




Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Liberal Arts Wilson Advising Center




Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities



Learning Outcomes

  1. A multidisciplinary understanding of the history, politics, economics, and culture of Latin America. 
  2. Knowledge of the literature and creative works of the region, from the pre-Colombian period to the present.
  3. A capacity to summarize and evaluate critically theories and concepts used in the analysis of the history, politics, and economic development of Latin America.
  4. Writing and research skills, including an ability to develop a research question, review the relevant research literature, collect information and data from a variety of sources, and support an argument with evidence and data.
  5. Proficiency in Spanish (reading, writing and oral proficiency), and knowledge of the regional varieties of Spanish.
  6. Awareness of cultural diversity in Latin America, the U.S., and other parts of the world.

Courses Include - Total Credits: 18

  and 15 additional credits from approved courses, at least 12 credits must be upper division. 

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