Degree Requirements

General Requirements for the Minor

General university degree requirements stipulate that 1) three units of the minor be taken in residence at Puget Sound; 2) students earn a GPA of 2.0 in courses taken for the minor; and 3) all courses taken for a minor must be taken for graded credit. Any exceptions to these stipulations are indicated in the minor degree requirements listed below.

Requirements for the Minor

  1. Completion of a minimum of five units, to include:
    1. LTS 200 Latina/o America: A Critical Introduction to Latino Studies (1 unit);
    2. Three courses from the following list (3 units);
      • AFAM 320 Race, Power, and Privilege
      • AFAM 401 Narratives of Race
      • CONN 335 Race and Multiculturalism in the American Context
      • ECON 240 Economics of Migration
      • HIST 152 American Experiences I: Origins to 1877
      • HIST 153 American Experiences II: 1877 to Present
      • HIST 367 Immigration in the U.S.
      • HIST 376 Cuba and the Cuban Diaspora
      • HIST 378 History of Latinos in the United States
      • HIST 380 Modern Mexico: From Revolution to NAFTA
      • HON 214 Interrogating Inequality
      • LTS 300 Latina/o Literatures
      • LTS 320 Race, Power, and Privilege
      • LTS 375 Queer-Latinx: Art, Sex, and Belonging in America
      • LTS 376 The Art of Mestizaje
      • LTS 400 Special Topics in Latina/o Studies
      • PHIL 312 Latin American Philosophy
      • PHIL 389 Race and Philosophy
      • PG 304 Race and American Politics
      • PG 306 Immigration Politics and Policy in the U.S.
      • PG 311 Politics of Detention: Criminal Justice, Immigration, and the War on Terror
      • PG 345 Politics of Community Engagement
      • PG 346 Race in the American Political Imagination
      • SOAN 215 Race and Ethnic Relations
      • SOAN 303 Contemporary Immigration, Race, and Immigration Regimes in the U.S.
      • SOAN 350 Border Crossings: Transnational Migration and Diaspora Studies
      • SPAN 203 Advanced Grammar and Composition (whenever the course includes significant Latina/o Studies content)
      • SPAN 303 Hispanic Short Story (whenever the course includes significant Latina/o Studies content)
      • SPAN 306 Latin American Film (whenever the course includes significant Latina/o Studies content)
      • SPAN 307 Latin American and Latino Theatre
      • SPAN 310 Special Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies (whenever the course includes significant Latina/o Studies content)
      • SPAN 311 Migration Narratives
      • SPAN 405 Seminar in 20th and 21st Century Latin America (whenever the course includes significant Latina/o Studies content)
      • STS 330 Evolution and Society Since Darwin
      • STS 366 History of Medicine
    3. A capstone experience (1 unit): LTS 400 Special Topics Seminar in Latina/o Studies or INTN 498
  2. Proficiency in Spanish at a level equivalent to passing SPAN 202.