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 with at least two from LTS or SPAN (3 units);
      • AFAM 401 Narratives of Race
      • LTS 300 Latina/o Literatures: Transgressive, Disobedient Enunciations from Latina/o America
      • LTS 400 Special Topics in Latina/o Studies
      • PG 346 Race in the American Political Imagination
      • SOAN 350 Border Crossings: Transnational Migration and Diaspora Studies
      • SPAN 300 Literature, Theory, and Practice (whenever the course includes significant Latina/o Studies content)
      • SPAN 303 Hispanic Short Story
      • SPAN 306 Latin American Film (whenever the course includes significant Latina/o Studies content)
      • SPAN 307 Latin American and Latino Theatre
      • SPAN 311 Migration Narratives
    3. LTS 400 Special Topics Seminar in Latina/o Studies (1 unit)
  2. Proficiency in Spanish at a level equivalent to passing SPAN 202.