Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Latino Studies (LATSMIN)Latino Studies Program

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.


The Minor in Latino Studies allows students to broaden their knowledge about the Latino population of the United States. Our courses are taught by professors in communication & culture, education, history, language, law, literature, music, sociology, and other disciplines. We pride ourselves in bringing relevant scholarship into the classroom.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
  2. Advanced Electives. Nine (9) credit hours:
    • (approved topic: "Modern Spanish Prose Fiction")
  3. Elective. Three (3) credit hours:
    • Additional course from the Introductory Course list
    • Additional course from the Advanced Electives list
  4. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.