PhD Minor in Latin American Studies

We encourage doctoral students at the University of Arizona to pursue a PhD minor in Latin American Studies if their research interests include a Latin American region or country. The PhD minor comprises 9-12 units of graduate-level courses in Latin American Studies. The number of required units depends on the requirements of the student’s home department.

Declaring the Minor

The selection of a PhD minor in Latin American Studies must be approved by the student's major advisor and included in their Plan of Study to be filed with the Graduate College by their third semester. For more information on graduate minors, please click on this link: Graduate Minors

LAS Courses

Students wishing to pursue a PhD minor in Latin American Studies should work with their faculty advisor in their home department to select which LAS courses to take. The following is a list of graduate courses owned by the Latin American Studies department that will automatically count towards the PhD Minor. However, LAS graduate courses are not necessarily offered every year. Please consult our list of upcoming courses:

  • LAS 500 Introduction to Latin American Studies
  • LAS 505 Sabores de México: From Farm to Table
  • LAS 522 Health Beyond Borders
  • LAS 534 Digital Media and Democracy in Latin America
  • LAS 550 Qualitative Research Methods & Methodology
  • LAS 560 Film and Feminism in Latin America
  • LAS 566 Racism and Resistance in Latin America
  • LAS 589 Central American Migration: Root Causes and Lived Experiences
  • LAS 595F Colloquium in Latin American Studies (1 unit)
  • LAS 595N Environment and Conflict in Latin America

If you would like to apply a course that's not on this list towards your Ph.D. minor, please contact CLAS Assistant Director Colin Deeds for approval. 

Contact Us

For more information or questions regarding the PhD Minor, contact CLAS Assistant Director Colin Deeds at or 520-626-7242.