Minor in Latinx Studies


Students are required to complete a minimum of six courses (18 credits) for the Latinx Studies minor. Students must complete at least 2 courses from the core courses list and 1 from the comparative list. The remaining courses can come from the core or the electives list. Students must follow College rules on double counting any minor courses with their majors. No more than one course taken outside of UVA (study abroad or transfer credits) can be counted towards the minor.

Core Courses Requirement

Students must take at least two of the following Latinx Studies courses (or another course with primarily Latinx content approved by the director):

Comparative Race/Ethnicity Requirement

Students must take one course from the following list to explore history, theory, or culture in an adjacent field: Asian American studies, African American studies, Native American/indigenous studies, or another field approved by the director.

Elective Courses

Students must take three additional elective courses. These must be from a pre-approved list maintained by the department. Some of the options include but are not limited to:

Note: Other relevant courses may be counted toward the Latinx Studies minor with permission from the director. If you have the linguistic ability, you may wish to consider especially certain upper-level courses in the Spanish department, such as SPAN 4500 Afro-Latinidad Across the Americas, SPAN 4500 Representing Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (with one month on Chicana feminist literature), and SPAN 4500, Indigenous Literatures.


When you're ready to declare your minor, meet with one of the Latinx faculty advisors listed below and bring a copy of the declaration form (found here). Once you have completed the form and obtained all necessary signatures, email a copy to Caterina Eubanks or bring a physical copy to Wilson 119.  

Advisor Contact Information

Camilla Fojas: MW 12-1 and F 9-10 (120 Wilson Hall) - email 

Carmen Lamas: T 11-2 and 3-4 (138 Bryan Hall) - email