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Chicanx and Latinx Studies Minor

Courses for the Chicanx and Latinx Studies minor explore the range of Chicanx and Latinx experiences in the United States and the Americas. View our official course catalog for a complete list of approved Chicanx and Latinx Studies minor courses. Listed below are the requirements for the minor.

Requirements:

  • Completion of 7 courses (28 units), 5 of which must be upper-division.
  • Language Requirement: Students must take a minimum of 8 units and may take a maximum of 10 units of Spanish or Portuguese language
    • Can petition another language to count toward requirement
    • Can be waived by passing Spanish or Portuguese Language Proficiency Exam
  • Maintain 2.0 GPA
  • Elective courses must be selected from the Chicanx and Latinx Studies Course Offerings

Chicanx and Latinx Studies Minor Checklist (Fillable PDF)

Additional Notes:

  • Students may take no more than three upper-division courses in any one department.
  • Students can only overlap a maximum of two courses (8 units) between their major and minor.
  • Students may petition to receive credit for courses not listed in the catalog.
  • All study abroad courses must be petitioned. 

How to Declare the Chicanx and Latinx Studies Minor 

  1. Read the general university requirements for a minor.
  2. Log in to the Major/Minor tool and submit the declaration. See the sample declaration provided below.
  3. Allow 3 to 5 business days for your minor declaration to be reviewed. Check your degree audit to confirm your declaration of the minor was processed.  
  4. Message the Chicanx and Latinx Studies Program Coordinator through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC) if you have questions about your audit or would like to petition a course for the minor.
Sample of Proposed Courses for Minor Declaration

Once logged in to the Major/Minor Tool, please list only a total of 7 courses. See the sample provided below to gain familiarity with the minor requirements. Please keep in mind that your exact courses may be different than below depending on how many lower-division and upper-division courses you take. 

You can list specific CLS approved courses you have already completed and courses you plan on taking.

Option 1: With Lower Division Language
Level Subject Code Course No. Title Institution Units Grade Options
Lower Division LISP/LIPO XX LD Language UCSD 2.5 Letter
Lower Division LISP/LIPO XX LD Language UCSD 2.5 Letter
Lower Division TBA XX LD Language UCSD 2.5/4.00/5.00 Letter
Lower Division TBA XX LD Language UCSD 2.5/4.00/5.00 Letter
Upper Division TBA 1XX UD Elective UCSD 4.00 Letter
Upper Division TBA 1XX UD Elective UCSD 4.00 Letter
Upper Division TBA 1XX UD Elective UCSD 4.00 Letter
Upper Division TBA 1XX UD Elective UCSD 4.00 Letter
Upper Division TBA 1XX UD Elective UCSD 4.00 Letter
Option 2: With Passing of Spanish or Portuguese Language Proficiency Exam
Level Subject Code Course No. Title Institution Units Grade Options
Lower/Upper Division TBA XX/1XX LD/UD Elective UCSD 4.00 Letter
Lower/Upper Division TBA XX/1XX LD/UD Elective UCSD 4.00 Letter
Upper Division TBA 1XX UD Elective UCSD 4.00 Letter
Upper Division TBA 1XX UD Elective UCSD 4.00 Letter
Upper Division TBA 1XX UD Elective UCSD 4.00 Letter
Upper Division TBA 1XX UD Elective UCSD 4.00 Letter
Upper Division TBA 1XX UD Elective UCSD 4.00 Letter