Courses for the CLAH minor explore the range of Chicana/o and Latina/o experiences in the United States and the Americas. Listed below are the requirements for the minor.


Students will have to complete the equivalent of two years of Spanish language instruction at UC San Diego. Satisfactory completion of LTSP 2A -2B -2C -2D or LTSP 2E will satisfy this requirement. Students may also satisfy the requirement by passing the Spanish Language Proficiency Exam, satisfactory AP or SAT II scores, and equivalency level of Spanish taken at a Community College. Students may count one lower-division language course (four units) toward the total unit requirement.

Students will complete twenty-eight total units of which at least twenty (five courses) must be upper division. Students may take no more than three upper-division courses in any one department. The required distribution of the five upper-division courses may be selected from among the following courses. Students may petition to receive credit for courses not listed below.


Departmental Quarterly Offerings

Fall 2018 



Students may petition courses to count toward the CLAH minor. Petitions will be reviewed on a case by case basis and approval is subject to the faculty instructor’s discretion and Program Director. Courses must have at least 50% or more of Chicano/a~Latino/a context. Petitions must be petitioned immediately for review; prior to, during, or after taking a course.

You can email completed petitions at and make sure to include: Undergraduate Petition Form (one per course), course syllabus, and relative course work needed for review. 

Questions about how to complete a petition? Petition Sample Form Here!


Additional Requirements

  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA in the CLAH minor.
  • Officially declare the minor using the Major/Minor tool.
  • Consult your college advisor and the CLAH coordinator to learn how declaring the minor may affect your degree plan.
  • Complete seven 4-unit courses (28 total units) that may be drawn from the Approved CLAH Course List and include at least five upper division courses, with no more than three in a single department.
  • Complete minimum of second year level Spanish Language instruction at UCSD or have satisfactory completion of Lit/Spanish 2A, B, C, D or E. Four units of lower division language may be counted toward the total unit requirement for the minor.
  • It is expected that courses will be taken for a letter grade, although students can petition for the pass/no pass option in CLAH courses. Approval is at the discretion of the CLAH Director.