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The Latin American Studies Minor and Concentration certifies interdisciplinary study of the history, language, society, and culture of Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas. The Minor is available to all students in the university and allows them to supplement their Major with in-depth study of the region. As part of the Minor, students are encouraged to take advantage of study abroad programs in Latin America.

The Latin American Studies Minor provides liberal arts training and development of intellectual skills useful for employment in both the private and public sectors, as well as in international development organizations and in multilateral agencies. This Minor is also useful for those interested in furthering their studies at the graduate level or in a professional occupation.


  1. Gain an overview of the region’s position and role of its peoples in the world, historically and today.
  2. Appreciate the region’s cultural diversity and multiplicity of countries throughout the continent.
  3. Learn varied theoretical and disciplinary perspectives to understand the different social forces shaping the region.