Latin American Studies

Designed to complement any major field of study, the Latin American Studies minor introduces students to Latin American perspectives on history, geography, literature, politics, and art.

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Program Highlights

The Latin American Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program, designed to study Latin American perspectives on history, geography, literature, politics, religion, language, philosophy, art, and culture.

Students will have the chance to study both Latin Americans and Latin American immigrants living in the United States. This minor is designed to complement any major field of study, with the intent of providing transferable skills alongside incredibly relevant breadth and depth of knowledge concerning the fastest growing population in California.

Proficiency in languages spoken in Latin America, especially Spanish, is highly encouraged, but not required. Study abroad opportunities are plentiful and are easily facilitated through advising.

Students will demonstrate the ability to do the following:

  • Comprehend the unique character of various Latin American cultures, including the region’s diverse historical roots and long-lasting colonial status.
  • Analyze cultural differences relevant to Latin American Studies with a respect for difference.
  • Evaluate significant issues in the past and present of Latin America through oral or written communication.

Career Options

Possible career options for students studying Latin American Studies include: 

  • Academia
  • Communications
  • Cultural Advising
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign Service
  • International Relations
  • Translation

Degrees Offered


Course Catalog

Minor Requirements

Office Hours

Mon.–Fri., 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Admissions and Aid

A degree from a private university like Dominican University of California is more accessible than you might think. For most students there is no application fee and we don't ask for test scores. We're also proud to say that more than 99 percent of our first-year incoming students receive financial aid, which makes paying for school within reach.

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Faculty and Staff

Jordan Lieser

Jordan Lieser, PhD

Associate Professor, History
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Natalie Babler

Administrative Manager