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.
Possible career options for students studying Latin American Studies include:
- Cultural Advising
- Foreign Service
- International Relations