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Understand and analyze the societies of Latin America and the Caribbean—a region of key importance in a time of globalization and migration—and develop a deeper understanding of the Latin American diaspora and U.S. Latinos as a Latin American Studies minor

Contact Information

Cynthia Halpern, PhD
Chair and Professor, Romance Languages
610.902.8341
cynthia.halpern@cabrini.edu

At a glance:

Total credits for minor

18

Projected job growth to 2024*

10.5%

Latin American Studies Minor Program Details

The Latin American Studies minor (LAS) is an interdisciplinary program centered on a variety of fields including Latin American cultures and literatures, history, economics, politics, religion, sociology, and Spanish language.

Skills Learned

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the societies, histories, politics, and literatures of nations and peoples that live in the region called Latin America
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the sociocultural background and cultural production of the Latino/a population in the United States
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of identities and cultures, ideas, and practices found in Latin America 
  • Demonstrate an understanding that the world is interconnected and that local processes have national, international, and global impact, and how these ideas compare and contrast to the student’s own culture

*Employment projections taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics report for employment category: Community and social service occupations.

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