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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

Amy Persichetti, EdD
Chair and Associate Professor, English 
Interim Chair, Romance Languages
Grace Hall, Room 216

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