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Latin American Area Studies Major and Minor Program

Students in this interdisciplinary program develop Spanish languge communicationskills and gain a critical understanding of Latin American Literature, history, politics, and arts. Students also cultivate the ability to articulate a keen understanding of the role of race, class, gender, sustainability, and human rights as they pertain to Spanish-speaking North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

A major in Latin American Area Studies prepares graduates to be cross-culturally competent, global citizens who can apply their skills, knowledge, cultural awareness, and social commitment to a wide variety of local, regional, national, or international career choices including:

Please note that a study abroad experience in Latin America is required for this major.

For more information, please contact Head Adviser of the Latin American Area Studies Program, Prof. Jennifer Gomez-Menjivar at

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