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About Latino/a and Latin American Studies

Latino/a and Latin American Studies is an exciting interdisciplinary minor. Traditional disciplines (such as history, sociology, literature, and language) are organized into a program of study so that the student may develop familiarity with history, politics and social issues in Latin America as well as a knowledge of the complexity of Latino/a cultures and studies in the United States.  Students who complete this minor should be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of U.S. – Latin American relations and sensitivity to the global, diverse nature of cultural issues in Latin America and those surrounding the Latino/a community in the U.S.

The minor is offered by a faculty with varied backgrounds. Classes are offered on a regular basis in sociology, history, Spanish language and literature. In addition, there are courses offered in art, music, media and migration, to name a few.

The interdisciplinary LLAS Minor pairs well with any major and offers courses in literature, history, Spanish, journalism, film, communications, health professions, business, environmental studies, music, anthropology, and international studies. As the Latino population in the United States is now 54 million or 17% of the population and is expected to nearly double by 2050 (accordingto U.S. Census Bureau population projections), the college graduate will undoubtedly encounter people of Latino or Latin American origin in any area in which he or she works.


Classes you can Take:

Latin American Culture and Civilization, Latin American Culture and Society, Contemporary Latin America, Latino Images and Hollywood, Colonial Latin America, Doing Business in Latin America, Human Rights in Latin America, U.S. – Latin American Relations, New York as a Latino Cityscape, Music in Latin America

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Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Archivists$28,040 - $96,460
Instructional Coordinators$38,090 - $113,330
Public Relations Specialists$30,600 - $115,070
Customer Service Representatives$22,780 - $60,800
Interpreters and Translators$40,230 - $119,560
Librarians$42,620 - $97,460
Curators$44,560 - $110,930
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary$41,000 - $177,850

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit