The minor in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies seeks to provide students with an understanding of the histories, cultures, and contemporary issues of peoples from Latin American and the Caribbean and their descendants in the Americas. Using interdisciplinary and comparative approaches, it analyzes both the common and different experiences of first- and subsequent generations of immigrants from Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. It also examines the emergence, usefulness, and future of the field of Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies. 

A minor in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies Minor Studies will benefit any student who wants to understand the significant impact of Latina/o cultures and Latinas/os' growing political power. Majors in Criminal Justice, Social Sciences, English, Education, Psychology, Social Work, and Business, Health, and Public Administration will especially benefit from this course of study. Additionally, Interdisciplinary Studies majors will benefit from its methodological approaches.

Minor Requirements

Requirements for the Minor

Students must:

  1. meet with the minor advisor to determine course selection and complete a study plan; and
  2. complete all of the courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Advisor Information

Ivan Soto

Ivan Soto
Academic Advisor


Ellie Walsh

Ellen Walsh
Assistant Professor