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Knowledge of Latin America and its people, including those in the U.S., is an essential part of a liberal education today. Latino/as now constitute the most populous ethnic group in the country. U.S. economic, political, and cultural relations with our Latin American neighbors from Mexico and the Caribbean to Central and South America continue to grow in importance.
The Latin American and Latino/a studies (LAS) minor is for the student who wishes to learn more about the fascinating history and diverse cultures of Latin America and the experiences of Latino/as in the United States. The minor complements most majors and professional programs, making a variety of career opportunities available.
Minors can participate in a number of study abroad programs. Visit gvsu.edu/pic for more details.
Undergraduate students in this program study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.Format:
Students study a variety of subjects, including:
The program can benefit a variety of careers, including:
“The Latin American studies minor blended with my interests and the courses covered a variety of topics. The minor worked well with my study abroad program and I feel it really contributed to my understanding of the history and cultures of Latin America and Latinos in the United States.”