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About Latin American Studies 

The Latin American Studies program at UW-Eau Claire has come to distinguish itself as a unique program for its focus on international immersion experiences and its expectation of a high level of language proficiency from its students.  In addition to these distinctive features, the LAS curriculum is interdisciplinary and multicultural and offers transformative learning experiences that push students to critically examine the spaces between the local and the global.

The Latin American Studies Program offers four majors and a minor:

Comprehensive majors (60 credits; do not require a minor)
Latin American Studies - Liberal Arts
Latin American Studies -Teaching*
*Leads to licensure to teach Spanish in grades K-12

Standard majors (36 credits; require a minor)
Latin American Studies - Liberal Arts (Language Emphasis)
Latin American Studies - Liberal Arts (Culture, Language and Society Emphasis)

Latin American Studies - Liberal Arts

Did you know?

Students seeking a major or minor in LAS also cover most of their General Education requirements through the LAS core curriculum.

Starting salaries for students graduating with proficiency in one or more foreign languages are at least 20 percent higher than for students who speak English only!

Study abroad, internships and volunteering

LAS students (majors and minors) must spend a minimum of six weeks of language immersion either abroad in an approved program in Latin America or participate in an approved alternative intercultural experience.

Research with faculty

Our faculty offer top notch advising and include students in a variety of research opportunities. For example, students may engage in Faculty/Student Research Collaborations, international or domestic internships, Diversity Mentoring projects, the International Fellows Program and student designed independent studies.