By pursuing a broad yet in-depth course of study, Latin American Studies majors are well equipped to enter many fields and occupations as educators in the United States or Latin America; as business people sensitized to Latin American history and culture; or as journalists, government employees, lawyers, and doctors and other medical professionals, whose contact with Latin America or Latin Americans in the United States or elsewhere is important.
Latin American Studies students develop language proficiency in Spanish and can choose from a broad range of courses in American Indian studies, anthropology, art history, economics, history, geography, languages other than Spanish, linguistics, math, political science, and religious studies.
The major is well-suited for:
1. Students who wish to pursue careers which require residence in or knowledge of Latin America (e.g., business, journalism, government, NGOs, travel industry);
2. Those who plan to teach Spanish and/or social sciences in the secondary schools; and
3. Students who wish to pursue graduate work in Latin American related areas of study where specialization would be helpful (e.g., Hispanic literatures, political science, economics, history).
For more information about UW-Eau Claire's programs in Latin American Studies, contact:
Associate Professor of Spanish
Director, Latin American Studies Program
Centennial 4702 (Languages Personal Office)
Hibbard 352 (Latin American Studies Personal Office)
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701 (USA)
Phone: 715-836-2390 (personal office)
Phone: 715-836-4287 (Languages Main office)
Phone: 715-836-3212 (Latin American Studies Main Office)