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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, multicultural, and offers a variety of transformative learning experiences.
Our LAS program offers four distinct majors and one minor, and as of the 2017-18 academic year it will also be offering a 12-credit certificate, so there is definitely a plan here to fit your particular goals. Become a more culturally competent citizen through the study of Latin American culture and language.
Dr. Gerardo Licón is an assistant professor of Latin American Studies. He teaches a class on Latin American music and dancing that involves not just sitting at a desk, but getting up, listening to the music and learning some dance steps. In this video, Dr. Licón discusses how learning about Latin American music and dancing also teaches students about the geography, culture, politics and history of the countries from which the music originates.More than just song and dance
LAS graduate survey, '16I'm so grateful for my study abroad experience and the relationships I built with my host family. I gained invaluable cultural knowledge and built the confidence to speak Spanish.
A 60-credit comprehensive major, like the two offered in LAS, do not require that students also have a second academic plan. A second plan could be another distinct major, a minor, or a certificate. There is also the opportunity for students to create their own topical minor, with the help of their academic advisor.
If you are interested any of the above, or changing from your current major, please see your academic advisor or contact the LAS program director at LAS@uwec.edu.
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