Broaden your career possibilities and perspectives with the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Latin American and Latinx studies minor.
Given the increasing Latino/Hispanic population in the United States, the global nature of the economy and the emerging markets of Latin America, an understanding of Latin America is a valuable asset in nearly any field. From business to finance to healthcare administration, nursing, social work and education, our graduates are using the knowledge, skills and cultural competencies gained to better the world around them.
An exciting and key component of this program is that all Latin American and Latinx studies minors are required to participate in an international immersion experience. Over the course of three weeks, you'll take what you've learned and put it into practice, all while immersing yourself in a new culture.
Fascinating curriculum. A wide range of elective courses allows you to find your niche and specialize in topics that interest you. Explore classes that focus on history, art, the environment, politics, geography, religion or math. Taught by expert faculty, our courses involve unique, experiential learning opportunities that will enhance your Spanish language proficiency.
Cultural immersion experiences. One of the best ways you can better understand Latin American culture, history, geography and society is to see it for yourself. A three-week minimum immersion experience is required for all minors. Popular destinations for UWEC students include both Spanish- and English-speaking countries such as Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Belize, Cuba, Peru and Jamaica.
- Introduction to Latin American Studies
- Introduction to U.S. Latino History and Culture
- Intermediate Spanish I and II
- Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
- Social Foundations: Human Relations
- International Environmental Problems and Policy
- Music and Dance of Latin America
- Economic Development of Latin America
Learn more about the Latin American and Latinx studies minor in the UWEC catalog.
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