The Latin American Studies (LAST) minor enables students to acquire an in-depth, interdisciplinary understanding of the culture, economics, environment, history, literature, and politics of Latin America. It also provides students with the opportunity to study the experiences of the Latinx community living in the United States.

Faculty and courses from Environmental Studies, History, International Studies, Modern Languages, Political Science, Sociology, Theology & Religious Studies, and Women & Gender Studies contribute to the LAS program. The increasing integration of the Americas, along with the growing importance of Latin American immigrants and their descendants in the United States, heightens the need for well-informed leaders who have a comprehensive understanding of Latin America and its relationship with the United States.

Designed to complement a major field of study, the minor in Latin American Studies helps to prepare students for employment in a variety of professional and non-profit fields and for graduate studies in a number of disciplines.

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Michael Ninen

Michael graduated with a minor in Latin American Studies and majors in International studies and Spanish. He was awarded the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Mexico. Michael hopes to incorporate a culturally responsive pedagogy in the classroom to establish a common ground learning environment that serves all types of students. Upon returning to the United States, he would like to aim for a career with the foreign service as a public diplomacy officer.

Michael Ninen, '20 | LAST Minor

In order to earn a minor in Latin American Studies, students must complete 30 credits of approved courses, with a minor/program grade point average of 2.00. No more than 15 credits from any one discipline may be applied to the minor. At least 15 credits must be from upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses. At least 15 credits must be taken at Seattle University.

In addition to these 30 credits, the minor in Latin American Studies requires completion of first-year college-level language study or its equivalent in Spanish or Portuguese.

Courses selected for the minor in Latin American Studies may include those which fulfill university core or elective requirements and those taken to fulfill a major.

Learning Outcomes

The Latin American Studies minor enables students to acquire an in-depth, interdisciplinary understanding of the culture, economics, history, literature, and politics of the region. It also provides students with the opportunity to study the experiences of Latin American immigrants and their descendants living in the United States. Designed to complement a major field of study, the minor in Latin American Studies helps to prepare students for employment in a variety of professional and non-profit fields and for graduate studies in a number of disciplines.

 

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Serena Cosgrove, PhD
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206.296.2836
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Reine Mages
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206.296.2487
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