Latin American Studies
You should minor in Latin American studies if:
- You are — or want to be — fluent in Spanish.
- You want to learn about Latin American history, culture, and current affairs.
Latin American studies is an interdisciplinary minor with courses in anthropology, economics, literature, geography, history, political science, and sociology. This minor will teach you about these fields with context focused on Latin American history, culture, and current affairs.
This minor will give you a deeper understanding of other cultures, as well as prepare you for Spanish-speaking work environments or advanced academic work on Latin America.
Latin American Studies at UL Lafayette
What's Latin American Studies Like?
Lab & studio work
Research & theory
Group work & collaboration
Reading & writing
Life in the Latin American Studies Minor
Add to Your Community
There are many opportunities to share your knowledge of Spanish with the University and the Lafayette community. The Spanish and Latin American Network (SALA) offers real-world experiences and research opportunities to students through community partnerships.
Language Resource Center
The Language Resource Center offers a computer lab equipped with language resource programs and software, plus study spaces for language students.more about the Language Resource Center
Connect with students in organizations like El Club de Español de UL Lafayette. Improve your Spanish with conversation hours and explore Hispanic cultures with local music festivals, dance lessons, art exhibits, museum tours, and volunteer work in the community. You can also join the Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.See all student organizations
Study Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country and gain an unparalleled learning experience. Spend your summer, semester, or an entire academic year at one of our partner institutions in Spain or Mexico.Learn more about study abroad