WELCOME TO LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
Latin American Studies minor at MTSU is an undergraduate interdisciplinary
program that introduces the student to the cultural diversity
and richness of Latin America and its people. Due to the increasing
presence and importance of Latinos in the United States, a minor
in Latin American Studies enhances one's career opportunities
and effectiveness in such fields as business, government, health
care, journalism, law, and social work.
main objectives of the Latin American Studies program are to
a field of concentration and a program (open to students in
any concentration) for those who wish to structure their studies
of Latin America.
an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the areas of
Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean,
as well as the experiences of Latinos in the United States.
Students with widely ranging interests are welcome.
an overview of Latin American art, cultures, history, geography,
economic, political status and languages.
an opportunity to examine the multidimensional, multicultural
experiences of Latin Americans in US.
an opportunity to address contemporary issues to generate
solutions for the enhancement of life in a culturally diverse
an enhanced understanding of the historical, social, and cultural
contributions of Latino people in US.
an understanding of the blending of Latin America heritage
with American culture.
a multidisciplinary program that allows students to understand
Latin America from different perspectives.
the minor in Latin American Studies currently requires 6 hours
of Spanish or equivalent language study, students are encouraged
to take more Spanish courses in order to develop basic conversational
fluency. In addition, study abroad is strongly encouraged because
it provides the student with total cultural immersion.
The curriculum content is developed and evaluated on an ongoing
basis by a multidisciplinary faculty from the University and
is designed to complement the University’s general studies