What is a latin american and latinx studies minor?
Latinos make up one of the fastest-growing demographics in the U.S., and Latin America continues to grow in importance in the global community. A Latin American and LatinX studies minor combines courses from several academic disciplines into a secondary program of study meant to complement a student’s major, enhancing the major interest with knowledge and perspective of those histories and cultures.
Why pursue Latin American and LatinX studies at Furman?
As a private liberal arts and sciences university, Furman provides an exceptional environment for multidisciplinary studies, allowing students to find connections between multiple areas of interest. The Latin American and LatinX studies minor includes course options from several different academic disciplines. Small class sizes help provide one-on-one access to faculty who are among the best in their fields. Students work directly with advisors on advanced research opportunities, taking advantage of state-of-the-art resources and facilities.
How will you learn?
What can you do with a Latin American and LatinX Studies minor?
With the growing influence of Latin America and Latinos in the U.S., students with a background in Latin American and LatinX studies bring a valuable set of skills and perspectives into nearly any future endeavor, from graduate studies to the job market.
A graduate may find success as a:
- Market researcher
- Diversity trainer
- Museum conservator
- Nonprofit director
- Political or community organizer
Featured Latin American and LatinX studies courses
Sample courses include:
51%¬ population growth of the entire U.S. accounted for by Hispanics in the last decade, according to NPR
No. 6rank of Furman among National Liberal Arts Colleges in the Southeast, according to U.S. News and World Report
32Furman study away programs
Meet the faculty
Like declaring a major, students meet with the minor chair to work out the details.
There is no limit to the number of minors a student can declare.
A minor program can be an excellent way to explore further interests, gain additional skills to attract future employers, and discover connections between different subjects you’re passionate about. Many students find that taking on a minor makes for a more well-rounded and complete educational experience.