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Minor in Latin American & LatinX Studies

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?

Your Furman career will offer rich experiences both in and out of the classroom for a broad variety of study areas. Our focus on engaged learning leverages Furman’s strong undergraduate research, internship and study away opportunities. Visit our campus or request information to learn more.

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
  • Researcher
  • Lawyer
  • Educator
  • Museum conservator
  • Nonprofit director
  • Political or community organizer

Latin American and LatinX studies courses: What will you study

Latin America in the Modern World

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Issues in Latin America

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51%
¬ population growth of the entire U.S. accounted for by Hispanics in the last decade, according to NPR
No. 6
rank of Furman among National Liberal Arts Colleges in the Southeast, according to U.S. News and World Report
32
Furman study away programs

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Meet the faculty

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  • Eunice Rojas
    Title:

    Associate Professor, Modern Languages & Literatures; Chair, Latin American Studies Minor

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    Eunice Rojas
    Title:

    Associate Professor, Modern Languages & Literatures; Chair, Latin American Studies Minor

    Phone Number: 8642942203

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  • Angélica Lozano-Alonso
    Title:

    Faculty Director of the Office for Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Professor of Spanish, Spanish Language Coordinator

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    Angélica Lozano-Alonso
    Title:

    Faculty Director of the Office for Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Professor of Spanish, Spanish Language Coordinator

    Phone Number: 8642942965

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  • Santiago Quintero
    Title:

    Assistant Professor of Spanish

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    Santiago Quintero
    Title:

    Assistant Professor of Spanish

    Phone Number: 8642942208

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  • Erik Ching
    Title:

    Walter Kenneth Mattison Professor, History; Director, Undergraduate Research

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    Erik Ching
    Title:

    Walter Kenneth Mattison Professor, History; Director, Undergraduate Research

    Phone Number: 8642942119

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  • Cleveland Fraser
    Title:

    Professor, Politics and International Affairs; Coordinator, APEC

    Cleveland Fraser

    Cleveland Fraser
    Title:

    Professor, Politics and International Affairs; Coordinator, APEC

    Phone Number: 8642943185

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  • John Barrington
    Title:

    Professor, History

    John Barrington

    John Barrington
    Title:

    Professor, History

    Phone Number: 8642942022

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  • FAQ

    How do I declare a minor?

    Like declaring a major, students meet with the minor chair to work out the details.

    How many minors can I declare?

    There is no limit to the number of minors a student can declare.

    Why should I take on a minor?

    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.

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