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.

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. 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

What our students say

“This department and its professors contextualize students’ previous experiences and different academic interests to create a unique and dynamic atmosphere in which we can study a geographic area that unites us. The opportunity to combine only my academic interests with extracurricular studies has greatly shaped my outlook on the world and my plans for the future.”
– Jack Markowitz ’22

Meet the faculty

Eunice Rojas

Herman N. Hipp Professor of Spanish Chair, Latin American and Latinx Studies Minor

Angélica Lozano-Alonso

Professor of Spanish; Spanish Language Coordinator

Santiago Quintero

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Erik Ching

Interim Associate Provost for Engaged Learning; Walter Kenneth Mattison Professor of History; Director of Undergraduate Research

Cleveland Fraser

Professor, Politics and International Affairs; Coordinator, APEC

John Barrington

Professor, History
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