Value Latin American Culture
Latin American Studies examines cultures, economies, social and political systems, history, and more across the hemisphere. You’ll have opportunities to study abroad and participate in service learning with Latin American communities in Ohio. Completion of language courses in Spanish, Portuguese, or French are also required.
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Curriculum and Courses
The interdisciplinary nature of LAS allows students to take courses in a variety of disciplines. Study abroad, independent study, and service learning credits may be combined with traditional coursework in completion of the LAS major. LAS majors are required to complete language courses in Spanish, Portuguese, or French.
- LAS 208 Introduction to Latin America
- LAS 260 Latin America in the United States
- LAS 315 Latin American Diaspora
- LAS 332 Latin American Popular Culture
- LAS 385 Race, Science, and Disease in the Americas
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A major in Latin American Studies prepares you for many different fields and careers as well as top graduate programs throughout the U.S. Recent graduates include Peace Corps volunteers and teachers in "Teach For America"; others have pursued careers in business, journalism, diplomacy, foreign affairs, teaching, and academia.
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Through study abroad in Peru and grassroots consulting in Panama, Alyssa developed a passion for international development. She now works in Nicaragua for a community empowerment organization run by a Miami alumnus.
Alyssa Hopun ’13
Latin American Studies, Spanish, International Studies
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