Loyola University Chicago

Latin American & Latino Studies Program

Latin American & Latino Studies Program

Welcome to our Interdisciplinary Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program! Our Minor Program offers an array of courses across disciplines dedicated to the study of the region of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Latina/o experience in the United States. With just six courses, students can enhance and deepen their undergraduate education at Loyola with a Hispanic / Latin@ American twist. Thank you for considering our Interdisciplinary Minor in Latin American and Latina/o Studies. Contact me:hgarci1@luc.edu 

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Our Mission‌

With the Jesuit holistic approach to learning as its foundation, students in Loyola University Chicago's interdisciplinary Latin American and Latin@ Studies Program (LALSP) examine Latin American heritage, history, institutions, ideas, languages, literatures and customs through the lens of an intellectual, moral, and ethical framework.

Students gain appreciation for the cultural diversity of Latin America by studying several disciplines such as anthropology, communication, fine arts, history, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, political science, and theology. Students also develop knowledge about key Latin American issues, including social injustice, mestizaje, neocolonialism, political oppression, grassroots movements, popular culture, and resistance.

Latin Americans and Latinos influence culture, education, politics, media, and the work force in the U.S. and around the world. Therefore, an understanding of Latin America is beneficial for professionals in business, communication, education, government service, journalism, law, medicine, pastoral studies, social work, and the arts.