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EIU Latin American Studies

¡Bienvenidos a la página de los Estudios Latinoamericanos en EIU! Explore a vibrant, interdisciplinary, and exciting Minor! 



Combine your Major with a Minor in Latin American and Latinx Studies and boost your résumé. A Latin American and Latinx Studies Minor complements majors in a number of fields and makes you attractive for employers in a global economy.


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Are you planning to enter government service, journalism, international business, or work in the environmental sciences?

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Are you planning to pursue an advanced degree in international business or law?

Are you planning to go to graduate school in the humanities or social sciences?

A minor in LAS provides students with an interdisciplinary grounding in the culture, history, and politics of Latin America and communities in the U.S. with Latin American roots.



Latin American Studies and Latinx Studies...

Focuses on the diverse regions, societies, and cultures of Latin America and communities in the U.S. OF Latin American heritage.

Attracts scholars from a wide range of disciplines, such as history, language, literature, communication studies, geography, sociology, film studies, political science, business, and many other areas of interest

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Represents an interdisciplinary approach.

Offers many courses that fulfill general education requirements or double-count towards additional Majors and Minors.


Follow your passion. Whether your interest stems from a desire to learn about your cultural heritage or your enthusiastic curiosity about a land you love, you will find Latin American and Latinx Studies rewarding.

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