Do you want to live and work in Latin America? Or simply live and work with Latino people in North America? The Latin American studies minor will prepare you by offering a chance to discover truths about the history, culture, language, and contemporary realities of Latin America.

Overview

The interdisciplinary Latin American studies minor features classes in history, economics, geography, political science and sociology. As a LAS student, you'll also participate in at least one off-campus program. The minor pairs well with a variety of majors, including international development, Spanish and political science.

Careers in Latin American Studies

  • Social Worker
  • Historian
  • International Businessperson
  • Teacher

See job placement rates for Calvin grads.

Student involvement

Study in Honduras or Mexico; help plan the student-led Faith and International Development Conference; intern with the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee; participate in Rangeela; apply for the Grassroots Living-Learning Community or the on-campus Spanish House.

Scholarships

New students are automatically considered for general academic scholarships ranging from $1,000-15,000 based on a careful review of their application materials.

For a complete listing of departmental scholarships available to first-year students, use the Scholarship Search ».

Faculty

Marilyn Bierling

Marilyn Bierling
Professor of Spanish
Director, Advanced Semester in Peru 2013
Department of Spanish
HH 403
mbierlin@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8540

Roland Hoksbergen

Roland Hoksbergen
Professor; director of International Development Studies program
Department of Economics
NH 164
hoksro@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6369

Scott Lamanna

Scott Lamanna
Assistant Professor
Director, Interim Program in Mexico
Department of Spanish
HH 412
sgl8@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6355

Henry Luttikhuizen

Henry Luttikhuizen
Professor of Art History
Department of Art and Art History
SC 105B
lutt@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6327

Daniel Miller

Daniel Miller
Professor
Department of History
HH 474
mill@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6196

Edward Miller

Edward Miller
Professor
Department of Spanish
HH 404
emiller@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6359

Dwight TenHuisen

Dwight TenHuisen
Associate Professor
Director, Core Semester in Spain 2013 & Advanced Semester in Spain 2014
Department of Spanish
HH 408
dtenhuis@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6638

Evert Van Der Heide

Evert Van Der Heide
Professor
Department of Economics
NH 182
evheide@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6099

Kurt Ver Beek

Kurt Ver Beek
Professor
Director of Calvin's Honduras Program
Department of Sociology
c/o Sociology Dept
kverbeek@calvin.edu

Pablo Villalta

Pablo Villalta
Assistant Professor
Department of Spanish
HH 409
pvillalt@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7717

Dianne Zandstra

Dianne Zandstra
Professor
Department of Spanish
HH 307
zand@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6353

Talk to us

Dwight TenHuisen Dwight TenHuisen
Program Director
Director, Core Semester in Spain 2013 & Advanced Semester in Spain 2014
Department of Spanish
HH 408
dtenhuis@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6638

Admissions

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