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.
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
- International Businessperson
See job placement rates for Calvin grads.
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.
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Interested in teaching? You can gain certification in Latin American Studies as a:
Calvin's teacher education program also contains education-specific course requirements that you must complete prior to certification. See course requirements for:
Professor Robert Keeley talks about the education program.