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A World Beyond Our Borders

Latin American Studies Minor

There is a world of benefits to studying other cultures, including positive attitudes toward your environment and increased job opportunities. At Salisbury University, we believe it’s important for students to view the world from multiple perspectives. The Fulton School offers five exciting area studies minors to help prepare our students for life, work and citizenship in the global 21st century, including a Latin American studies minor.

New for Summer 2023

IDIS 279 Introduction To Essential Social Issues: Latinx Studies

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Why Choose a Latin American Studies Minor at Salisbury University?

What can you do with a Latin American studies degree? At SU, we educate students in understanding the world outside the United States so that they can better serve as informed citizens in a democratic society and also as professionals in careers spanning national boundaries. For students interested in pursuing careers that stretch beyond our borders, SU also offers an international studies major.

One of the most exciting aspects of the minor is its study abroad component:

  • When minors do a semester abroad program with our institutional partners, students have the ability to complete the minor, in most cases, with one semester at SU and one semester abroad. This makes it easy for you to choose a minor and experience a full semester abroad, no matter what your major is.
  • Students who choose to spend a semester studying abroad at the foreign partner institution take SU courses, earn an SU-applicable GPA and pay SU prices.
  • Students who spend a semester studying at an SU foreign partner institution may earn up to four courses/16 credits because these courses are considered SU courses, not transfer courses. They are simply delivered off campus by faculty of a foreign partner institution.

Learn More About Our Latin American Studies Program

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Co-Directors of the minor in Latin American Studies, Dr. Christine Vassallo-Oby (Sociology and History) and Dr. Ricardo Vazquez-Diaz (Modern Languages), are available to help answer questions about how the minor can fit in your schedule of classes or how this minor may increase your employment opportunities upon graduation. Advisement is also available by request.

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