Latin American & Latino/a Studies Minor
The Latin American and Latino/a studies minor allows students to approach the study of Latin America and Latinos/as in the United States from an interdisciplinary perspective.
The minor in Latin American and Latino/a studies requires SPAN 301 or its equivalent and a minimum of 21 units.
Careers & Internships
Training in Latin American and Latino/Studies is an excellent preparation for various careers in the general field of education. Others find employment with businesses such as export/import companies, international banks and investment companies, international hotel chains, tour and travel companies, and the international media. Various government and private organizations, such as the State Department, Department of Defense, Department of Immigration, the Washington Office of Latin America and Americas Watch, seek individuals trained in Latin American and Latino/a Studies. Employment opportunities also exist for translators and researchers, and in many other areas.
For more information, please take a look at the Towson University Career Center.
Latin American and Latino/a Studies students should plan early how they intend to fulfill their capstone requirement. Options include Study Abroad in Latin America, Model Organization of American States (LAST 385), Directed Readings, Honors Thesis, and Internship.
Students may attend any Latin American study abroad program approved by the Towson University Study Abroad & Away Office. Students studying abroad earn credits toward fulfilling the Towson University Latin American and Latino/a Studies program requirements only by completing courses in Latin American and Latino/a Studies-related disciplines (for Spanish grammar, composition and conversation courses, only Spanish 301, Spanish 302, Spanish 331 or their equivalents may be counted), and are subject to the approval of the Latin American and Latino/a Studies director. Credits earned abroad may not be counted more than once toward fulfilling any Latin American and Latino/a Studies program requirement.
Travel-study courses to Latin America may also count toward the Study Abroad Option of the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Capstone experience requirement, subject to the approval of the Latin American and Latino/a Studies director.
For more information, please contact Towson's Study Abroad & Away Office, 410-704-2451.
Internships may be taken with any department participating in the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program. All internships must be concerned with Latin America or Latinos/as in the United States, and are subject to the approval of the director of Latin American and Latino/a Studies.
"I had the opportunity to serve the Latino community in Baltimore this summer through a LAST 497 Internship with the Education-Based Latino Outreach. Working with EBLO allowed me to experience both the inner workings as well as the outreach aspects of a non-profit organization. I especially loved volunteering at the annual LatinoFest cultural celebration, and interacting with Latino/a youth through EBLO's Mi Segunda Casa Summer Program! If you aren't able to participate in a study abroad program, an internship is a great way to complete your Capstone Experience and discover more about the Latino community in the U.S."
View minor requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Why Choose a Minor?
Broaden Your Educational Experience
A minor course of study allows you to complement your major with a broader body of knowledge. You can pursue your personal passion and academic interests while still fulfilling the requirements of your major discipline. Enhance your resume and transcript and make yourself a more marketable job candidate by building your knowledge base and broadening your educational experience.