Latin American Studies Program
The mission of the Latin American Studies Program at Pacific is to create an academic environment that engages faculty and students in the interdisciplinary study of Latin America and Latino(a) culture, via invited lectures, films, workshops, round tables and other cultural events as well as the minor in Latin American Studies. Stockton has an important Hispanic presence in the California Central Valley and we should engage with the community to help shape and understand their role as the leading demographic group in the present century.
Journalist Maria Hinojosa will speak on 3/08/16
Award-winning investigative journalist Maria Hinojosa will be speaking on "Latinos and Immigration from the Women's Perspective." Hinojosa is an award-winning trailblazer in news and investigative journalism with more than 25 years reporting on critical issues and focusing on the changing cultural and political landscape in America and abroad. Learn more>>
- Minor in Latin American/U.S. Latino Studies
- Scholarships for Intensive Summer Language Immersion in Guatemala
- Enhanced leadership and career opportunities
- Spanish tutoring & Conversation Tables
- Latin American Films
- Field trips
MINOR IN LATIN AMERICAN / U.S. LATINO STUDIES
The interdisciplinary minor in Latin American and US Latino studies is designed to provide students with linguistic and cultural competencies that will deepen their intellectual experience while providing a competitive edge in any profession.
A faculty adviser will help each student plan an individualized course of studies within the framework of the minor. Students choose a focus (a concentration in Latin America or U.S. Latino Studies or a combination of the two) in accordance with their academic interests and professional goals. Students who enter the program without a high intermediate level of Spanish may need to complete foundational language courses prior to enrolling in some required courses.
Who can benefit from a minor in Latin American / U.S. Latino Studies?
Students majoring in Business, Economics, Pre-Law, Natural Sciences, Art or Theater. Future healthcare workers, Speech and Language Pathologists, Educators, Psychologists, Social Services and Law Enforcement Professionals. Anyone who is interested. Anyone who is looking for a way to enhance their resume.