Professor Martin Camps conducts a class sessionLos Danzantes de Pacifica perform a traditional danceA Latino Graduation banner reads, "Si Se Pudo," which means "Yes We Can"
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Latin American Studies Program
Wendell Phillips Center 151
Martin Camps, Ph.D.
Program Director
College of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Latin American Studies Program

The Latin American Studies Program is open to students in every major and discipline. Choose the focus and activities that match your needs and interests. Want to improve your resumé? Our minor in Latin American and U.S. Latino Studies provides cultural and linguistic proficiency that will give you a competitive edge in your profession.  Need to improve your language skills? We offer tutoring and conversation exchanges.  Want to travel? Take advantage of our intensive summer immersion program in Antigua, Guatemala.

Time to have some fun? Join us for Latin American films and music. Looking for community? Hang out with us in Raymond Lodge. Join our field trips to the Teatro Campesino or San Francisco's Precita Eyes Mural Project.   Meet famous writers, artists, filmmakers, activists, musicians and academics from the U.S. and Latin American. Past guests of our program have included Dolores Huerta, Javier Sicilia, Rigoberta Menchu, Cristina Rivera-Garza, Matt de la Peña, Jaime Escalante, Tim Hernández, Charles C. Mann, and Cruz Reynoso.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTSStudents pose in front of a mural in the San Francisco Mission district

  • 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


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.

Enhanced Career Opportunities
The minor in Latin American / U.S. Latino Studies provides graduates the high level of cultural and linguistic competency sought after by employers in all fields. Gain the competitive advantage by adding the minor to your degree.