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Latin American Studies Minor

The Latin American Studies Minor is a multidisciplinary program that brings together courses focusing on the history, literature, culture, geography, political economy, and social organization of Latin America.

This minor is designed to increase awareness and understanding of Latin American peoples, environments, and cultures. Its purpose is to combine an area focus with the liberal studies requirements of the IUP curriculum. The minor helps IUP students to enrich their understanding of world cultures and of the complexity of cultural diversity in a changing world. In addition, one goal is to expand student awareness of the contributions people of this region have made to the United States and internationally. A Latin American Studies minor is thus valuable in an increasingly diverse society, especially since people of Hispanic descent represent the largest minority population in the United States.

Students must complete 18 credits to earn a minor in Latin American Studies. In keeping with the multidisciplinary approach of the program, students are encouraged to take courses from departments throughout the university. Students can count no more than nine credits from the same department (or six credits within their major) toward the minor.

Please consult the Undergraduate Catalog for more information.

  • Latin American Studies
  • Keith Annex, Room 109
    390 Pratt Hall
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2683
  • Fax: 724-357-3810
  • Office Hours
  • Call for an appointment:
  • 724-357-2683
  • Or e-mail
  • Or call Political Science Dept. at 357-2290 to ask for Dr. Wheeler's office hours