Latin American and Latino/a Studies Minor

West Chester University

Welcome! ¡Bienvenid@s! ¡Bem-vindos(as)!

This website offers you information about the WCU Minor in Latin American and Latino/a Studies (LALS), as well as how and where to stay informed about upcoming LALS events on campus, and in the region, annual scholarships and travel grants, LALS faculty bios, special course offerings, and much more!

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Application for the Minor

In order to apply for the minor in Latin American and Latino/a Studies, please download this form, complete it, and get the signatures of your major advisor, chairperson, and the LALS minor advisor:

Mission Statement

The Latin American and Latino/a Studies program offers an interdisciplinary minor involving the departments of Anthropology, Applied Music, Geography, History, Languages and Cultures, Political Science, Sociology, and Social Work, across three colleges. The minor provides students with foundations across at least three disciplines in the studies of the peoples of the region of Latin America and/or of those of Latin American ("Latino/a" or "Hispanic") heritage in the United States.