Latin American Studies Major


Students who major in Latin American studies forge new and critical questions about Latin American and hemispheric identity, diversity, borders, sustainability, and social justice. Environmental crises, such as the continued extraction of petroleum from the Amazon rainforest, and recent events, like the normalization of relations with Cuba, have widespread implications. Understanding this area and its cultures will open the door to a better understanding of the U.S. Latino population, of U.S.-Latin American relations and of the history of this dynamic region.

Follow your interests.

A Marquette Latin American studies student can choose 12 of their courses from a list of electives, including development economics, global aid and humanitarianism, Hispanic film and society, human security and immigrants and their communities while developing a strong overall understanding of the region.

Live it.

Put your skills to use through our study abroad programs, service trips to Central and South America and service learning opportunities in Milwaukee’s Latino communities. The Latin American studies major has built-in electives to allow for flexibility in choosing when to study abroad.

Some of the classes you'll take:

  • Survey of Latin America
  • Immigrants and Their Communities
  • Latin American Politics
  • People and Cultures of the Hispanic World
  • Latin American Philosophy
  • Development Economics
  • Contemporary Issues in the Hispanic World
  • Global Aid and Humanitarianism

For a complete listing of required courses for the program in Latin American studies, please visit the Marquette University Online Bulletin at this link.