Latin American Development Studies (Minor)
18 Credits | Main Campus
Explore historical and contemporary issues and the various strategies and policies employed to promote development, sustainability, and social equity.
The Latin American Development Studies minor is an academic program that focuses on the economic, social, cultural, and political aspects of development in Latin America. This interdisciplinary field of study explores the historical and contemporary issues facing the region and the various strategies and policies employed to promote development, sustainability, and social equity.
This minor can be a valuable addition to various majors, such as Global Affairs, Sociology, Economics, Education, Humanities, or Environmental Studies, as it provides a well-rounded understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the region. It equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to engage in development work, policymaking, advocacy, and research for developing nations. This interdisciplinary approach is valuable for addressing the complex issues surrounding inclusive governance, social justice, and sustainability in the Latin American context.
The Latin American Studies concentration is also available in the Global Affairs major program offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.
What You’ll Learn
Economic, social, cultural, and political aspects of development in Latin America.
- International Relations
- Development Consultancy
- Human Rights Advocacy
- Social Science Research
- Environmental Policy Analysis
- NGOs Program Coordination
- Community Organizations
- Students with a minor in LADS can use their knowledge in Latin America to apply to graduate school.