Latin American & Latina/o Studies at Providence College

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Latin American & Latina/o Studies at Providence College

In the United States alone, there are 50 million human reasons to be interested in Latin America. From neighboring Mexico to the bottommost regions of Chile and Argentina, as well as the Iberian Peninsula, Latin Americans represent the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. By 2050, one-third of the country’s citizens will be of Latin American descent.

The Latin American and Latina/o Studies minor at Providence College offers you an opportunity to select courses from a range of academic disciplines — global studies, history, political science, sociology, and more — to better understand a dynamic and complex region of the world whose cultural influences extend globally.​


Rev. David T. Orique, O.P., Ph.D.
Program Director/Assistant Professor of History
Ruane 113
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



Minor in LALS

By minoring in LALS, you can complement a major by studying the languages, cultures, peoples, and nations of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Atlantic World. In addition, our program explores U.S. Latina/o communities in the United States, which gives you an understanding about how our domestic reality is related to and distinct from its international origins. Because the LALS Program is interdisciplinary in its course offerings, students can tailor their studies in the minor to meet their individual interests and needs.

Through this program, students can plan and implement a concentration that best serves their postgraduate goals — whether these include a career in business, government, education, foreign service, foreign languages, or postgraduate studies.

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LALS faculty members are experts on current issues and historical events. While their classroom teaching is something to behold, their scholarship extends far beyond campus boundaries. They are global practitioners, published authors, and featured speakers.