Top 10 Reasons to minor in LACLS

  1. Learn more about 34 countries, home to some 550 million people.
  2. Study abroad through programs in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, and others that Gettysburg students have called "amazing" [study abroad is not required for the LACLS minor].
  3. Discover the cultures of a region with increasing global significance.
  4. Enjoy an interdisciplinary program-you can learn about Latin Americans and U.S. Latinos by taking courses in Anthropology, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Spanish, Sociology, and more!
  5. Acquire useful skills by getting together with others interested in Latin America- for example, you can learn to cook new foods, dance salsa, and watch a fĂștbol (soccer) match broadcast in Spanish!
  6. Get better acquainted with Latinos in Gettysburg, members of a growing segment of the U.S. population.
  7. Learn from guest experts: filmmakers, scholars, writers, and musicians.
  8. Impress potential employers and graduate schools with your diverse interests and broad training.
  9. Change your perspective on the world.
  10. You may already be near the finish line! Because LACLS draws on courses from a number of departments and programs, students often find they have nearly completed the minor.

Please see the LACLS Coordinator to discuss the Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies minor.