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Global and Cultural Studies: Latin American/Latinx Studies

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Global and Cultural Studies: Latin American/Latinx Studies

Latin American and Latino Studies explores communities in Latin America and the United States: their identities, their struggles, their aspirations. As a Latin American/Latinx Studies major at Linfield, you will take an interdisciplinary look at how history, the environment, the arts, and politics have shaped these peoples. Expand your intercultural sensitivity by studying abroad in Ecuador or Chile, and apply your language skills and experience to careers in health, government, international relations and law.

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As a Latin American/Latinx studies major at Linfield

you might take:

Topics in Hispanic Civilization

Learn about culture and cultural changes that have created contemporary Spanish-speaking societies. (GLSP 360)

Cross-cultural & Linguistic Skills For Study Abroad

Develop the practical linguistic and cultural skills necessary for cross-cultural interactions before you study abroad. (GLSP 280)

Latin American Cultures Through Film

Screen films to study cultural identity, focusing on marginal groups in Latin American societies. (GLSP 362)

Studying Latin American/Latinx studies at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively in the target language of study on a variety of topics related to interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes, both in academic and professional contexts and in a culturally appropriate fashion


    Critically analyze through cultural products such as film, literature and other media, cultural practices and historical contexts that have shaped the target culture

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  • Develop an understanding of and respect for diverse values and perspectives as portrayed in the communities of the target culture


    Engage in civic learning to gain insights into global and local citizenry

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  • Reflect upon personal experiences in the target culture to transfer learning to new, complex situations.


    Develop a broad interdisciplinary approach and generate informed perspectives, insights, and/or appreciations to various cultural products, such as films, literature, and media from the target culture

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  • Engage societal issues in the context of the complex interdependent global systems and legacies and their implications for people’s lives and the earth’s sustainability

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  • Gain the critical insights into how global processes affect communities differently and how power is unequally distributed
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Intern in all areas of Global Cultural Studies

Linfield's College of Arts and Sciences internship program is one of the oldest and most successful in the Pacific Northwest. Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Some companies where global cultural studies majors at Linfield have found internship placements include:
  • Museo de las Americas, Denver

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Have questions about studying at Linfield's College of Arts and Sciences? Reach out! We'd love to connect with you.
David V. Fiordalis
Masayuki Itomitsu
Associate Professor of Japanese
Walker
503-883-2475
mitomit@linfield.edu