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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 Latinx 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)

Latin American/Latinx studies at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • 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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    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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  • 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 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

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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Marie Noussi
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Walker Hall