The Latin American and Latino Studies Minor enables students to acquire an in-depth,interdisciplinary understanding of the culture, economics, history, literature, and politics of the region. It also provides students with the opportunity to study the experiences of Latin American immigrants and their descendants living in the United States. Designed to complement a major field of study, the minor in Latin American/Latino(a) Studies helps to prepare students for employment in a variety of professional and non-profit fields and for graduate studies in a number of fields. Courses from any discipline which concentrate (at least 60 percent of their content) on any aspect of the Latino experience or the Americas south of the United States will count toward the Latin America/Latino Studies minor, including any Spanish, Portuguese or French course. Study abroad courses that include a study trip or other stay in Latin American or the Caribbean will also count.