Latino and Latin American Studies

SUNY Cortland’s Latin American studies minor is interdisciplinary. It is designed to complement many academic majors. Students choosing the minor will study the history and cultural production of Latinos and Latin Americans from the perspective of several disciplines.

Latino and Latin American Studies Minor [LLAS]

Sebastian Purcell, co-coordinator
Old Main, Room 138-B
Richard Hunter, co-coordinator
Old Main, Room 221-D

Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS)
Susan Stout, secretary
Old Main, Room 122
Fax: 607-753-5694

School of Arts and Sciences

Minor Offered

Latino and Latin American Studies


Latino and Latin American Studies (LLAS) is an interdisciplinary academic program that focuses on the Latin American culture region, including Latinos in the United States. LLAS draws on the social sciences and humanities to promote greater understanding and appreciation of Latino and Latin American cultures, histories, social issues, experiences and landscapes. Toward this goal, LLAS offers an interdisciplinary minor, organizes educational events and collaborates with other campus and community organizations.

College policy requires half of the credit hours in a minor to be taken at SUNY Cortland. Students should consult with the LLAS coordinator for advising, including about the degree of overlap with the major(s). Students must complete a minor with a 2.0 or higher grade point average in order for the minor to be recorded in their official transcript.

Administration of this program and advisement of its students is provided by the Latino and Latin American Studies Committee, a subcommittee of the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies.

Special Features

  • Internships
  • Foreign study opportunities

Career Potential

  • Governmental agencies
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • International communications
  • Education
  • Social services
  • Business ??? domestic and international
  • Tourism 

Program Details for Latino and Latin American Studies Minor [LLAS]