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The largest ethnic minority population in the U.S. is those of Latin American background. That's over 45 million people. They're in the classrooms, clinics, and social work settings where you'll soon be working. Get ready to engage them by gaining cultural literacy about Latin America and a working knowledge of Spanish. Sign up for Plattsburgh's Latin American studies for the professions minor and put your career in over-drive!
There's a new world for professional practitioners. Latin Americans are our largest ethnically distinct minority group, with the majority coming Mexico. These immigrants and their descendants have settled in every region of the U.S. They will comprise a significant share of your patients, students, or clients. Your sensitivity to their cultures and a conversational knowledge of Spanish will put you on the fast-track for career advancement and job satisfaction.
The minor in Latin American studies for the professions offers enriched courses, an exciting study abroad experience, and a cross-cultural field placement in Mexico. You can take this minor without extending your time until graduation or spending much more than the cost of a vanilla B.A. or B.S.
Get started by setting up an appointment with your particular department advisor — see below — or with Dr. Charles Simpson. Declare the new minor and register for LAS 111. Completed the first two semesters of college Spanish by Fall 2010 when the first Southern Mexico semester will take place.
For more information about the Latin American Studies for the Professions at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Dr. Stewart Voss
Office: Hawkins Hall 251