New Latin American Studies Concentration

Open House in November

Teaneck, NJ (November 2, 2004) – A new program that provides an in-depth understanding of Latin American business, culture and politics and of Latinos in the United States, is being offered at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The program, designed to stay abreast of the growing Hispanic population and influence in the United States, supports the University’s mission of preparing world citizens through global education.

To learn more about the Latin American Studies concentration, prospective students are invited to an Open House on Saturday, November 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The new concentration features a study abroad course in a Latin American country, as well as an internship component, which encourages students to explore career options.

Courses focus on Latinos in the media, economics and world markets from a Latin American perspective, as well as Latin American literature, history, politics and culture. The courses are taught in English and there is no Spanish language requirement.

Through a faculty that is both diverse and experienced, students will study, travel and work as they gain valuable perspectives of Latin America and its people.

There are three options for students. The concentration is available as an 18-credit certificate program, or as a 24-credit component of the Associate in Arts degree or the Bachelor of Arts in Individualized Studies program.

This new program is valuable to non-Latinos who need to learn more about Latin America in order to achieve greater understanding of Latinos for business, teaching, political or cultural careers.

Also, the program wants to attract second and third generation Latinos who want a deeper understanding of their history and culture. For Spanish language students, this concentration provides a strong cultural context. The program welcomes professionals who wish to increase their understanding of the Latin American region.

The November 20 Open House will be held at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Edward Williams Building, 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack. For further information and directions, call 201 692 2625.

Metropolitan Campus

Gretchen Johnson

Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-7032

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