Latino/Latin American Studies

Latino/Latin American Studies consists of three intertwined programs: an academic minor, a co-curricular learning community, and study abroad programs in Chile and Guatemala.

LLAS Event Series Fall 2015

ABRAZOS - A Journey in Search of One's Identity
Luis Argueta
Wednesday, September 30, Art Lecture Hall, SJU

Indigenous Social Movements and Emergence of Indigenous Literature
Dr. Emilio del Valle Escalante
Monday, November 2, Quad 264, SJU

Rural Health Challenges in Guatemela
Katherine Nystrom
Monday, November 16, Quad 264, SJU


LLAS 270 Reading Circle 
Students who plan to attend all events may register for "LLAS 270: Readings in Latino/Latin American Studies."  This can be taken for either one or zero credits, pass/fail.  Requirements are:  attend all events and write a short (3-4 pages) reflective essay.  Registrants for LLAS 270 will receive 1 academic credit.  Students may also choose to register for 0 credits which does not require an essay.  Interested students should contact  Dr. Brian Larkin, Director of the Latino/Latin American Studies program, at  Students should specify whether they wish to register for 1 or 0 credit.                        









For video links to previous guest lectures, go to: LLAS Digital Commons

Presentations not accessible in Digital Commons include:

Patricia Ariza
Nancy Garcia
Juan Javier Pescador
Margaret Randall

Samuel Regalado
Cheryl Thomas

Corey Shouse Tourino

Overview of Program

  • Students will take a common introductory course and will complete their program with a common capstone
  • The Latino/Latin American Studies minor consists of two required courses on Latino and Latin American history, politics, and culture, and three electives from a wide range of choices in History, Hispanic Studies, Political Science, English, and Theology.                           


Program Highlights

  • The program offers a variety of courses, some focusing on particular national groups or specific academic disciplines, and others organized around comparative topics or issues
  • The purpose is to encourage in-depth study as well as to provide guidance for a general inquiry into the problem of cultural difference and its social and political implications, within both the Americas and the Caribbean
  • CSB/SJU sponsors a nationally recognized Latino/Latin American Learning Community
News and Highlights
Contact Us

Brian Larkin
Director Latino/Latin American Studies Program
CSB Richarda N8
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University

Collegeville, MN 56321
(320) 363-5226