Program: Minor in Central American Studies


Department of Central American and Transborder Studies
Chair: Beatriz Cortez
Jerome Richfield Hall (JR) 254
(818) 677-2736

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Develop critical-thinking, writing and reading skills.
  2. Acquire an awareness of the complexity of the historical, social and cultural developments in Central America, as well as an understanding of the diverse Central American cultures, ethnicities, experiences and worldviews.
  3. Expand their understanding of the transnational Central American community’s experience and its economic and cultural contributions to the United States and Central America.
  4. Develop the intellectual and social foundations and leadership skills necessary for promoting social change in U.S. society, especially in relation to Central American peoples in the United States.
  5. Recognize, understand, evaluate and change the culture of exclusion that has been prevalent in Central America and the United States.