PLU’s ability to draw, retain, and develop students can largely be attributed to the quality and breadth of PLU’s Hispanic Studies program and to the committed, creative, and energetic faculty at the core of the program’s success. Over the last fifteen years, our faculty have developed and implemented:
— A current and challenging curriculum;
— Faculty expertise in Mexico, The Southern Cone, The Caribbean, Central America and Spain
— Faculty expertise in the fields of migration/diaspora studies, memory studies and trauma, film studies, gender studies, race and ethnicity and literary studies/aesthetics and linguistics.
— A culture of sustained, intentional, and individual care for each student.
— A strong commitment to our growing Latino student population
— Integrated off-campus opportunities in Uruguay, Mexico, and Spain;
— Vibrant co-curricular programs (within and outside of Hong International Hall);
— Opportunities for internship, service, and research;
— Extensive involvement and outreach in regional K-12 schools;
These integrated aspects of our current program have combined to create a Hispanic Studies learning community that is the envy of many institutions our size.