To help develop cultural awareness and cultural diversity at the university and in society, the Latin American Studies Committee focuses on ties between the Southwest, the border regions, and Latin America. The committee promotes lectures, films, performing arts, and other cultural events related to Latin America. These activities provide students and the greater Flagstaff community with information on Latin American arts and culture, history, politics, economics, and environmental issues.
To support the university's academic goals, the Latin American Studies Committee promotes and serves an interdisciplinary minor in Latin American Studies. The minor aims to provide a broad cross-disciplinary familiarity with the Latin American region through course work in the following areas: anthropology, Chicano/Latino studies, comparative literature, economics, geography, history, humanities, political science, religious studies, Spanish, and women’s studies.