The Latin American Studies major is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the Latin American experience through an interdisciplinary program of study.

The goals of the major are:

  • To enable students to acquire an in-depth multidisciplinary knowledge of the political, economic historical, and cultural development of the major regions of Latin America: Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean Basin.
  • To familiarize students with classic works on Latin America, and the ways in which various disciplines have contributed to understandings of its culture, politics, and history, as well as with newer and challenging perspectives on the region.
  • To train students in the acquisition of critical analytical skills for understanding and evaluating the diversity of realities in both past and present Latin America.