Latin American Studies


Latin American Studies provides students with a broad understanding of the Latin American experience through an interdisciplinary program of study.

The goals of the major and minor are:

  • To enable students to acquire in-depth 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 develop students' analytical skills, particularly their ability to understand and evaluate Latin American topics from more than one disciplinary perspective.

  • To further students' abilities to pursue these goals in Spanish or Portuguese.