Latin American studies is an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes critical approaches to the culture, history, society, and political economy of the vast region spanning from Mexico to Argentina. As societies long defined by—and in opposition to—external powers, Latin America and the Caribbean have in modern times developed distinctive national and cultural identities celebrated on a world stage in art, music, and literature. The program studies the region in its enormous geographic, political, and social diversity, and in its linguistic variety. As distinct from the major in Spanish, most courses are taught in English. The requirements for the major and minor can be found on the Programs page.