Latin American Studies

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.

Amainaris "Amy" Sanchez '17
Amy Sanchez '17: Mentoring youth and working alongside parents and the community, I redefined what Latin American studies and Education meant to me.
The Lynk: Connecting Curriculum to Career
Obdulia Valle '15: I want to teach students about the Spanish language, cultures and people that encompass this language in Latin America and the US.
Aviva Elzufon
Aviva Elzufon '10: through my Spanish major I developed the ability for critical, concise, well-written work throughout my post-graduate career.