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Latino-Latin American Studies

General Information

The Latino-Latin American Studies program of the College of Arts and Sciences leads to the B.A. degree and embraces an interdisciplinary approach to the culture, development, resources, history, and societies of Latin America and the Caribbean, and Latino/a peoples dispersed around the globe. This recently modified and innovative program is designed to promote awareness and understanding of the many issues faced by the Latino and Latin American peoples of the western hemisphere. A wide range of faculty from several departments and with complementary perspectives provide a stimulating entry into the interrelated worlds of Latino America and Latin America.

Major Requirements

Students are required to take 30 credits of coursework, 24 of which are in courses numbered above 299. Courses should be selected from the following list in consultation with the advisor. Additional courses in Anthropology, English and Textual Studies, History, History of Art, History of Music, Geography, Political Sciences and Spanish are recommended and may be petitioned for LAS credit in consultation with the program director.

View the course catalog for the major.

Minor Requirements

The minor in Latin American Studies requires a total of 18 credits from the list above; 12 credits are in courses numbered above 299. For Spanish language majors and students whose first language is Spanish, at least 9 credits must be in non-language courses. Students intending to declare a minor in Latin American Studies are strongly advised to contact the Director of the Latino-Latin American Program to discuss the selection of suitable courses and other issues.  "Additional courses in Anthropology, English and Textual Studies, History, History of Music, Geography, Political Sciences and Spanish are recommended and may be petitioned for LAS credit in consultation with the program director."

View the course catalog for the minor.

The Latino-Latin American Studies program of the College of Arts and Sciences leads to the B.A. degree and embraces an interdisciplinary approach to the culture, development, resources, history, and societies of Latin America and the Caribbean, and Latino/a peoples dispersed around the globe. This recently modified and innovative program is designed to promote awareness and understanding of the many issues faced by the Latino and Latin American peoples of the western hemisphere. A wide range of faculty from several departments and with complementary perspectives provide a stimulating entry into the interrelated worlds of Latino America and Latin America.

Program Director

Myrna García Calderón

Myrna García Calderón 
Associate Professor, Spanish; Undergraduate Adviser; Director of Latino-Latin American Studies Program
Interdisciplinary

Program Faculty

Douglas Armstrong

Douglas  Armstrong 
Professor and Chair, Anthropology

Hans Buechler

Hans  Buechler 
Professor, Anthropology

Gail A. Bulman

Gail A. Bulman 
Associate Professor, Spanish

John Burdick

John  Burdick 
Professor, Anthropology

Horace G.  Campbell

Horace G.  Campbell 
Professor, African American Studies and Political Science; Director of African Initiative

A.H. Peter Castro

A.H. Peter  Castro 
Associate Professor, Anthropology

Matthew Cleary

Matthew  Cleary 
Associate Professor, Political Science

Francine D'Amico

Francine  D'Amico 
Francine D’Amico

Kwame Dixon

Kwame Dixon 
Assistant Professor
African American Studies

Pedro DiPietro

Pedro DiPietro 
Assistant Professor
Women's and Gender Studies

Kathryn A. Everly

Kathryn A. Everly 
Professor, Spanish Literature and Culture

Stephanie Fetta

Stephanie Fetta 
Assistant Professor, Spanish
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Alejandro Garcia

Alejandro  Garcia 
Professor of Social Work, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Dennis C. Harrod

Dennis C. Harrod 
Instructor of Spanish

Sydney Hutchinson

Sydney Hutchinson 
Associate Professor, Music History and Cultures | Director of Undergraduate Studies in Music History & Cultures

Amy Lutz

Amy  Lutz 
Associate Professor, Sociology

Gladys McCormick

Gladys  McCormick 
Associate Professor, History

Arthur Paris

Arthur  Paris 
Associate Professor, Sociology

Jane Read

Jane  Read 
Associate Professor, Geography

Alicia B. Ríos

Alicia B. Ríos 
Associate Professor, Spanish; Graduate Advisor
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

David Robinson

David  Robinson 
Professor, Geography

Silvio Torres-Saillant

Silvio Torres-Saillant 
Dean's Professor in the Humanities and Director of Undergraduate Studies,
English

Jamie Winders

Jamie  Winders 
Professor and Chair, Geography