First-Year Students' Guide

Director: Becky J. Boling, Stephen R. Lewis, Jr. Professor of Spanish and the Liberal Arts

Shaped by the meeting of Native American, European, African, and Asian peoples, the nations of Latin America present a rich cultural mosaic and profound social, political, and economic variations. The Latin American Studies program offers students an interdisciplinary framework for studying those diverse and complex societies.

Can I major in it? Students may pursue this interdisciplinary course of study as a major or a concentration.

Topics explored: Politics, economic development, ethnicity, gender, religion, and cultural expression.

How to get started: Students are encouraged to enroll in an appropriate Spanish language course, the program's Argument & Inquiry seminar (LTAM 100), History 170 (Modern Latin America) or other courses related to Latin American Studies.