Professor Miguel Tinker Salas, coordinator
Steering Committee: Nivia Montenegro1, Miguel Tinker Salas, Susana Chávez Silverman2
Professors Chávez Silverman2, Lemelle, Tinker Salas
Associate Professors Montenegro1, Cartagena Calderón
Assistant Professors Mayes
Adjunct Professor Dávila-López
Latin American studies is an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes analytical approaches to the culture, history, society and political economy of the region. The major provides significant preparation to students pursuing careers in public policy, law, business, social work, education, international relations and advanced research.
The major is designed to offer interdisciplinary training in the major areas of Latin American culture, combining language study, the humanities and the social sciences. Core courses in history and literature develop a base for understanding the life of the region. Latin American studies majors also choose to concentrate in an interdisciplinary track that includes offerings in cultural studies/literature, diaspora, gender/sexuality, politics/international relations, history and race/ethnicity. The major culminates in a senior exercise in which the majors synthesize and apply coursework to present a comprehensive interpretation of selected topics in Latin American studies.
|1On leave fall 2011
||2On leave spring 2012
||3On leave 2011-12