2023-2024 Pomona College Catalog 
    Jul 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Pomona College Catalog

Latin American Studies

Professor April Mayes 
Steering Committee: Cartagena Calderón, Hernandez-Medina, Lozano, Mayes, Montenegro, Chávez Silverman, Dávila-López

Professors Chávez Silverman, Lozano, Mayes, Montenegro, 
Associate Professors Cartagena Calderón
Assistant Professor Hernandez-Medina
Adjunct Professor Dávila-López
TBA, academic coordinator

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 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 students synthesize and apply coursework to present a comprehensive interpretation of selected topics in Latin American studies.

1On leave Fall 2023 2On leave Spring 2024 3On leave 2023-24


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