The concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACA) leads to a strong, interdisciplinary understanding of culture, history, and contemporary issues in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Latino/a diaspora.
Requirements are intentionally broad and flexible to accommodate the focused interests of students in understanding the diverse reality of this region. Concentration requirements include four themes: language, area studies, research, and internship / service work. A wide selection of courses from departments across the University expose students to the methods and materials of different disciplines and provide a background in the contemporary and historical contours of Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino/a societies. For more information, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Jeremy Mumford. Beginning summer 2018, the DUS will be Professor Erica Durante.
Students in this concentration will:
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All LACA concentrators must complete a research project (thesis, project, or seminar paper). Options for the research project include: 1) senior thesis; 2) research project; 3) research paper.
Qualified undergraduates may work towards the AB in Latin American and Caribbean Studies with Honors. Review the requirements, guidelines, and timeline of graduating with Honors here.
This concentration allows you to address the following Liberal Learning goals:
LACA alumni have pursued a range of professional careers in/on the region. Many have completed graduate degrees in law, medicine, or the social sciences. They have worked as policy analysts, in the financial services sector, in public interest, and for the US State Department.