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latin american studies

The Latin American Studies Program challenges students to cross disciplinary borders while exploring this culturally dynamic, vibrant, and critically important region of the world. Faculty from many academic areas collaborate in the endeavor: African and African Diaspora Studies, Communication, Economics, Education, Film Studies, Fine Arts, History, Law, Political Science, Romance Languages and Literatures, Sociology, Social Work, and Theology.

In addition to offering the minor, the Latin American Studies Program encourages individual faculty and students to work on research projects and theses related to Latin America, sponsors academic and cultural events on campus, and collaborates with the Center for International Partnerships and Programs in developing study-abroad programs in Latin America. It also shares information on events and course offerings with other colleges and universities in the Boston area that offer Latin American studies.

Latin American Studies is a program open to all undergraduate students. Some encounter Latin America for the first time, others renew or deepen their interest, and some explore familial connections with the region. The interdisciplinary minor is open to students in the College of Arts and Sciences, Carroll School of Management, and Lynch School of Education.