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Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program

The interdisciplinary program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies allows students to explore the region's civilizations, culture, and society, with particular attention to the ways the region has been shaped by the meeting of Amerindian, African, and European peoples.

The LACS curriculum includes over 70 courses from disciplines both in the College and Williams School, including Anthropology, Art, Business, Economics, English, French, History, Politics Portuguese, Sociology, and Spanish. A Minor in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program provides a logical complement to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in any of the majors from these and other departments.

Students who complete the Minor can gain the background necessary for careers in journalism, law, teaching, bilingual education, social work, business, government and international organizations, as well as graduate work in Latin American Studies and related disciplines. Recent graduates have pursued careers in medicine, law, specialized non-profit organizations, business, science research, and urban planning, among others.

Announcements

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Victoria Blackstone '15 Interns in Lima, Peru

Victoria Blackstone is a psychology and Spanish major with a minor in creative writing from St. Paul, Minn. She spent a summer in Lima, Peru, working as an intern at La Fundación Peruana de Cáncer.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Kayla Welch wins LACS Senior Award

Kayla Welch was recently awarded the 2013 LACS Senior Award by the Core and Affiliate LACS faculty. A Spanish major and LACS minor, Kayla shaped her LACS studies around questions of Latin American cultural identity, particularly in the transnational migratory context.

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Mapping the 2010 Census

An interactive map for the 2010 census. Zoom in on your region (or in some cases even your neighborhood).

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

MLA Language Map

The Language Map and its Data Center provide information, from US Census 2000 and the 2005 American Community Survey, about more than 47,000,000 people in the United States who speak languages other t...