About the Program
Director: Allan Dawson, Professor of Anthropology
The multidisciplinary program in Latin American Studies offers students the opportunity to study this important region of the world, with which the United States has significant diplomatic, economic, and cultural ties, and from which more than 20 million United States citizens have come.
Courses about Latin America are offered in many disciplines to encourage students to explore the complex diversity of human experience in this region of the world through critical comparative perspectives. Advanced students may pursue independent study projects in their area of interest. A period of study in a Latin American country is highly encouraged.