Major program: Latin American Studies (LAST) is an interdisciplinary program that is designed to provide an integrated view of Mesoamerica, South America, and the Caribbean. This interdisciplinary approach is complemented by concentration in a specific department. The purpose of the concentration is to assure that the student majoring in LAST, an interdisciplinary program, has mastered the substance and methods of at least one established academic discipline.
Twelve semester courses are required to complete the LAST major. There are two ways to get the twelve courses:
Sample Courses: Colonialism and Its Consequences in the Americas; Colonial Fantasies: Rethinking the Conquest through Film; Political Economy of Developing Countries; Survey of Latin American History
Number of Professors: 4
James W. McGuire
Professor of Latin American Studies, Professor of Government