King Hall C4073A
Phone: (323) 343-2290
The Program and Its Mission
Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines subject matter from several academic disciplines to give the student a broad background encompassing the historical, social, cultural, and geographic realities of the region as well as training in the Spanish language. It offers students interested in Latin America the opportunity to pursue a major in this field of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. The program also offers the minor in Latin American Studies and a minor in Central American Studies. The undergraduate program is described below, followed by the Graduate program section.
Program Director: Beth Baker-Cristales.
Associate Director: Angela Vergara.
Instruction for the Latin American Studies program is provided by members of the faculty who are experts on Latin America from cooperating disciplines in the colleges of Natural and Social Sciences, Arts and Letters, Business and Economics, and the Charter College of Education, as well as instructors in Latin American Studies.
Programs for this Program:
• Latin-American Studies, B.A.
• Central American Studies Minor
• Latin-American Studies Minor
• Latin American Studies, M.A.