The increasing economic, political, ecological,
technological and demographic integration of the Americas, as well as
significant presence of Latinos in the United States, have created a
demand for professionals who have a comprehensive understanding of Latin
America and its historical relationship with the United States. As
integration and cultural dissemination intensify in the 21st Century, an
appreciation of the social, cultural, political and economic realities
America becomes essential.
Students who are fluent in Spanish, know the local traditions, and are sensitive to ways in which religion, race, ethnicity and literature have shaped Latin American culture will be extremely attractive to such groups as international corporations, service providers, multicultural schools, government agencies, and law firms.
The Latin American Studies major prepares students for a global and transnational "America," by providing sophisticated, hands-on, innovative courses. With its emphasis on interdisciplinary and comparative studies and on gaining second-language proficiency, the Program enables students to understand the historical, cultural, economic, political and social conditions that have shaped contemporary Latin America.
We invite you to visit this web site and discover what the Latin American Studies Program has in store for you.
In you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the program director:
Department of Media Studies
Chair Member for LA
Phone: (415) 422-5141