Latin American and Caribbean Studies
The Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) is designed to inspire and develop knowledge and experience of the region. Interdisciplinary by design, cooperating departments support innovative blends of teaching and research with the goal of providing undergraduates a solid grasp of Latin America’s present and past, and emphasizing major aspects of the region’s unique structures. Additionally, majors and minors are encouraged to participate in the related programs in Costa Rica and Panama. As the intellectual home for an interdisciplinary community of scholars, students, and visitors, LACS supports a range of research and teaching amid a broader array of sponsored lectures, cultural events, and internships.
The baccalaureate program may be viewed as preparation for graduate school in various fields or as leading to professions in government and international service, multinational commerce, law, teaching, and translation.