The learning objectives for the Latin American and Latinx Studies program are:

  • Students learn the transformative power of our differences, develop a foundation for responsible stewardship of the wider world, and are prepared for informed civic action;
  • Students study in both Humanities and Social Sciences and develop inquiry methods stemming from different disciplines;
  • Students develop Spanish language proficiency, facilitating study abroad;.
  • Students develop a broad base on knowledge about Latin America and its diaspora through a set of core courses;
  • Students develop a more specialized set of knowledge centered around one of six concentrations;
  • Students, in consultation with their major advisor, link an upper-division seminar to their senior thesis.