Students pursuing a graduate concentration in Latin American studies complete designated graduate-level courses in a variety of disciplines. This interdisciplinary approach exposes them to diverse texts, different ways of analyzing evidence, and comparative perspectives. Successful completion of the concentration will be noted on the student’s transcript.
Since the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies is not a degree-offering unit, all graduate degrees are obtained through the student’s major department, whose requirements must be met. The concentration is available to students in good standing enrolled in any graduate program in the university. Faculty who regularly teach courses which contribute to the concentration or participate in the core courses come from a variety of departments.
Students interested in pursuing this concentration should consult as early as possible in their graduate program both with their major department faculty adviser and with the director of the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies to determine the set of courses to be used for the concentration. Students must complete electives from courses in at least two different departments. All requirements for the concentration must be completed within a period of six consecutive years.
(Any graduate-level special topics course or directed study focused on Latin America may be counted toward the concentration in Latin American Studies with the approval of the director of the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies.)