Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program
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LACS 101, Introduction to LACS (Mayock)
ARTH 170, Arts of Meso- and South America (Lepage)
ARTH 273, Arts of Modern Latin America (Lepage)
ECON 280, Development Economics (Casey)
HIST 130, Latin America: Mayas to Independence (Gildner)
HIST 269, U.S.-Latin American Relations (Gildner)
POL 247, Latin American Politics (Dickovick)
SPAN 212, Spanish-American Civilization and Culture (Botta)
SPAN 240, Introducción a la literatura hispanoamericana (Pinto-Bailey)
SPAN 398, Fictions of Self-Representation (Botta)
ENV 396, 1-credit capstone preparation (Kahn)
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The interdisciplinary program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies allows students to explore the region's civilizations, culture, and society, with particular attention to the ways the region has been shaped by the meeting of Amerindian, African, and European peoples.
The LACS curriculum includes over 70 courses from disciplines both in the College and Williams School, including Anthropology, Art, Business, Economics, English, French, History, Politics Portuguese, Sociology, and Spanish. A Minor in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program provides a logical complement to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in any of the majors from these and other departments.
Students who complete the Minor can gain the background necessary for careers in journalism, law, teaching, bilingual education, social work, business, government and international organizations, as well as graduate work in Latin American Studies and related disciplines. Recent graduates have pursued careers in medicine, law, specialized non-profit organizations, business, science research, and urban planning, among others.
- Randi Wilson '13 Works and Studies in South America
Randi Wilson is a politics major with a minor in journalism from Liberty Lake, Wa. She spent the summer in South America, interning at Holy Trinity College in Mar del Plata, Argentina, before traveling to Nicoya, Costa Rica to work and study through Academia de Espanol Nicoya.
- Peeling Away the Layers of a Hidden Truth
By Ann Burton Gerhardt
Washington and Lee University alumna Lorena Manriquez offered a special screening in the Stackhouse Theater of "Ulises’ Odyssey," a documentary film that she wrote, directed, and produced.
- 2012 LACS Senior Award
Erika Vaughn has been recognized by the LACS faculty as the recipient of this year's LACS Senior Award
- LACS Senior Poster Session
LACS students present their findings from their Senior LACS capstone project course.
- Latin America and Environmental Problems Subject of W&L Lecture
Timothy Shenk, coordinator of the Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR) at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., will give a public lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, March 12, at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
- Stephen Vetter Is Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at W&L
Stephen Vetter, president of Partners of the Americas, will be the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Washington and Lee University this month.
- Travel/Documentary Photographer Hanson to Lecture at W&L
Michael Hanson, a travel and documentary photographer, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Stackhouse Theater at 6 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
- R.E. Lee Research Scholar Turns Art Detective
Washington and Lee senior art history major Teresa Soley turned detective this summer as an R.E. Lee Research Scholar.
- LACS Seniors Explore Indo-American Themes in D.C.
Several seniors in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program recently visited Washington to explore exhibitions and archives about their capstone seminar topic, Indo-America. During the term, seniors have examined the cultural connections among indigenous peoples of the Americas. Jeff Barnett, professor of Spanish and head of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, said that one aim of […]