Sao Paulo, Brazil

General view of the biggest city in Brazil.


Panama's Rain Forest.

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Detail of a Spanish Colonial House.


Andes Moutains.

The Sacred Valley Pisac, Peru

Peruvian women in national clothing.


Our program allows students to approach Latin American and Latino cultures in all their diversity of expression - not only "high culture" but also folk and other forms, from pre-Columbian times to the present, from Rio de Janeiro to New York and beyond. Ibero-America is a focal point from which undergraduates may reach out toward scholarly research on the pre-Columbian societies of the Americas, Spain and Portugal, the non-Hispanic Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States. The Latin American and Latino Studies Major is an interdisciplinary major, in which a student's credits are spread across three course clusters: social science, cultural criticism and history.

Emilio Parrado, LALS Director

Photos from our 25th Anniversary Celebration

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