Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Minor

The Latin American & Caribbean Studies minor is interdisciplinary in nature, 
combining the study of humanities and social sciences with the study of languages and experience in the region.

This minor includes courses from the following programs: economics, political science, history, modern languages, and religious studies. Work presented in fulfillment of the minor must include coursework taken in residence and coursework taken at an accredited Latin American university or research institution.

Students must demonstrate proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese through coursework. They must also complete at least one Latin American studies course apiece in two other departments.

As part of the LACS minor, all students spend time studying in Latin America.

We believe that the experience of being in Latin America is invaluable to learning about the region and its people.


International Studies: Latin America track

International Studies is an interdisciplinary social science major that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Students take courses in the Departments of Economics, History, Modern and Classical Languages, and Political Science. The major consists of course courses in the area of Economics, Theory, U.S.-International Relations, Language, and a Regional Focus. Students electing Latin American Studies as their regional focus take four courses in this area. International Studies majors are strongly urged to undertake at least one semester of study abroad. Allegheny College currently has two sponsored study programs in Latin America: in Querétero, Mexico and in Quito, Ecuador. For detailed information about the International Studies major, please click here.

Latin American Issues

  • Latin American Issues was a refereed scholarly journal published by Allegheny College form 1985-1998.
  • Founded in 1985, Latin American Issues was co-publish with the University of Akron through 1992.
  • Latin American Issues continued to be published in paper form through 1998 by Allegheny College.
  • In 2000, an electronic archive was created on this site of all Latin American Issues.