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.


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

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 (by completing Spanish 305 and 315) or Portuguese (by completing coursework up to an equivalent level at another institution). Students must also complete at least one Latin American studies course apiece in two other departments.

The minor is administered by a committee which includes Professors Caballero, Goldstein, Haywood, Hernández, Herrera, Mattiace, Riess, and Smith. Requires 20 credits.