Connecticut College offers you an unusually wide range of opportunities to explore a topic, issue or problem using the conceptual framework and tools of more than one academic discipline.
You may choose an established interdisciplinary major, such as Latin American Studies, or design one in consultation with faculty advisers and the Committee on Student-Designed Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors.
The Major in Latin American Studies
This interdisciplinary Latin American Studies major is offered and administered by the Department of Hispanic Studies and advised by the Council on Latin American Studies. The major integrates the academic resources of all Connecticut College departments and programs that offer coursework on the region, and it endeavors to complement and enhance the understanding of Latin America gained through disciplinary instruction.
See the college catalog for the major/minor requirements for Latin American Studies.
You may also choose to apply to and earn a certificate from one of the College's innovative centers for interdisciplinary scholarship. Requirements for the certificate programs include a challenging combination of coursework, in-depth research and a funded summer internship in the U.S. or abroad.
The four centers are:
- Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology
- Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment
- Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy
- Toor Cummings Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts (CISLA)
A fifth center, the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, opened in 2005, is a connecting point for all of the college's resources for researching and teaching race and ethnicity.