Latin American studies
Q: Why Connecticut College?
A: I transferred to Conn after my freshman year, so I'd learned what I liked at my previous school and what didn't work for me. I wanted small classes and an engaged campus community.
Q: Did you study abroad?
A: I studied in Lima, Peru, for a semester. It sparked my interest in Sendero Luminoso, or the Shining Path, and the armed conflict in Peru. My research became my senior project. I focused on Sendero Luminoso and the contradictions within their ideology.
Q: What role has CELS, the college's career and internship program, played for you?
A: My CELS counselor has really gotten to know what kind of person I am and what jobs would best suit my interests and personality. I spent two months before my semester abroad working for the Pulsera Project in West Chester, Penn., as the first part of my CELS internship. After my semester abroad, I finished my internship with Pulsera in Nicaragua. I got a better understanding of how non-profits function and what challenges come with working in multiple countries.
- Advanced Grammar and Composition
- Hispanic Cultures
- Latin America in Film
- An Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean History
- Religion and Violence in Latin America
- Growing up in Latin America: The Bildungsroman in Latin American Narrative
- Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Spanish America
- Economics of Latin America
- Democracy in Latin America
- Literature of the Hispanic Caribbean
- Rebellion and Revolutions in Latin America