Majoring in Latin American and Latino Studies
The major integrates the academic resources of all Connecticut College departments and programs that offer coursework on Latin America and Latinos living in the US, complementing and enhancing the understanding of both gained through interdisciplinary instruction. The core curriculum provides a solid foundation of knowledge, a rigorous interdisciplinary methodology, and language proficiency in Spanish. You come to know and understand many global and multicultural communities. Your professors guide you in your projects, give you theoretical information and real-world resources, review your writing and discuss important contemporary issues with you. Armed with both academic and real-world experience, you can excel in education, business, government, social work, healthcare, law, media, travel and more.
International opportunities and study away
Students are encouraged to pursue related Pathways and participate in study-away programs, SATA, and TRIPs, after consultation with departmental faculty. We also encourage students to complete a global or local internship, or individual or faculty/student research project related to Latin America or Latinos in the United States. With departmental approval, up to two courses taken at another institution may be accepted from endorsed study-away programs and three from a SATA program relating to Latin America or Latinos in the United States.
Proyecto Comunidad gives you the opportunity to work three to six hours a week in New London's Hispanic community. You may also wish to try the Proyecto Comunidad Shadow Program, which can help you explore career interests, meet potential mentors, do research, gain insight into issues pertinent to the Hispanic community and better understand practical applications of classroom learning.