Amherst students interested in Latin American studies have the following options: (1) they can, in conjunction with an advisor and with the approval of the Committee on Academic Standing and Special Majors, design their own Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S Latino studies major, taking advantage of the varied Five College offerings in the field; (2) they can participate in the Five College Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies Certificate Program. This Five College certificate is not a major program and is viewed as supplementary to work done for the major.
Below are Amherst College offerings related to Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino
studies for spring 2016:
|Advanced Topics in Latin America's Political Economy||Javier Corrales||COLQ-333|
|Afro-Latinos||Solsiree Del Moral||AMST-316
|Introduction to Latin America: Conquest, Colonization
|Mary E. Hicks||HIST-264|
|Latin American Nations||Amy C. Hall||ANTH-205|
|Latino Migration: Labor, Lifestyle and Legality||Leah C. Schmalzbauer||AMST-260
|Panama Silver, Asian Gold: Reimagining Diasporas,
Archives, and the Humanities
|Race and Nation: The History of Hispaniola||Solsiree Del Moral||AMST-311
|Research in Black Studies||Rhonda Cobham-
Sander & Mary Hicks
|Sexuality and LGBT Rights in Latin America and the
|Sara J. Brenneis||SPAN-211|
|Catherine V. Infante||SPAN-222|
The courses below that relate to Latin American studies, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino studies are offered with regularity during other semesters: AMST 310, 315, 316 and 317; AMST/SOCI 260, AMST/SOCI 302, and AMST/SOCI 305; AMST 311/BLST 361, HIST 261, 263, 264, 265 and 266; ANTH 205; POSC 206 and 486; SPAN 211, 212, 222, 235, 360, 363, 377, 385, and 391.
To search for courses, it can be helpful to consult the Amherst Course Scheduler and to input relevant key words.