Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies

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.

Students inter­ested in Latin American Studies, Caribbean, and U.S Latino Studies are advised to contact Professor Del Moral or Professor Schmalzbauer of the Department of American Studies

Below are Amherst College offerings related to Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino
studies for spring 2016:

Course Title Faculty Department
Advanced Topics in Latin America's Political Economy Javier Corrales COLQ-333
Afro-Latinos Solsiree Del Moral AMST-316
& BLST-331
Introduction to Latin America: Conquest, Colonization
and Rebellion
Mary E. Hicks HIST-264
Latin American Nations Amy C. Hall ANTH-205
Latino Migration: Labor, Lifestyle and Legality Leah C. Schmalzbauer AMST-260
& SOCI-260
Panama Silver, Asian Gold: Reimagining Diasporas,
Archives, and the Humanities
Rhonda Cobham-
& ENGL-474
Race and Nation: The History of Hispaniola Solsiree Del Moral AMST-311
& BLST-361
Research in Black Studies Rhonda Cobham-
Sander & Mary Hicks
Sexuality and LGBT Rights in Latin America and the
Javier Corrales POSC-300

Introduction to Hispanic Literatures

Sara J. Brenneis SPAN-211

Short Stories from the Hispanic World

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.

Other Courses

To search for courses, it can be helpful to consult the Amherst Course Scheduler and to input relevant key words.


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