Latin American Studies

Amherst students interested in Latin American studies have the following two options:

  1. They can, in conjunction with an advisor and with the approval of the Committee of Academic Standing and Special Majors, design their own Latin American Studies Major, taking advantage of the varied Five College offerings in the field.
  2. They can participate in the Five College Latin American Studies Certificate Program. This is not a major program and is viewed as supplementary to work done by the major.

Students interested in a Latin American Studies major are advised of the following faculty at the College who are available for counselling in Latin American Studies: Professor Cobham-Sander of the English and Black Studies Departments and Professors Maraniss and Stavans of the Spanish Department.

Individual courses related to the Latin American area which are offered at the college include: History 11, 13, 14, 53, 54, 86; Spanish 17, 29, 36, 39, 41, 46, 48, 52, 53, 55, 56, and 57.

 

Amherst’s Faculty

A student-to-faculty ratio of eight to one and an average class size of 16 enable Amherst students to interact closely with professors who are internationally known scholars, researchers, authors, and artists.

 

 

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