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Latino-Latin American Studies B.A.

Take an interdisciplinary approach as you study the culture, development, resources, history and societies of Latin America and the Caribbean, and Latino/a peoples dispersed around the globe.
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About this Program

  • Participate in an innovative program designed to promote awareness and understanding of the many issues faced by the Latino and Latin American peoples of the Western Hemisphere.
  • Learn from professors from several departments and with complementary perspectives, gaining a stimulating entry into the interrelated worlds of Latino America and Latin America.
  • Contribute to and benefit from frequent and diverse cultural activities, such as film screenings and other events specific to the many cultures that make up Syracuse’s campus.
  • Forge relationships across cultural differences and develop a global perspective by studying and pursuing internships in Madrid, Spain, or Santiago, Chile.
  • Find social connections and practice your language skills through campus organizations like La Casita and Mexacuse.

Program Information

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College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) is Syracuse University’s first and largest college. As the home of the liberal arts, our internationally recognized programs provide the cornerstone of a Syracuse University education with 50+ majors in the natural sciences and mathematics, the humanities and the social sciences (in partnership with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs).
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With guidance from a faculty advisor, you’ll select from course lists on the following topics: anthropology, political science, English, geography, history and Spanish. Additional courses in African American studies, histories of art and music, political science, women and gender studies and writing are also recommended.

  • Articulate a strong historical knowledge of Latin American, Spanish Caribbean and Latino history and culture.
  • Think critically about historical and cultural debates in the region.
  • Learn appropriate terminology in varied fields of study in order to reflect critically in class discussions as well as in written assignments about topics in different fields of study related to the area.
  • Read and think critically about the region through the use of primary and secondary documents and texts.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in addressing complex topics from different perspectives related to the area of study.

  • Effects of Globalization in Latin America
  • Nobel Prize Writers of the Spanish-Speaking World
  • Politics of Latin America
  • Women, Myth and Nation in Latin American Literature
  • Recent Latin American History

Extracurricular Opportunities

Campus facilities

La Casita Cultural Center

La Casita is a Syracuse University program established to foster civic engagement through research, cultural heritage preservation, media and the arts—bridging the Hispanic communities of the University and Central New York. The center is equipped with an art gallery, classroom, bilingual library, performance space and workshop facilities.

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Study abroad opportunity

Syracuse Santiago

Students interested in studying abroad in Santiago, Chile, can choose from multiple programs in Santiago and the surrounding area. Some will study among peers from Syracuse at the University’s center in Santiago, where courses are taught either in English or Spanish. Advanced language students are required to pursue deeper cultural immersion and language practice by also traveling to Buenos Aires for an immersion trip during their semester in Santiago.

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Student organization

Mexican Student Association

The Mexican Student Association is a group of students of Mexican descent who seek to hold important conversations that directly impact Mexican communities among the students at Syracuse University. Its members hope to bring awareness to the student body on Mexican culture by hosting events and activities that welcome everyone to celebrate Mexican culture, regardless of their nationality.

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