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Latin American Studies

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Davidson, NC 28035

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Davidson, NC 28035

Latin American Studies

Latin America is one of the world's major regions, given its rich history (and prehistory), long literary tradition, multiple cultures, and complex political and economic systems. It is a key focus for understanding contemporary issues of migration, borders, development and sustainability, and power hierarchies, especially given the complex ties binding the U.S. to the region.

Majors benefit from a structured interdisciplinary approach to Latin America that highlights the region-specific expertise of Davidson faculty across the curriculum. This major offers students the tools to conceptualize the region as a whole in order to engage in critical comparisons of cultures, to integrate Latin America's past into the evaluation of its present, and to problem-solve contemporary issues.

If you have any questions about majoring in Latin American Studies, please contact Prof. Matt Samson, program chair.