Latin American Studies is a flexible, interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with a broad knowledge of Latin American culture and history. Our majors select courses from a range of disciplines including anthropology, art, economics and business, history, Latin American literature and culture, politics, religion, and Spanish. In addition to our standard course list, students also enjoy a variety of topics courses and independent study opportunities to explore subjects of particular interest.
We strongly encourage our students to study abroad, and Cornell professors sponsor a number of courses in Latin America ranging from ceramics and drawing in Mexico, to Spanish language trips to Bolivia, to biology research in tropical rainforests. In addition, students may participate in other approved programs or (with faculty approval) independently arrange their own program of study in a Latin American country.