This information is part of the Colgate University catalog.
Latin America has a complex history, a variety of cultures and political systems, arts and literature of international stature, and an important place in world affairs. The ALST Latin American concentration offers students the opportunity to undertake a comparative and interdisciplinary study of Latin American society and culture, drawing from such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, art and art history, economics, geography, history, literature and literary criticism, political science, and music.
For more information about the program, honors/high honors, transfer credit, etc., visit the Africana and Latin American studies program page.
The requirements for the ALST major with a concentration in Latin American studies are as follows:
- ALST 230 - Introduction to Latin American Studies
- SPAN 354/SPAN 355 - Latin American Literature: The Many Voices of Latin America, or a two-course language equivalent is required
Should be chosen in consultation with the coordinator. Of the four electives, at least two courses must be at the 300 level or higher. Latin American Studies Electives
One additional 200- or 300-level elective must be selected from any area of the program outside of the student's primary concentration.
Senior Capstone Seminar
UNST 410 Seminar: Area, Regional, and Global Study is the senior capstone seminar and is required for all majors. In the event that UNST 410 is not offered, students may substitute another seminar in consultation with the coordinator and the program director.