Latin American Studies
Latin American cultures encompass music, dance, food, the arts, religion, and strong familial traditions. Against this vibrant cultural backdrop, Latin America is trying to live down a history of underdevelopment, dependency, and inequality. Fledgling democracies across the region are pursuing various ways to address these deeply rooted problems, ranging from neo-liberal capitalism to socialism and populism.
Latin American Studies offers a major and a minor that provide an interdisciplinary perspective on this vibrant and diverse region of the world, with a special focus on Mexico and Central America. A major or minor in Latin American Studies is a valuable complement to a major in such related fields as anthropology, foreign language, geography, history, international relations, and political science.
The Latin American Studies program allows you to study with experts in the region from departments across the campus. It can help prepare you for a variety of careers in our rapidly globalizing world, including business, education, journalism, sustainable development, recreation and travel. In addition, it can enhance your job opportunities with both government and non-governmental agencies.
Students are highly encouraged to take advantage of CSU, Chico Study Abroad opportunities in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and Mexico.
For more information, contact:
Geography and Planning Department &Latin American Studies
530-898-5587, Butte 527
Courses offered in Spring 2017
INST 301: International Forum
LAST 110: Intro to LAST
LAST 120: Film and Culture
LAST/GEOG 357: Lands and Peoples of Latin America
HIST 381: Modern Latin America
LAST 495: Seminar in Selected Topics
SPAN 332: Latin American Culture and Civilization
SPAN 341: Intro to Latin American Literature
SPAN 442: Hispanic Theater
Beginning and intermediate language classes
SPAN 101, 102, 201, 202, and 202N (for native speakers)
PORT 101A and 102A
Check the Spring 2017 Schedule for class availability.
Daniel Caravez -Awarded a Lieutenant Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award for 2016.
Congratulations to Daniel Caravez for being awarded a Lieutenant Robert Merton Rawlins Merit Award for 2016. This award, based on faculty nominations, awards students for outstanding accomplishments and extracurricular activities.
Latin American Studies Outstanding Student
Joanna Herrera - 2016 Outstanding Student
Outstanding Student 2015
Angela Breining Outstanding LAST graduate has been accepted to UC Davis School of Law!