Through a multidisciplinary approach, Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean studies majors explore the diverse, multilingual, multiethnic regions of Latin America and the Caribbean and the cultural, linguistic and sociopolitical characteristics of the Latin American immigrant populations in the United States.
Students apply different methods of inquiry from various perspectives and disciplines to gather information, evaluate arguments and analyze complex issues.
Strategic advantages of choosing to study LALC at Dickinson
Interdisciplinary approach that allows students to combine diverse interests in the region
Application of a variety of methods of inquiry
Develop critical thinking and intercultural communication skills
Compare and contrast regional and cultural differences
Become proficient in French, Portuguese and/or Spanish with language study and study abroad experience
"I was drawn to American studies because of its interdisciplinarity; the major encompasses a fusion of ideas that cover history, literature, political science and more. American studies is not exclusively a study of America. The major emphasizes a transnational focus, which complements the work in my Spanish major and minor in Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean studies. I am constantly drawing connections between all of my classes and beyond, which has stimulated fascinating ideas that are readily applicable to contemporary events."