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 have no doubts that joining the LALC department was the best decision I made while a student at Dickinson. LALC not only provided me with a challenging and exciting education but also opened me up to a support network of faculty and students who gave me the confidence and motivation to strive for my best. LALC professors go beyond their role as educators to become mentors, giving students the confidence to pursue their goals. From studying abroad in South America to writing my LALC thesis, my experiences as a LALC student allowed me to grow tremendously as a student and a person in ways that have already benefited me post-Dickinson. Because of this, I am extremely proud to say I studied LALC at Dickinson." —Gabriella Farrell '21
“I chose LALC because I realized that as a Latina, I didn't know much about my history and culture. The U.S. education system tends to neglect Latin America and the Caribbean as a region, and I felt as though college was the perfect time to learn something new and applicable to me. Down the line, I would like to go into immigration law, and I think the LALC major is the perfect jumping-off point for this career.” —Carolina Celedon '22