Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies Director: Mark Williams (political science)
Office: Robert A. Jones '59 House 117, phone 802-443-5195
Office Hours: Mondays 2:00 - 4:00 and Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30 and by appointment

The Latin American Studies program is an interdisciplinary major that allows students to examine the region’s economic, geographic, historic, political, and social development. By combining language expertise with disciplinary perspectives and study abroad in Latin America itself, LAS majors develop the tools to understand the region on its own terms, and its place in a contemporary, globalized world.

Sample Courses Include:

  • Economic History of Latin America (ECON 0324)
  • Economic Development in Latin America (ECON 0325)
  • Environmental Change in Latin America (GEOG 0225)
  • Colonial Latin America (HIST 0106)
  • Modern Latin America (HIST 0107)
  • Modern Brazil (HIST 0211)
  • US-Latin American Relations (PSCI 0303)
  • Latin American Revolutions (PSCI 0335)
  • Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (SOAN 0221)
  • Latin American Culture and Society (SOAN 0326)
  • Science & Latin American Literature (SPAN 0351)
  • Marxism in Latin America (SPAN 0452)
  • Topics of Luso-Brazilian Culture (PGSE 0352)
  • Brazilian Popular Music (PGSE 0429)

Program in International and Global Studies

Robert A. Jones '59 House
148 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753