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Latin American Studies

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Davidson, NC 28035

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Davidson, NC 28035

Latin American Studies

Latin America is one of the world's major regions, given its rich history (and prehistory), long literary tradition, multiple cultures, and complex political and economic systems. It is a key place for understanding contemporary issues of migration, borders, development and sustainability, and power hierarchies, especially given the multiple ties binding the region to the U.S.

Majors benefit from a structured interdisciplinary approach to Latin America that highlights the region-specific expertise of Davidson faculty across the curriculum. Students are offered the tools to conceptualize the region as a whole so they can engage in critical comparisons of cultures, integrate Latin America's past into the evaluation of its present, and problem-solve contemporary issues.

If you have any questions about majoring in Latin American Studies, please contact Prof. Matt Samson, program chair, at