The Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program introduces students to the study of diverse cultures and peoples of Latin America and their diaspora-movements.
Students in Latin American and Latino/a Studies develop an integrated understanding of the cultures and histories of Latin America, as they complete a program based on various disciplines, including art, anthropology, history, Hispanic studies and literature, political science, sociology and music. The minor's interdisciplinary approach provides a broad awareness of the complex set of relations that have shaped Latin America and the lives of its people across continents. The curriculum also affords students the chance to study Latino and Hispanic American populations within the United States.
The Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program is part of a wider, interdisciplinary effort at Wheaton to develop an appreciation and broader understanding of the diversity and dynamism of cultures in Latin America, the U.S. and the world.