Courses of Study 2017-2018 
    May 20, 2019  
Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American Studies Program

Course Offerings  

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Raymond Craib, History, Director, Latin American Studies; Gerard Aching, Romance Studies; Andrea Bachner, Comparative Literature; Ernesto E. Bassi Arevalo, History; Bruno Bosteels, Romance Studies; Judith Byfield, History; Lourdes Casanova, Director, Emerging Markets Institute;  Debra Ann Castillo, Comparative Literature; Julia Chang, Johnson School of Business; Ananda Cohen-Suarez, History of  Art; Alonso Colmenares, Architecture; Lance Compa, Labor Relations, Law, and History; Maria Lorena Cook, International and Comparative Labor, Labor Relations, Law and History; Angela Cornell, Law; Timothy John Devoogd, Psychology; Locksley Edmondson, Africana Studies and Research Center; Pedro Erber, Romance Studies; Timothy Fahey, Natural Resources; Jane Fajans, Anthropology; Richard Feldman, Director, Language Resource Center; Maria Fernandez, History of Art; Gary Fields, International Labor Relations; Economics; Alexander Flecker, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Gustavo Flores-Macias, Government; Maria Gandolfo, Plant Biology; Maria Antonia Garcés, Romance Studies; Maria Cristina García, History; Miguel Gomez, Applied Economics and Management; John S. Henderson, Anthropology; Steven Kyle, Applied Economics and Management; James Lassoie, Natural Resources; Cecilia Lawless, Romance Studies; David Lee, Applied Economics Management; Johannes Lehmann, Soil Biochemistry and Soil Fertility; William Lesser, Applied Economics and Management; Alejandro Madrid, Musicology; Nilsa Maldonado-Mendez, Romance Studies; Veronica Martinez-Matsuda, Labor Relations, Law and History; Barry Hamilton Maxwell, Comparative Literature; Shawn McDaniel, Romance Studies; Tom McEnaney, Comparative Literature; Jura Oliveira, Romance Studies; Edmundo Paz Soldán, Romance Studies; Alison Power, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Science & Technology Studies; Kathleen Rasmussen, Nutritional Sciences; Kenneth Roberts, Government; Vilma Santiago-Irizarry, Anthropology, Latino Studies; Jeremy Thompson, Plant Pathology; Wendy Wolford, Development Sociology; Stephen Younger, Food and Nutrition Policy Program.


The Cornell University Latin American Studies Program (LASP), founded in 1961, is an interdisciplinary program for Cornell students, faculty, staff, community members, and academic visitors with interests in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has over 30 core and 60 affiliated faculty from across Cornell’s colleges, professional schools, and in the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.  LASP expands the intellectual presence of Latin America across campus by organizing regularly an array of campus activities related to Latin America and the Caribbean, including a weekly seminar series run by our Graduate Fellows, with presentations by local, national, and international scholars; workshops, symposia, and conferences; an annual visiting lecture; initiatives intended to bring graduate students and scholars from Latin America to Cornell’s campus; and a Latin American Studies undergraduate minor and a graduate concentration certificate.

Undergraduate Minor

The undergraduate minor in Latin American Studies requires a minimum of 15 credits in Latin American Studies courses and acquired facility in Spanish or Portuguese. Language facility is demonstrated by successful completion of SPAN 2095  or PORT 2020  or the equivalent. Course selections must represent at least two fields, including one course at an advanced level. The complete list of approved courses is available at (scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Approved Courses for the minor  link). This list includes all LATA courses and others across colleges and schools with at least 50 percent Latin American content.

Graduate Concentration

The graduate concentration in Latin American Studies is earned by completing the following requirements: 

1. The graduate student should select a member of the Graduate Field in Latin American Studies to serve on their special committee. To find the selection of LASP Graduate Field Members.

2. Graduate students must comply with the Graduate School’s Code of Legislation.