Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Oct 23, 2019  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American Studies Program

Course Offerings  

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Kenneth Roberts, Government, Director, Latin American Studies; Gerard Aching, Romance Studies; Andrea Bachner, Comparative Literature; Ernesto E. Bassi Arevalo, History; 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; Raymond Craib, History; Timothy John Devoogd, Psychology; Pedro Erber, Romance Studies; Timothy Fahey, Natural Resources; Jane Fajans, Anthropology; 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 and 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; Jura Oliveira, Romance Studies; Edmundo Paz Soldán, Romance Studies; Alison Power, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Science & Technology Studies; Kathleen Rasmussen, Nutritional Sciences; Vilma Santiago-Irizarry, Anthropology, Latino Studies; Jeremy Thompson, Plant Pathology; Wendy Wolford, Development Sociology.


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 40 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, films, 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 language proficiency as demonstrated by successful completion of SPAN 2000  or PORT 2020  or the equivalent (2000 level or higher in either language). An additional minimum of 15 credits in Latin American Studies courses need to be completed from course selections that represent at least two fields, including one course from an advanced level (3000 or 4000). If you have studied abroad in a Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking country and want the credits to be evaluated for the minor, please contact the LASP Program Manager. 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 cross-listed courses as well as courses in other colleges and schools that have at least fifty 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.

3. The graduate student must complete the Graduate Student Minor form (Available on the Latin American Studies program website).