Courses of Study 2015-2016 
    Oct 20, 2021  
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American Studies Program

Course Offerings  

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Timothy John Devoogd, Psychology, Director, Latin American Studies; Gerard Aching, Romance Studies; Ernesto E. Bassi Arevalo, History; Bruno Bosteels, Romance Studies; Lourdes Casanova, Director, Emerging Markets Institute;  Debra Ann Castillo, Comparative Literature; Maria Lorena Cook, International and Comparative Labor, Labor Relations, Law and History; Raymond Craib, History; Mary Jo Dudley, Development Sociology, Director, Farmworker Program; Pedro Erber, Romance Studies; Jane Fajans, Anthropology; Maria Fernandez, History of Art; Gary Fields, International Labor Relations; Economics; Gustavo Flores-Macias, Government; Chris Garces, Anthropology; Maria Antonia Garcés, Romance Studies; Maria Cristina García, History; Frederic Gleach, Anthropology; Miguel Gomez, Applied Economics and Management; Angela Gonzales, Development Sociology; Jere Haas, Human Ecology, Nutritional Science; Director, Human Biology Program; John S. Henderson, Anthropology; Eduardo Iñigo-Elias, Applied Ecology; Teresa Jordan, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Steven Kyle, Applied Economics and Management; Cecilia Lawless, Romance Studies; David Lee, Applied Economics Management; Alejandro Madrid, Musicology; Veronica Martinez-Matsuda, Labor Relations, Law and History; Jura Oliveira, Romance Studies; Pilar Parra, Human Ecology, Nutritional Science; Edmundo Paz Soldán, Romance Studies; Gretel Pelto, Human Ecology, Nutritional Sciences; Pedro David Pérez, Applied Economics and Management; Alison Power, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Science & Technology Studies; Mary Kay Redmond, Romance Studies; Kenneth Roberts, Government; Eloy Rodriguez, Plant Biology; Jeannine Routier-Pucci, Romance Studies; Vilma Santiago-Irizarry, Anthropology, Latino Studies; Roberto Sierra, Department of Music, Composition; Rebecca Stoltzfus, Nutrition; Ananda Cohen Suarez, History of Art; Terry Tucker, International Programs, CALS; Amy Villarejo, Performing and Media Arts; Sofia Villenas, Anthropology, Director, Latino/a Studies; Monroe Weber-Shirk, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Wendy Wolford, Development Sociology.


Cornell’s Latin American Studies Program (LASP), founded in 1961, has become one of the nation’s premier Latin American centers. Today, as part of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, LASP provides a focus for all activities on the Cornell campus oriented toward Latin America. Latin Americanists are active in most of Cornell’s colleges and schools, with diverse strengths including agricultural sciences, anthropology, art history, city and regional planning, government, history, labor relations, languages, literature, and nutrition.

LASP’s mission is to stimulate learning about Latin America by supporting Cornell’s Latin America curriculum; nurturing faculty and student research; sponsoring events on and off campus; sponsoring visiting scholars from Latin America; and establishing relationships with universities and other institutions in Latin America. LASP offers a minor in Latin American Studies for undergraduate and graduate students, fellowships, summer programs, and more.

Undergraduate Minor

The undergraduate minor in Latin American Studies is earned with a minimum of 15 credits in Latin American Studies courses and with 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 UG minor for students link). This list includes all LATA courses and others across colleges and schools with at least 50 percent Latin American content.