Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    Oct 25, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American Studies Program

 In the College of Arts and Sciences  

Course Offerings  

190 Uris Hall


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, Johnson School of Business, Director, Emerging Markets Institute;  Debra Ann Castillo, Comparative Literature; Julia Chang, Johnson School of Business; Ananda Cohen-Suarez, History of  Art; Angela Cornell, Law; Raymond Craib, History; Timothy John Devoogd, Psychology; Pedro Erber, Romance Studies; Timothy Fahey, Natural Resources; Maria Fernandez, History of Art; Gary Fields, International Labor Relations Economics; Maria Fernandez, History of Art and Visual Studies; Alexander Flecker, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Gustavo Flores-Macias, Government; Maria Gandolfo, Plant Biology; 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;  Edmundo Paz Soldán, Romance Studies; Simone Pinet, Spanish Literature; Alison Power, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Science & Technology Studies; Kathleen Rasmussen, Nutritional Sciences; Amanda D. Rodewald, Director of Conservation Science, Lab of Ornithology; Vilma Santiago-Irizarry, Anthropology, Latino Studies; Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió, Architecture; Jeremy Thompson, Plant Pathology; Irina Troncoso, Romance Studies; Matthew Velasco, Archeology/Anthropology; Monroe Weber-Shirk, Civil and Environmental Engineering; Wendy Wolford, Global Development.


The Cornell University Latin American Studies Program (LASP) is an interdisciplinary program for Cornell students, faculty, staff, community members, and academic visitors with interests in Latin America and the Caribbean. LASP was founded in 1961, and it is celebrating its 60th anniversary during the 2020-2021 academic year. It is part of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies located in Uris Hall.  LASP has over 30 core and 60 affiliated faculty from across Cornell’s colleges and professional schools, including disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.  LASP expands the intellectual presence of Latin America across campus by organizing  an array of  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 distinguished lecture; initiatives to take undergraduate students on  experiential field study trips to Latin America and the Caribbean; grant programs for graduate student field research and undergraduate internships; 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 2095  (or having tested out of SPAN 2095 and taken 1 additional higher level non-FLAC Spanish course) or PORT 2010 /PORT 2020  or higher (non-FLAC course).

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 on the Latin American Studies Minor page (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 or more 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. 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).