拉丁美洲/ and 拉丁美洲研究 gives you a transnational perspective on the societies and cultures of Latin America and on 拉丁美洲/ and Chicano/a communities in the United States.

The LLAS program at Oxy seeks to cultivate a critical understanding of the societies and cultures of Latin America and the experience of Latina/o communities in the United States. Your classes will engage you with a variety of disciplinary perspectives on the socio-political complexities and cultural traditions of the Americas, as well as the historical development of regional societies and cultures.

The program extends the study of “Latin America” beyond the geo-political borders of the region to include the Caribbean and the U.S., emphasizing the importance of migrations, 不同种族间的相互作用, and cultural exchanges of indigenous, 欧洲, 非洲, 和亚洲人民 throughout the Americas. The transnational perspective of our curriculum distinguishes the LLAS major from more traditional area studies programs.

作为一个主要, you’ll develop proficiency in Spanish and take courses from a broad range of academic disciplines and departments. You’ll be encouraged to participate in study abroad programs in Latin America or Spain and pursue summer programs like 里希特的研究在国外. You’ll also be able to take advantage of Oxy’s location in 洛杉矶 by taking part in community-based learning and cultural activities within local 拉丁美洲/ and Latin American communities. The department also hosts a yearly LLAS Speaker and Event Series.

The LLAS program prepares you for graduate school as well as for a variety of career paths, including government and other public service, 教育, 社区组织, public history museums and cultural centers, 法律, 商业及社会工作.