Through a multidisciplinary approach, Latin American, Latinx & Caribbean studies majors explore the diverse, multilingual, multiethnic regions of Latin America and the Caribbean and the cultural, linguistic and sociopolitical characteristics of the Latin American immigrant populations in the United States.
Students apply different methods of inquiry from various perspectives and disciplines to gather information, evaluate arguments and analyze complex issues.
Strategic advantages of choosing to study LALC at Dickinson
Interdisciplinary approach that allows students to combine diverse interests in the region
Application of a variety of methods of inquiry
Develop critical thinking and intercultural communication skills
Compare and contrast regional and cultural differences
Become proficient in French, Portuguese and/or Spanish with language study and study abroad experience
“I chose LALC because I realized that as a Latina, I didn't know much about my history and culture. The U.S. education system tends to neglect Latin America and the Caribbean as a region, and I felt as though college was the perfect time to learn something new and applicable to me. Down the line, I would like to go into immigration law, and I think the LALC major is the perfect jumping-off point for this career.” —Carolina Celedon '22