Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Undergraduate Concentration

The concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACA) leads to a strong, interdisciplinary understanding of culture, history, and contemporary issues in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Latino/a diaspora.

Requirements are intentionally broad and flexible to accommodate the focused interests of students in understanding the diverse reality of this region. LACA features a wide selection of courses from departments across the university. For example, a student whose primary interest is the Caribbean might follow a course sequence that looks like this.

Concentration requirements include four themes: language, area studies, research, and internship / service work. The degree can also be obtained with honors.  

For more information, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Jeremy Mumford, jeremy_mumford@brown.edu.  

Professor Mumford will hold office hours every Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment at CLACS during the Fall 2017 semester.

Meet our concentrators!