International Studies

Latin American Studies

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies

WC abroad programs in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru

Required language of study: Portuguese or Spanish.

In addition to the Common Requirements for all concentrations, students must complete two courses related to Latin America at Washington College.

Why a concentration in international studies?

Regional and functional concentrations are open to students of all majors and offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of a particular area. They combine course work at Washington College in anthropology, business, economics, history, political science, modern language with at least one semester (or summer) abroad in the region of focus. 

The regional concentration is designed to serve students who wish to develop a focus on a particular world region, for those who plan to enter business, government, or international agency service and for those who are preparing for graduate study of a particular region.

Recommended Courses Offered At Washington College:

  • ANT 235 Cultures of Latin America
  • HIS 372. Colonial Latin America
  • HIS 373. Latin American Literature as History
  • MUS 313. Music of Latin America
  • POL 348. Latin American Politics
  • POL 382. U.S.-Latin American Relations

In addition, several courses that count toward the concentration are taught in the Spanish languages. Special Topics courses dealing with Latin America also are frequently offered at Washington College, and may be counted toward the two-course requirement.