Latin American Studies
800 Lancaster Avenue
Saint Augustine Center Room 273
Villanova, PA 19085
Dr. Satya Pattnayak, 610.519.4773
Joyce Harden, 610.519.4640
Office: SAC 277
The Villanova Latin American Studies Program, established in 1988, offers students in all of the university's four undergraduate colleges the opportunity to acquire a broad multi-disciplinary understanding and appreciation of Latin America. Students may pursue either a minor or the more comprehensive major. Both are designed to complement a variety of majors; many concentration and minor courses can also be used to satisfy core curriculum requirements.
Since language is essential to understanding any culture, a degree of language proficiency is an integral part of both the concentration and the minor. And, since living in Latin America offers invaluable experience in language, culture, and contemporary life and issues, students in the program are strongly encouraged to spend a summer or semester there.
In addition to its attractive course offerings, the Program sponsors overseas programs in Costa Rica, Chile, a Sustainable Development program, and a variety of scholarly and cultural events for the Villanova community.