Rationale for a GLAS Major or a LAS minor
Latin America encompasses two continents, extending from Mexico and the tropical islands of the Caribbean to the Southern tip of South America. It is a rich and vibrant region, inhabitated by a diverse population product of the mixing of indigenous, European, and African civilizations. Culturally, politically and economically speaking, Latin America resists facile categorizations, it is a region rich in paradox: it is old and new at the same time, throughout its history it has been both turbulent and stable, independent and dependent, incredible prosperous but also poor. The Latin American Studies program offer villanova students unique and academically high-quality opportunities to acquire the tools and analytical skills to understand Latin American history, politics, social and cultural realities. Our interdisciplinary, flexible, and broad-gauge program allow students to develop and enhance the necessary skills and competencies to become global citizens, while preparing them for a successful transition into the workplace.