Latin American and Latino Studies

Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Louisville is an interdisciplinary program that promotes an understanding and appreciation for the diverse cultures of Latin America and Latino communities in the United States, with the ultimate objective of preparing students to become engaged citizens in our global society. The program was created in the fall of 2000 as Latin American Studies (LAS) and in the spring of 2001, a minor in LAS was approved. In 2005, the program changed its name to Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) and a Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Latino Studies was approved. For ten years, the LALS Program was housed under the Liberal Studies Program from 2000 until 2012, the year that the B.A. Degree in LALS was approved.


The program features:

  • A B.A. Degree in Latin American and Latino Studies
  • A 21-hour undergraduate minor in Latin American and Latino Studies

  • A 15-hour Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Latino Studies

  • A variety of 100-600 level courses with Latin American content taught by faculty from a number of different departments, including: Anthropology, Art History, History, Humanities, Linguistics, Modern Languages, Pan-African Studies, Political Science, Portuguese, Spanish, and Women’s and Gender Studies, among others.

  • Opportunities to participate in study abroad programs, particularly in the Annual U of L Study Abroad Program in Panama, sponsored by the LALS Program, the Department of Communication, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

  • The College of Arts and Sciences Panama Scholar Awards

  • The Richard and Constance Lewis Scholarships and Fellowships

  • Local and foreign volunteer internships that serve Hispanic communities

  • Lectures, film festivals, performances, and other cultural events sponsored by the LALS Program

  • Latin American and Latino Studies Club


For more information, please contact Dr. Rhonda Buchanan, director of Latin American and Latino Studies.

Email address: rhondabuchanan@louisville.edu
Telephone: 502-852-2034502-852-2034
Fax: 502-852-6298
Latin American and Latino Studies Office: Stevenson Hall, Rooms 304, 305 & 306.

Mailing Address:
Dr. Rhonda Buchanan, LALS Program Director
Latin American and Latino Studies Program
Stevenson Hall, Room 306
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292

 

Please report all website issues to Taylor Bryant, Latin American and Latino Studies Program Assistant at tmbrya02@louisville.edu