Latin American and Latino Studies

The Latin American and Latino Studies Program was established in 2000 to promote an interdisciplinary understanding of the complex issues and realities of the diverse peoples and cultures of Latin America and the United States, and enhance our students’ abilities to participate in the global community.

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.

  • Collaborations with la Universidad de Guanajuato (Guanajuato, Mexico) and la Universidad de Los Lagos (Osorno, Chile)

  • 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:
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
Stevenson Hall, Room 306
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292


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