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Latino Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #901 (ARWU) North Adams, MA, United States
The Latino/a Studies program at Williams College provides an opportunity to explore complex dynamics globally and within the United States. What causes large migrations, historically and today? How have Latinas and Latinos reshaped urban space and inter-ethnic relations?
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The Latino/a Studies program at Williams College contributes to a strong liberal arts foundation. Our courses are interdisciplinary, comparative, and transnational. Many of our courses are small in size, and students work closely with faculty in a wide variety of ways. Our courses foster critical thinking, and help students hone their research, writing, and oral presentation skills. 

In this way, the concentration is a great compliment to students who are majoring in the sciences, and many of our concentrators are science majors. The honors program enables students to delve into their specific interests, build on their majors and further develop crucial skills. As part of a strong liberal arts foundation, our concentration prepares students for a wide variety of graduate programs and jobs. And there is an added benefit to many employers as those with a concentration in Latina/o Studies know a great deal about globalization and about a large segment of the U.S. population.

Learning Objectives

Students concentrating in Latina and Latino Studies will:

  • Gain deep understanding of commonalities and differences within and among Latina and Latino groups;
  • Critically interpret and examine Latinas and Latinos within the wider rubric of comparative racial and ethnic studies, so that Latinas and Latinos are contextualized explicitly within their shared and divergent experiences with African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Euro-Americans, Native Americans, and other im/migrant communities;
  • Develop broad knowledge of countries of origin and the causes of migration, as well as understanding of the broadest interpretations of globalization and transnationalism—one that includes politics, economics, cultures, artistic expressions, households, and communities that traverse national boundaries;
  • Work with and learn from a variety of texts, including literature, archival and primary documents, and visual, media, and expressive cultures produced by and about Latinas and Latinos;
  • Appreciate the interdisciplinary framework of Latina and Latino Studies, which combines both social science and humanities-based approaches to historical and contemporary issues, as well as artistic, cultural, and performative dimensions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Chicana/o Film and Video
  • Introduction to Latina/o Literatures
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers: Introduction to Latina/o Cultural Production
  • Introduction to Urban Studies: Shaping and Living the City
  • Utopias and Americas
  • Approaches to Media Studies: Analyzing Mediated Difference
  • Latina/o Language Politics: Hybrid Voices

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • Early Decision Agreement Form (Early Decision applicants ONLY)
  • SAT or ACT
  • School Report
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Recommendations

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56970 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56970 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for North Adams

  • 876 - 1820 USD/month
    Living Costs

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