Departments & Programs

Latin American and Caribbean Studies


The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LTAM) is an interdepartmental program offering integrated study opportunities to students planning careers in teaching, research, journalism, government, and business. Recognizing the varied objectives of students, the Latin American and Caribbean studies faculty has attempted to provide diverse formats and levels of study in the program.

Although the program offers no undergraduate major, students may choose Latin American and Caribbean studies as a minor or obtain a certificate along with the bachelor's degree in an academic discipline. In either case, the program provides the student with a basic knowledge of the anthropology, art, economics, folklore, geography, history, languages, literatures, music, and politics of Latin America. These credentials are especially useful to students who contemplate advanced study in the area or who plan to work or live in Latin America. Students may elect to complete the minor or the certificate but not both.

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program is affiliated with the new School of Global and International Studies (SGIS), an autonomous unit within the College of Arts and Sciences, dedicated to providing Indiana University undergraduates with the intellectual tools they will need to live, work, and thrive in the globalized world of the twenty-first century. Degree programs associated with SGIS emphasize language proficiency, cultural competency, and in-depth training in qualitative and quantitative methodologies. SGIS students will enjoy unparalleled access to a stellar faculty and career-focused advising. SGIS serves an economically, culturally and generationally diverse student body.

Majors, Minors, and Programs

Contact Information

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Indiana University
1125 E. Atwater Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47401

(812) 855-9097
clacs [at] indiana [dot] edu