Welcome to Latin American Studies

The Latin American Studies program believes everyone has the right to pursue their dreams and achieve their fullest potential as students and citizens of the world. LTAM  is dedicated to the study of the history, societies, and cultures of Latin America, Latino/a/x populations in the United States, and the Hispanic and Francophone Caribbean.

The Latin American Studies Program’s mission is to enable, advise, and inspire students’ lives by improving their journey through academia.

The LTAM Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program is an excellent foundation for graduate study in the humanities, social sciences, and law, and an important qualification to work with the growing Hispanic population of the USA, non-profit organizations, and international business.

The LTAM Master of Arts (M.A.) offers the opportunity for a deeper understanding of the Latin American region and community. The two-year program includes courses with a multidisciplinary approach and the choice between two graduation tracks: completion of a master’s thesis or a comprehensive examination. Graduates from the program can develop a career in an academic field, pursue a Ph.D. in the humanities or social sciences, or acquire a position in public, private, or non-governmental institutions.

  • Study Latin America and the Caribbean’s culture, geography, history, politics, and society.
  • Gain an understanding of the background of the Latino/a/x populations of the United States.
  • Understand economic development and underdevelopment from a comparative perspective.
  • You can improve your writing and critical thinking skills.
  • Gain interdisciplinary knowledge in the humanities and social sciences from a variety of perspectives.
  • Combine in-depth training in Spanish or French with the lived experience of speakers of these languages.

LTAM majors or double majors are not required to have an internship for graduation; however, we encourage all our students to get involved with our everyday growing Hispanic community in Charlotte. There are several places where your help would be greatly appreciated: Camino Community Center, Latin American Coalition, Local Churches, Local Libraries, Local Hospitals, and Clinics.