Majors, Programs, and Departments

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

This is an interdisciplinary major that draws on the exceptional offerings of The Claremont Colleges, including the relevant courses of the Scripps faculty listed above, and many more across the 5Cs. Students in terested in the major or minor should first contact the program coordinator, Professor Cindy Forster, for assistance in choosing an academic adviser who will assist the student in selecting a cousre of study. Study abroad is strongly encouraged fo rthe major, but not required. Some students elect to spend two semester abroad in different countries in the Caribbean and Latin America. Study abroad courses in this hemisphere for which the student receives credit may satisfy requirements in the major if they address Latin America and the Caribbean.

Scripps Faculty

Marina Pérez de Mendiola
Richard Armour Chair in Modern Languages
Professor of Hispanic Studies
Chair, Department of Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

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Cindy Forster
Professor of History

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Martin Vega Olmedo
Assistant Professor

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