This concentration focuses on the political, economic, and socio-cultural transformations that have profoundly shaped the Americas in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  Courses in this concentration address issues such as authoritarian and democratic regimes of governance, state-interventionist and neoliberal economies, national and transnational forms of belonging, as well as the new modes of institutional exclusion and socio-cultural formation.  In choosing this concentration, students will grapple with key figures, events, and movements in the Americas.

Course Requirements

*Courses from other departments may count towards this concentration; consult your LALSP advisor for more information.

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.