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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American Studies and Women's Studies (LA/W/S)

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Latin American Studies

Associate Faculty

Kevin Nordberg Ph.D., Director of Latin American Studies
Michael Allison, Ph.D.
Robert Kocis, Ph.D.
Linda Ledford-Miller, Ph.D.
Sharon Meagher, Ph.D.
Susan Méndez, Ph.D.
Robert Parsons, Ph.D.
Lee Penyak, Ph.D.
Yamile Silva Gualteros, Ph.D.
Janice Voltzow, Ph.D.

Affiliate Faculty

Jamie Trnka, Ph.D.

Women’s Studies

Associate Faculty

Sharon M. Meagher, Ph.D., Director of Women’s Studies and Chair
Marzia Caporale, Ph.D.
Jones DeRitter, Ph.D.
Josephine Dunn, Ph.D.
Marian Farrell, Ph.D.
Mary Anne Foley, Ph.D.
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.
Jean Harris, Ph.D.
Jan Kelly, Ph.D.
Linda Ledford-Miller, Ph.D.
Susan Méndez, Ph.D.
Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D.
Lee Penyak, Ph.D.
Virginia Picchietti, Ph.D.
Susan Poulson, Ph.D.
Meghan Rich, Ph.D.
Yamile Silva Gualteros, Ph.D.
Ileana Szymanski, Ph.D.
Jamie Trnka, Ph.D.
Gretchen Van Dyke, Ph.D.
Stephen Whittaker, Ph.D.
Habib Zanzana, Ph.D.


The Department of Latin American Studies and Women’s Studies houses the two largest interdisciplinary programs at The University of Scranton. While each program functions autonomously, both share a common administrative structure and a commitment to providing extra- and co-curricular programming to supplement their curricular offerings, and both are organized around the interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary study of social, political, and cultural issues. The governance structure of the department is intended to foster these goals and to insure our commitment to multiple forms of faculty involvement in the teaching, research, and service activities of the department. The department offers two majors, one in Latin American Studies and one in Women’s Studies.

The Department currently offers two concentrations, which are the equivalent of multi-disciplinary minors, one in Latin American Studies, and one in Women’s Studies. Most courses for the concentrations are cross-listed with other departments and may be counted towards completion of a concentration as well as other requirements that the course might fulfill (e.g., GE, major, minor, or cognate).

Course Information

Courses for Latin American Studies and Women’s Studies have many prefixes because most courses are cross-listed with other departments.  In addition, we run courses that count for both Latin American Studies and Women’s Studies with the prefix LAWS; and courses that count for Women’s Studies with the prefix WOMN.

For a list of Latin American Studies courses, visit our Latin American Studies, BA  page.  For a list of Women’s Studies courses visit our Women's Studies, BA  page. For course information on all courses offered, visit our Course Descriptions  page.

For more information about the Latin American Studies and Women’s Studies department, visit its website.

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