Sep 20, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

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


Latin American Studies

Associate Faculty

Aiala Levy, Ph.D., Director of Latin American Studies
Michael Allison, Ph.D.
Roxana Curiel, PhD.
Susan Méndez, Ph.D.
Yamile Silva, Ph.D.
Janice Voltzow, Ph.D.


Women’s and Gender Studies

Associate Faculty

Marzia Caporale, Ph.D., Director of Women’s and Gender Studies
Paul A. Datti, Ph.D.
Marian Farrell, Ph.D.
Michael Friedman, Ph.D.
Jean Harris, Ph.D.
Aiala Levy, Ph.D.
Susan Méndez, Ph.D.
Kimberly Pavlick, Ph.D.
Virginia Picchietti, Ph.D.
Susan Poulson, Ph.D.
Meghan Rich, Ph.D.
Yamile Silva, Ph.D.
Carole Slotterback, Ph.D.
Billie Tadros, Ph.D.
Loreen Wolfer, Ph.D.
Habib Zanzana, Ph.D.

Affiliated Faculty

Roxana Curiel, Ph.D.
Gretchen Van Dyke, Ph.D.
Stephen Whittaker, Ph.D.

Overview

The Department of Latin American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies houses the two programs with the largest number of interdisciplinary faculty 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 multidisciplinary 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 Women’s and Gender Studies, and one in Latin American Studies.

The Department currently offers two concentrations, which are the equivalent of multi-disciplinary minors, one in Women’s and Gender Studies, and one in Latin American Studies. Most courses in 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 Women’s and Gender Studies and Latin American Studies have many prefixes because most courses are cross-listed with other departments.  In addition, we run courses that count for both Women’s and Gender Studies and Latin American Studies with the prefix LAWS; courses that count for Women’s and Gender Studies with the prefix WOMN and courses that count for Latin American Studies with the prefix LAS.

For a list of Women’s and Gender Studies courses visit our Women’s and Gender Studies, BA  page. For a list of Latin American Studies courses, visit our Latin American 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.