Issues of Latin America (LAS 470), the LAS capstone seminar, is required of all concentrators. The seminar's thematic focus varies from year to year, depending upon the research expertise of the instructor(s). Past courses have focused on sustainable development, current politics, notions of Latin American identity, race and ethnicity in Latin America, and the intersection of literature and history. Regardless of the thematic focus, the course always adopts an interdisciplinary approach. The course is taught in English.