Latin American Area Studies provides a concentration in the region's history and culture. The course of study features Latin America's economic, geographic, social and political patterns as well as its problems. With a population nearing half a billion people, Latin America has traditionally been, and is now more than ever, a critical area for the United States. Students will examine the historical ties between the two regions in relation to the commonality of cultures and objectives that are becoming increasingly stronger as interdependence grows.
Students concentrating in Latin American Area Studies will choose their language specialization and begin studying the Spanish and/or Portuguese language as early as their freshman year
In addition to the core requirements set forth by the College of Arts
and Sciences, students pursuing a degree in Latin American Area Studies
will need to complete the following courses.
Major Requirements (download degree sheet here) 30 hours, 18 must be upper-division
I. Geographical Area of Concentration
A. Foreign Language & Literature
B. History and Ideas
C. Politics and Society
D. Arts and Culture
III. Study/Work Abroad
IV. Senior Capstone Course
Major Support Requirements
Coordinator for Latin American Area Studies