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Bachelor of Arts in International and Area Studies Major Area: Latin American Studies

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.

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Minor in Latin American Studies

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Latin American Studies, including at least 9 hours at the upper-division level. Click here to download the minor check sheet to learn more about the specific requirements.

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