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Latin American Studies

Explore Latin America from a variety of perspectives while also having the opportunity to focus your studies on Latin American history, politics, anthropology, geography and literature.

What to Expect

The Latin American studies program is a multidisciplinary, broadly based undergraduate degree program. You will benefit from a small program, which affords individual attention. You will also have great flexibility in the courses you choose to take and are encouraged to pursue study abroad and research opportunities. 

As a Latin American Studies major, you will develop cross-cultural skills, linguistic skills in Spanish and/or Portuguese and interdisciplinary research skills. Latin American Studies majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad in Latin America to enhance their academic experience, strengthen their language skills and develop a great knowledge about the culture.


Undergraduate Degree

B B.A. with a major in Latin American studies

The Latin American Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences is an interdisciplinary study of the histories and cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries of the Western Hemisphere.

The following courses fulfill some of the requirements for a major in Latin American studies: 

  • Interdisciplinary Study of Latin America
  • Latin America: The Founding of New Societies
  • Politics and Governments of Latin America
  • Modern Latin America
  • Politics of Revolution and Counterrevolution in South America
  • Latin American Cultures
  • Spanish American Civilizations


Apply for Undergraduate Admission

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