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  Apr 15, 2024
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Latin American Studies

David P. Hill, Ph.D., M.S.W., Director

Faculty Programs and Courses
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The interdisciplinary Latin American Studies Program allows a student to develop a solid foundation of understanding in the study of Latin America and comprises courses drawn from anthropology, foreign language programs, geography, government and international studies, and history. Students earn the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Latin American Studies.

The major requires 24 hours of course work in Latin American studies, including LASP 496 and at least one course from each of four disciplinary groups. Students majoring in Latin American studies must also complete a cognate (preferably with all courses from a single discipline), a minor, or a double major but are encouraged to pursue a double major. The minor in Latin American studies requires 18 hours of course work, including at least one course from two of four disciplinary groups.

Students pursuing either the major or minor are required to choose Spanish or Portuguese as their language of study. Minors must complete one three-hour course at the 200 level; majors must complete at least one 3-hour course at the 300 level. This course can be applied to the general education requirements. It is encouraged also that students will pursue study or supervised fieldwork in Latin America as part of the degree program.


Latin American Studies