The student will understand and interpret foundational knowledge relating to historical, socio-cultural, geographic and economic conditions in Latin America.
Interest and Attitude
The student will evaluate and decide upon her/his interest and attitude toward Latin American Studies, including career expectations.
Social Science Research Methodology
She/he will understand basic methodology of social science research as well as humantities/language based research.
She/he will write a significant research paper in Spanish or Portuguese dealing with Latin America.
She/he will master the skills of library and internet research relating to Latin America.
Oral Presentation of Critically Analyzed Ideas
She/he will be able to critically analyze ideas, evidence and arguments relating to a current topic or a significant historical event/process in Latin America, and effect a significant oral presentation, demonstrating recent knowledge from newspapers and journals in the target language.
She/he will demonstrate both written and verbal fluency in Spanish or Portuguese.