Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies
BA
Hours36 - 52 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Courses cannot be double counted between the different requirements sections in the major.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
requirement 6 Complete 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
Elective courses (courses taken above will not double count):
requirement 7 Complete 1 course
requirement 8 Complete 1 option
Complete 3.0 hours of an internship course, a service learning course, or Study Abroad program. Internship students (field study, or service learning) will register for IAS 399R; Study Abroad programs shall be in a Latin American venue, either Portuguese speaking or Spanish speaking.
option 8.1 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: All Spanish and Portuguese courses may double count toward a minor or second major in Spanish or Portuguese. Please see the Department of Spanish and Portuguese for more information.
Program Outcomes

Factual Knowledge

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.

Research Writing

She/he will write a significant research paper in Spanish or Portuguese dealing with Latin America.

Library/Internet Research

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.

Language Proficiency

She/he will demonstrate both written and verbal fluency in Spanish or Portuguese.