Latin American Studies
The student will understand and interpret foundational knowledge relating to historical, socio-cultural, geographic and economic conditions in Latin America, as well as how Latin America interacted with major world powers.
Interest and Attitude
The student will evaluate and decide upon her/his interest and attitude toward Latin American Studies, including career expectations. The LAS coordinator has frequent contact with students where career issues are discussed.
Social Science Research Methodology
Our LAS students should understand basic methodology of social science research as well as humantities/language based research.
Latin American Studies students will write a significant research paper in Spanish or Portuguese dealing with Latin America.
LAS students will master the skills of library and internet research relating to Latin America.
Oral Presentation of Critically Analyzed Ideas
LAS students 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.
LAS students will demonstrate both written and verbal fluency in Spanish or Portuguese.