The major in Latin American Studies is designed to provide a balanced curriculum in the history, culture, and society of Latin America for students wishing a broader perspective than is usually available through a departmental major. From the rich variety of offerings within and across departments, there is a wide range of possibilities to suit the interests of students. The program may be of particular interest to students who:
- desire a balanced education that focuses on the Latin American cultural regions,
- plan to enter business, government, or international agency service,
- wish to teach social science or language,
- are preparing for graduate and professional schools.
Spanish or Portuguese is required for the major. Students must gain an intermediate level of proficiency in one language. In addition, students pursue a multidisciplinary course of study that includes the history and literature of Latin America.
For further information see the LAS Requirements & Policies booklet: