Student Learning Outcomes

Write effectively about Latin America's geography, peoples, history, cultures, economies, societies, art history and institutions from an interdisciplinary perspective using appropriate use of sentence structure, content, organization, and purpose

Perform research from an interdisciplinary perspective understanding the foundational knowledge in anthropology, art history, Chicana/o studies, economics, geography, history, political science, Portuguese, or Spanish, as it pertains to Latin America

Read critically to identify textual ideologies from different historical moments, languages, and power structures in order to demonstrate an understanding of biases inherent in a text's contents and how those ideologies have influenced Latin America's economy


What courses are required for a Latin American Studies major?

The major requirements include 24 units of foundation courses or the equivalent and 33 units of upper division coursesdrawn from various departments. 


What about a minor in Latin American Studies?

The minor requirements in Latin American Studies is designed to complement other majors for which a focus in Latin America can be beneficial. Majors in Spanish, History, Communications, Economics, Political Science, International Business and prospective secondary teachers often find this minor particularly appealing. The minor requires proficiency in either Spanish or Portuguese and 12 units of approved electives in various departments chosen in consultation with the coordinator.