413 - Latin American Studies


Program Title
Latin American Studies
Degree Designation
Program Level
Instruction Mode
On Campus
Program Description
This is an interdepartmental program designed to provide students with an integrated, balanced perspective of Latin America. In order to earn a bachelor of arts degree students must complete 36 semester hours of classes with a Latin American focus drawn primarily from the social sciences. Two years of college-level Spanish or Portuguese is required. A 27-credit minor is also offered. The Latin American Studies program in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Languages operates a one semester academic program in Latin America.
Ethnic, Gender, & Women's Studies
College of Liberal Arts


Credits: 36

Program Requirements

LAST 250; GEOG 373; HIST 361, HIST 362; ECON 480 or POL 333.


21 Credits: ECON 350, ECON 480; HIST 354; LAST 350, LAST 370; POL 333; SPAN 341, SPAN 411 (Spanish-American only), SPAN 440, SPAN 442, SPAN 443; Independent Study 199-499 (maximum 6 credits). Up to 6 credits of seminar/topics/problems/field study or new courses in various departments which have a substantial Latin American content also may be used with the permission of the advisor. Students who have participated in SCSU's Latin America program may use a maximum of 9 credits of non-Spanish language courses and 3 credits of SPAN 460 completed in Latin America toward the major.

Admission To Teacher Education: 0

Upper Division Writing Met

Admissions Requirements


    Language Competency: Completion of a year of 200 level course work or the equivalent in Spanish or Portuguese.

    See program website for additional information.

    Learning Outcomes

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