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Latin-American Studies, B.A.


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The Latin American Studies Program offers interdisciplinary degrees with a focus on the history, economies, politics, cultures, art and literature, and social movements of Latin America and the transnational experiences of Latin American populations in diaspora . The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Latin American Studies affords the student a wide range of career opportunities in the U.S. and abroad, including work in government, teaching, not-for-profit organizations, business, and other fields.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies Program is  120 units, of which 48-57 units are in the major. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree ( 48-57 units)


Language Requirement (3-12 units)


All Latin American Studies students must demonstrate proficiency in Spanish. The language requirement for Latin American studies is based on competency. Students can demonstrate proficiency in Spanish by placing into a 300-level Spanish course after taking the placement exam in the Department of Modern Languages.  Students who are unable to place into a 300-level Spanish course must complete a 200-level Spanish sequence successfully. Students who have completed a high school Advanced Placement Exam in Spanish with a score of 5 will be considered proficient in Spanish. Students who demonstrate proficiency in Spanish either by placing into a 300-level Spanish course after taking the placement exam in the Department of Modern Languages or by earning a 5 on a high school Advanced Placement Exam, will need to either take an elective taught in Spanish or take a language course in Portuguese or in another indigenous language of Latin America.

Upper Division Courses (39 units)


Students must complete a total of 13 classes for a total of 39 semester units.

Latin American Studies (9 units)


Students must select any three courses from the list below.

Electives (15 units)


Select 15 units in Elective Courses (at least 12 units should be taken at the 4000s level) from the list below.

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