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University Catalog 2012-2013 
University Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Program in Latin American Studies

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King Hall C4073A
Phone: (323) 343-2290

The Program and Its Mission

Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines subject matter from several academic disciplines to give the student a broad background encompassing the historical, social, cultural, and geographic realities of the region as well as training in the Spanish language. It offers students interested in Latin America the opportunity to pursue a major in this field of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. The program also offers the minor in Latin American Studies and a minor in Central American Studies. The undergraduate program is described below, followed by the Graduate program section.

The Faculty

Program Director: Beth Baker-Cristales.
Associate Director: Angela Vergara.
Instruction for the Latin American Studies program is provided by members of the faculty who are experts on Latin America from cooperating disciplines in the colleges of Natural and Social Sciences, Arts and Letters, Business and Economics, and the Charter College of Education, as well as instructors in Latin American Studies.

Programs for this Program:

Undergraduate Major

Latin-American Studies, B.A. 
Undergraduate Minor

Central American Studies Minor 
Latin-American Studies Minor 
Graduate Major

Latin American Studies, M.A. 

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