Latin American StudiesBradley A. Shaw, Director
215 Eisenhower Hall
The secondary major in Latin American studies provides opportunities for students to examine issues related to Latin America from a variety of perspectives. This interdisciplinary approach is designed to help students understand the systematic nature of political, socioeconomic, technological, and environmental problems in Latin America and the value systems of the people involved.
The program allows students to work with specialists in the humanities and social sciences, and to benefit from the expertise and experience of scientists and engineers who are engaged in research or development projects related to Latin America. Students who complete the secondary major will be qualified to pursue graduate work in Latin American studies. The curriculum will enhance student qualifications for employment in research, economic development, social action, trade, and diplomacy related to Latin America.
A student from any college may choose the secondary major in Latin American studies to complement course work in his or her major. Many courses may simultaneously meet the student's own college or major degree requirements. In this way, electives and required courses within a college curriculum may count toward the secondary major in Latin American studies.
Please note: This list may change as courses are added or revised. Other Latin American studies courses are offered as ``special studies,'' ``topics,'' ``problems,'' or ``seminar'' categories.'' Intersession offerings may sometimes be acceptable. Transfer credits from approved study abroad programs, or other institutions, may be accepted as part of a student's program of study.
For the current list of approved courses, and for new program developments, call or write the director, or view the list at the international and area studies website.
II. Area courses: 21 hours, including the Senior Seminar. Courses must be taken in a minimum of four departments, with no more than 9 hours in any one department.