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Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 
Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American Studies Concentration

Lee M. Penyak, Ph.D., Director

The Latin American Studies Concentration is offered by the Department of Latin American Studies and Women’s Studies (LA/W/S).

The Latin American Studies Concentration is designed to advance students’ awareness and understanding of Latin America. It seeks to provide both broad, general knowledge of the entire Latin American region, and indepth knowledge of specific countries, regional groupings of countries, and cultures both dominant and marginal. The concentration is open to all majors and it consists of courses from a variety of disciplines with a primary focus on Latin America. These courses fulfill general education requirements in the Humanities area (Foreign Languages and History), the Social Sciences area (Political Science), and some of them also carry cultural diversity and writing intensive designations. Supporting courses may fulfill general education requirements in other areas as well. Core and supporting courses are listed below.

The Latin American Studies Concentration is an attractive complement to many existing majors. Related fields include world languages, international business, international language/business, international studies, history, political science, theology, philosophy and sociology. Some related professions or careers include law, government, non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, banking and teaching.

 For more informaton about the Latin American Studies and Women’s Studies (LA/W/S) department, visit its website.


Concentration Requirements

Language Requirements (See note 1 below)

Placement in a previously studied language will be determined by placement testing in the University’s Language Learning Center.

Students who study Portuguese must complete PORT 210  (and 18 additional supporting credits).

Core Course Requirements (See note 1 below)

18 total credits

Additional Information

1 Students who study abroad or take other appropriate classes with an emphasis on Latin America may petition to substitute classes and are encouraged to speak to the director of the program.

2 Students who take both core history courses may reduce their supporting course load to 9 credits.

3 Restricted to senior History majors or students with a Latin-American Studies concentration.

4 A six-credit intersession travel course to Guadalajara, Mexico, for 3 credits in Foreign Languages (during intersession) and 3 credits in Political Science (during Spring semester).

5 May be used as a supporting course when course content is specific to Latin America.