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2003-2004 Undergraduate Catalog 
2003-2004 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Curricula: Latin American Studies

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The interdisciplinary Latin American Studies curriculum contains courses concerning Latin America in modern languages and literature, anthropology, history and economics, and other subjects. These courses broaden students’ undergraduate education, increasing and enhancing employment opportunities. North Americans and Latin Americans share a hemisphere and should have a good understanding of each other, yet the United States has often ignored Latin America or has had misconceptions about it.

The Latin American Studies curriculum combines training in various disciplines, encouraging students to begin to comprehend this very different and important part of the world. Faculty member involved with this curriculum have spent substantial time in Latin America and/or have conducted considerable research in topics related to the various countries, cultures and environments.

Language Competence. Students must demonstrate proficiency in Spanish at the intermediate level. Proficiency may be demonstrated either by examination or by completing SPA 203/204 with a grade of at least “B.” To be admitted to the program, students must complete SPA 101/102. Course work in Intermediate Spanish will be credited toward the curriculum.

Social Sciences and Literature

Students are required to take at least one course in three of the following four areas:

Other 400 level courses in Latin American Literature

Students may select other courses from the list below as appropriate:
  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 1-3
  • Additional courses in Anthropology, History, Latin American Literature, Art History, Spanish and Portuguese language (through the Critical languages Program) are recommended.

    Study Abroad is highly encouraged. Study programs or study tours offer options for work in Mexico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Brazil, or Spain. Other sites are under consideration and may be approved with consultation.

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