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2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog 
2005-2006 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.  The local and global connections among the countries of the Americas are constantly increasing and evolving.  Latin American Studies provides an interdisciplinary opportunity to focus on our hemisphere.  Language expertise is an important element in this area studies program 

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 beyond at the intermediate level. Proficiency may be demonstrated either by examination or by completing SPA 305 or 306 with a grade of at least “B.” To be admitted to the program, students must complete SPA 101/102.

For complete information about Latin American Studies, visit the coordinator at 216 Little Hall, phone (207) 581-2088 or contact Prof. Kathleen March at

Social Sciences and Literature

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



  • Courses at 300 level or above
  • Other 400 level courses in Spanish

    Students may select any other courses in Latin American Literature, Civilization, Service-Learning, or Translation.

    Additional courses in Anthropology, History, Art History, Spanish and Portuguese language (currently 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, Chile, Argentina, Honduras, or Spain.  Other sites may be approved with consultation. 

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