2017-2018 University Catalogue 
    Jul 14, 2024  
2017-2018 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

African American & Latin American Studies Major, Latin American Studies Emphasis

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Coordinator L. Klugherz

Latin America has a complex history, a variety of cultures and political systems, a literature of international stature, and an important place in world affairs. The ALST Latin American concentration offers students the opportunity to undertake a comparative and interdisciplinary study of Latin American society and culture, drawing from such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, art and art history, economics, geography, history, literature and literary criticism, political science, and music.

A student must complete major declaration procedures with the appropriate coordinator no later than the second term of the sophomore year, unless an exception is approved by the program director.

For more information about the program, honors/high honors, transfer credit, etc., visit the Africana and Latin American studies program   page.

Major Requirements

The requirements for the ALST major with a concentration in Latin American studies are as follows:

Four Electives

Should be chosen in consultation with the coordinator. Of the four electives, at least two courses must be at the 300 level or higher.


Additional Elective

One additional 200- or 300-level elective must be selected from any area of the program outside of the student’s primary concentration.

Senior Capstone Seminar

  • is the senior capstone seminar and is required for all majors. In the event that ALST 480 is not offered, students may substitute another seminar in consultation with the coordinator and the program director.

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