Latin American Studies
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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What you will learn in this program
Latin American Studies scholars ask questions such as: How has eco-tourism affected Costa Rica? Why did the Inca Empire fall? How is femininity displayed at Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival?
Latin American Studies is concerned with the multidisciplinary examination of Latin American language, literature, culture, and history. This program will provide you with a critical understanding of the region through academic study, field schools that take place in Latin America, and training in either the Spanish or Portuguese language.
As a Latin American Studies graduate you'll be prepared for career opportunities in areas such as the civil service, the non-profit sector, and the business world. A degree in Latin American Studies can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or education.
Courses you'll take:
Beginners' Spanish I, Beginners' Spanish II, Critical Contemporary Issues in Latin America, Field Study in Latin America, Latin American Field Research
Admission requirements and information
Arts and Science Honours Academy (ASHA) - A six-course interdisciplinary program with a second language aspect and travel components.
Co-operative work placement - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience that alternates with your academic studies.
Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.
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