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University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.28 History 4.28.7 BA in Latin American Studies
4.28.7 BA in Latin American Studies


Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.3.1 Major Degree Programs.


Students must successfully complete a minimum of 42 units in Courses Constituting the Field of Latin American Studies while fulfilling the following requirements:

  1. Core Courses: 9 units Latin American Studies 211, 311, 401.

  2. Seminar or Research Course: 3 units from Archaeology 503*, 537; History 565, 569; Latin American Studies 501; Political Science 579*; Spanish 553, 555, 571*, 599*.

  3. *Subject to approval by the Program Co-ordinator when focused on Latin American topics.

  4. Latin American Studies Options: 30 units from Courses Constituting the Field of Latin American Studies including at least 24 units chosen from the list of “Courses with a Focus on Latin America” with at least 6 units from each of two disciplines listed.

C. Other Requirements

  1. Language: Successful completion of Spanish 303 or demonstration of proficiency to that level as assessed by the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures. This requirement can be fulfilled by a similar level of proficiency in Portuguese; consult with the Program Co-ordinator of Latin American Studies regarding assessment.

  2. Research Methodology: 3 units from Communication and Media Studies 313, History 300, Political Science 399, Psychology 300, Sociology 313.

D. Degree Options

The BA in Latin American Studies can be taken with Co-operative Education. See section 3.3.8 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.

Note: Students who fulfill the minimum language requirement prior to entering the university are strongly urged to take additional courses in Spanish to improve their language skills.