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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Arts 4. Program Details 4.34 History 4.34.7 BA in Latin American Studies
4.34.7 BA in Latin American Studies

A. FACULTY OF ARTS REQUIREMENTS

Students must adhere to the applicable Faculty of Arts requirements in 3.4 Graduation.

B. MAJOR-FIELD REQUIREMENTS

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 42 units (7.0 full-course equivalents) in the Field of Latin American Studies while fulfilling the following requirements:

  1. Core Courses: 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) Latin American Studies 211, 311, 401.

  2. Seminar or Research Course: 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) from Archaeology 503*, 537; History 565, 569; Latin American Studies 501; Political Science 579*; Spanish 553, 555, 571*, 599*. (*Subject to approval by the Program Co-ordinator when focused on Latin American topics.)

  3. Latin American Studies Options: 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) from the field of Latin American Studies including at least 24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) chosen from the list of “Courses with a Focus on Latin America”.

C. Other Requirements

  1. Language: Successful completion of Spanish 303 or demonstration of proficiency to that level in Spanish or Portuguese as approved by the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.

  2. Research Methodology: 3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) 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 3.4.4 Co-operative Education Programs for information and requirements.

Notes:

  • 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.
  • In choosing their Latin American Studies options, it is strongly recommended that students include at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) from each of two disciplines.