The specialization in Latin American and Caribbean Studies as a major leading to a BA degree consists of 24 credits. The core courses for the major are drawn from the social sciences, humanities, and arts. Following the program’s goal of exposing the region’s realities from the perspectives of various disciplines, no more than two courses from any single department may count for the 24 major credits. The program recommends that students take a 12-credit minor in one of the associated disciplinary departments. Students select courses for the major in consultation with the program’s director or with a member of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Faculty Advisory Committee.
The interdisciplinary specialization of the major will serve graduates well, whether they choose to seek employment in public or private organizations, pursue professional degrees, or go on to a graduate degree in the social sciences or humanities.
Latin American and Caribbean Studies majors are required to demonstrate a reading knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese, or French, fulfilled at least one semester before graduation from the college.