Latin American Studies

Basic Requirements: 12 half-courses

  1. Required courses:

    1. Latin American Studies 70.

    2. Either Spanish 71a or Portuguese 121a.

    3. One of the following: Spanish 71b, Portuguese 121b, or any language half-course at the 40 level or above in Spanish or the 30 level or above in Portuguese with substantial Latin American content.

    4. Sophomore Tutorial: Spanish 97 or Portuguese 97.

    5. Four half-courses at the 90 or 100 level, other than tutorials, in either Spanish or Portuguese specifically focused on Latin America. These may include up to one half-course related to Latin American literatures taught by a member of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in other programs (i.e. the Core; Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, etc.). If the student is not taking any course on Brazil from item 1f below, one of the courses in Romance Languages and Literatures should be focused on Brazil. If the student is not taking any course on Spanish America from item 1f below, one of the courses in Romance Languages and Literatures should be focused on Spanish America.

    6. Four half-courses focused on Latin America in at least two different departments or programs other than Romance Languages and Literatures approved by the undergraduate adviser in Latin American Studies. At least one half-course must be in history and at least one half-course must be in the social sciences (other than history). Students may also take an additional half-course in Spanish or Portuguese at the 100-level or above of an interdisciplinary nature.

  2. Tutorial: Required Sophomore Year. Spanish 97 or Portuguese 97 (one term). Small-group instruction. Letter-graded.

  3. Thesis: Required of honors candidates only.

  4. General Examination: Not required.

  5. Other information:

    1. Pass/Fail: Courses taken for concentration credit may not be taken Pass/Fail.

    2. Joint Concentration: Not permitted. Latin American studies may not combined with another Romance language or literary tradition.

    3. Freshman Seminars: With the approval of the undergraduate adviser, up to one Freshman Seminar, for which the student has received a Satisfactory evaluation, may be counted in category 1e.

Latin American Studies
Requirements for Honors Eligibility: 14 half-courses

Honors candidates must take one term of Latin American Studies 98: Junior Tutorial, or equivalent. This will count toward the requirement listed in item 1e of Basic Requirements.

In addition to the Basic Requirements, honors candidates are required to take two terms of Latin American Studies 99 (graded SAT/UNS) and complete a thesis. A thesis proposal is made by the honors candidate and approved by the undergraduate adviser in Latin American Studies in conjunction with other faculty members and members of the tutorial board in the spring term of the junior year.

Also, at the end of their senior year, normally during Reading Period in May, all honors candidates must take a three-hour written examination, as well as an hour-long oral examination.