6: College of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Academic Information | Departments and Programs | Faculty

Afro-American and African Studies | Anthropology | Archaeology | Art | Asian and Middle Eastern
Asian Studies | Astronomy | Biology | Chemistry | Classics | Cognitive Science | Comparative Literature
Drama | Economics | English | Environmental Sciences | French | German | Government and Foreign Affairs
History | Latin American Studies | Linguistics | Mathematics | Medieval Studies
Middle East Studies | Music | Personal Skills | Philosophy | Physics | Political and Social Thought
Psychology | Religious Studies | Service Physical Education | Slavic | Sociology
Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese | Statistics | University Seminars | Women's Studies

Latin American Studies

Course Descriptions

Requirements for Major   The requirements for a major in Latin American studies are as follows: (1) Language: SPAN 202 and PORT 212, or the equivalents; (2) 30 credits of courses in the Latin American field offered by the departments of anthropology, economics, English, government and foreign affairs, history, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese, and others. No more than 15 credits in any one department may be counted toward the major. Students must take courses in at least four departments.

Students may enroll in any courses listed in the course description that is issued by the department every semester. Students need their advisor's permission to enroll in other courses.

Students may be required to perform additional exercises or to submit additional material in connection with the Major Assessment Program.

The major's thesis is not required, but is offered as an option for students interested in specific topics of research. Majors who have chosen to write a thesis shall register, in their fourth year, for LAST 491-492, which count toward the 30 credits required for the major. The Latin American Studies Program also offers a Distinguished Major Program. Details are available from the advisor.

Requirements for Minor   The requirements for a minor in Latin American studies are as follows: (1) Language: Either SPAN 202 or PORT 212, or the equivalents; (2) 18 credits of courses in the Latin American field offered by the departments of anthropology, economics, English, government and foreign affairs, history, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, and others. Not more than nine credits in any one department may be counted towards the minor. Students must take courses in at least three departments.

Additional Information   For more information, contact Mr. Fernando Operé, 110 Wilson Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903; (804) 924-4653.


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