Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary field. It draws on the conceptual and methodological tools of a wide range of disciplines. The Latin American Studies Minor program is ideally suited for students interested in supplementing courses of study in a particular discipline with substantial expertise on social and cultural aspects of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Although all courses are taught in English, students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of Spanish (the equivalent of two college/university level courses) or Portuguese or, in exceptional circumstances, French. This is a recommended skill for upper division courses that frequently require independent investigation of specialized topics.

Students are eligible to apply for the program after completing the lower division requirements of the program. Send your request to the IS/LAS Advisor, along with a copy of your advising transcript, sorted by both term and subject anytime of the year.

Study in Latin America

Through the Study Abroad Office, students may take courses at partner universities in Latin America including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and Mexico.

Students interested in undertaking study abroad should explore the variety of bursary opportunities offered through the university. The Kelly O'Hagan Memorial Bursary supports students in good academic standing from any faculty who are enrolled in an exchange or field school in Latin America.