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BA in Latin American Studies

BA in Latin American Studies

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    94
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
Program Learning Outcomes for BA in Latin American Studies Students graduating from this program will: Demonstrate the ability to speak and read fluently, and conduct research in a foreign language. Be able to interpret the historic, cultural, and political dynamics that comprise a specific region selected by the student for in-depth study. Be able to apply critical perspectives on legacies and ongoing forces that are local and global in scope from the field of Latin American Studies. Be able to define a research problem and analyze it from several different disciplinary fields, including appropriate theory, methodology, and concepts for the topic. Degree Requirements for BA in Latin American Studies For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements. For the BA degree, students majoring in Latin American Studies will take courses with appropriate Latin American content at Rice or at an approved program abroad for a total of 10 courses (30 semester hours). No fewer than 6 courses (18 semester hours) should be taken at Rice. Rice LASR Majors will also be required to spend at least one semester studying at a Rice-approved, semester-abroad program in which the primary language of instruction is Spanish, Portuguese, or under special circumstances French. Additionally, students will be required to demonstrate language competence at three different stages of the major. See additional requirements for the major in Latin American Studies below for more information regarding study abroad, the capstone requirement and the language competency requirement.