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Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies

Tufts University

Medford - Somerville Campus, Medford, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    =312
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The new major in Latin American Studies offers students the opportunity to combine the approaches of several academic disciplines in a focused study of the region. In recent decades, Latin America has become a field of rapid development in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The major's interdisciplinary approach integrates historical, social, political, economic and cultural perspectives at both national and regional levels. Learning Objectives Latin American Studies Learning Objectives: The main objectives of the LAS program are to provide students with a broad interdisciplinary understanding of the political, economic, historic and cultural developments of Latin America in an integrated manner. Specifically students should acquire the following skills: An in-depth multidisciplinary knowledge of the major developments of the primary regions of Latin America (Mexico, the Caribbean/Central America, the Andean region, Brazil, and the Southern cone) Written and oral proficiency in Spanish. In addition, elective credit may be earned through the acquisition of a basic knowledge of Portuguese or an indigenous language such as Quechua. Acquire familiarity with the ways in which different indigenous and diasporic cultures have contributed to the development of Latin America. The development of critical analytical skills to understand and evaluate the complexity and diversity of Latin America, both past and present. The ability to initiate, develop, and carry out independent research writing.