Program of Study
Loyola offers both a major and a minor in Latin American Studies. The requirements depend on the student's original level of placement in Spanish. Upon completing the programs, the student will have an ability to negotiate the Spanish language and an expertise in various other aspects of the continent’s make-up, such as history, politics, business, biology, religion, film, literature and philosophy.
- View the Latin American Studies (LAS) minor Program of Study and Program Course Listing (DPCL)
- View a list of course descriptions
- View a list of currently offered courses and register for class
- Download the 2011 LAS Minor Program Course Listing (DPCL)
Courses used in the major cannot also be used to satisfy requirements for a minor.
Study abroad substitutions
The Latin American Studies program strongly encourages students to participate in study abroad programs. Many of the course requirements below may be fulfilled by taking similar courses in Latin American universities in conjunction with approved study abroad programs.
We enthusiastically welcome students at all levels of Spanish ability: from students with absolutely no Spanish to completely fluent, native Spanish speakers. The course requirements differ because of the number of language classes that the new speaker of Spanish will need. In general the native speaker (or second-language speaker who has already attained a high level of competency) will take more classes from the Latin American Studies list of options below, while the new speaker’s program will consist of more Spanish classes in the early semesters in order to achieve a competency in the major language of Latin America.