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B.A. in Latin American Studies

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  • Course description
    The purpose of the major in Latin American Studies is to encourage the interest of students in international affairs by focusing on Latin America. The aim is to provide students with a comprehensive exposure to the cultural, historical, economic and political development of Latin America. 
    The  major requires a minimum of 33 credits divided into three components: (1) literature and culture; (2) interrelated Latin American studies courses; and (3) concentration in one particular discipline. Students are required to study abroad for at least one semester at a Latin American university. Through Hood's educational exchange programs, students have the opportunity to study in Chile, the Dominican Republic and Peru.  

    Requirements for the Major: 
    • 15 credits in Latin American literature and culture at or above the 200 level:
      LSSP 215 Hispanic and Latino Film  
      LSSP 220 Latin American Today  
      LSSP 240 Latin American Literature and Popular Culture   
      LSSP 333 Latin American Poetry   
      LSSP 336 Latin American Fiction 
    • 9 credits consisting of one course from three of the following four clusters dealing with Latin America, to be pursued in the semester or the year of study abroad: 
      - Economics and Management
      - Political Science and Sociology   
      - History   
      - Literature, Music, Art, Theater, Cinema 
    • 9 credits from the following courses: 
      ARLS 354 Mesopotamian Art
      FLLS 250 Bearing Witness: Testimonial Narratives in the Americas
      HNLS 302 Third World Development: Latin America
      HSLS 330 cultural Encounters in Latin American History
      LSSP 470 Seminar

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