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Latin American Studies

The program in Latin American studies is a multidisciplinary major that prepares students to take advantage of professional opportunities arising from the region’s growing political and economic importance. 120 credits are required for the major.


  • University requirements (regulation J-3) and general requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, including Spanish for the foreign language requirement.
  • LAS 435 Latin America: The Colonial Era (3 credits)
  • SPAN 306 Culture and Institutions of Latin America (3 credits)
  • SPAN 401 Readings: Spanish Literature (3 credits)
  • SPAN 402 Spanish American Literature (3 credits)
  • HIST 438 Modern Mexico (3 credits) or HIST 439 Modern Latin America (3 credits)
  • At least seven of the following courses, or preapproved equivalents (21 credits):
    • ANTH 220 Peoples of the World (3 credits)
    • ANTH 462 Human Issues in International Development (3 credits)
    • CSS 492 International Land Preservation and Conservation Systems (3 credits)
    • ECON 447 International Development Economics (3 credits)
    • FLEN 391 Hispanic Film (3 credits)
    • FLEN 394 Latin American Literature in Translation (3 credits)
    • HIST 315 Comparative African-American Cultures (3 credits)
    • HIST 440 Social Revolution in Latin America (3 credits)
    • HIST 441 Slavery and Freedom in the Americas (3 credits)
    • SPAN 404 Special Topics (with prior approval)
  • MLC capstone course based on international experience or alternative project if no study abroad (1 credit)
  • Take Avant’s STAMP (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) exit exam before applying for graduation

Modern Language and Cultures

Physical Address:
302 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Modern Languages & Cultures Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3174
Moscow, ID 83844-3174

Phone: 208-885-6179

Fax: 208-885-5221


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