Students will now be able to complete a major in Latin American Studies following a vote at today’s faculty meeting.
The goal is for a student graduating with the new major to be proficient in Spanish at an advanced level as well as be familiar with the history, culture, current events and literature of Latin America.
The new major will require 10 credits, consisting of:
Students who have off-campus language work in another regional language, especially Portuguese, will be able to petition the chair to have their language replace the Spanish requirement.
Latin American Studies was previously a minor, although several students in past years had self-designed majors in the field, helping to lead to the creation of the major.