Latin American Studies*

Major preparation requirements

  • Two years each of Spanish and Portuguese (or an indigenous language of Latin America)
  • One course from the following:
    • History of Latin America (Colonial)
    • History of Latin America (Modern)
    • Latin American Cultures
  • Two courses from the following:
    • Sociocultural anthropology
    • Cultural geography
    • Contemporary world history
    • World literature
  • Two courses from the following:
    • Comparative politics
    • Economic geography
    • Microeconomics
    • Macroeconomics
    • Introductory sociology

Required by end of spring before transfer:

  • One year of college level Spanish or Portuguese OR at least one year of high school in which the primary language of instruction was Spanish or Portuguese.
  • At least two of the preparatory courses listed above (in addition to foreign language).

NOTE: Completion of two years of college level foreign language is strongly preferred.

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* Students are classified as Pre-Latin American Studies until lower division preparation courses are completed at UCLA.

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