College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Latin American Studies BA

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Write effectively about Latin America's geography, peoples, history, cultures, economies, societies, art history and institutions from an interdisciplinary perspective using appropriate use of sentence structure, content, organization, and purpose as is particularly relevant to argumentative writing in English, Spanish, and/or Portuguese.
  • Perform research from an interdisciplinary perspective understanding the foundational knowledge in anthropology, art history, Chicana/o studies, economics, geography, history, political science, Portuguese, or Spanish, as it pertains to Latin America and in accordance with the academic path followed in obtaining the bachelor of arts degree. Demonstrate the ability to access written and electronic information about Latin America in different disciplines and follow disciplinary requirements in documenting resources. Gain the critical skills necessary to formulate arguments and demonstrate their validity through research-based essay papers and oral presentations following methodologies in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Read critically to identify textual ideologies from different historical moments, languages, and power structures in order to demonstrate an understanding of biases inherent in a text's contents and how those ideologies have influenced Latin America's economic and political dependence as well as its social institutions and cultural accomplishments.


*Retrieved from AMS February 16, 2024. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the program.