Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies
Take a dynamic, multilayered and flexible approach to learning about the cultures, economies, languages, politics and societies of Latin America with the Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. This 123-credit undergraduate degree utilizes the region as a framework for exploring thematic issues in a number of disciplines.
Explore Latin America as a crucial global framework and as a strategic player, delving deep into pivotal issues such as U.S.-Latin America foreign relations, U.S. Latino Studies, immigrant experience, race and ethnicity formation, social movements, and more.
Students who complete the Latin American Studies Major will
- acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills directly related to the Americas from a variety of methodological perspectives;
- analyze economic development, U.S.-Latin American foreign relations and underdevelopment from comparative and global perspectives;
- combine training in Spanish and/or Portuguese with the lived experience of speakers of these languages;
- elevate and refine their writing and critical thinking skills;
- gain in-depth understanding of the growing Latino population in the U.S.;
- study away to immerse themselves in Latin American culture in preparation for potential career pathways; and
- study Latin American art, culture, film, foreign relations, history, literature, media, music, politics and religion from a multidisciplinary perspective.
The Latin American Studies Major is an interdisciplinary program, with courses offered across all of Temple’s schools and colleges, taught by faculty who research diverse topics such as colonial literature, development economics, immigrant healthcare and Latin American music. Students can also participate in the Latin American Studies Semester.