Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies

Curriculum Requirements for the First Two Years

Elliott School students should attempt to address the following curriculum requirements in their freshman and sophomore years. Consult the Elliott School Undergraduate General Requirements before choosing courses to fulfill these requirements. Information on credit by examination or waiving curriculum requirements is available from academic advisors in the Elliott School.

As a basis for all bachelor of arts programs in the Elliott School, students take the following:

IAFF 1005Introduction to International Affairs: A Washington Perspective
ECON 1011Principles of Economics I *
ECON 1012Principles of Economics II *
PSC 1001Introduction to Comparative Politics *
HIST 1011World History, 1500-Present **
ANTH 1002Sociocultural Anthropology *
or GEOG 1001 Introduction to Human Geography
UW 1020University Writing *
One course in mathematics ***
One course in science (lab required) ***
Humanities/Creative Arts (9 credits of humanities or 6 credits of humanities plus 3 credits of creative arts courses) ***
Third-year proficiency in a modern foreign language ***

*These courses may satisfy parts of the University General Education Requirement.
** While HIST 1011 satisfies the University General Education Requirement in humanities, it does not meet the Elliott School's school-specific requirement for humanities/creative arts. A list of courses that fulfill the humanities and creative arts requirements can be found online.
***Additional university- and school-specific general education courses are required for all Elliott School undergraduates. A list of the courses that fulfill the quantitative reasoning, scientific reasoning, humanities and /or creative arts requirements can be found on the Elliott School Undergraduate Programs website.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Elliott School of International Affairs, Undergraduate Degree Requirements.

Program-specific curriculum:

A list of designated courses that fulfill major requirements is at the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies major webpage. With approval of the advisor or program director, pertinent Special Topics or other courses may be taken in place of those listed.

Required courses for the major:
IAFF 2090Latin America: Problems and Promise
ECON 2151Economic Development
or ECON 2185 Economic History and Problems of Latin America
PSC 2383Comparative Politics of Latin America
or PSC 2484 International Relations of Latin America
GEOG 3161Geography of Latin America
One from a list of approved history courses
One from a list of approved anthropology courses
One approved course in Latin American literature
Two additional upper-division courses dealing with Latin American and Hemispheric studies and selected in consultation with the program director:
Two courses from a list of approved international affairs courses
A research methods course and a regional foundation course on a region other than the student’s major
Completion of third-year–level language proficiency in the following or another approved foreign language:
SPAN 2006Advanced Spanish II
or PORT 2006 Applied Portuguese Grammar