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Latin American Studies

Faculty Coordinators

Thomas Love, Ph.D.
Sonia Ticas, Ph.D.
Violeta Ramsay, Ph.D.

Following geographic convention, "Latin America" encompasses: Mesoamerica (Mexico and Central America) and South America.

Requirements for Major or Minor

For a minor in Latin American Studies: 27-29 credits and one semester at one of Linfield’s Latin American study abroad sites (Oaxaca, Mexico; Costa Rica; Ecuador). Specific requirements include 9-11 credits abroad dealing with the history, culture, ecology and/or politics of the country or region; successful study of a Latin American language through the second semester of the intermediate level; two or more courses totaling 6-8 credits in Latin American studies beyond those taken while abroad, selected from a list maintained by the faculty coordinators; and IDST 090 in which the student is responsible for locating the focal area within a larger regional and global context. Where language work is not available in the study abroad program or on campus, an appropriate literature-in-translation or area studies course may, with approval of the program committee, be substituted for some but not all of the language requirement.

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