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Latin American Studies Program

Welcome to Latin American Studies at UNC Charlotte
Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Latin American Studies Program at UNC Charlotte.

The program leading to the B.A. in Latin American Studies is an excellent foundation for graduate study in the humanities, social sciences, and law, as well as an important qualification for individuals working with the growing Hispanic population of North Carolina.

It is also designed for students seeking careers in the foreign service, the military, and other governmental agencies; in non-governmental organizations with an international or cross-cultural orientation; and in international business.

Why Latin American Studies?
Students majoring or minoring in Latin American Studies :

  • Study the culture, geography, history, politics, and society of Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Gain an understanding of the background of the Latino population in the United States.
  • Understand economic development and underdevelopment from a comparative perspective.
  • Gain insight into interdisciplinary work in the social sciences from a variety of methodological perspectives.
  • Improve their writing and critical thinking skills.
  • Combine in-depth training in Spanish and/or Portuguese with the lived experience of speakers of these languages.

The program utilizes a holistic approach that examines Latin America from many different aspects: history, anthropology, political science, language and cultural studies.