Study Latin America at Mason. You will explore one of the most diverse and exciting regions in the world.
Contemporary Latin America is the product of a long and turbulent history of conquest, resistance, and cultural mixing. The result is a rich and unique blend of African, indigenous, and European cultures.
Understanding these complex societies has never been more crucial than it is today, since people of Latin American descent now represent more than 13% of the population of the United States.
As a major in Latin American studies, you will develop a broad expertise in the region while pursuing an individualized program of study that suits your own particular interests. You will improve your language skills and take courses in many disciplines, including anthropology, dance, economics, folklore, geography, government, history, and literature.
Your coursework will culminate in a seminar in which you develop your own research project under the mentorship of a faculty expert.
Students who successfully complete the BA degree in Latin American Studies will be expected to demonstrate the following:
- Global Understanding
- Critical Thinking
- Social and Behavioral Science
All students have opportunities for research, global engagement, public service, and career preparation.