Latin American Studies, BA (NYC)
The B.A. in Latin American Studies (LAS) is a dynamic interdisciplinary program of course offerings from eight Liberal arts and Social Science departments. Its purpose is the development of versatile bilingual professionals and area specialists who are equipped to meet the challenges of a complex global economy. This 36-credit major includes a selection of courses from various subject areas, including Language Proficiency, History, Literature, Culture, Economy, and Society.
The LAS program is built on a foundation of cross-disciplinary learning communities focused on themes of culture, society, cinema, economic development and politics. The result is a major strong in required courses yet flexible enough to offer students many choices in each theme area. Innovative aspects include interdisciplinary teaching, travel/culture courses, internships, and civic engagement. Moreover, the program has a unique network of partnerships with consulates, museums, and businesses that will provide enriching opportunities, such as field trips and guest lectures. The program allows students to use New York’s status as a center of Latin culture, business, and economy to career-building advantage. LAS students may double major in select programs, an option that permits sharing of 21 credits, thereby making degree completion possible in a relatively short period. Students who elect this option will find favor with prestigious employers and graduate schools.