Latin American and Caribbean Studies Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the major program students should have acquired the skills, knowledge, and/or abilities to:

  1. Identify major issues/problems/trends concerning Latin America and the Caribbean, with emphasis on the specialization of one country in particular.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in Spanish, French, Portuguese, or any other official language of Latin America, or demonstrate knowledge of major themes in the literature and culture of the chosen Latin American language.
  3. Conduct a sustained and independent research project on a topic related to LACS that includes research in a Latin American or Caribbean country.
  4. Develop cultural proficiency by spending extended time (one full trimester) in Latin America or the Caribbean