All students majoring or minoring in Latin American Studies must achieve communicative competence in Spanish. We require satisfactory completion of SPAN 202, or demonstrated proficiency in Spanish at this level. Demonstrated competence in a Latin American language other than English may be substituted for Spanish under exceptional circumstances.
A semester-long program of study abroad in Latin America is required for all majors and minors, and can both count toward the program's language requirement and concentration courses. Students should consult their Latin American Studies advisor, the director, and the University's Office for Study Abroad for program options.