2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Latin American Studies, B.S.

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Requirements for the Major

Complete the Following

Students must complete the following course:

Language Component

Students must complete the language component:

  • Students may complete or test out of the Millsaps language sequence (1000, 1010, & 2000) for a total of 12 semester hours
  • 4 Semester Hours
  • One additional Spanish course, preferably one centered on an aspect of Latin American culture


Students must complete an internship worth 2 credit hours:

  • 2 Semester Hours Complete an internship oriented toward community engagement, either abroad or in the local Latin American community.

Senior Thesis and Comprehensive Exam

Students must complete a senior thesis and comprehensive exam:

  • A senior thesis in an approved Latin American Studies course wherein the student, under the guidance of a participating faculty member, revises and defends, before a committee made up of members of the LAST committee, a senior thesis based upon research begun in one of their LAST courses
  • Comprehensive Exam

Multidisciplinary Component

Students must complete the multidisciplinary component. Students will take four courses (16 semester hours) from the courses on the following page. No more than eight semester hours may come from language courses beyond those that are required for the LAST major.

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