Foreign Area Studies: Latin America Major

Foreign Area Studies: Latin America Major

Foreign Area Studies: Latin America

Major

Learn about the language, history, and culture of Latin America through an interdisciplinary approach.

Cadets who major in Latin America foreign area studies pursue an interdisciplinary approach to understanding global and regional issues related to Latin America.  Language electives focus on Spanish or Portuguese. Complementary support courses in the humanities and social sciences enrich the major’s regional capabilities. This major offers an honors curriculum. 

 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages.

Required Courses

EV365 GEOGRAPHY OF GLOBAL CULTURES 

EV373 GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA 

HI348 MODERN LATIN AMERICA 

SS366 COMPARATIVE POLITICS 

SS384 POLITICS & GOVT-LATIN AMER

 

Sample Electives

LN440P PORTUGUESE IN CULTURAL CONTEXT 

LN451 ADV LANG & CULTURE IN CONTEXT

LS476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - SPANISH

LS483 SPANISH CIV AND CULTURE

DS455 COMPARATIVE DEFENSE POLICY  

EN351 WORLD LITERATURE  

EV482 MILITARY GEOGRAPHY  

HI344 MODERN DIPLOMACY  

HI358 STRATEGY, POLICY & GENERALSHIP 

HI391 WORLD RELIGIONS  

LW410 COMPARATIVE LEGAL SYSTEMS 

LW473 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 

LW481 INTERNATIONAL LAW 

SS381 CULTURAL/POLIT ANTHROPOLOGY 

SS465 TERRORISM: NEW CHALLENGES 

SS475 COMP POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS 

SS484 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS 

SS486 STATE BUILDING 

SS487 INT'L POLITICAL ECONOMY

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Foreign Area Studies - Latin America Major Curriculum.

Cadets may enrich their experience through interaction with the Spanish and Portuguese Forums where they can learn about language and culture through trip sections and other activities.  Cadets may also pursue immersion or summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience, in places such as Spain, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, or Brazil. Cadets can also apply for a Military Individual Advanced Development (MIAD) Program in Chile to take part in the Chilean Mountain Warfare School. 

 

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.