Concentration in Cultural Studies

In addition to the Latin American Studies Core Sequence (LATI 200, One Theory Seminar, One Methods Seminar, LATI 299), a student must complete the following units as concentration course work and general electives in order to receive a Master's in Latin American Studies with a concentration in Cultural Studies:

  1. Two seminars (eight units) from the approved list of core seminars. These may be used to satisfy the theory and methodology requirements of the LAS M.A. program.
  2. Two courses (eight units) from the approved list of elective courses within the thematic specialization.
  3. Two to four elective courses (eight to sixteen units)from the general Latin American Studies approved course list.  The number of electives the student must take depends on whether or not courses taken to fulfill the first requirement will also be used for the Theory or Methods requirement.

Completion of the degree is normally expected within two academic years of three quarters full-time academic work plus one summer session. Those individuals needing (a) intensive language instruction,( b) part-time employment, or (c) extensive field research for the thesis may require longer. While there is no maximum amount of time students can take to complete the program, students are only eligible to recieve Univeristy financial support for a maximum of 7 quarters.

The selection of these seminars and courses must be formally approved by the student's personal advisor. 

Note:  With approval from his/her advisor, students may take other seminars and courses that do not appear on the approved list, provided that the content of the work that they do is directly related to Latin American issues, topics or themes.  Any course that is not on the list must be petitioned by filling out a petition form with the Latin American Studies Student Affairs Officer.

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