Concentration in History

Master's Degree Program

In addition to the Latin American Studies Core Sequence (LATI 200, Theory Seminar, Methodology Seminar), 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 History:

  1. A required research seminar sequence in Latin American history (eight units)
  2. Two elective courses or seminars in Latin American history (eight units)
  3. General Electives: The remaining twelve units must be taken in departments other than the Department of History as follows: one course from the approved list of courses on Latin America (four units), four units of directed reading (298), and four units of independent research (299).

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.

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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