Gain general knowledge of — and a strong interdisciplinary approach to — the language, culture, society, geography, political systems, and history of Latin America through our major and minor programs in Latin American Studies at UBC Vancouver.

Develop a deeper understanding of the cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity of Latin America, along with its global importance and complexities. As a uniquely interdisciplinary program, you can take courses from a variety of departments that count towards a major or minor in Latin American Studies, including: Anthropology; Art History; Economics; First Nations and Indigenous Studies; Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice; Geography; History; Spanish and Portuguese; Social Work; Sociology; Political Science; among others.

Our major and minor serve as a solid foundation for careers in public service, business, education, humanitarian work, law, health care, non-profit organizations, NGOs, foreign service, tourism, and many other fields.

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Latin American Studies gives you the freedom to take courses from a variety of disciplines instead of specializing in only one.

John Hayes
Major in Latin American Studies

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