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.
Students contribute to public scholarship through podcasting while “physical distancing”
Latin American Studies gives you the freedom to take courses from a variety of disciplines instead of specializing in only one.
Degree Requirements & Course Planning