Learning Goals & Objectives

Goal 1: Latin American Studies majors think critically about Latin American societies, governments, and policies through both historical and contemporary lenses.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

A. interpret important political concepts, theories, events, actors, and processes pertinent to Latin American analyses.
B. apply knowledge of Latin American history and diverse cultures to contemporary social and political themes.
C. identify regional political, social, and economic trends and the impact of colonialism, globalization, and U.S. foreign policy towards Latin America.

Goal 2: Latin American Studies majors use research to articulate ideas and arguments clearly and effectively in the field of Latin American Studies.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

A. integrate knowledge from different academic disciplines into a coherent paper, presentation or project that addresses a topic in Latin American Studies.
B. conduct independent research and follow appropriate formats in documenting resources.
C. communicate information, ideas, and research results effectively.

Goal 3: Latin American Studies majors communicate in a modern language that is appropriate to the area of studies and necessary for professional success.

 Learning Objective

Students will:

A. display competency of a Latin American language at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) intermediate level