Latin American Studies

TortillasThe Latin American Concentration emphasizes the interdisciplinary study of Latin American societies. Courses in this Concentration include history, economics, literature, sociology, political science, anthropology, art, and language skills; these disciplines in combination give students a powerful tool for understanding and interpreting Latin America’s past and present. This Concentration within the International Studies major aims to trace the similarities and differences among the Latin American countries, recognizing the historical origins of current conditions.

Within this Concentration the student completes at least three years of a single Latin American language, one semester of geography, two designated courses in Latin American history, and eight courses from three “Tracks,” (Track 1) or “Civilization, History, and Literature” (Track II), or “International Studies” (Track III). Presently, the Spanish language is offered at Colorado State University, but other languages could be studied in study abroad programs with approval of your advisor for this major.