Social, Cultural and Media Studies

Latin American Studies — Bachelor of Arts

QUICK FACTS

Credential:
Bachelor's degree

Duration:
Four years

Options:
minor, extended minor

How to apply

Start date:
January, September 

Location:
Abbotsford campus

Cost:
(Details)

FEATURES:

  • Co-op semesters provide paid work experience in your field of study
  • Study abroad to gain a global education
  • Program eligible for financial aid

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Immerse yourself in the literature, sports, music, and politics of Latin America. Your UFV Latin American Studies minor or extended minor introduces you the dynamics of this significant economic zone and offers insight into the diversity, drama, and beauty of the region. 

Explore issues facing developing countries using an interdisciplinary approach. In your lower level courses, learn about the Aztecs, Mayas, and Spaniards, the importance of soccer and song, and the impacts of globalization. Your upper-level courses examine African slavery, religion, sexuality, and gender, and the processes of development and underdevelopment. 

Additional opportunities:

Travel the globe and earn university credit by participating in a Latin American study tour or field school. You may also choose to complete a foreign co-op work placement. Opportunities are available in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Brazil, and Chile. Get the details.

Open your world and communicate globally by pairing your studies with a minor or extended minor in Modern Languages.

CAREER EXPECTATIONS

With more than 400 million speakers worldwide, Spanish is the most spoken language in the Americas and the third most spoken language on the planet after Mandarin and English. The official language of 21 countries, Spanish continues to gain ground as a widely-spoken international language, making the ability to communicate fluently and understand Latin culture valuable assets for professionals in a global marketplace.

Multi-national corporations, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations value employees that are familiar with the language and culture of the countries where they operate.

Put your global perspective and Latin American savvy into use in varied fields including: 

  • Education
    • Teaching
    • Research
    • Student affairs administration
  • Advocacy/Non-profit
    • Domestic and international advocacy
    • Humanitarian services
    • Development 
    • Disaster/disease relief
    • Community education and outreach
  • Human Services
    • Counseling
    • Case management
    • Community relations
  • Business and Industry
    • International development
    • Importing/exporting
    • Public relations 
    • Agriculture economics

You may also opt to pursue a graduate education in a field such as law, business, medicine, public policy, or global development.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

OTHER ADMISSION CATEGORIES

This program is open to international students

UPGRADING OPTIONS

Students who do not meet the entrance requirements can upgrade in order to meet prerequisites for university classes.

Make an appointment with a Upgrading and University Preparation advisor to discuss your upgrading needs.

QUESTIONS?

Phone: 604-557-4080
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441, ext. 4080
Email: scms@ufv.ca
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