The Latin American Studies major is housed in the Department of Languages and Cultures and connects to many of Loyola's academic departments including: Biological Sciences, Sociology, and History, and Business. During the course of study a student of the LAS major completes a total of 37 credit hours in both language and non-language courses.
Students in this program will achieve an advanced command of Spanish, as well as a deep knowledge of socio-cultural issues from a variety of discourses centered in and emerging out of Latin American, Caribbean, and US-Latino communities. Prior to graduation students will also work with a professor in a special project or capstone experience.
The Latin American Studies minor combines training in Spanish language courses with non-language elective courses from a variety of academic disciplines.