Bachelor Programme in Latin American Studies with specialization in Spanish, 180 credits

About the education

This Bachelor's program has a multidisciplinary and international profile. It provides knowledge about the history, politics, economics and social and cultural development in Latin America, the Caribbean and the Hispanic USA. This region is currently undergoing major changes, with new movements and ideas gaining ground, the change of trading patterns, and the reduction of poverty. While the continent is looking for its role in today's global context, giving the opportunity to previously excluded and marginalized groups to demand their rights within the political and economic development. But despite the progress many of the countries on the continent are still characterized by the inequality and instability of the past. The interplay between the past, the present and future are the focus of Latin American Studies, and you as a student to study Latin America from many perspectives. Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary subject that derives its theoretical and methodological approaches from the social sciences and humanities. The Bachelor Programme in Latin American Studies includes six semesters of study (180 credits) and consists of the main area-specific required courses totaling 90 credits, compulsory courses in Spanish or Portuguese, totaling 60 credits and optional course's for a total of 30 credits. Within the program, students have the opportunity to do an internship/field work in Latin America. In addition to the study of Latin America there will be given the opportunity to focus on individual themes and specific geographical areas of the continent. All teaching in Latin American Studies is conducted in English. Language of instruction is English and the language that belongs to the chosen specialization (Portuguese / Spanish). With a Bachelor degree you will have the requirements for admission to the advanced level.

Work opportunities

Knowledge of Latin American Studies are in demand in the labor market because of the continent's growing importance in trade and industry, government, international organizations and diplomacy, tourism and media.

Subject: Latin America Studies

Latin America is changing. New movements and ideas are gaining ground; patterns of trade are altered; poverty decreases. While the continent seeks a place in today’s globalized world, political and economic developments offer opportunities for previously marginalized groups to demand acceptance and rights. Progress notwithstanding, several of the countries on the continent continue to be marked by the inequality and instability that has plagued their pasts.

The interaction between past, present and current tendencies is at the centre of Latin American Studies. It is a multidisciplinary subject, whose methods and theories are primarily derived from the social sciences. Apart from the general study of the continent, students are given the opportunity to concentrate on specific themes and sub-regions. At advanced levels, the question of how the study of social sciences and the humanities can be enriched by examples and insights from Latin America is addressed.

The Institute of Latin American Studies is responsible for the courses. Research at the institute spans a multitude of subjects, such as economic integration, the interaction between gender-ethnicity-class, human rights, and social movements.

Area of interest: Human, Social and Political Sciences, and Law

Are you interested in human beings and society? How we function individually and together, what drives us, our learning processes, how rules and laws have been established, and how we interact with each other? If that is the case we have a lot to offer.

This area of interest covers anything from Pedagogy, Psychology and Gender Studies, to Statistics, Political Science, Law and many other subjects. Their common denominator is the relation between human beings and society, independent analytical thinking and often an international perspective.

Department responsible for education

Department of Romance Studies and Classics

Other specializations within this programme