Major in Latin American Studies

Students must complete the introductory component:

  • LAST 2000

Students must complete the language component:

  • Students may complete a major in Latin American Studies by completing or testing out of the Millsaps elementary/intermediate language sequence (1000-1010-2000; 12 sem. hours)
  • SPAN 2110: Contemporary Hispanic Culture
  • One additional Spanish course, preferably one centered on an aspect of Latin American culture

Students must complete an internship worth 2 credit hours:

  • Complete an internship oriented toward community engagement, either abroad or in the local Latin American community (LAST 4852)

Students must complete a senior thesis and comprehensive exam:

  • A senior thesis in an approved Latin American Studies course wherein the student, under the guidance of a participating faculty member, revises and defends, before a committee made up of members of the LAST committee, a senior thesis based upon research begun in one of their LAST courses
  • Comprehensive Exam

Students must complete the multidisciplinary component. Students will take four courses (16 sem. hours) from a list of approved electives provided by the director of the LAST program. No more than eight semester hours may come from language courses beyond those that are required for the LAST major. Courses are as follows:

  • BIOL 1720: Galapagos Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
  • BIOL 3210: Ecology of the Galapagos Islands
  • ECON 3040: International Economics
  • ENGL 3150: Studies in American Literature before 1920
  • ENGL 3170: Studies in 20th Century Literature
  • ENGL 3180: Studies in Contemporary Literature
  • ENGL 3190: Post-colonial Literature
  • PLSC 2000: Comparative Government
  • PLSC 2400: International Relations
  • PLSC 3610: International Organizations
  • PLSC 4300: Developing Nations
  • PLSC 4400: Peace, Conflict Resolution, and International Security
  • SOAN 3110: Maya Archaeology or Aztecs & Mayas or Inkas and their Ancestors
  • SOAN 3120: Anthropology of Mexico
  • SOAN 3410: Archaeological Field School
  • SPAN 2152: Learning Spanish through Service Learning
  • SPAN 3200: Survey of Peninsular Literature up to 1700
  • SPAN 3210: Survey of Spanish-American Literature through Modernism
  • SPAN 3310: Survey of Spanish American Literature from Late Modernism to the Present
  • SPAN 3770: Modernism—Post Modernism
  • SPAN 3780: Studies in 19th Century Peninsular Literature
  • RLST 2620: Christian Liberation: Race and Sex (with a final paper on Latin American liberation theology

Minor in Latin American Studies

Students must complete the introductory component:

  • LAST 2000: Introduction to Latin American Studies

Students must complete the language component:

  • Students may complete a minor in Latin American Studies by completing or testing out of the Millsaps elementary/intermediate language sequence (1000-1010-2000; 12 sem. hours)
  • SPAN 2110: Contemporary Hispanic Culture

Students must complete the Multidisciplinary component. Students will take one course (4 sem. hours) from a list of approved electives provided by the director of the LAS program. Courses are as follows:

  • BIOL 1720: Galapagos Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
  • BIOL 3210: Ecology of the Galapagos Islands
  • ECON 3040: International Economics
  • ENGL 3150: Studies in American Literature before 1920
  • ENGL 3170: Studies in 20th Century Literature
  • ENGL 3180: Studies in Contemporary Literature
  • ENGL 3190: Post-colonial Literature
  • PLSC 2000: Comparative Government
  • PLSC 2400: International Relations
  • PLSC 3610: International Organizations
  • PLSC 4300: Developing Nations
  • PLSC 4400: Peace, Conflict Resolution, and International Security
  • SOAN 3110: Maya Archaeology or Aztecs & Mayas or Inkas and their Ancestors
  • SOAN 3120: Anthropology of Mexico
  • SOAN 3410: Archaeological Field School
  • SPAN 2152: Learning Spanish through Service Learning
  • SPAN 3200: Survey of Peninsular Literature up to 1700
  • SPAN 3210: Survey of Spanish-American Literature through Modernism
  • SPAN 3310: Survey of Spanish American Literature from Late Modernism to the Present
  • SPAN 3770: Modernism—Post Modernism
  • SPAN 3780: Studies in 19th Century Peninsular Literature
  • RLST 2620: Christian Liberation: Race and Sex (with a final paper on Latin American liberation theology)