What is Latin American Studies at WVU like?
Our students acquire an interdisciplinary, transgeographic and transcultural perspective of Latin America, including Spanish America, Portuguese America, the Caribbean and Latinos in the United States.
In this major, you'll explore:
- Political, historical and cultural structures that define the region
- Languages and cultures
- Challenges presented by globalization
- The formation of contemporary Latin America as a region
A degree in Latin American Studies will prepare you for further study in graduate or professional schools as well as contribute to a background that may be applied to work in government, foreign service, non-governmental organizations and international business or law. This program will help you become a well-trained, motivated and enthusiastic specialist in this region, sought after by the government and the private sector alike.