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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [Archived Catalog]

Global Studies - Latin America Major (B.A.)

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Major code BA4408

Center for International Studies 
Yamada International House 106
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1840
Fax: 740.593.1837

Catherine Cutcher, contact person

Program Overview

The Global Studies–Latin America major promotes a greater understanding of Latin America through academic coursework and language acquisition.  At Ohio University nearly 25 faculty members from 10 disciplines are dedicated Latin American scholars. The field work they conduct in Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Honduras, and elsewhere in Latin America has produced an impressive list of academic publications. The faculty’s research and experience in the region create an intellectual atmosphere where students are challenged to understand Latin America within a context of regional and global change. The interdisciplinary nature of this major is applicable to a wide variety of professions.

Majors are required to complete three years of Spanish or Portuguese language courses and study abroad or intern in Latin America. Students must consult with their advisor and the Office of Global Opportunities before committing to an internship or study abroad program.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirement beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirement beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Global Studies–Latin America alumni find meaningful post-baccalaureate opportunities in their chosen fields of education, the non-profit world, public policy, the business sector and more.


Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement

View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Global Studies Core Requirements

Complete 45 hours, including the following courses:

Global Studies Electives

Complete 12 hours from the following courses (GLC courses for GLC students only):

Latin American Studies Core Course

Complete the following course:

Latin American Studies Electives

Latin American Studies Courses

Complete 12 hours from the following courses. Courses must be from three different departments.  Students who have met the language requirement can take up to 6 hours of 3000/4000 language courses to satisfy their electives requirements.

Latin American Language Courses

In combination with your B.A. language requirement, complete a total of 3 years (6 semesters) or the equivalent of Spanish or Portuguese.

Education Abroad/Internship

Complete one advisor-approved education abroad or internship experience which complements area and language of study; and is at least 5 weeks in duration.

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