Latin American and Caribbean Studies

africa-maskThe Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs at the University of New Orleans offer courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in Spanish language, social sciences, humanities, business, and science.

Concentration Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The BAIS concentration in Latin American & Caribbean Studies is designed to produce students with a broad and deep understanding of the history, culture, politics, and society of Latin America and the Caribbean region.

The concentration prepares students for careers in international business, law, economic development, journalism, education, and social services. The Latin American & Caribbean Studies concentration also provides an excellent foundation for graduate work in Latin American & Caribbean Studies or within a particular social science discipline.

Concentration Requirements | Suggested Courses

Interdisciplinary Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The BAIS Program in the College of Liberal Arts administers the minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The minor signifies that students have a basic and general understanding of this part of the world. Courses up to master’s level in Spanish language. Classes in the social sciences, humanities, business, and science—all with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean—are also on offered on a regular basis.

Requirements for Minor

International Programs

The University of New Orleans sponsors the following programs available to students and faculty members in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program and other members of the university community:

Office of International Study

Marie Kaposchyn
Education Building Rm 117
Phone: 504-280-7455

UNO-Costa Rica Summer Program

This travel-study program provides students an in-depth learning experience in Central America. Students live with local families while attending classes in such areas as anthropology, biology, political science and Spanish taught by UNO and University of Costa Rica-San Ramon faculty members.

Year-long Student Exchanges

The University of New Orleans has signed agreements with a number of universities in Costa Rica, Brazil, and Chile to promote faculty and student exchanges and the development of joint academic and cultural programs.

To find out more, go to inst.uno.edu/costa.