Latin American History Degree Programs

Find information about Latin American history programs, including the levels of degrees offered. You can also find out about commonly available courses on these programs, and what you can expect to learn. Schools offering Culture & Media Studies degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Is a Latin American History Degree?

A Latin American history degree focuses on the history of Latin America, which is generally considered to be Central America, South America and some parts of the Caribbean. Mexico may also be included. You may find a degree program specifically for Latin American history, or you may find this subject as a concentration within a more general history degree program. Since history programs tend to be flexible in curricula, you may also be able to focus a general history degree program on Latin American history by taking courses specific to the region.

Studying Latin America Topics include Central & South America, and some parts of the Caribbean.
Available Degrees Undergraduate and graduate degrees in history with a concentration in Latin American history. Majors in Latin American history generally only available at graduate level, usually as a doctorate.
Some online availability.
Common Courses Colonial history, modern Latin America, environmental history, foreign language.

What Degree Programs Are Available?

History degrees are commonly offered at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and typically offer Latin American concentrations. Majors in Latin America are generally only offered at the graduate level, usually as a doctorate program. Additionally, many schools offer Latin American studies degrees, which are a mixture of history, culture, politics and economy coursework. Some programs are offered completely or partially online.

What Will I Learn?

In a doctorate program, your main focus will tend to be your thesis or dissertation, though you may also be required to attend classes or seminars. Generally, you will focus on a specific time period, location or topic, such as a particular country, portion of the culture or social issue, such as the effects of European exposure. Many doctorate programs also require you to take courses in and be proficient in one or more foreign languages, usually Portuguese, Spanish, French or German.

Undergraduate programs tend to be broader in study and include general education courses, though you may take more specialized courses as part of your concentration in Latin American history. You might take courses like history of Latin America, colonial history, modern Latin America, social movements and environmental history. Often, these programs also require some foreign language courses as well as general education courses.

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