Advising in Latin American Studies
Exploring a Major or Minor
If you are exploring a major or minor in Latin American Studies, then we encourage you to make an advising appointment with the director, Patrick McEwan. You can book a Wednesday appointment slot or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also feel free to ask questions of other affiliated faculty.
We recommend that you start by taking courses that fulfill the language requirement or the regional survey requirement. Language requirements include courses at the level of SPAN 241 or higher (or PORT 241 or higher). Regional survey requirements include ANTH 245, ECON 241, HIST 206, HIST 207, LAST 101, or SPAN 275. We highly recommend that you take LAST 101—Introduction to Latin American Studies—when it is offered.
Declaring a Major or Minor
- Sophomores must declare a major by December 1, 2017 if they plan on studying abroad (this usually applies to Latin American Studies majors). Otherwise, sophomores must declare by March 2, 2018. Students can declare a minor at any time.
- Before these deadlines, students should devise a major or minor plan, in consultation with both a faculty advisor and Patrick McEwan, the director of Latin American Studies. (The major or minor plan is not a contract that obligates you to take exactly those courses, especially since course offerings may vary from semester to semester.)
- The Registrar explains the procedure for submitting on-line declarations.