These are requisites to the major that can be fulfilled at any time prior to completion of the major; they do not count toward the 9 courses in the major.
Spanish: demonstrated language ability through the level of Advanced Grammar and Composition (SPAN-UA 100) AND either:
Portuguese: demonstrated language ability through the intensive elementary level
Quechua: demonstrated language ability through the elementary
Haitian Kreyòl: demonstrated language ability through the elementary
Foundations in the major (2 courses)
(1) The Iberian Atlantic (SPAN-UA 300) or approved alternative
Offered every semester. Taught in English with Spanish section available. May be taken at any stage but recommended early in the major. A course on colonial Latin America in the department of history may be substituted with adviser permission.
(2) One introductory course on modern Latin America or the Caribbean.
Any of the following meet this requirement; see your department adviser for additional options.
Electives (7 courses)
Seven 4-point courses pertinent to the study of Latin America, drawn from the rich offering of courses on Latin America and the Caribbean across the university. Offerings vary by semester, but are regularly offered in the Departments of History, Spanish & Portuguese, Anthropology, Linguistics, Art History, as well as at Gallatin and other schools. Those taught in Spanish offered by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese carry as a prerequisite “Critical Approaches” (SPAN-UA 200), which also counts toward the major.
Additional Electives for majors only, by permission:
Internship for 2–4 credits. Contact Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in Spanish & Portuguese, Professor Lourdes Davila (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Honors Thesis Seminar. Offered every fall; followed by 4 points of Thesis Writing in the spring. Required for honors students.
NYU Buenos Aires offers many electives in Latin American Studies, including: Argentine History & Culture (HIST-UA 9745), Borges and Argentine Literature (SPAN-UA 9845), Cultura, Identidad y Politica En Latinoamérica (SPAN-UA 9950), Fotografía y literatura en América Latina (SPAN-UA 9550), Contemporary Argentine Cinema (SPAN-UA 9750/ICINE-UT 0105), Cultures and Contexts: Latin America (CORE-UA 9515), Creative Writing: Argentina, Travel Writing at the Far End of the World (CRWRI-UA 9815 / WRTNG-UG 9150), Money and Banking: Argentina (ECON-UA 9231), and Reporting Buenos Aires (Elective Reporting) (JOUR-UA 9204).
*Double majors may double count one relevant course with their other major with the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Spanish and Portuguese.
Students with a general and major GPA of 3.65 or above are encouraged to participate in the Honors Program. Honors majors enroll in a year-long (8-point) colloquium in the senior year, the Honors Thesis Seminar (4 of these points count toward the major). The honors thesis is an extended research paper on a topic of the student’s choice and directed by a faculty adviser, written in Spanish or English. Students offer an oral presentation of the thesis in the spring of senior year.
4 or 5 in Spanish Language: language requirement fulfilled; credit for Intermediate Spanish, SPAN-UA 4. Enroll in Advanced Grammar & Composition (SPAN-UA 100) 5 in Spanish Literature: credit for either Advanced Grammar & Composition (SPAN-UA 100) or Critical Approaches (SPAN-UA 200) based on the decision of the Director of Language Programs.
Majors may count a maximum of 4 courses from other institutions toward the major.