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Latin American Studies



Of the nine courses for the Latin American Studies MA, at least five must be at the graduate level, with at least one graduate-level course falling in each of the two or three fields.

All coursework must relate to Latin America, e.g. any research paper or project must focus on the region.

Courses in the 300 and 400 series cannot be applied to the degree. 

Maximum two 500 series courses are allowed for the degree.

All courses must be taken for a letter grade unless they are in 500 series.  The 500 series courses taken for S/U can be applied to the degree but only if the course has no letter grade option. 


Fall 2017 Course List


Language Courses

Before they can graduate, students have to complete one of the following language course options:

  • Spanish 25 (Advanced Spanish)  and
  • Portuguese 11A and 11B (or Portuguese1, 2, 3)


  • Spanish 25 (Advanced Spanish) and
  • Indigenous Languages of the Americas 18A, 18B, 18C (Quechua) or International and Area Studies M5A, M5B, M5C (Nahuatl)


  • Portuguese 25 (Advanced Portuguese) and
  • Spanish 5 (Intermediate Spanish)


  • Portuguese 25 (Advanced Portuguese) and
  • Indigenous Languages of the Americas 18A, 18B,18C (Quechua) or International and Area Studies M5A, M5B, M5C (Nahuatl)


Students who completed language requirement by taking courses outside of UCLA can be exempt from taking additional language courses at UCLA.  Please contact the Advising Office for more information. 


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