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Latin American Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
Founded in 1947 as an  Institute for Brazilian Studies, Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is one of the oldest and strongest interdisciplinary centers for the study of Latin America in the country. In 2006, the U.S. Department of Education designated CLAS a National Resource Center on Latin America. The Latin American Studies program is offered by the Vanderbilt University.
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Overview

Key facts:

  • The Vanderbilt University is dedicated to advancing scholarly and applied knowledge about Latin America.  It offers an interdisciplinary major and minor in Latin American Studies as well as a Masters of Arts and a Certificate in Latin American Studies. The Center also offers a Minor in Brazilian Studies. CLAS offers students who major in LAS the opportunity to earn a M.A. degree with one additional year of coursework plus the writing of a thesis through the 4+1 program.
  • Center faculty are nationally and internationally recognized scholars who bring their latest research into the classroom. LAS students can learn about subjects as diverse as newly rediscovered Mayan cities, mortuary cannibalism in the Amazon, literature and the arts in Latin America, the unique features of tropical capitalism, development and democratization, or African slave rebellions in Latin America.  Some examples of recently offered courses are: Introduction to Latin America, Brazilian Civilization, Ancient Mesoamerican Civilization, Latin American Economic Development, and Politics of Mexico.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Newly rediscovered Mayan cities
  • Mortuary cannibalism in the Amazon
  • Literature and the arts in Latin America
  • The unique features of tropical capitalism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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    7

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    70

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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