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Latino and Latina Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
Vanderbilt University Latino and Latina Studies (LATS) is a multidisciplinary program that considers the presence of Latinos/as and Hispanics as an integral part of U.S. culture and history. 
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Overview

The Latino and Latina Studies major and minor examine this enduring and dynamic population that crosses and re-crosses borders constructed by geography, linguistics, class, race, and gender.

Key  facts:

  • Latinos/as and Hispanics are a critical component of our expanding and growing nation, from the early nineteenth century to the present. In the contemporary period, Latinos/as and Hispanics represent significant social, economic, and political groups that contribute to the nation and concepts of the national. The curriculum includes courses that explore the Latino/a and Hispanic experience, mainly in the United States, but also as it intersects with other national and geographic boundaries across the disciplines.
  • The program’s mission offered by Vanderbilt University is to study the many manifestations of Latino/a culture and identity and to sustain an ongoing conversation with traditional departments, such as Anthropology, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Spanish and Portuguese, Sociology, and Religious Studies, along with programs such as American Studies, Latin American Studies, African American and Diaspora Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. The program seeks to understand the contributions of Latinas/os and how they represent a central pillar for intellectual reflection and cultural production in this nation.

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:

  • Spanish and Spanish American Literature
  • Latino-American Literature
  • Latino and Latina Studies Seminar
  • Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations
  • International Politics of Latin America
  • Environmental Inequality and Justice

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    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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