Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Kathryn Gallien, Ph.D.
César Chávez Building, 403C

Schedule an appointment through WiseAdvising. Select "College of Social and Behavioral Sciences" and then, "Latin American Studies."

Contact Kathryn Gallien if you need to:

  • Declare a major or minor in Latin American Studies
  • Plan your semester
  • Talk about study abroad or internships
  • Start your Degree Audit Worksheet (DAW)
  • Or just check in!

Your academic advisor can recommend names of current students and alumni who can talk to you about the major. Many students complete a double major, combining a degree in Latin American Studies with one in History, Spanish, Sociology, Political Science or Geography, for example. A number of our majors are honors students, and we work to develop an appropriate and challenging program for these students who are often able to obtain scholarships and awards.

Although most Latin American Studies-related courses do not have prerequisites, students planning to major in the field are strongly advised to take some of the introductory and survey courses related to Latin America at the lower-division level. We encourage all students to take LAS 150B1: Modern Latin America: Race, Rights, and Revolutions. Other Latin American related general education courses include HIST 150c2 Modern Latin America, HIST 160A1: Colonial Latin America, SPAN 160C1: The Arts and Politics in Latin America, and SPAN 160D1: Issues in Latin American Society and Popular Cultures.

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