1985, 1991, 1999
0.21 linear feet (1 small document case)
The Latin American Area Studies Program was designed to enable students to cross college and departmental lines to pursue, with the study of Spanish, a coordinated study of the geographical, cultural, socio-economic and political life of Latin American countries. The collection is composed of newsletters and an announcement for a course in Latin American politics.
The Latin American Area Studies Program first appeared in the 1976/78 general catalog. The program description has changed little since its beginnings.
The Latin American Area Studies Program is designed to enable students to cross college and departmental lines to pursue, with the study of Spanish, a coordinated study of the geographical, cultural, socio-economic and political life of Latin American countries.
The program is primarily vocational. The curriculum is tailored for those desiring a Latin American background in conjunction with a disciplinary specialization in fields such as history, economics, political science, geography, anthropology, Spanish American literature and sociology, or in one of the professional colleges. As a result, the student will normally carry a major in a particular discipline such as Food and Nutrition or Agronomy together with the Latin American Area Studies program.
This program provides preparation for additional vocational opportunities in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, nursing, Foreign Service, Peace Corps, international business and numerous positions with government, the United Nations and private corporations involved with or in Latin America. It also facilitates improved communication and understanding between the peoples of these countries and the United States.
This collection is composed of newsletters and a course announcement. The newsletters consist of two newsletters: 1) the Latin American Area Studies Program from the fall of 1985, and 2) the South Dakota chapter of the American Association for Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Also included is a poster announcing a course on Latin American politics in the Latin American Area Studies Program.
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SDSU Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, "Latin American Area Studies Program Records" (2018). University Archives. 35.