Social and Cultural Analysis (Latin American Studies) (BA)

The Social and Cultural Analysis program offers a concentration in Latin American Studies, providing a greater understanding of the intersection of Latin American and American cultures, politics, and business. With a focus on the literature, film, history and culture of Latin Americans living in the U.S., our graduates become vital assets in civil rights organizations, NGOs, and in the political and corporate sectors.

The BA in social and cultural analysis with a concentration in Latin American studies provides a broad and vibrant framework for studying the diverse societies of Latin America, including diasporic communities, and it presents rich opportunities for cross-cultural study. The program is designed to provide a transdisciplinary approach to the literature, film, history, politics and culture of both Latin America and Latinas and Latinos living in the United States.

Degree Offered

Social and Cultural Analysis (Latin American Studies) (BA)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of

Location
West

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Career Outlook

Graduates of this program are prepared with the skills and knowledge necessary for graduate work as well as for careers in public service, education, business, humanitarian work, law or health care. Due to the emphasis on culture and identity, students develop respect for and sensitivity to diverse populations. Graduates are able to flourish in areas as varied as:

  • civil rights organizations
  • colleges and universities
  • corporations
  • government agencies
  • law firms
  • libraries
  • museums
  • nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Peace Corps
  • political action groups
  • public relation firms
  • research organizations
  • social service agencies

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Archivists6.8%$49,120
Copy Writers2.3%$58,850
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 15.1%$68,950
Editors-5.3%$54,890
History Teachers, Postsecondary10%$66,840
Lawyers 5.6%$114,970
Political Scientists-2.3%$104,920
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary9.7%$73,790

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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