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Latin American Studies

Minor

Latin American Studies focuses on the society, culture, politics and history of Latin America: a complex and multi-faceted region that is not always easy to understand. Farreaching economic reforms and rapid urbanisation coexist with peasant societies. Democratic and authoritarian tendencies exist side by side in politics, and often lead to surprising results and outcomes.

This minor is offered by the Faculty of Humanities. The faculty’s minors consist of 30 ECTS credits and earn you a second qualification that will be listed on the transcript accompanying your degree certificate. 

Study schedule

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Politics and Protest: The Latin American State and Social Movements
    Period 1
    6
  • The Identity of the City in Latin America
    Period 2
    6
  • Race, Place and the Politics of Indigeneity
    Period 3
    6
  • Research in Latin America
    Period 5
    6
  • Restricted-choice electives
    Period 4
    6

    You may choose from: - Brazil: Democracy, Citizenship and Culture - Gender and Social Inequality in Latin America

UvA Course Catalogue: Minor Latin American Studies

Master's programmes

This minor may serve as a good preparation for academic Bachelor’s students who want to apply for admission to a Master's programme in Latin American Studies. Always check the entry requirements on the Application & admission page of the Master’s programme you are interested in.

Entry requirements

This minor is open for application to students who have obtained an academic first-year diploma or a positive Binding Study Advice from an academic Bachelor's programme. 

The minor is also open for application to students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) who have completed their propaedeutic year. If you are an HBO student and if you are looking to do a Master's programme at the UvA, please check out our pre-Master's programmes, as completing a minor is not enough to grant you access to Master’s programmes. 

Application

The registration period for a minor in the academic year 2024-2025 will start on Tuesday 14 May at 8:00 and end on Monday 17 June at 13:00.

Facts & Figures
Credits
30 ECTS,
Language of instruction
English
Starts in
September
Location
University Quarter