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Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Learn about the cultures of Latin America, with a focus on Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Argentina. Develop your skills in Spanish or Portuguese. Study everything from Carnival and capoeira to the works of Gabriel García Márquez and Frida Kahlo.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree, Minor
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional Study Abroad in Cuenca, Ecuador; field schools in Peru and Cuba


  • Archaeologist
  • Business consultant
  • Communications advisor
  • Community or youth worker
  • Community organizer
  • Filmmaker or photographer
  • Foreign service officer
  • Forensic anthropologist
  • Historical interpreter
  • International development coordinator
  • Journalist or new media producer
  • Multiculturalism educator
  • Museum educator or curator
  • Political aide
  • Public policy analyst
  • Research analyst
  • Social service worker
  • Support worker for immigrants and refugees


Apply to the Faculty of Humanities (Undeclared) as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can choose another major and add this program as a minor to broaden your studies.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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Program planning

In May 2023, the "Latin American Interdisciplinary Studies" and "Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies" programs will be combined into "Latin American Studies".

Is this program the right fit for you? Use our program planning worksheets to get a good idea of what your studies will look like.

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