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Study Latin America at the KU

This degree program’s combination of different approaches from the field of cultural studies enables students to gain a comprehensive understanding of Latin America. The core areas of the curriculum are history, political science, geography, and literary studies. In addition, students take intensive languages courses (mainly in Spanish but also in Portuguese if they wish) and may choose to study aspects of linguistics, intercultural communication, and a range of other topics. Having developed good language proficiency, students spend their fifth semester studying abroad at one of the KU’s many partner universities in Latin America (in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cost Rica, Colombia, and Mexico). The Center for Latin American Studies also has partnerships with an additional 28 Latin American institutions.



Students may write their Bachelor’s thesis on a topic from any of the disciplines involved in the program. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of their studies, graduates have broad knowledge and skills that qualify them to enter a range of different careers or to pursue further study.

Topics covered in the program include fundamental areas of Latin American history, historical methods and analysis of regional history based on case studies, a comparison of political systems, current political and socioeconomic crises and challenges in Latin America, international relations, problems in developing countries, the basics of Latin American geography, economic geography, human–environment relations in Latin America, and analysis of selected works in Latin American literature and film.

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The BA Latin American Studies is coordinated by the Central Institute for Latin American Studies (ZILAS) at the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. You are more than welcome to attend a personal consultation with the ZILAS team in the International House at Marktplatz 7, 85072 Eichstätt.
Tel: +49 / 8421 / 93-21249

Direct link to the BA degree programme in Latin
American Studies

Student Advisory Service
Tel: +49 / 8421 / 93-21283