Latin American Studies

Langara College
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
May 2023

September 2023

January 2024

May 2024

About this program

Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies at Langara College provides an interdisciplinary approach to learning about the geography, culture, history, and political economy of this diverse region.

Our curriculum features core courses taught by a team of instructors whose diverse backgrounds enable them to bring unique perspectives to the classroom. Elective courses from a range of departments across the College feed into and enhance our program.

All our courses are university-transferable. Our courses can be taken for general interest, or applied toward the Associate of Arts Degree or the Arts and Science Diploma in Latin American Studies. Many students go on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies or in a related discipline.

Admission requirements

Domestic Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent) or 19 years of age or older

International Applicants: BC Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent)

English Language Requirement

  • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Level IV(a,b): EAP Level IV (LEAP 8)
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI): 24
  • IELTS Academic(a,b,c,d): 6.5

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Students gain a broad understanding of contemporary issues and develop a critical and informed view of Latin American history and culture. In addition, students develop real-world skills that are necessary to achieving success, such as:

  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Research, writing, and communications
  • Understanding of international issues
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • A sense of global citizenship

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Program delivery

Flexible Participation (online)

We offer online study option, known as Flexible Participation, for individuals who are working, living outside the Lower Mainland, or simply can't get to campus. There are total of twenty courses in the curriculum and can be completed on part-time or full-time basis. Students in this option can take minimum of one course to maximum of five courses per term and are advised to prepare at least three years to graduate. Few online sections are offered in alternate years but those who live in Lower Mainland may take classroom sections with Department Chair's approval. For more information on this option, please visit following resources:

  • Information Session slides
  • Curriculum


Please visit the website for information about tuition fees


Credential: Diploma

Career paths

In a globalizing world in which our societies and economies are increasingly intertwined, there is a growing demand for international knowledge in general, and an understanding of our Latin American neighbours in particular.

Latin American Studies provides students with a broad background in contemporary and historical issues that can be applied to a variety of work opportunities in Canada or abroad. Students who go on in Latin American Studies often excel in the following careers:

  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • International business
  • Research
  • Diplomatic relations
  • International development
  • Economics
  • Social work

About this institute

Langara College

Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of...

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