The Research Requirement for LAST Majors

To graduate as a LAST major, a student must satisfy the LAST research requirement. The requirement is satisfied by writing a paper that is centrally concerned with Latin America and that is:

On a topic of the major's own choosing (i.e., the student must originate the topic)
At least 20 pages in length
Graded B- or better

The paper must be (1) written in a class or tutorial where the instructor is formally affiliated with the LAST program, or (2) read and approved by a faculty member who is affiliated with the LAST program.

The paper may be written in either English or Spanish, and may be completed in the context of a study-abroad program as long as it is read and approved by a faculty member who is formally affiliated with the LAST program.

A thesis or senior essay conforming to the conditions just stipulated will satisfy the LAST research requirement.