University of Utah students can complete the BA language requirement with Nahuatl or choose to major or minor in Latin American Studies with Nahuatl as their language.
Nahuatl courses introduce students to the language of the Aztecs, still spoken by more than 1 million people in central Mexico. The courses are taught by native-language speakers from the Instituto de Docencia e Investigación Etnológica de Zacatecas (IDIEZ) in Mexico through a distance-learning format. Knowledge of Spanish is not required but is helpful as the native language instructors present grammatical explanations in Spanish.
The Latin American Studies major is designed to provide students with critical language and cultural skills that serve as the foundation for careers in public service, business, humanitarian work, law, and health care, among others, in Latin America and with Latino populations at home. Students pursuing the major may study Nahuatl as their Latin American language. Learn more here.
The Latin American Studies minor is designed to be paired with another major in a discipline, so that students can combine discipline-specific skills with a degree of language and cultural competency. Students pursuing the major may study Nahuatl as their Latin American language. Learn more here.