University of Utah students can complete the BA language requirement with Quechua or choose to major or minor in Latin American Studies with Quechua as their language.
Quechua courses introduce students to a variety of the language spoken by indigenous peoples living in the Amazonian region of Ecuador and are offered through a cooperative agreement between the University of Utah, the University of Pittsburgh, and Brigham Young University, in which students from each university join one another in an interactive classroom linked by distance-learning technology.
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 Quechua 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 Quechua as their Latin American language. Learn more here.