Bachelor’s Degree in Language and Latin American Literature

Career Objectives

Contribute to the education of humans and society in their cultural and educational aspects in the field of arts.

Professional Profile

-An expert professional in the language itself and the knowledge of Literature in a systematic and comprehensive way, with a view enriched by diverse fields of culture.

-Equipped with sufficient methodological tools to start research and contribute creatively to the development of his discipline, with an optimal management of *sources and interpretation skills.

-Connoisseur of Latin American literature in all its eras and the link of language with arts and the different types of culture, contributing to cultural and discursive manifestations, such as drama, visual arts, films, and others.

-They are able to perform with excellence in the fields of production and criticism of different types of speeches and the editorial line in drafting and editing of *style.

-Qualified to continue academic and/or professional studies in related areas, with postgraduate studies or Language Pedagogy.

Specific tasks or activities carried out in the profession

-The comprehension, analysis and production of different types of discourses: literary, journalism, advertising, essay, etc.

-The linguistic-communicational *expertise and advice, in institutions, supporting the development and management of business, social and community communication projects.

-Criticism and literary advisory in publishing, journalism or other companies, and privately.

-Collaborate in the development or transformation of advertising discourses in areas of commercial, political and religious advertising.

-Publishing of printed and digital publications.

-Literary editing work both in publishers and traditional formats.

-Development of journalistic texts.

-Drafting of Institutional reports.

-Development of contents in digital format.

*Documentation, writing and criticism in publishers, even in Advertising and Cinema.

-Creative writing: Personal literary work in the lyric, narrative or drama genres, either professional writing of *scripts for audiovisual media, such as radio, television scripts and screenplays.

-Teaching in secondary and higher education.

-Supporting tasks for the starting levels of teaching and research.

Occupational Field

-Publishers (company in charge of the publication and distribution of works)

-Documentary maker and research in files and libraries.

-Editor and Contributor in Media

-Specialized Magazines

-Digital Media

-Legal Field (editor of legislative texts)

-Independent work as editor in written documents for companies and private institutions.

-Private higher education institutions, pre-university courses and private schools.

-Supporting tasks for the starting levels of teaching and research.

-Research and teaching: continuity of literary studies in the postgraduate, master and PhD that will enable him to teach at a university academic level or to develop research projects.

-Elementary or Secondary Education Teacher once obtained the title of Teacher.

-Incursion in personal literary work; Internet technology is allowing new forms of literary creations that allow collaboration and interaction between authors at levels that no other media had previously achieved.

-Creation of literary scripts for audiovisual communication, film and drama.

Estimated time of College years

4 years

Main courses considered in the study plan

Basic Training Courses

Introduction to Philosophy

World History

History of Art


Introduction to Literary Studies

Professional Training Courses

*General Linguistics




Literary Theory




Literary Aesthetics

Research Methods

Interpretation Theory

Spanish Literature

Don Quixote

Hispanic-American Literature and Chilean Literature

General Literature

Among others

Vocation, Skills and Interests required in the candidate for this career


Since childhood you have had a tendency to read.

You always liked to be told stories, tales, etc.

It has always been important for you to have a good spelling and you look at it.

You are interested in knowing new vocabulary, if you find a word that you do not know, you move immediately to find out, you retain its meaning and use it.

You are keen on writing, recreating using words, telling stories.

You value language as a source and instrument of creativity and human communication.

You value expressing yourself appropriately, using language with precision, with beauty and / or humor.

You are curious to know the roots of language, for instance, which Latin word comes from or if it is of foreign origin. –Know how it is structured and its grammar.

You feel that it is essential in life to acquire culture.

You value literature and other expressions of art as aesthetic phenomena and as historical, socio-cultural and ideological manifestations.

You value Hispanic culture and it motivates you to share this interest with other people.

You want to make literary writing your professional field.


Good reading comprehension, that is, you achieve good concentration, you read with your eyes and it is not necessary to read aloud to understand it. You can follow the idea or the reasoning of the writer, without having to reread it.

Greater understanding to what is exposed in written or discussed form, than the acquisition of information of a situation or reality.

Express your ideas in a clear and accurate way.

Artistic perception, imagination of the narrative type and your mind tends to escape to it.

Good management in the world of arts, more than in most other areas.


-Desires to bring aesthetics and culture to the development of humans and society.

Or any specific dream or longing which feels involved or oriented towards this direction.

Candidate Personality




Work Scope


Related Careers

Linguistics, Language Pedagogy, Aesthetics, Drama

Glossary of Terms

*Documentation: Process of preparing the available information about a fact that is being investigated. It makes this information available or attainable to examine and analyze facts, variables or data in general.

*Script: Text in which is exposed, with the necessary details for its realization, the content of a film. In theater, it is also called a screenplay.

*Expertise: Work or study carried out by an expert in order to corroborate certain circumstances or facts.

*Linguistics: Science that studies the language.

*Phonetics: The relation between the sounds of the spoken language and the individual letters or groups of letters that represent those sounds in the written language.

*Semantics: Study of the meaning of words, expressions and sentences.

*Source: Set of books, documents, audiovisual material and people in which we can find information.

*Literary style: It is the way of expressing oneself that belongs to each author, each literary school, each era, etc.