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Latin American Studies

College of Liberal Arts

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Latin American Studies - Programs

Certificate in Latin American Studies (code COLACT01)


Latin American Studies administers an interdisciplinary program which offers students interested in this field the opportunity to pursue courses leading to a Certificate in Latin American Studies. Courses used to meet this certificate requirement may be counted also, where applicable, toward the General Education requirements, and the major or minor requirements of the cooperating departments.

Requirements

1. The following are the requirements for the Latin American Studies Certificate Program:
A. Bachelor’s Degree with major in a traditional discipline; may be completed concurrently with certificate.
B. Successful completion of two college intermediate level courses in Spanish, Portuguese or any other language appropriate to area of concentration.
C. Must consult with and receive approval from program advisor.
2. Instruction Program (24 units) may be completed concurrently, distributed as follows:
A. Core (Required of all students) 3 units. Choose either LAS/HIST/SOC 161 or SPAN 445.
B. Electives: 21 additional units from the following courses, selected from at least two disciplines. Cannot duplicate courses taken in the core: ANTH 323, 324, 345, 440*, 490*, 499*; AH 457/557, 458/558, 459/559 CHLS 352, 380, 395, 400, 420, 490*, 499*; CWL 440, 499*; ECON 490*, 499*; FEA 392C; GEOG 320; HIST 362, 364, 366, 461, 462, 463, 466A, 466B, 466C, 490*, 495*, 498*; LAS 161/HIST 161/SOC 161; POSC 358, 359, 481, 497*, 499*; SOC 341, 490*, 499;
SPAN 341, 441, 445, 490*, 492, 495*, 550

*Special Topics and Independent Study courses in the area of Latin American Studies (including Short Term Study Abroad) must be approved by the advisor.

 

Minor in Latin American Studies (code HISTUM03)


The Minor offers students majoring in any subject an opportunity to supplement their education with a focus on the interdisciplinary study of Latin America. The minor’s flexible program of study is ideal for students interested either in intellectual enrichment or professional development in their major. Courses used to meet this minor requirement may be counted also, where applicable, toward General Education requirements, and the major or minor requirements of the cooperating departments.

Requirements

1. The following are the requirements for the Latin American Studies minor.
A. Successful completion of two college intermediate level courses in Spanish, Portuguese or any other language appropriate to student’s area of concentration or equivalent fluency as determined by program advisor.
B. Consultation with program advisor, including formal declaration of minor, and application for graduation.
2. Completion of 21 units distributed as follows:
A. Core (required of all students) 3 units. Choose either LAS 161/HIST 161/SOC 161 or SPAN 445.
B. Electives: 18 additional units from the following courses, selected from at least two disciplines: ANTH 323, 324, 345, 440*, 490*, 499*; AH 457/557, 458/558, 459/559 CHLS 352, 380, 395, 400, 420, 490*, 499*; CWL 440, 499*; ECON 490*, 499*; FEA 392C; GEOG 320; HIST362, 364, 366, 461, 462, 463, 466A, 466B, 466C, 490*, 495*, 498*; LAS 161/HIST 161/SOC 161; POSC 358, 359, 481, 497*, 499*, SOC 341, 490*, 499; SPAN 341, 441, 445, 490*, 492, 495*, 550

*Special Topics and Independent Study courses in the area of Latin American Studies (including Short Term Study Abroad) must be approved by the advisor.