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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)

The Certificate offers students with a baccalaureate degree in any field an opportunity to supplement their education with a focus on the interdisciplinary study of Latin America. The Certificate's flexible program of study is ideal for students interested either in intellectual enrichment or professional development. Courses used to meet this certificate may be counted also, where applicable, toward General Education requirements, and the major or minor requirements of the cooperating departments. The successful completion of two college intermediate level courses in Spanish, Portuguese or any other language appropriate to the student’s area of concentration of the equivalent fluency as determined by the program advisor is strongly recommended.

Requirements

The following are the requirements for the Latin American Studies Certificate.

1. Consultation with the program advisor, including formal declaration of the Certificate, and application for graduation.

2. Completion of 24 units distributed as follows:

  • A. Core (Required of all students) 3 units. Choose either LAS 161/HIST 161/SOC 161 (Introduction to Latin American Studies) or SPAN 445 (Latin American Civilization).
  • B. Electives: 21 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; 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*, R/ST 467I; SOC 341, 490*, 499; SPAN 341, 441, 442, 444, 445, 450, 490*, 492, 493*, 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 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. The successful completion of two college intermediate level courses in Spanish, Portuguese or any other language appropriate to the student’s area of concentration of the equivalent fluency as determined by the program advisor is strongly recommended.

Requirements

The following are the requirements for the Latin American Studies minor.

1. Consultation with the program advisor, including formal declaration of the 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 (Introduction to Latin American Studies) or SPAN 445 (Latin American Civilization).
  • 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; 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*, R/ST 467I; SOC 341, 490*, 499; SPAN 341, 441, 442, 444, 445, 450, 490*, 492, 493*, 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.