Latin American Studies (B.A.)
Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3), the general requirements for the B.A. degree, including Spanish for the foreign language requirement, and:
|LAS 306||Culture and Institutions of Latin America||3|
|FLEN 391||Hispanic Film||3|
|or FLEN 394||Latin American Literature in Translation|
|HIST 438||Modern Mexico and the Americas||3|
|or HIST 439||Modern Latin America|
|Select 27 credits of the following courses: 1||27|
|Human Issues in International Development|
|International Development Economics 2|
|Comparative African-American Cultures|
|Social Revolution in Latin America|
|Slavery and Freedom in the Americas|
|Model United Nations|
|UN and Related Agencies|
|International Land Preservation and Conservation Systems|
|World Politics and War|
|Politics of Development|
|Readings: Spanish American Literature|
|Modern Latin American Society|
|Spanish American Short Fiction|
|Latin America Theatre Through Literature|
|Bilingual and Bicultural Identities|
|Mexican Culture through Cinema|
|Human Rights and Hispanic Cinema|
|Additionally, all students must take Avant's STAMP (STAndards-based Measurement of Proficiency) exit exam before applying for graduation.|
Courses to total 120 credits for this degree
Students may also take the optional courses listed above, at least six of which must be Spanish credits.
Students who elect to take ECON 447 International Development Economics/LAS 447 International Development Economics are strongly urged to take HIST 101 World History I/HIST 102 World History II (History of Civilization) in their freshman year.
- Communicative Proficiency: Students will demonstrate foreign language proficiency in writing, speaking, listening, and reading. Aligns with University Learning Outcome(s): Learn and Integrate; Think and Create; Communicate.
- Cultural Understanding and Acquisition of Knowledge: Students will explain the inter-connectedness between language, culture, history, and peoples in Latin America. Aligns with University Learning Outcome(s): Learn and Integrate; Think and Create; Communicate; Clarify Purpose and Perspective.
- Analytical Ability: Students will compare different Latin American cultures and evaluate the ways these cultures are similar or different from their own. Aligns with University Learning Outcome(s): Learn and Integrate; Think and Create; Communicate; Clarify Purpose and Perspective; Practice Citizenship.