Latin American Studies

LAS Major

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The requirements for the concentration depend heavily on your level of Spanish upon entering the program. While we welcome into the program those who are native speakers and those who have no Spanish, this difference will determine the exact number of hours available for interdisciplinary LAS courses.

The concentration in Latin American Studies requires 37 hours, with 6 hours of Spanish at the intermediate level. Students who begin with the first-semester Spanish course (A100) will need to take 12 hours of language prior to the intermediate level.

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Minor Requirements

The Latin American Studies minor requires the following 18 hours:
SPAN A100 First Year Spanish I*
(May omit course if student tests out)
3
SPAN A101 First Year Spanish II*
(May omit course if student tests out)
3
SPAN A200 Second Year Spanish I
(May omit course if student tests out)
3
SPAN A201 Second Year Spanish II
(May omit course if student tests out)
3

Choose one of the following:

  • SPAN A300 Syntax and Composition
  • SPAN A301 Intensive Conversation
3

Choose one of the following:

  • HIST A220 Latin America I
  • HIST A221 Modern Latin America
  • SPAN A350 Culture of Spanish America to 1850
  • SPAN A351 Culture of Spanish America from 1850
3

Choose two of the following:

  • BIOL A118 Tropical Ecology (Trip to Belize for two weeks at the end of the course)
  • HIST A220 Latin America I
  • HIST A221 Modern Latin America
  • HIST A410 History of Mexico
  • HIST A414 Northern South America
  • HIST W266 Quest for Empire
  • HIST X241 Drugs, Terrorism, and Democracy in the Americas
  • HIST X243 Social Revolutions in Latin America
  • INTB B340 Business Environment and Practices in Latin America
  • LAS V230 Chicana/o and Latina/o Literature
  • LAS V305 Theology of Liberation
  • LAS V261 Latin American Thought (in English)
  • LAS V235 Women Writers: Spanish America
  • LAS V294 Experimental Course (Course content varies)
  • LAS Social Entrepreneurship in Latin America
  • SPAN A305 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN A340 Spanish American Literature I
  • SPAN A341 Spanish American Literature II
  • SPAN A350 Culture of Spanish America I
  • SPAN A351 Culture of Spanish America II
  • SPAN A410 Spanish American Regional Literature
  • SPAN A455 20th Century Currents
  • SPAN A456 Spanish-American Narrative
  • SOCI A200 Cultural Anthropology
  • SOCI A260 Women in Latin America
  • SOCI A400 Third World Repression/Revolution
  • SOCI A204 Introduction to Haitian Society and Culture
  • SOCI X245 Peoples of Latin America
  • SOCI X250 Encountering the Caribbean (Special project required)
  • SOCI X250 The Sociology of Gender
6

* Course does not count toward minor requirements

Students beginning with SPAN A201 are required to take SPAN A201, SPAN A300 or SPAN A301; HIST A220 or HIST A221 or SPAN A350 or SPAN A351 (one of the four previous classes), and three elective courses.

Students placed at SPAN 300 are required to take HIST A220 OR HIST A221, SPAN A350 OR SPAN A351, and three elective courses.