Latin American Studies, B.A.

Requirements for a Major in Latin American Studies

Thirty semester hours including the following:
Required Courses
Latin American Studies Core
LAS 2301An Introduction to Latin American Studies3
LAS 4350Latin American Studies Seminar3
LAS 3390Special Studies in Latin American Studies3
or LAS 4390 Advanced Reading and Research in Latin American Studies
Spanish Literature
Select six semester hours from the following:6
Latin American Culture and Civilization
Latin American Literature from Conquest through Independence
Modern Latin American Literature
Contemporary Spanish American Theater
The Spanish-American Novel
HIS 3353Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America3
HIS 3355Modern Latin America3
Social Sciences and Humanities
Select six semester hours from the following:6
Indigenous Cultures of Modern Mexico and Central America
Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica
Field School in Cultural Anthropology
World Food Problems
Development and Indigenous Peoples
HIS 4350/LAS 4351
Inter-American Relations
Traditional Music and Culture in Latin America
Latin American Philosophy
Governments and Politics of Latin America
Government and Politics of Mexico
Three semester hours of additional courses selected from those listed above3
Required Courses in Other Fields 1
SPA 1301Elementary Spanish3
SPA 1302Elementary Spanish3
SPA 2310Intermediate Spanish3
SPA 2320Exploring the Spanish-Speaking World3
Total Hours42

While not required, students are encouraged to take:
POR 1301 Elementary Portuguese
POR 1302 Elementary Portuguese
POR 2310 Intermediate Portuguese
POR 2320 Exploring the Portuguese-Speaking World