Latin American Studies Undergraduate Majors

 

Undergraduate Majors

Students in the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Track complete SPAN 301 or its equivalent, and a minimum of 36 units. The track requires 6 units in foundations courses, 6 units in advanced study courses, a 6-unit capstone experience, and 18 units of electives. Students must complete a minimum of 6 units in at least three of the following disciplines: anthropology, art history, economics, history, geography, music, philosophy, political science, sociology or Spanish. All course work must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher.

1. Foundations (6 units)

LAST 100* Latin America: Issues and Approaches (3) (Cornerstone GenEd. I.B.)

HIST 122 Latin America: National Period (3)

* LAST 100 may be waived by the director of Latin American and Latino/a Studies if the student has already completed the GenEd I.B. requirement at the time the student enters the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program. The student may select any 3-unit elective as a replacement.

2. Advanced Study (6 units)

Select two of the following:

ANTH 353 Latinas in the Americas (3)

GEOG 461 Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean (3)

POSC 351 The Government and Politics of Latin America (3)

SPAN 312 Latin American Culture and Civilizations (3)

SPAN 455 Hispanic Popular Cultures (3)

3. Capstone Experience (6 units)

Latin American and Latino/a Studies students should plan early how they intend to fulfill

their capstone requirement. Participation in the study abroad program

in Latin America is strongly recommended.

Option One (recommended)

Study Abroad Experience in Latin America (3-6) (see guidelines)

Option Two

Select two of the following:

LAST 385 Model Organization of American States (3)

LAST 491-492 Directed Readings in Latin American and Latino/a Studies (3-6)

 

LAST 497 Internship in Latin American and Latino/a Studies (3-6)

HONR 499 Honors Thesis in Latin American & Latino/a Studies Themes (3)*

*open to departmental honors program students only

4. Electives (18 units)

Select an additional 18 units from the list of approved units in Latin American and Latino/a Studies below.

Anthropology

ANTH 351 Drugs in the Americas (3)

ANTH 353 Latinas in the Americas (3)

ANTH 366 South American Indians (3)

ANTH 369 Tradition and Revolution in Latin American Society (3)

ANTH 370-379 Topics in Anthropology*(3)

ANTH 470-479 Special Topics in Anthropology* (3)

ANTH 491 Internship I in Anthropology* (3)

ANTH 492 Internship II in Anthropology* (3)

ANTH 495 Independent Research* (3)

ANTH 498 Honors Readings in Anthropology* (4)

ANTH 499 Honors Thesis in Anthropology* (4)

*when concerned with Latin America or Latinos/as

Art History

ARTH 339 Latin American Art: 1800 to Present (3)

Economics

ECON 326 Economic Development*

*when student completes a research project related to Latin American and Latino/a Studies

Geography

GEOG 461 Geography of Latin America (3)

GEOG 470-479 Topics in Geography* (3)

GEOG 494 Travel and Study* (3-6)

GEOG 495 Directed Readings in Geography* (3)

GEOG 496 Directed Study in Geography* (1-6)

*when concerned with Latin America or Latinos/as

History

HIST 121 Latin America: Colonial Period (3)

HIST 307 The Andean Republics (3)

HIST 321 History of Mexico: Colonial Period (3)

HIST 322 History of Mexico: National Period (3)

HIST 484 Historical Themes* (3)

HIST 493 Internship* (3-6)

HIST 497 Directed Readings* (1-4)

HIST 498 Honors Directed Readings* (2-4)

HIST 499 Honors Thesis* (4-8)

*when concerned with Latin America and Latinos/as

International Studies

INST 494 International Studies Abroad* (3)

INST 496 International Studies Research* (3)

Latin American and Latino/a Studies

LAST 484 Special Topics in Latin American and Latino/a Studies (3)

LAST 491-492 Directed Readings in Latin American and Latino/a Studies (3)

LAST 497 Internship in Latin American and Latino/a Studies (3-6)

Music Applied

MUSA 170, 370 World Music Ensemble*(1)

*when concerned with Latin America or Latinos/as

Music

MUSC 110 Honors Introduction to World Music* (3)

MUSC 471 Special Topics in Music* (3)

*when concerned with Latin America or Latinos/as

Philosophy

PHIL 328 Latin American Philosophy (3)

Political Science

POSC 351 Government and Politics of Latin America (3)

POSC 355 Latin American Policy of the U.S. (3)

POSC 385 Model Organization of American States (3)

(available only as Independent Study)

POSC 437 Castro and the Cuban Revolution (3)

POSC 470-479 Special Topics in Political Science* (3)

POSC 490 Independent Study* (1-3)

POSC 491 Seminar: Contemporary U.S. Foreign Policy* (3)

POSC 493 Internship* (3-9)

POSC 498 Directed Readings in Political Science* (1-3)

POSC 499 Honors Thesis* (3

*when concerned with Latin America and Latinos/as

Sociology

SOCI 440 Sociology of Immigration*

*when student copletes a research project related to Latin American and Latino/a Studies

Spanish

SPAN 302 Composition and Conversation II (3)

SPAN 312 Latin American Culture and Civilization (3)

SPAN 331 Spanish for Business (3)

SPAN 322 Survey of Spanish American Literature (3)

SPAN 455 Hispanic Popular Culture** (3)

SPAN 470 Special Topics* (3)

SPAN 491 Directed Readings in Spanish Literature* (1-3)

SPAN 492 Directed Readings in Spanish* (1-3)

SPAN 494 Travel Study Abroad* (3-16)

SPAN 497 Internship in Spanish* (3)
*when concerned with Latin America or Latinos/as

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