Sep 26, 2018  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American studies, B.A. program

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Coordinator:  Cecilia Saenz-Roby (Modern Languages and Literatures)

Course requirements for the major in Latin American studies include

      The Latin American studies major consists of a minimum of 44 credits, of which 24 credits must be taken in Latin American studies; 12 credits in a complementary area of study; and 8 credits at the 300-400 level in an appropriate language. Language courses at the 100 and 200 level do not count toward the total number of credits for the major in either the primary or secondary area.  The complementary area of study ordinarily consists of the appropriate introductory international course and two additional courses in the area, which may be either international studies courses or departmental courses.  IS 490 , the capstone course, must have a subject matter relevant to Latin American studies in order to count for credit toward the major.
     Duplication of course credit in the primary and complementary areas is not permitted. However, majors may apply their courses in international studies to their general education requirements.

4. 4 credits in IS 490 (Directed Research), focused on the core area

5. 8 credits in Spanish language at the 300-400 level

Other coursework

With the approval of the International Studies Program director or faculty adviser prior to enrollment, students may also use the following courses for major credit provided that the specific course topic to be studied in an given semester is consistent with their chosen major.


Students using this catalog to meet Latin American studies major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements #2 and #3 above and published in a later catalog.

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