Next Previous Contents Search UA


[College of Arts and Sciences]

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM (LAS)

Professor Connie Janiga-Perkins, Director
Office: 222 B. B. Comer Hall

The Latin American Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program focusing on Latin America. A student in the College of Arts and Sciences may major or minor in Latin American studies.

Courses in the field of Latin American studies are offered in anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology, law, modern languages, and education. Credit may also be earned through the annual Interim term course in Yucatan, Mexico, or in other summer term abroad programs in a Spanish-speaking country.

Requirements for the major in Latin American studies. The major in Latin American studies requires 30 hours, including LAS 396 Seminar in Latin American Studies (3 hours); 15 hours selected from ANT 413, EC 442, GY 3435 or GY 345, HY 237, HY 238, and PSC 332; and 12 hours selected from more than 50 Latin American-related courses offered on campus. A minimum of 12 hours at the 300 or 400 level must be earned on this campus. In addition, Latin American studies majors must complete the requirements for the minor in Spanish.

Requirements for the minor in Latin American studies. The minor in Latin American studies requires 18 hours of coursework, including 3 hours in LAS 396 Seminar in Latin American Studies and 3 hours in a 300- or 400-level Latin American content course. A minimum of 6 hours at the 300 or 400 level must be earned on this campus.

Students who major or minor in Latin American studies are urged to apply for the International Honors Program, and avail themselves of study abroad opportunities.

A Suggested Sequence of Courses for the
Latin American Studies Major
 
FRESHMAN YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
EN 101 3 EN 102 3
HY 110 or ANT 101 3 HY 110 or ANT 101 3
SP 101 4 SP 102 4
MATH3 3-4 Fine arts1 3
Humanities1 3 Elective 3
___ ___
16-17 16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
EN 225 3 EN 226 or EN 227 3
HY 237 3 HY 238 3
SP 201 3 SP 202 3
GY 245 3 HY 277 3
EC 110 3 EC 111 3
___ ___
15 15
 
JUNIOR YEAR2
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
SP 353 3 SP 366 3
HY 472 or HY 474 3 PSC 332 3
ANT 413 3 Natural science 4
Natural science 4 LAS 321 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
___ ___
16 16
 
SENIOR YEAR2
First Semester Second Semester
Course Hours Course Hours
SP 375 3 HY 473 3
Electives in major 6 EC 442 3
Electives 6 LAS 396 3
___ Elective in major 3
15 Elective 3
___
15
 
Total: At least 120


1A maximum of 6 hours in any one department may be applied to the humanities, literature, and fine arts (HU, L, FA) and history and social and behavioral sciences (HI, SB) requirements.
2Six hours in courses designated W must be included in the junior or senior year. A minimum of 33 hours in 300- and 400-level courses, including 12 hours in the major and 6 hours in the minor, must be completed on this campus.
3MATH course number is determined by placement. MATH 110 or higher is required.

Graduate programs. The Latin American Studies Program offers the master of arts in Latin American studies with major concentrations in anthropology, economics, history, political science, and Spanish. Certain other departments provide for a focus and/or thesis work on Latin American topics. Interested students should consult the director of the Latin American Studies Program.

Top Next Previous Contents Search UA