Requirements

Requirements for the Latin American Studies Major (9 Credits)

Two credits from Politics or History:

Any course with a Politics or History designation/prefix (POLI or HIST) that is approved as an LAS course. The following courses are automatically approved: POLI 362 Latin American Politics, POLI 376W Latin American Revolutions, HIST 256 (TH) Colonial Latin America, HIST 258 Modern Latin America. Also, every semester check the Course Schedule on the web for possible additional offerings under this category. Honors in Latin American Studies is awarded to all graduating students with a GPA of 3.8 or greater within the major.

Note: No double counting any courses used for other categories, i.e., Politics or History, or Language and Literature.

Four Credits from Society and Culture:

  • ANTH 235 Cultures of Mexico and Ecuador
  • HIST 256 (TH) Colonial Latin America (1)
  • HIST 258 Modern Latin America (1)
  • LAS 380 Latin American Cinema [Crosslisted with SPAN 380] (1)
  • POLI 362 Latin American Politics
  • POLI 376W Latin American Revolutions (1)
  • REL 334 Liberation Theology and Social Change (1)
  • SOC 131 Sociological Inquiry: Latina/o Sociology (1)
  • SOC 315 Social Movements, Collective Action, and Protest
  • SPAN 333 (TH) Hispanic Civilization (1)

Also, every semester check the Course Schedule on the web for possible additional offerings under this category

Note: No double counting any courses used for other categories, i.e., Politics or History, or Language and Literature.

Two credits from Language and Literature

  • ENGL 381 Latina/o Literature and Culture (1)
  • SPAN 355 (IT) Latin American Literature I: Conquest to Independence (1)
  • SPAN 356 (IT) Latin American Literature II: Modernismo to the Present (1)
  • SPAN 427 Topics in Latin American Literature (1)
  • SPAN 428 Contemporary Mexican Literature (1)
  • SPAN 430 History of Hispanic Thought (1)
  • SPAN 431 Contemporary Latin American Novel and Short Story (1)
  • SPAN 435 Contemporary Latin American Women Writers (1)

Note: No double counting any courses used for other categories, i.e., Politics or History, or Language Literature.

One credit Senior Thesis:

In the fall of your senior year, all LAS majors must take LAS 497W, Senior Thesis in Latin American Studies.

Honors Criteria

Honors in Latin American Studies is awarded to all graduating students with a GPA of 3.8 or greater in the major.

Requirements for the Latin American Studies Minor (5 Credits)

  • Two credit from Politics or History
  • Two credits from Society and Culture
  • One credit from Language and Literature