College of Arts & Sciences

General Approach
The awarding of a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies requires a total of 39 credits, of which 24 credits are in required courses and 15 are in electives, including approved courses in Africana Studies, philosophy, anthropology, history, religion, politics and sociology as well as courses offered by the Center for Catholic Studies.

Introductory Courses (6 credits):
*May be taken in any sequence

 LALS 1001  Introduction to Latin American Studies  
 LALS 1002
 Introduction to Latino/Latina Studies  

Two advanced Spanish or Portuguese courses above the College of Arts and Sciences Core Requirement. Choose from the following (6 credits):

 PORT 2103-2104  Portuguese/Luso-Brazil I-II
 SPAN 3001-3002  Advanced Spanish I-II  
 SPAN 3011  Applied Spanish Conversation  
 SPAN 3101-3102  Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers I-II  
 SPAN 3302  Spanish-American Civilization  
 SPAN 3402  Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies  
 SPAN 4111  Business Spanish: Correspondence  
 SPAN 4461  Spanish-American Narrative I  
 SPAN 4462  Spanish-American Narrative II  
 SPAN 4463  Spanish-American Theatre  
 SPAN 4465  Spanish-American Essay  
 SPAN 4466  Spanish-American Poetry  
 SPAN 4471  Spanish Literature of the Caribbean  

Choose two courses from the following (6 credits):

LALS 1401/HIST 1401
 History of Latin America I  
 LALS 1402/HIST 1402  History of Latin America II  
 LALS 2517/SOCI 2517  Latinos/as in the United States  
 LALS 2614/POLS 2614  Latin American Politics  
 LALS 3319/SPAN 3319  Traditions and Cultures - Issues in Latin
     American Popular Culture
 LALS 3324/SPAN 3324  Classics of Latin American Literature in Translation
 LALS 3401/SPAN 3491/ENGL 3404  U.S. Latino/Latina Literature  

Capstone Experience - 2 course sequence (6 credits):

 LALS 5011  Individualized Guided Research  
 LALS 5012  Internship  
 LALS 5013  Study Abroad  
 LALS 5020  Capstone Seminar (required for all students)  

Elective Courses (15 credits):
Students may complete 12 credits in either the Humanities Track or the Social Science Track. The final 3 credits are a “free elective” course that may be selected from either track or by selecting any other Latin American and Latino/Latina
Studies course listed.

Humanities Track:

 HIST 3374  The Immigrant in American Life  
 HIST 4490  Topics in Latin American History  
PHIL 1155   Ethics and International Affairs  
 SPAN 3011  Conversational Spanish I  
 SPAN 3601  Spanish and Latin American Cinema  
 LALS 3100-3110  Special Topics in LALS  
LALS 4100-4110  Special Topics in LALS  

Social Science Track:

 ANTH 2243  Peoples and Cultures of Latin America  
 ANTH 2412  Anthropology of Religion  
 ANTH 3218  Immigration to the United States  
 CAST 3997  Latin American Catholicism  
 POLS 3214  Urban Politics  
 SOCI 2513  Social Inequity  
 SOCI 2515  Majority-Minority Relations  
 SOCI 2713  Politics and Society  
 SOCI 2910/POLS 2910  Research Methods in the Social Sciences  
 LALS 3100-3110
 Special Topics in LALS Studies  
 LALS 4100-4110  Special Topics in LALS Studies  
   Or any other LALS course offered.  

Total: 39 credits 







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