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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Latin American Studies

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (LATAM)

PROFESSOR MATTHEW RESTALL, in charge

This interdisciplinary major is designed for students who want a basic understanding of Latin America. The program is organized so that it may be combined with a second major or a minor subject.

For the B. A. degree in Latin American Studies, a minimum of 121 credits is required.

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

To view the Latin American Studies Minor (LATAM)

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(9-12 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 21-24 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 40 credits[1]
(This includes 9-12 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GH courses; 3-6 credits of GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (22 credits)
PORT 1(4), SPAN 200(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ANTH 45 GS;US;IL(3), HIST 178 GH;IL(3), HIST 179 GH;IL(3), SPAN 131 GH;US;IL(3) (Sem: 3-6)
PLSC 456(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 18 credits from the following:
AAAS/SPAN 132 IL(3), AAAS 200 US(3), ANTH 8 GS;IL(3), ANTH 422(3), ANTH 440(3), CMLIT 405 US;IL(3), ECON 14 GS(3)[2], ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3) (Sem: 3-8)
ECON 333 GS(3), ECON 433(3), HIST 467 US;IL(3), HIST 468 IL(3), PLSC 422(3), PLSC 442(3), PLSC 457(3-6), SPAN 300(3), SPAN 305(3), SPAN 410(3), SPAN 412(3), SPAN 472(3), SPAN 476(3) (Sem: 5-8)
PORT 2(4), PORT 3(4), PORT 405(3), PORT 456(3) (Sem: 1-8)
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[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[2] Choose only one course from ECON 102, ECON 104, or ECON 014.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2004

Blue Sheet Item #: 32-01-079

Review Date: 9/2/03

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