International and Area Studies
 

Latin American Studies

Latin American Studies
BA
Hours36 - 52 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Courses cannot be double counted between the different requirements sections in the major.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
requirement 4 Complete 3 options
Social Science courses:
requirement 6 Complete 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
Elective courses (courses taken above will not double count):
BUS M 596R - (Not currently offered)
BUS M 596R - (Not currently offered)
requirement 7 Complete 1 course
requirement 8 Complete 1 option
Complete 3.0 hours of an internship course, a service learning course, or Study Abroad program. Internship students (field study, or service learning) will register for IAS 399R; Study Abroad programs shall be in a Latin American venue, either Portuguese speaking or Spanish speaking.
option 8.1 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: All Spanish and Portuguese courses may double count toward a minor or second major in Spanish or Portuguese. Please see the Department of Spanish and Portuguese for more information.
Program Outcomes: 

Factual Knowledge

The student will understand and interpret foundational knowledge relating to historical, socio-cultural, geographic and economic conditions in Latin America, as well as how Latin America interacted with major world powers.

Social Science Research and Writing Methodology

Our LAS students should understand basic methodology of social science research and writing as well as humantities/language based research. This will include modern library skills, as well as humanities/language based research, and demonstrate that understanding by writing papers in Spanish and/or Portuguese, as well as a major capstone project of 20 plus pages.

Oral Presentation of Critically Analyzed Ideas

LAS students will be able to critically analyze ideas, evidence and arguments relating to a current topic or a significant historical event/process in Latin America, and effect a significant oral presentation, demonstrating recent knowledge from newspapers and journals in the target language.

Language Proficiency

LAS students will demonstrate both written and verbal fluency in Spanish or Portuguese.