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Latin American and Latino Studies (BA)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2012 - Spring 2013 catalog year.

Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and Latino Studies (LALSBA)

Major: LALS

Degree: BA

Program: Latin American and Latino Studies

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Flight Plan:  LALS BA

Note: Admission to the major requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on courses in the major.
Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the program’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the LALS Director.

General Education

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see the General Education requirements and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

 

Hours

General Education Requirements

34

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

 

Hours

General 101: A&S Orientation

1

Foreign Language

(completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language)

12

Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences

(in addition to courses counted toward General Education; 6 hours must be at 300 level or above)

9

WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above (may be incorporated into other degree requirements)


Total 

22

Programs in Latin American and Latino Studies

 

Hours

LALS 310, 311, 400, 4901

12

Language Requirement:  Spanish or Portuguese at the 200 level, or demonstration of equivalent language proficiency

 3

Humanities:  (select two courses)

    ARTH 342/542, 365, 544

    ENG 369, 373, 549, 554

    HUM 377, 380, 382

    LALS 313, 3141

    ML 260, 313, 356

    SPAN 403, 404, 524, 527, 528, 529, 530, 554

6

Social Sciences:  (select three courses, 6 of the 9 hours must be at the 300 level or above).  Students also completing a second major in any of the areas listed below may use no more than 6 hours in that Department to fulfill this LALS requirement.

    ANTH 316, 325, 328, 3331, 338, 347

    COMM 4401

    GEOG 510/LALS 510

    HIST 331, 332, 333, 5331, 5341, 5351

    PAS 206,219,227,247,329,346,360,3921,396,505,510,532,533,5421,547,581

    POLS 315, 330, 3311, 3321, 3361, 337, 370, 371, 4951, 506, 530, 5631

    SOC 210, 323, 3921, 4541, 4641

    SW 303

9

LALS Electives at the 300 level or above:  (select two courses)

    Courses listed above, but not used to fulfill the Humanities or Social Sciences requirement

    ARTH 365, 544

    MKT 370,

    SW 472, 473

    TA 3261, 365

    WGST 333, 3431, 520, 5581, 593

   

6

Total

 36

 

Supporting Courses

 

Hours

Social Science Electives at the 300 level or above, other than LALS courses, in addition to courses used to complete the College Programmatic Requirements.* 

6

Humanities Electives at the 300 level or above, other than LALS courses, in addition to courses used to complete the College Programmatic Requirements.*

6

Minimum Electives

17

Total

29

 

 

Hours

Minimum Total

121


No more than 40 hours in the Latin American and Latino Studies program may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts degree. At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

* Substitutions may be approved by the LALS Director. Consult the LALS Advisor about Special Topics Courses and Independent Studies that may fulfill requirements for the major. (Special Topics Courses that may have LALS content include: ANTH 314, ANTH 548, ARTH 342/542, COMM 510, HIST 310, HIST 503, HON 336, HON 436, HON 446, HUM 562, ML 551, SPAN 313, 499, 599, TA 555.)

1 Fulfills WR requirement

 

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