Latin American Studies

Description
The Latin American studies concentration is designed to give students an understanding of culture, economies, political structures and the history of Latin American nations. The departments of economics, geographical sciences, history and political science, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, the School of International Letters and Cultures (Spanish and Portuguese) and the School of Transborder Studies offer courses that combine in the interdisciplinary concentration.

Requirements

  • The program requires Spanish or Portuguese proficiency through the 313 level of conversation and composition.
  • Students must complete 33 semester hours of upper-division courses from the above departments/colleges with a concentration in Latin America 18 semester hours in the major subject and 15 semester hours in other disciplines.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Only language courses above 313 in literature and civilization count toward the interdisciplinary area of preparation.
  • Spanish and Portuguese courses above 313 in grammar and phonology do not count toward the major requirements. Students should meet with the Latin American Studies advisor regarding course questions.

Language 3 Hours Required

POR 313 Portuguese Composition and Conversation, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): POR 201 with C or better)

POR 314 Portuguese Composition and Conversation, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): POR 313 with C or better)

SPA 313 Spanish Conversation and Composition, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): SPA 202, 204, or 210 with C or better OR Spanish placement test score of 521+; Students may not enroll in SPA 313 if credit with C or better earned in SPA 314 or SPA 315 or SPA 316 or SPA 325 or SPA 412)

SPA 314 Spanish Conversation and Composition (3) (Prerequisite(s): SPA 313 or 315 with C or better; Students may not enroll in SPA 314 if they have received a C or better in SPA 412)

SPA 315 Spanish Conversation and Composition for Bilinguals (3) (Prerequisite(s): SPA 202, 204, or 210 with C or better OR Espanol placement test with score of 521+; Students may not enroll in SPA 315 if credit with C or better earned in SPA 313 or SPA 314 or SPA 316 or SPA 325 or SPA 412)

SPA 316 Spanish Conversation and Composition for Bilinguals (3) (Prerequisite(s): SPA 313 or 315 with C or better; Students may not enroll in SPA 316 if credit with C or better earned in SPA 314 or SPA 412)

SPA 319 Business Correspondence and Communication, G (3) (Pre-requisite: SPA 314 or 316)

SPA 412 Advanced Conversation and Composition, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): SPA 314, 316, or 413 with C or better)

SPA 413 Advanced Spanish Grammar, G (3) (Prerequisite(s): SPA 314, 316, or 412 with  C or better)

SPA 417 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (3) (Prerequisite(s): SPA 412 or 413 with C or better)

SPA 420 Applied Spanish Linguistics, L (3) (Prerequisite(s): SLC 201 or SPA 400 with C or better)

Latin American Content 30 Hours Upper Division Requirements
Select courses in consultation with a Latin American Studies advisor.
Choose elective courses from the following:

ARS 362 Pre-Columbian Art I, HU & H (3)

ASB 322 Peoples of Mesoamerica, L & SB & G (3) (Prerequisite(s): ASB 102 with C or better or minimum 45 hours)

ASB 337 Pre-Hispanic Civilization of Middle America (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

GCU 323 Geography of Latin America, SB & G (3) (Pre-requisite: Minimum 45 hours)

GCU 424 Geography of Mexico and Middle America, SB & G (3)

GCU 583 Fieldwork

GCU 591 Seminar (Prerequisite(s): degree- or nondegree-seeking graduate student)

GCU 598 Special Topics (Prerequisite(s): degree- or nondegree-seeking graduate student)

HST 305 Studies in Latin American History, SB & H (3) (Prerequisite(s):  minimum 30 hours)

HST 331/TCL 331Mexican American History to 1900, SB & H & C (3) (Pre-requisite(s): Minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST or TCL 331)

HST 375 Colonial Latin America, SB & H (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 375 or LAS 375)

HST 376 Modern Latin America, SB & H (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, or 108 with C or better; minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 376 or LAS 376)

HST 378 Latin American Women: The National Period, SB & G & H (3)

HST 441 Latin America and the World Economy, L & C & H (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 55 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 441 or LAS 441)

HST 443 The United States and Latin America, SB & G & H (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 55 hours)

HST 445 20th-Century Cuba, SB & G & H (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 55 hours)

HST 447 Modern Mexico, SB & H (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105 or 108 with a C or better; minimum 55 hours; Credit is allowed for only HIS 423 or HST 447)

POR 472 Luso-Brazilian Civilization, HU & G (3) (Prerequisite(s): POR 313 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only POR 472 or POR 598 (Luso-Brazilian Civilization))

POR 485 Political Economy, SB (3)

POR 472 Luso-Brazilian Civilization, HU & G (3) (Prerequisite(s): POR 313 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only POR 472 or POR 598 (Luso-Brazilian Civilization)

POS 453 Latin America, SB & G (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 25 hours)

POS 454 Mexico (3)

SPA 427 Spanish American Literature (Prerequisite(s): SPA 325)

SPA 428 Spanish American Literature (Prerequisite(s): SPA 325)

SPA 429 Mexican Literature (Prerequisite(s): SPA 325)

SPA 456 20th-Century Spanish American Fiction (Prerequisite(s): SPA 325)

SPA 471 Civilization of the Spanish Southwest (Prerequisite(s): SPA 314 or 316)

SPA 472 Spanish American Civilization (Prerequisite(s): SPA 314 or 316)

SPA 474 OR SLC 475 Mexican Culture (Prerequisite(s): SPA 314 or 316)

TCL 310 Transborder Chicano/a and Latino/a Folklore of Southwest North America

TCL 314 Transborder Regional Immigration and Economy

TCL 350 Transborder Mexican and Chicano/a Artistic Production

TCL 444 The Ethnography of Mexico and the Borderlands

THE 426 Theatre of the Americas

 

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

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Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LALASEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact