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 18 semester hours of upper-division courses from the above departments/colleges with a concentration in Latin American Studies; 9 semester hours in the major subject and 9 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 instruction courses dealing with Spanish and Portuguese conversation and composition cannot be used to satisfy the content course requirement. While students are encouraged to enroll in language instruction courses (i.e., conversation and composition) above the 313 level, they cannot apply such coursework to the Latin American studies concentration course requirements.

Language Proficiency - one course

Students must demonstrate Spanish or Portuguese proficiency through the 313 level of conversation and composition. The language proficiency requirement may be waived for native speakers or those with in-field experience equivalent to SPA 313 or POR 313.

Latin American Content 18 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)

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 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 494 Special Topics (1-4)

POS 305 Politics and Film, SB (3)

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)

SPA 475 / SLC 475 Latin American Film ((L or HU) & G) (3) (Prerequisite(s): ENG 102, 105, 108, FMS 100, or SLC 202 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only FMS 475 or SLC 475 or SPA 475 or THE 475 or FMS 494/SLC 494/SPA 494/THE 494 (Latin American Film) OR Visiting University Student)

 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

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

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

2021-22

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

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