Latin-American Studies Associate in Arts Degree


The Latin-American Studies Associate in Arts Degree is an interdisciplinary degree which combines courses from multiple academic disciplines to give students a broad background encompassing historical, political, social, cultural, and geographic aspects of Latin America. A degree in Latin American Studies affords students access to a wide range of career opportunities in the United States and abroad. The continuing importance of Latin America for the U.S. and the growing Latin population in the U.S. has produced an increasing need for trained persons with a knowledge of the region to work in government, teaching, business and other fields. The Latin-American Studies Associate in Arts Degree requires a total of 19-20 units.

Required Courses (13-14 units):
GEOG 100 FGlobal Geography3
or GEOG 100HF Honors Global Geography
HIST 190 F History of the Americas (formerly HIST 162AF)3
HIST 191 F History of the Americas II (formerly HIST 162BF)3
SPAN 201 F Spanish for the Spanish Speaker4-5
or SPAN 203 F Intermediate Spanish III
or SPAN 204 F Intermediate Spanish IV
Restricted Electives (6 units):6
Cultural Anthropology3
Honors Cultural Anthropology
Principles of International Business3
Principles of Economics-Micro3
Honors Principles of Economics-Micro
Principles of Economics-Macro3
Honors Principles of Economics-Macro
Cultural Geography3
Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization I)3
Honors Western Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II)
Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Western Civilization II)3
Honors Western Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors Western Civilization II)
Comparative Politics3
Introduction to Sociology3
Honors Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Latin American Literature3
Total Units19-20

Outcome 1: Show proficiency in intermediate Spanish.

Outcome 2: Identify important events, themes, and concepts of Latin American history and society.

Outcome 3: Examine problems and issues relating to Latin America by consulting primary and secondary sources, and formulating a thesis.