Stetson University

College of Arts and Sciences

Latin American Studies New Course Curriculum Information

Major in Latin American Studies (Bachelor of Arts) -10 Units

LAS 200 Topics in the Latin American Humanities......................................... 1

LAS 201 Topics in the Latin American Social Sciences.................................. 1

LAS 499 Senior Project ............................................................................... 1

SPAN 202 or equivalent proficiency ............................................................. 1

Students must include a total of at least 6 upper-division courses from

lists A and B below plus the Senior Project. These 6 courses must

include offerings from at least 3 different departments and at least 4 of the

courses must be from List A. below............................................................... 6

A. Latin American content courses-Students must take a minimum of 4 of the following one unit courses:

ECON 364

GES 204S

SPAN 300

HIST 306

LAS 301

SPAN 306

HIST 307

POLI 346

SPAN 311

HIST 317

SOCI 337

SPAN 397



SPAN 415

B. Courses with some Latin American content--Students may apply up to two of the following one unit courses towards the major:

ECON 424

POLI 145

SOCI 355

GES 310R/310JS

POLI 451

SPAN 303

LAS 103, 104

SOCI 315

THEA 272

OTHER APPROVED COURSES

Students may apply credit toward the major from special programs and course offerings with prior approval from the Latin American Studies Committee

Minor in Latin American Studies-5 Units

LAS 200 or LAS 201................................................................................... 1

SPAN 201 or equivalent proficiency.............................................................. 1

Students must include a total of at least 3 upper-division courses from

lists A and B below. Courses must be from at least 2 different departments

and at least 2 of the 3 courses must be from List A. ...................................... 3

A. Latin American courses-Students must take a minimum of 2

of the following courses:

ECON 364

GES 204S

SPAN 300

HIST 306

LAS 301

SPAN 306

HIST 307

POLI 346

SPAN 311

HIST 317

SOCI 337

SPAN 397



SPAN 415

B. Courses with some Latin American content-Students may alsoapply one of the following courses toward a minor:

ECON 424

POLI 145

SPAN 202

GES 310R/310JS

POLI 451

SPAN 303

LAS 103, 104

SOCI 315

THEA 272


SOCI 355


OTHER APPROVED COURSES

Students may apply credit toward the minor from special programs and course offerings with prior approval from the Latin American Studies Committee.

Course Offerings

LAS 200 Topics in the Latin American Humanities (1).

Attention will be given to specific areas of the art, music, dance, theatre, and written literature of Latin American including both popular and "high" culture.

LAS 201 Topics in the Latin American Social Sciences (1).

Attention will be given to such concerns as economic development, social changes, conservation problems, political systems, etc.

LA103, 104 Mentored Field Experience: Preparation/Evaluation (1).

A two-semester course associated with faculty-guided research trips to Latin America sponsored by the Hollis International Scholars Program. Each portion of the course is worth 0.5 of a course unit. Prerequisite: competitive selection process in semester prior to course offering.

LAS 301 Maya Culture (1).

This multidisciplinary course explores the world of the Maya, from its prehistoric origins through its fluorescence during the Classic period to the contemporary cultural revival known as the Maya Movement. Topics include: regional history, hieroglyphic writing, calendar systems, mythology, the Popol Vuh, social conflict and contemporary lifestyles. No prerequisites.

LAS 499 Senior Project (1).

Descriptions of other Latin American and Latin America-related courses appear in the offerings of the individual departments.

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