THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 30-46 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

0-16 units required:

A minimum language competency through the level of SPAN 202 is required for Latin American Studies majors. Students who have met the language competency prior to enrollment should see the major adviser regarding completion of requirements.

SPAN101First-Semester Spanish4.0FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 is not available for credit to students with two or more years of Spanish within the last three years.
SPAN102Second-Semester Spanish4.0FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent.
SPAN201Third-Semester Spanish4.0FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
SPAN202Fourth-Semester Spanish4.0FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or equivalent.
2 courses required:
LAST110Intro to Latin Amer Studies3.0FS *NW
LAST495Seminar in Selected Topics3.0SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, LAST 110.
1 course selected from:
HIST380Colonial Latin America3.0FA *NW
HIST381Modern Latin America3.0SP *NW
18-21 units selected from:

Select at least 3 units from each group A, B, and C below. No more than 6 units may be counted from Group D. If language competency was established without your taking any language courses, you must take 21 units from the courses listed below, for a total of 30 units which are required for the major.

GROUP A: Literature

CHST354Chicano Literature3.0FA *Eth
CHST454Chicano Literature3.0Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
LAST352Mexico: Art/Literature/Music3.0FS *NW
LAST353Regional: Art/Literature/Mus3.0SP NW
SPAN354Chicano Literature3.0FA *Eth
SPAN441Hispanic Short Story3.0Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN442Hispanic Theater3.0Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN443Hispanic Novel3.0Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN444Hispanic Poetry3.0Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN451Literature of Mexico3.0Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN452Viewing Carribbean3.0Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301, SPAN 302; either SPAN 341 or SPAN 342 (may be taken concurrently).
SPAN454Chicano Literature3.0Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN471Women & Lit in Hispanic World3.0Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN472Oral and Written Trad Spanish3.0Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN481Film & Lit in Spain/Latin Amer3.0Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

GROUP B: History and the Arts

ANTH422Ancient Civilizations Mex/Peru3.0Inq
ARTS405Pre-Columbian Mexican Art3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS406Meso-American/Colonial Art3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
CHST406Meso-American/Colonial Art3.0Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
HIST380Colonial Latin America3.0FA *NW
HIST381Modern Latin America3.0SP *NW
HIST382Mexico: History and Politics3.0FS *NW
HIST480Social Revoltn in Latin Amer3.0Inq
LAST350Mexico: History and Politics3.0FS *NW

GROUP C: Social Sciences

ANTH367Mesoamerican Indians3.0FA
ANTH368Indigenous People of Lat Amer3.0SP *NW
ANTH437Anthro/Development Issues3.0S2
GEOG354Mexico: Land and People3.0FA *NW
GEOG355Cent Amer/Carib: Land/People3.0SP *NW
GEOG356South America3.0Inq
LAST321Central Amer: History/Politics3.0SP *NW
LAST354Mexico: Land and People3.0FA *NW
LAST355Cent Amer/Carib: Land/People3.0SP *NW
POLS321Central Amer: History/Politics3.0SP *NW
POLS415CComparative Gov: Latin America3.0FA
POLS446CInter-American Relations3.0SP

GROUP D: General

LAST351Nat Hist/Ecology Middle Amer3.0FS *NW
Prerequisites: Completion of the lower-division GE Breadth Area B requirement or faculty permission.
LAST489Intercult Experiential Lrng1.06.0FS
Prerequisites: LAST 150, faculty permission.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.