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 advisor 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 advisor regarding completion of requirements.

SPAN 101 First-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 is not available for credit to students with two or more years of Spanish within the last three years.
SPAN 102 Second-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or equivalent.
SPAN 201 Third-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
SPAN 202 Fourth-Semester Spanish 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or equivalent.

2 courses required:

LAST 110 Intro to Latin Amer Studies 3.0 FS * NW
LAST 495 Seminar in Selected Topics 3.0 SP WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, LAST 110.

1 course selected from:

HIST 380 Colonial Latin America 3.0 FA * NW
HIST 381 Modern Latin America 3.0 SP * 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

CHST 354 Chicano Literature 3.0 FA * Eth

This course is also offered as SPAN 354.

CHST 454 Chicano Literature 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

This course is also offered as SPAN 454.

LAST 352 Mexico: Art/Literature/Music 3.0 FS * NW
LAST 353 Regional: Art/Literature/Mus 3.0 SP NW
SPAN 354 Chicano Literature 3.0 FA * Eth

This course is also offered as CHST 354.

SPAN 441 Hispanic Short Story 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN 442 Hispanic Theater 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN 443 Hispanic Novel 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN 444 Hispanic Poetry 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN 451 Literature of Mexico 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN 452 Viewing Carribbean 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301, SPAN 302; either SPAN 341 or SPAN 342 (may be taken concurrently).
SPAN 454 Chicano Literature 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

This course is also offered as CHST 454.

SPAN 471 Women & Lit in Hispanic World 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN 472 Oral and Written Trad Spanish 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.
SPAN 481 Film & Lit in Spain/Latin Amer 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: SPAN 301; SPAN 341 or SPAN 342; or faculty permission.

GROUP B: History and the Arts

ANTH 422 Ancient Civilizations Mex/Peru 3.0 Inq
ARTS 405 Pre-Columbian Mexican Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.
ARTS 406 Meso-American/Colonial Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.

This course is also offered as CHST 406.

CHST 406 Meso-American/Colonial Art 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ARTS 101 and ARTS 102 for art majors.

This course is also offered as ARTS 406.

HIST 380 Colonial Latin America 3.0 FA * NW
HIST 381 Modern Latin America 3.0 SP * NW
HIST 382 Mexico: History and Politics 3.0 FS * NW

This course is also offered as LAST 350.

HIST 480 Social Revoltn in Latin Amer 3.0 Inq
LAST 350 Mexico: History and Politics 3.0 FS * NW

This course is also offered as HIST 382.

GROUP C: Social Sciences

ANTH 367 Mesoamerican Indians 3.0 FA
ANTH 368 Indigenous People of Lat Amer 3.0 SP * NW
ANTH 437 Anthro/Development Issues 3.0 S2
GEOG 354 Mexico: Land and People 3.0 FA * NW

This course is also offered as LAST 354.

GEOG 355 Cent Amer/Carib: Land/People 3.0 SP * NW

This course is also offered as LAST 355.

GEOG 356 South America 3.0 Inq
LAST 321 Central Amer: History/Politics 3.0 SP * NW

This course is also offered as POLS 321.

LAST 354 Mexico: Land and People 3.0 FA * NW

This course is also offered as GEOG 354.

LAST 355 Cent Amer/Carib: Land/People 3.0 SP * NW

This course is also offered as GEOG 355.

POLS 321 Central Amer: History/Politics 3.0 SP * NW

This course is also offered as LAST 321.

POLS 415C Comparative Gov: Latin America 3.0 FA
POLS 446C Inter-American Relations 3.0 SP

GROUP D: General

LAST 351 Nat Hist/Ecology Middle Amer 3.0 FS * NW
Prerequisites: Completion of the lower-division GE Breadth Area B requirement or faculty permission.
LAST 489 Intercult Experiential Lrng 1.0 -6.0 FS
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 advisor 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 advisor for specific information.