Spanish 3300
Although not required, students are strongly encouraged to take Spanish 3300 as it is a prerequisite to several courses in the curiculum. Students who choose not to take this course may get into the courses for which this class is a prerequisite with instructor approval, but may find themselves at a disadvantage compared to other students in the class who have taken Spanish 3300.
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REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

The Latin American Studies Program is one of four area studies programs of Baylor University's Center for International Education and Modern Languages and Cultures departments that promotes academic programs, research and study in an international context.

The interdisciplinary curriculum of Latin American Studies Program involves coursework in the Departments of History, Religion, Philosophy, Modern Languages and Cultures, Economics, Environmental Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, and Political Science. The program also includes several interdisciplinary courses such as Introduction to Latin American Studies and a Capstone Seminar in Latin American Studies. Students develop a broad perspective through classwork and individual research on the distinctive issues facing the Spanish and Portuguese speaking nations of American and Europe.

A. All specific and group requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree.
B. Thirty semester hours from the following groups:

  1. At least nine semester hours of Latin American Studies core courses:
    • LAS 2301 An Introduction to Latin American Studies
    • LAS 4350 Latin American Studies Seminar
    • At least three semester hours of Latin American Studies from:
    • LAS 3390 Special Studies in Latin American Studies
    • LAS 4390 Advanced Reading and Research
  2. At least six semester hours of Spanish literature:
    • Spanish 3311 Spanish-American Civilization
    • Spanish 3354 Survey of Latin American Literature to 1880
    • Spanish 3356 Survey of Latin American Literature from 1880 to the Present
    • Spanish 4375 Contemporary Spanish-American Theater
    • Spanish 4376 The Spanish-American Novel
  3. At least six semester hours of history:
    • History 3353 Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America
    • History 3355 Modern Latin America
  4. At least six semester hours from social sciences and humanities:
    • Anthropology 3340 Indigenous Cultures of Modern Mexico and Central America
    • Anthropology 3351 Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica
    • Anthropology 4680 Field School in Cultural Anthropology (Cross-listed as ENV 4680)
    • Economics 4332 Economic Problems of Latin America (Cross-listed as INB 4332)
    • Environmental Studies 4310 World Food Problems(Cross-listed as ANT 4311)
    • Environmental Studies 4350 Development and Indigenous Peoples (Cross-listed as ANT 4350)
    • History 4350 The History of Gender in Latin America (Cross-listed as LAS 4351)
    • History 4357 Inter-American Relations
    • Latin American Studies 4364 Traditional Music and Culture in Latin America (Cross-listed as MUS 4364)
    • Philosophy 4331 Latin American Philosophy
    • Political Science 4304 Government and Politics of Latin America
    • Political Science 4314 Government and Politics of Mexico
  5. At least three semester hours of additional electives selected from the courses listed above.

REQUIRED COURSES IN OTHER FIELDS:

A. Spanish, through 2320 or equivalent.
B. Although not required, students are encouraged to take Portuguese 1401, 1402, 2310, and 2320.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A SECONDARY MAJOR IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES:

B. Thirty semester hours from the following groups:

  1. At least nine semester hours of Latin American Studies core courses:
    • LAS 2301 An Introduction to Latin American Studies
    • LAS 4350 Latin American Studies Seminar
    • At least three semester hours of Latin American Studies from:
    • LAS 3390 Special Studies in Latin American Studies
    • LAS 4390 Advanced Reading and Research
  2. At least six semester hours of Spanish literature:
    • Spanish 3311 Spanish-American Civilization
    • Spanish 3354 Survey of Latin American Literature to 1880
    • Spanish 3356 Survey of Latin American Literature from 1880 to the Present
    • Spanish 4375 Contemporary Spanish-American Theater
    • Spanish 4376 The Spanish-American Novel
  3. At least six semester hours of history:
    • History 3353 Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America
    • History 3355 Modern Latin America
  4. At least six semester hours from social sciences and humanities:
    • Anthropology 3340 Indigenous Cultures of Modern Mexico and Central America
    • Anthropology 3351 Ancient Civilizations of Mesoamerica
    • Anthropology 4680 Field School in Cultural Anthropology (Cross-listed as ENV 4680)
    • Economics 4332 Economic Problems of Latin America (Cross-listed as INB 4332)
    • Environmental Studies 4310 World Food Problems(Cross-listed as ANT 4311)
    • Environmental Studies 4350 Development and Indigenous Peoples (Cross-listed as ANT 4350)
    • History 4350 The History of Gender in Latin America (Cross-listed as LAS 4351)
    • History 4357 Inter-American Relations
    • Latin American Studies 4364 Traditional Music and Culture in Latin America (Cross-listed as MUS 4364)
    • Philosophy 4331 Latin American Philosophy
    • Political Science 4304 Government and Politics of Latin America
    • Political Science 4314 Government and Politics of Mexico
  5. At least three semester hours of additional electives selected from the courses listed above.

REQUIRED COURSES IN OTHER FIELDS:

A. Spanish, through 2320 or equivalent.
B. Although not required, students are encouraged to take Portuguese 1401, 1402, 2310, and 2320.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES:

Eighteen semester hours including the following:

A. Latin American Studies 2301, 3390, 4350, and 4390
B. Spanish 3311
C. Three semester hours from History 3353, 3355, Anthropology 3351, Political Science 4304 or Political Science 4314 .

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Dr. Lizbeth Souza-Fuertes
Director
Latin American Studies Program
Baylor University
One Bear Place 97206
Waco, Texas 76798-7206

or by e-mail at Lilly_Fuertes@baylor.edu

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