UT Dallas 2018 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Arts and Humanities

Latin American Studies (BA)

Students who complete the major in Latin American Studies will explore the region through three main avenues of study: (1) history; (2) economics, political science, and business; and (3) literature, language, and culture. Students are encouraged to specialize in one of these pillars while incorporating the program's multidisciplinary perspective.

Since the following catalog course descriptions are very general, students are urged to consult the detailed course descriptions available on the web site for the School of Arts and Humanities.

Courses in Latin American Studies are open to all students in the University.

Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies

Degree Requirements (120 semester credit hours)1

Faculty

I. Core Curriculum Requirements: 42 semester credit hours2

Communication: 6 semester credit hours

COMM 1311 Survey of Oral and Technology-based Communication

RHET 1302 Rhetoric

Mathematics: 3 semester credit hours

Choose one course from the following:

MATH 1306 College Algebra for the Non-Scientist

MATH 1314 College Algebra

Or select any 3 semester credit hours from Mathematics core courses

Life and Physical Sciences: 6 semester credit hours

Select any 6 semester credit hours from Life and Physical Sciences core courses (see advisor and degree requirements)

Language, Philosophy and Culture: 3 semester credit hours

HUMA 1301 Exploration of the Humanities

Creative Arts: 3 semester credit hours

Select any 3 semester credit hours from Creative Arts core courses (see advisor)

American History: 6 semester credit hours

Choose two courses from the following: (see advisor)

HIST 1301 U.S. History Survey to Civil War

HIST 1302 U.S. History Survey from Civil War

HIST 2301 History of Texas

HIST 2330 Themes and Ideas in American History

Government / Political Science: 6 semester credit hours

GOVT 2305 American National Government

GOVT 2306 State and Local Government

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 semester credit hours

Select any 6 semester credit hours from Social and Behavioral Sciences core courses (see advisor)

Component Area Option: 6 semester credit hours

Select any 6 semester credit hours from Component Area option courses (see advisor)

II. Major Requirements: 60 semester credit hours

Introduction to Latin America Preparatory Requirement: 3 semester Credit Hours

HIST 2350 Latin American History

Foreign Language Requirement: 12 semester credit hours of Approved Language

The language requirement is 12 semester credit hours, or equivalent, of the same language, usually Spanish, or another approved language of relevance to Latin American Studies. Students can petition the Program Head for exceptions. If the language credit is obtained without taking classes, twelve additional semester credit hours of Free Electives (upper-division or lower-division) can be taken by student.

Latin American Studies Major Core Courses: 18 semester credit hours

HIST 3398 Colonial Latin American History

HIST 3399 Modern Latin American History

IPEC 4304 Political Economy of Latin America

or PSCI 4332 Latin American Politics

LATS 3301 Latin American Literature

SPAN 4315 Study Abroad in Spanish (or approved equivalent)3

HIST 4315 Study Abroad in Latin America (or approved equivalent)3

Latin American Studies Major Electives: 27 credit hours

All students are required to take at least six credit hours from each of the three thematic pillars in Latin American Studies, plus nine additional free electives.

Latin American Studies Electives

All students are required to take at least six semester credit hours of approved courses. May not overlap with major core requirements.

HIST 3379 United States Relations with Latin America

HIST 3391 Modern Mexico

HIST 3392 U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

HIST 4359 Topics in Latin American History

HIST 4315 Study Abroad in Latin America (may be repeated as topics vary)3

Politics and Economics Electives

All students are required to take at least six semester credit hours of approved courses. May not overlap with major core requirements.

BCOM 3320 Business Communication, Practices, and Culture: Spain and Latin America

CRIM 3319 Comparative Justice Systems4

GEOG 2302 The Global Environment4

GEOG 3304 Principles of Geospatial Information Science4

GEOG 3359 Human Migration and Mobility: Global Patterns4

GEOS 2321 Geology, Resources, and Environment of Latin America

IMS 3091 Regional Management Area Studies: Latin America

or IMS 3V91 Regional Management Area Studies: Latin America

IPEC 4304 Political Economy of Latin America

PSCI 4331 Mexican Politics

PSCI 4332 Latin American Politics

PSCI 4347 The War on Drugs

PSCI 4348 Terrorism4

SOC 3336 Culture Regions4

Cultural Studies Electives

All students are required to take at least six semester credit hours of approved courses. May not overlap with major core requirements.

LANG 4348 Advanced Topics in Language4

LIT 3329 Ethnic American Literature

SPAN 3340 Advanced Medical Spanish

SPAN 3363 Spanish Composition and Style

SPAN 3365 Advanced Spanish I

SPAN 3366 Advanced Spanish II

SPAN 4301 Advanced Spanish Conversation

SPAN 4302 Spanish Conversation and Community

SPAN 4364 Advanced Spanish Culture

SPAN 4315 Study Abroad in Spanish (may be repeated as topics vary)3

Latin American Studies Free Electives

Select any 9 semester credit hours from the Latin American Studies Electives, Political and Economics Electives, and Cultural Studies Electives. May not overlap with major core requirements.

III. Elective Requirements: 18 semester credit hours

Free Electives: 18 semester credit hours

Both upper-and lower-division courses may be used as electives, but students must complete at least 51 semester credit hours of upper-division courses to qualify for graduation.

Incoming freshmen must enroll and complete requirements of ARHM 1100.1

1. Incoming freshmen must enroll and complete requirements of UNIV 1010 and the corresponding school-related freshman seminar course. Students, including transfer students, who complete their core curriculum at UT Dallas must take UNIV 2020.

2. Curriculum Requirements can be fulfilled by other approved courses from institutions of higher education. The courses listed are recommended as the most efficient way to satisfy both Core Curriculum and Major Requirements at UT Dallas.

3. A total of six semester credit hours of immersion study abroad in Latin America are required for the major. Study abroad courses, including those offered by other UT Dallas schools/programs, such as the Naveen Jindal School of Management, must be approved by program director.

4. Topics courses, CRIM 3319, GEOG 2302, GEOG 3304, GEOG 3359, PSCI 4348, and SOC 3336 must be approved by the School of Arts and Humanities before enrolling to ensure that the course subject matter is predominantly Latin American

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