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Program Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum consists of three parts:

1) A required overview course (LAS 2000) Introduction to Latin American Studies (or SPT 2530; 3 credit hours);

2) Four additional courses from the list of approved core courses. No more than two can be taken from any one department; For list of courses see below or the undergraduate catalog or speak to the Director or an Advisor for approval of other courses. 

3) Students must demonstrate fourth semester level of proficiency in a language of the region other than English. This can be achieved by one of two means: passing a 2221 level language course pertinent to the region. Heritage or native speakers of one of the region's languages should discuss their language skills with the Director in order to determine if they should take a special language course for Heritage speakers.

Students are advised to enroll first in LAS 2000/SPT2520, and then to continue their studies in any order. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in each course applicable to the Certificate. These courses may be counted toward other general and specific graduation requirements. No more than two core courses may be in the student's major. Students who already hold a baccalaureate degree may pursue the Certificate in conjunction with a second Bachelor's degree. Students are encouraged to study in a country of the region through FAU's Study Abroad programs.

Required Courses

Introduction to Latin American Studies LAS 2000 or SPT 2530 (3 Credits)

Language Courses: (if needed to achieve proficiency requirement)*
Beginning Language and Culture I SPN/FRE 1120 (4 credits)
Beginning Language and Culture II SPN/FRE 1121 (4 credits) 
Intermediate Language and Culture I SPN/FRE 2220 (4 credits) 
Intermediate Language and Culture II SPN/FRE 2221 (4 credits)

* Native/Heritage speakers (only) may take one of the following: 

SPN 1340 Beginning Spanish for Heritage Speakers (4 credits) 
SPN 2341 Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Speakers (4 credits) 
SPN 3343 Advanced Spanish for Heritage Speakers (4 credits)
FRE 3340 Francais de Perfectionnement: French for Bilinguals (4 credits)

Approved Core Courses
Dorothy F.  Schmidt College of Arts and Letters

Anthropology  

ANT 3163

The Maya and Their Neighbors

ANT 3165

South America Before Columbus

ANT 4802

Ethnographic Fieldwork in Ecuador (3 - 6 credits)

ANT 4824

Archeological Fieldwork in Ecuador (3 - 6 credits)

English  

LIT 4192

Caribbean Literature in English

AML 6938

Latino Literature and Theory

History  

LAH 3100

Colonial Latin American History

LAH 3133

Latin American Independence

LAH 3200

Modern Latin American History

LAH 4430

History of Mexico

LAH 4470

History of the Caribbean  

LAH 4480

History of Cuba

LAH 5902

Readings Colonial Latin American History 

Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature

LAS 2000

Introduction to Latin American Studies

SPN 3501

Latin American Culture and Civilization

SPT 4130

Latin American Literature in Translation

SPW 3020

Introduction to Spanish American Literature

SPW 3130

Latin American Literature and Civilization: Conquest-Modern 

SPW 3131

Latin American Literature and Civilization: Modernism

SPW 3132

Latin American Literature and Civilization: Modernism to Present

Political Science

CPO 4303

Latin American Politics

 

Charles Schmidt College of Science

Geosciences  

GEO 4405

Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean

 

Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College / Jupiter

ANT 3332

Honors Peoples of Latin America

ANT 3404

Honors How Cultures Remember

ANT 4166

Honors Andean Cultural Studies

ANT 4241

Honors Ritual and Symbolism

ANT 3332

Honors Anthropology of the Andes

CPO 4303

Honors Latin American Politics 

CPO 4305

Honors Religion and Politics in Latin America

INR 3248

Honors Exporting Democracy: U.S. Policy Toward Latin America in the 20 th Century

LAS 3005

Honors Comparative Caribbean and Latin American Culture and Civilization

SPT 2530

Honors Hispanic Culture and Civilization

SPW 3030

Honors Introduction to Hispanic Lit

SPW 3134

Honors Latin American Literature: Modernism to Boom

SPW 3136

Honors Latin American Literature: Pre-Columbian and Colonial

SPW 4492

Honors New Literature of the Spanish Caribbean

 

 

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