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Latin American Studies

Bachelor of Arts

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This interdisciplinary program concentrates on the languages, culture, history, and politics of Latin America. Students select a concentration in one department and supplement it with related studies in other departments -- e.g. Latin American history with related studies in political science, geography, and Spanish American literature. All majors must demonstrate competency in either Spanish or Portuguese.

Major Details

College: College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: http://las.arizona.edu/
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

Select a year:

UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
LING 178 The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics, MATH 105 Math in Modern Society, or PHIL 110 Logic and Critical Thinking 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
First Semester Second Language 4
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
3rd Semester
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Third Semester Second Language 4
Contemporary Latin American Topics 3
Contemporary Latin American Topics 3
4th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
Fourth Semester Second Language 4
LAS Concentration 3
LAS Concentration 3
Elective 3
5th Semester
LAS Concentration 3
SPAN 25# or higher or PORT 3## or higher 3
Minor 3
Tier II General Education 3
Contemporary Latin American Topics 3
6th Semester
LAS Concentration 3
LAS Elective 3
LAS Elective 3
Minor 3
Elective 3
7th Semester
LAS Elective 3
LAS Elective 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Contemporary Latin American Topics 3
8th Semester
LAS 495A Capstone 3
LAS Elective 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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