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Latin American Studies - B.A. Program Requirements

Admission to the program is temporarily suspended and will resume by fall 2013 contingent on university approval procedures.

Type Legend: DD Diversity-Domestic; DG Diversity-Global; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II.   MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (44 credits)*  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  MCLS 28404 The Latin American Experience 3
  Choose from the following: 3
  GEOG 37084 Geography of South America  
    37085 Geography of Central American and Mexico (3)  
  Choose from the following: 3
WIC HIST 45697 Colloquium of South America (3)  
WIC   45797 Colloquium: Comparative Latin American Revolutions (3)  
  Choose from the following: 3
  PAS 33508 Caribbean Social and Political Directions (3)  
    37143 African-Brazilian Experience in Culture and Literature (3)  
  Choose from the following: 3
  POL 30550 Latin American Politics (3)  
    30551 U.S. - Latin America Relations (3)  
  Choose from the following: Language Requirement** 14
  PORT 17201 Elementary Portuguese I (4)  
    17202 Elementary Portuguese II (4)  
    27210 Intensive Portuguese (5)  
    xxxxx General Elective (1)  
  SPAN 18201 Elementary Spanish I (4)  
    18202 Elementary Spanish II (4)  
    28201 Intermediate Spanish I (3)  
    28202 Intermediate Spanish II (3)  
  Choose from the following: Latin American Electives (minimum of 12 upper-division credit hours)*** 15
  ANTH 38250 Religion: A Search for Meaning (3)  
    48230 Socio-Cultural Change (3)  
    48420 Archaeology of north America (3)  
    48425 Ancient Mesoamerica (3)  
  ECON 32083 Economics of Poverty (3)  
    42075 International Economic Relations (3)  
  ENG 21001 Introduction to Ethnic Literature of the U.S. (3)  
  GEOG 22061 Human Geography (3)  
  HIST 31140 Modern Latin America (3)  
    31141 Early Latin America (3)  
    41056 History of Colonial America: 1492-1714 (3)  
  JUS 37311 Minorities in Crime and Justice (3)  
  MCLS 28403 Hispanics in the United States (3)  
  PAS 24407 Caribbean Studies (3)  
    42095 Special Topics in the Literature of Pan-Africa (3)  
  POL 30820 International Organization an Law (3)  
    40840 Comparative Foreign Policy (3)  
    40930 U.S. Foreign Policy (3)  
  PORT 37330 Early Brazilian Literature (3)  
    37331 Recent Brazilian Literature (3)  
    37421 Luso-Brazilian Situation (3)  
  SOC 32569 Minorities in America (3)  
    32610 Birth, Death and Migration (3)  
  SPAN 38334 Early Spanish American Literature (3)  
    38335 Recent Spanish American Literature (3)  
    38424 Culture and Civilization of Latin America (3)  
    48216 Contemporary Hispanic Culture (3)  
    48372 Spanish American Novel I (3)  
    48373 Spanish American Novel II (3)  
    48374 Modern Spanish American Drama (3)  
    48376 Contemporary Spanish American Short Story (3)  
    48378 U.S. Latina/o Writers (3)  
Type Title Credits
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 6
  College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Basic Sciences)****
  College General Requirement (must be from Kent Core Social Sciences)***** 3
  General Electives (upper division) 34

* All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

** Student majoring in Latin American Studies must complete either Intermediate Spanish II or Intensive Portuguese. Students who have completed Intensive Portuguese do not need to take Intermediate Spanish II in Semester 4; however, they must take a general elective course of at least 1 credit hour in order to meet the required 121 credit hours required for graduation.

*** Latin American Studies elective courses. Student take any five courses. Students who choose a lower-division course as an LAS elective must make sure that they take sufficient upper-division courses (42 credits) to graduate. Students may also choose from any approved special topics course. Courses listed as core option that are not chosen to satisfy the core requirement may be taken to satisfy the elective course requirement. At least three of the five courses in the elective courses requirement must have different prefixes.

****One additional course taken from the Kent Core Basic Science courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Biological Sciences (BSCI), Chemistry (CHEM), Geography (GEOG), Geology (GEOL) or Physics (PHY). Students may take the courses listed in the "introductory" sequences with the restrictions noted above in the Kent Core Basic Science section. The course may not be from the student's major.

*****One additional course taken from the Kent Core Social Sciences courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Applied Conflict Management (CACM), Geography (GEOG), Criminology and Justice Studies (JUS), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOC). The course may not be from the student's major.