Core Classes: Students must complete GEOG 333 ; PG 348 plus one (1) of the following additional courses (PG 344 or PG 347 ); three (3) of the following history courses (HIST 115 , HIST 331 , HIST 332 , HIST 333 , HIST 334 , HIST 335 A , HIST 335 B , or HIST 335 C ); and Spanish Language coursework or placement through SPAN 250 plus two (2) of the following (SPAN 300 8 , SPAN 350 , SPAN 360 , SPAN 362 , or SPAN 364 ).
Cognate Courses: Two (2) of the following courses selected from different departments. ECON 353 , ECON 372 , GEOG 345 , GEOG 370 , PG 347 , (if not counted as core PG class above), PG 344 , (if not counted as core PG class above), PG 361 , PHIL 310 (Topic: Global Ethics), REL 352 , SOAN 295 , or SOAN 360 . In cognate classes, students are expected to complete their assignments on Latin America whenever possible.
Students must also participate in an off-campus study program in a Spanish- or Portuguesespeaking country in Latin America. Students are encouraged to spend at least one semester abroad, but an approved summer program can be substituted. With prior approval, students may apply 3 off-campus courses towards major requirements, the allocation of which will be determined by the LAS board.
Students must prepare a senior thesis of roughly 25-30 pages. This research paper may be completed as part of a course in which the student is enrolled or as an independent project (LAS 490 ) with a faculty member. Regardless, the paper topic must be approved in advance by the LAS board and will be read and evaluated by a panel of three or more faculty members from at least two departments.