Feb 20, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 10-03-17) 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 10-03-17) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Studies, Latin America and the Caribbean Concentration, B.A.

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Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Credit Hours: 33+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.

Required Courses

Select one course from each of the following two categories:

Any 200-level Literature in Translation survey course (i.e., LTPO, LTRS, LTFR, etc.) listed below:

Study Abroad Requirement

All International Studies majors are required to spend one semester or summer in a study or internship abroad program approved by the program and earn a minimum of 6 credit hours with the provision for an alternative or exemption on the basis of special circumstances.

300-Level Credit Requirement

International Studies students must take a minimum of 9 credit hours at the 300-level or above in the International Studies major.

General Courses

Special topics courses may be used to fulfill concentration electives. Check with your advisor when these courses are offered. Independent Study and Bachelor’s Essay may be available for your concentration - check with your advisor.

Latin America and the Caribbean Concentration (21+ credit hours)

The Latin America and the Caribbean Concentration in International Studies requires completion of 21 credit hours including a 3 credit hour core course, a Cross Regional (INTL 350 ) course of 3 credit hours, and 15 credit hours of electives chosen from the History and Politics and Literature, Film and Culture categories with at least 3 credit hours in each of three disciplines.

Students may focus on Brazil by taking their required and elective courses from those designated BRAZ and fulfilling their language requirement in Portuguese.

Electives (15 Credit Hours):

Select 9 credit hours from one category and 6 credit hours from the other - History and Politics category and Literature, Film, and Culture category.

Literature, Film, and Culture


*Courses marked with an asterisk are taught in that language.

**SPAN 333  will count for the Latin America and the Caribbean Concentration only when the topic of the class is Latin America and the Caribbean.

Foreign language Requirement:

  • Spanish, French and Portuguese. Complete 202 (or the equivalent) in Spanish, French or Portuguese language and an additional 6 credit hours in the same or the other language (or the equivalent) or related language. Students with a Brazil focus must fulfill the requirement entirely in Portuguese. Spanish, French and Portuguese language courses above the 200-level may double count for the major and Foreign Language Requirement.

Course Restriction

While double majoring in Latin America & Caribbean Studies and International Studies with a Latin America and Caribbean concentration is not recommended by the International Studies faculty, students who do so may double count four 100 level courses only.


Other Departmental and Program topics, special topics, selected topics, research seminars, tutorials, independent study, and bachelor’s essay courses will also be counted when their content is 1/3 focused on the Latin American and/or Caribbean region as determined by the director of International Studies.

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation

No foreign language courses unless specifically included within the requirements listed above.

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