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International Studies: Latin America - AC

Major: 6211
Effective Term: 2010 Fall Final Term: 2014 Summer
Award: AC
Total Credits: 36

The Academic Certificate (AC) in International Studies: Latin America is designed to provide 1) a foundation in general education courses relevant to international studies; 2) a specialization in international education for teaching faculty; 3) a foundation in Latin American studies courses for people in government agencies or in local businesses and industries with international interests in Latin America; and 4) a wide offering of Latin American studies courses for more meaningful experiences for international travelers.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

Admission Criteria:


Program Prerequisites
ENG101First Year Composition 3
Required Courses
Students must complete the following courses
Business and Communications: Credits: 3
COM263Intercultural Communications (3) OR
IBS109Cultural Dimensions of International Trade (3) 3
Humanities: Credits: 6
Art History:
ARH101Pre-historic through Gothic Art 3
REL243World Religions 3
Social Sciences: Credits: 9
GCU122World Regional Geography Western Hemisphere 3
HIS110World History to 1500 3
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present 3
Restricted Electives
Credits:12 credits + 6 credits
Academic Specialization: Credits: 12
Note: Students must complete 12 credits from any of the following prefixes. Within the required 12 credits, students may select 4-8 language credits from the following SPA course options.
ASB223Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World (3)
Art History:
ARH 216 Pre-Columbian Art (3)
ARH 217 Mexican Art History (3)
HIS145History of Mexico (3)
HUM211AAForeign Films: Classics (3)
HUM281Hispanic Ideas and Values (3)
(Students may select a maximum of 8 credits from the following SPA courses listed.)
SPA101Elementary Spanish I (4)
SPA102Elementary Spanish II (4)
SPA201Intermediate Spanish I (4)
SPA202Intermediate Spanish II (4)
Restricted Electives: Credits: 6
Students must select and complete 6 credits from any of the following prefixes or, with prior approval from the program director or designee, 6 credits may be substituted from the Academic Specialization area.
ASB102Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology (3)
ASB211Women in Other Cultures (3)
Art History:
ARH102Renaissance through Contemporary Art (3)
GCU102Introduction to Human Geography (3)
GPH111Introduction to Physical Geography (4)
Music Humanities & Literature:
MHL143Music in World Cultures (3)
Political Science:
POS120World Politics (3)
PSY132Psychology and Culture (3)

Program Competencies

  1. Explain how people of other cultures may be motivated by historical forces, religious beliefs, cultural values and political/economic realities. (IBS109)
  2. Identify changes in the national and global environments which necessitates the student of intercultural communication. (COM263)
  3. Describe the aesthetical and cultural development of Latin America within the context of world civilization. (ARH101)
  4. Describe philosophical and religious ideas of Latin America within the context of world civilization. (REL243)
  5. Describe the various cultural, historical, economic and political groups of Europe and the western hemisphere and their complex interrelationships with Latin America. (GCU122)
  6. Analyze the origins of "Europe" circa 1000 C.E. and explain the factors in its development. (HIS110)
  7. Describe the social, political and economic evolution that contributed to the rise and decline of imperialism and colonization. (HIS111)

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