2003-2004
UNDERGRADUATE RECORD
College of Arts and Sciences
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Courses Approved for Major

Latin American Studies

P.O. Box 400777
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4162
Phone: (434) 924-4653
www.virginia.edu/latinamerican

Requirements for Major 
The requirements for a major in Latin American studies are as follows: 1) Either SPAN 202 or PORT 212 and 2) 30 credits of courses in the Latin American field offered by the departments of anthropology, economics, English, French, History, Politics, Portuguese, Religion, Sociology and Spanish. No more than 15 credits in any one department may be counted toward the major. Students may transfer credits from programs abroad, either Spain  or Latin America, up to 12 credits per semester, and 15 per two semesters.

Students can enroll exclusively in the courses listed in the Course Offering Directory issued every semester. Students need their advisor's permission to enroll in other courses.

The major's thesis is not required but is offered as an option for students interested in specific topics of research. The Latin American Studies Program also offers a Distinguished Major Program. Students must have an overall GPA of 3.4 to be accepted. A Distinguished Majors thesis is required. Details are available at the program office located in Wilson Hall 110.

Requirements for Minor  The requirements for a minor in Latin American studies are as follow: 1) Either SPAN 202 or PORT 212; and 2) 18 credits of courses in the Latin American field offered by the departments of Anthropology, Economics, French, English, History, Politics, Portuguese, Religion, Sociology, and Spanish. No more than 9 credits in any one department may be counted toward the minor. Students must take courses in at least three departments. Students may transfer up to 9 credits per semester or year from programs abroad.

Additional Information  For more information, contact Dr. Fernando Operé, 110 Wilson Hall; (434) 924-4653. Web: www.virginia.edu/latinamerican/

 




Courses Approved for Major

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The courses listed below have counted for the Latin American Studies major in the past.

ANTH 236 - (3) (Y)
Don Juan and Castaneda

ANTH 352 - (3) (IR)
Amazonian Peoples

ANTH 357 - (3) (E)
People, Cultures, and Societies of the Caribbean

ANTH 565 - (3) (Y)
Creole Narratives

ECON 309 - (3) (Y)
Latin-American Economic Issues

ENTC 315/815 - (3) (Y)
Literature of the Americas

FRTR 329 - (3) (Y)
Contemporary Carribean Culture

HILA 100 - (3) (IR)
Introductory Seminar: Public Relationships

HILA 201 - (3) (Y)
Colonial Latin America, 1500-1824

HILA 202 - (3) (Y)
Modern Latin America, 1824 to Present

HILA 220 - (3) (O)
The History of the Caribbean

HILA 305 - (3) (IR)
Modern Central America

HILA 306 - (3) (Y)
History of Modern Brazil

HILA 311 - (3) (IR)
Public Life in Latin America

HILA 402 - (3) (IR)
Race-Mixing in Latin American History

HILA 505 - (3) (IR)
Hierarchy

LAST 491, 492 - (3) (S)
Majors Thesis, Independent Studies

PLCP 424 - (3) (IR)
Democratic Transition and Consolidation in Latin America

PLCP 531 - (3) (E)
Politics of Latin America

PLCP 533 - (3) (O)
Political Parties and Movements in Latin America

PLIR 424 - (3) (IR)
Topics in US/Latin American Relation

PLIR 562 - (3) (Y)
Latin America in World Affairs

PORT 212 - (3) (Y)
Intermediate Portuguese

PORT 301 - (3) (Y)
Conversation and Composition

PORT 402 - (3) (IR)
Readings in Literature in Portuguese

PORT 427 - (3) (Y)
The Civilization of Brazil

PORT 461, 462 - (3) (SI)
Studies in Luso-Brazilian Language and Literature

RELA 276 - (3) (IR)
African Religion in the Americas

SOC 341 - (3) (S)
Race and Ethnic Relations

SOC 487 - (3) (Y)
Immigration

SPAN 330 - (3) (Y)
Literary Analysis

SPAN 342 - (3) (Y)
Survey of Latin American Literature to 1900

SPAN 343 - (3) (Y)
Survey of Latin American Literature since 1900

SPAN 423/523 - (3) (O)
The Inquisition in Spain and Latin America

SPAN 425/525 - (3) (Y)
1492 and the Aftermath

SPAN 428/528 - (3) (Y)
Latin American Culture and Civilization

SPAN 480 - (3) (Y)
Latin American Literature from Colonial Period to 1900

SPAN 481 - (3) (IR)
Latin American Theater

SPAN 486 - (3) (Y)
Contemporary Latin American Short Fiction

SPAN 487 - (3) (Y)
Contemporary Latin American Novel

SPAN 490 - (3) (Y)
Contemporary Poetry



   
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