Areas of Interest
- Business, Economics & Entrepreneurship
- Law, Policy & Social Justice
- Communication, Journalism & Public Relations
- Culture & Language
- Social & Behavioral Sciences
- Psychology & Human Behavior
Work with internationally renowned Latin American scholars on critical topics facing these communities, such as gender issues, health at the border and environmental concerns. This program delves into the languages, cultures, history and politics of Latin America. The Bachelor of Arts emphasizes community engagement, foreign language acquisition and international relations. This degree pairs well as a second major to almost any other degree program at the University of Arizona, from business and public health to journalism and food studies. Students are encouraged to study abroad in Mexico, Central America, South America or the Hispanic Caribbean, as well as participate in internships at organizations like the Coalition for Human Rights, Barrio Stories and the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade.
Understanding History, Geography, Development of Latin America; Student demonstrates an understanding of the history, geography and development of Latin America as a whole and in the context of one or more countries in the region. Critical and Original thinking about Latin American Issues Student demonstrates ability to bring together original thinking across disciplines in relation to major issues in one or more countries in Latin America. Understand and interpret Latin American Literature; Student demonstrates ability to understand and interpret pertinent literature from primary and secondary source materials. Understanding Contemporary Latin American Issues; Student demonstrates understanding of critical contemporary issues in Latin America. Engagement in Latin America; Students demonstrate understanding of critical issues in Latin American through an engagement experience, including study abroad, internships, or other immersive experience in Latin American culture
- LAS 230: Latin America: Food and Culture
- LAS 280: Brazilian Identity: Class, Race, and Citizenship
- LAS 356: Indigenous Resistance in Latin America: Democracy from Below
- International business
- Humanitarian aid
Level of Math
The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 112 (College Algebra Concepts) or 108 (Modeling with Algebraic and Trigonometric Functions). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include MATH 107 (Exploring and Understanding Data), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), MATH 116 (Calculus Concepts for Business), MATH 119A (Mathematics of Biological Systems: A Calculus Based Approach), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
LEVEL OF SECOND LANGUAGE
4th Semester Proficiency
Fourth-semester skill level in a second language is required.
B.A. degree students may fulfill this requirement with one of the following options:
1. Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
2. Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
3. Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
4. Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
5. An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments
6. A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.