Latin American and Caribbean Studies - A.B.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H 
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2112. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI
LACS 1000
LACS 2002
HIST(LACS) 2221 
HIST(LACS) 2222 

Take one course (3 hours) from a second Latin American or Caribbean Language, SPAN, PORT, FREN, or QUEC  at the 1000-2000 level. 

Choose one course from the following:
AESC 2990S 
GEOG 1101 or GEOG 2010H-2010D 
MUSI 2070 
PTSP 2550 
ROML 2550
SPAN 2550 


If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses (39 hours)
Major Language Requirements - 9 hours
Language Requirement:
Choose three (3) courses at the 3000-4000 level in ONE of the following: (9 hours)
SPAN, PORT, or FREN

* Those that elect SPAN or PORT must include SPAN 3010 or SPAN 3010H or PORT 3010 as one of the three courses.

Upper Division Major Requirements - 3 hours
Required Courses: ( 3 hours)
LACS 4911 (senior-capstone course)

Interdisciplinary Course Work  - 27 hours
Mixing courses from the different areas and departments below is required.  Courses must be selected from at least two (2) different areas.  Within at least one of the areas, courses must represent two (2) or more departments.  

Flexibility and innovation in program design will be encouraged. Course offerings within each track are not limited to the listings below. The list is meant to be a guide, but each student should consult with their academic and/or faculty advisor for courses tailored to the individual track. Some upper division courses have prerequisites that must be met; such courses may count towards general electives credits.


Please note: *Students are encouraged to complement formal course work at UGA with a semester study abroad experience in accredited Latin American colleges or universities or in semester-long UGA-sponsored study abroad programs.

SOCIAL SCIENCES 
AFAM(ROML) 4860/6860
ANTH(LING) 3080
ANTH(NAMS)(LACS) 3270
ANTH(NAMS)(LACS) 3430
ANTH 3540
ANTH 3541 
ANTH(LACS) 4225/6225
ANTH(ECOL) 4290/6290
ANTH(PBIO) 4300/6300-4300L/6300L
ANTH(NAMS)(LACS) 4460/6460
ANTH 4790/6790
GEOG 3640
GEOG 4720/6720
INTL(LACS) 4270
INTL(LACS) 4315
INTL(LACS) 4380
JRLC(LACS) 5060
JRLC 5080
LACS 4900 
LACS 4910 
SOCI 3010 
SOCI(LACS) 4290
SOCI 4300
WMST 3110
WMST(LACS) 3500
WMST 4130/6130

HUMANITIES, ART, and MUSIC
FREN any 3000-4000 level
FREN(LACS) 4170 
ENGL 4860
HIST(LACS) 3220 or HIST(LACS) 3220H 
HIST(LACS) 3230 
HIST(LACS) 3235 
HIST 3240
HIST 3270
HIST(LACS) 4200/6200 
HIST 4211/6211 or HIST 4211H
HIST(LACS) 4230/6230 
HIST(LACS) 4240/6240  
HIST(RELI) 4214/6214
HIST 4220/6220
LACS 4900 
LLED 4620/6620  
LLED 4730/6730  
LLED 5555
SPAN(LING) 3050
SPAN(LING) 4650
PORT any 3000-4000 level
SPAN any 3000-4000 level (except SPAN 4081)  
WMST 3110
WMST(LACS) 3500
WMST 4130/6130

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, POLICY, and HISTORICAL PRESERVATION
AAEC 4960
AESC 2990S 
ALDR(AFST)(LACS) 4710/6710
ALDR 3820H 
ANTH(ECOL) 4290/6290
ANTH(PBIO) 4300/6300-4300L/6300L
CRSS(HORT)(ANTH)(ECOL)(GEOG) 4930/6930
CRSS(HORT)(ANTH)(ECOL)(GEOG) 4931/6931
EETH(AESC) 4190/6190
EHSC 4400/6400
FORS(ECOL)(GEOG) 4250/6250
FORS(CRSS)(ECOL)(ANTH) 4760 
HIPR 4000/6000
HIPR 4072/6072
HORT(ANTH)(PBIO) 3440
LACS 4900 
PBIO(ECOL) 4750/6750
PBIO 3060
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General Electives (21 hours)
Choose any seven (7) courses of general electives (21 hours)
(Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.)
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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