2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 11, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Latin American Studies (B.A.)


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College of Arts and Humanities
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Trevor Colbourn Hall, Room: 358A
http://las.cah.ucf.edu/
Coordinator: Dr. Tyler Fisher, Tyler.Fisher@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-2472

Latin American Studies (B.A.) may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Co-op or internship credit cannot be used in this major without previous approval by the program director.
  • Students must earn at least a “C”(2.0) in each required course.
  • Students should consult with the program director or advisor.
  • Program Residency Requirement consists of at least 18 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken at UCF.
  • Courses designated in General Ed Program and Common Program Prerequisites are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural and Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)


  • None

Core Requirements: Basic Level (3 Credit Hours)


Core Requirements: Advanced Level (9 Credit Hours)


Restricted Electives (24 Credit Hours)


  • Select no more than nine (9) credit hours of courses within the same department.
  • Note that this is not an exhaustive list of course options. Other courses with a focus on either Latin America or the Caribbean can be accepted with prior written authorization from the Program Director.
  • A list of approved restricted elective courses is found in the myKnight audit.

Humanities


Modern Languages and Literatures


  • Students can choose from the extensive listing of 3000-4000 of upper level Spanish, French, and/or Portuguese (SPN, SPW, SPT, FRE, and/or POR, POW prefixes) courses offered by the Modern Languages Department. The student should give preference to those courses related to Latin American culture and civilization.

Communication


Capstone Requirements (3 Credit Hours)


Select 1 (3 Credit Hours)


  • LAS 4910 - LAS Capstone Credit Hours: 3
  • LAS 4949 - Cooperative Education Credit Hours: 3
  • LAS 4955 - Study Abroad Credit Hours: 3

Electives


  • Variable
  • Select primarily from upper level courses after meeting with the program advisor. Courses may be outside the department.

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Foreign Language Requirement: (0 -11 hrs)
  • LAS majors will have a proficiency equivalent to three semesters of college instruction in a single foreign language taught by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Spanish or Portuguese preferred, although other Latin American languages may be acceptable with prior written consent of the LAS program director. Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used to meet the requirement.

Graduation

  • None

Additional Requirements


  • Signature Experience requirement is met by successful completion of the following course(s):
  • LAS 4910 - LAS Capstone Credit Hours: 3 or
  • LAS 4949 - Cooperative Education Credit Hours: 3 or
  • LAS 4955 - Study Abroad Credit Hours: 3

Required Minors


  • LAS majors cannot minor in Latin American Studies. A second major can satisfy the minor requirement with prior consent of program director or advisor. The LAS minor will continue to be available to non-LAS majors.
  • Students will select a minor in consultation with the LAS program director or advisor. No more than six (6) hours can overlap between the major and the minor.

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • None

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major

Related Programs

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study


Freshman Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


  • ENC 1101 - Composition I Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Foreign Language Elementary I (SPN, POR, or FRE) Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Freshman Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


  • ENC 1102 - Composition II Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Foreign Language Elementary II (SPN, POR, or FRE) Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Foreign Language Intermediate I (SPN, POR, or FRE) Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Sophomore Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Summer (3 Credit Hours)


  • Upper Level Elective, suggest LAS 3955: Study Abroad Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • LAS 4023 - African Caribbean Experience Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Major Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Major Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Major Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Required Minor Course Credit Hours: 3

Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


  • Upper Level Major Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Major Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Required Minor Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Required Minor Course Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


  • LAS 4910 - LAS Capstone Credit Hours: 3
  • Upper Level Major Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Required Minor Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Required Minor Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

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