Looking for a place to fulfill your language immersion requirement but still not sure where you'd like to go? Consider the Nicaragua Summer 2015 study abroad program. Fulfill your GE-III requirement by completing a 3 credit course during your 3 week immersion trip and get an authentic experience by living with a host family. For more information including language requirements, costs, and a full program description check out the Nicaragua 2015 flyer!
The ever popular LAS 150 - a triple whammy of a course which offers GE IIIG, 2 credits of Cultural Diversity AND Foreign Culture - will be taught this summer as a 3 week ONLINE course by Prof. Jeff DeGrave of Geography.
If ANY class can both educate you and help you graduate faster, this is a good candidate!
LAS 150 is required for all LAS majors and minors and is an elective for Spanish Liberal Arts and Teaching majors.
The dates for the course will be May 26 to June 15, 2015.
Contact Prof. DeGrave at email@example.com if you have any questions.
Not sure which elective to take? Check out Dr. Gerardo Licon's video explanation of what LAS 314 is all about. See if this course is for you!
Math 107 "Mathematics in Latin American Cultures"
Latin American Studies students will be very interested in taking Math 107, "Mathematics in Latin American Cultures," to fulfill their math requirement. This course covers mathematical concepts through a discussion of how they were and are used and by indigenous peoples of the Americas. It's math with a cultural focus! Go to https://picasaweb.google.com/104674120453570848802/Math107Fall?authkey=Gv1sRgCMOoo-b-weugrgE&noredirect=1# to see pictures of the quipus and the Nasca lines, both of which are projects done by students as part of the class. (You'll have to take the class to understand how they work and what they mean.)
When the class is taught in the Spring, it's possible to do the Nasca lines in something other than snow. Go to https://picasaweb.google.com/104674120453570848802/Math107Spring2014?authkey=Gv1sRgCNbGnsCogqXxCQ&noredirect=1# to see pictures from Spring 2014 of the lines on the sand at a baseball field.
Degree Planning Checklists
The materials below are here to help you, but you should double check with an LAS advisor as these may be outdated. These are based on the 2013-14 catalog. Majors were reconfigured in the 2014-15 catalog. Those changes are not reflected here yet. (2/27/15).