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Degree Planning

Argentina in Summer 2017!

Study Abroad Argentina 2017

Study Abroad!

Looking for a place to fulfill your language immersion requirement but still not sure where you'd like to go? Consider the many options for Latin American countries offered through CIE at You can fulfill your language immersion through various programs in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Chile, or out new program in Puebla, Mexico.

Fulfill GE/LE requirements and get an authentic experience by living with a host family!

For more information including language requirements, costs, and full program descriptions check out the CIE website!

NEWS FLASH! An agreement has been reached with the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Pontifical Catholic University of Perú), or PUCP, in Lima, Perú. You can now also study there for a year, a semester or in summer. See further details on the CIE website! (Note that the summer program in Peru is only for four weeks and therefore does not by itself fulfill the six week immersion requirement for LAS, and that only the Spanish-language summer program would fulfill the immersion requirement.)

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Course Offerings

The Spring 2017 LAS Course list will soon be available! We'll provide a link here to that list so you can start planning your 2017 Spring semester.

LAS Electives

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! Click here 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. Click here 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The materials below are here to help you, but you should double check with an LAS advisor as they may be outdated.  These are based on the 2016-17 catalog.

LAS Comprehensive Major, Liberal Arts (60 credits)

LAS Comprehensive Major, Teaching (60 credits) (checklist coming soon)

LAS Liberal Arts Major: Language Emphasis (36 credits)

LAS Liberal Arts Major: Culture, Language and Society Emphasis (36 credits)

LAS minor (24 credits)

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. If you are on a more recent catalog, please use the sheets above.

  • Can I major / minor in LAS and Spanish? (Short answer: YES YOU CAN! We are in the process of updating a sheet to explain based on the requirements in our different catalogs! For the time being, talk to your LAS adviser and keep in mind that YES YOU CAN! Or, as some would have it, ¡SI SE PUEDE!)

Degree Planning Packets 


The four year plans below are based on the 2016-17 Catalog and the Liberal Education (LE) requirements.

Latin American Studies GE's

Latin American Studies Internships