2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Dec 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American and Latina/o Studies, AA [LAS-AA, 60 Total Credits]

PLEASE NOTE: This degree is no longer accepting new students/majors.


This interdisciplinary degree offers courses on Latin America and Latinas/Latinos in the United States. It aims at providing an overview of the historical, political, cultural, financial, psychological, and artistic factors that have contributed to create the current conditions, identity, and diversity of these groups. The program prepares students for further education and careers in areas such as education, humanities, social sciences, business, counseling, and the media.


  1. Analyze a variety of historical, political, economic, geographic, and social issues that define Latin America and/or U.S. Latina/os.
  2. Examine the diversity and complexity of cultures, traditions, and artistic expressions found throughout Latin America and/or the U.S. Latina/o population.
  3. Demonstrate language competency equal to a one-year sequence in Spanish or Portuguese at the college level.

General Education Requirements (35 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

English Composition (6-8 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Literature (3 Credits)

Analytical Reasoning (3 Credits)

Natural Science (7 Credits)

Two courses from the following, one must include a lab.

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

  • LAS 101  fulfills this requirement.

Special Program Requirements (25 Credits)