Latin American Studies

Getting Ready Transfer Guide 2016-2017

The Latin American Studies major is designed to provide students with critical language and cultural skills that serve as the foundation for careers in public service, business, humanitarian work, law, and health care, among others, in Latin America and with Latino populations at home. Students are strongly encouraged to combine the Latin American Studies major with a major (or minor) in another discipline, so that graduates can combine discipline-specific skills with a high degree of language and cultural competency. Review the requirements on the Latin American Studies’ website: http://latin-american-studies.utah.edu/.

Important information: Latin American Studies majors typically combine a Latin American Studies major with a second major in the College of Humanities (e.g. Spanish or History or Communication) or the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (e.g. Sociology or Economics or Geography) or majors from other colleges. Students majoring in Latin American Studies are required to take three years of a Latin American language and should begin their study of a second language prior to transferring.

Transferring Courses: The following courses may be taken at Utah Valley University to fulfill requirements for the Latin American Studies degree at the U. There are additional requirements not offered at UVU that must be taken at the U.

PLEASE NOTE: The requirements listed as being satisfied in the following table are for this major only. If you change majors, these courses may not clear requirements for your new major.

UVU COURSE UVU COURSE TITLE CR U OF U COURSE U OF U COURSE TITLE CR
HIST 204G Colonial Latin America 3 HIST 1300   3
HIST 205G Modern Latin America 3 HIST 1310   3
HIST 381G Precolumbian America 3      
HIST 430G Violence & Social Conflict in Latin America 3
Course may count as an upper-division elective of this major
 
ANTH 3340 Peoples & Cultures of Mexico  3
Course may count as an upper-division elective of this major
 
ANTH 3350 Andean Prehistory 3
Course may count as an upper-division elective of this major
 
ANTH 3370 History & Ethnography of Andean Societies 3 Course may count as an upper-division elective of this major

 
ANTH 3420 Andean Religion  3 Course may count as an upper-division elective of this major

 
GEOG 2500 Geography of Latin America  3 Course may count as an upper-division elective of this major

 

Utah Valley University offers offers A.A. and A.S. degrees, which satisfy General Education requirements at the U. Students may also obtain a letter of completion, which states all general education requirements have been completed. While attending UVU, students may take foreign language credits and/or other transferable electives for the U.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a University of Utah departmental advisor before entering the U.

If you have further questions regarding this major, you may contact:

University of Utah: International & Area Studies Advisors, (801) 581-6101,

international-area-studies@utah.edu


Updated 9/2016- Information is subject to change

Last Updated: 9/12/16