Latin American and Latinx Studies, Language Emphasis, Major
Liberal Arts (Code 341-201)
|GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE|
|Minimum total for graduation 1||120|
|Upper division credits (courses numbered 300 and higher)||39|
|Liberal Education Core||36|
|Grade Point Requirements 2|
|University Residency Requirements|
|Major, Standard, upper division in residence||12|
|Major, Comprehensive, upper division in residence||21|
|Certificate||25 percent of credits|
|Procedures Required for Graduation|
|Obtain admission to the degree program and/or the College offering it.|
|Apply for graduation on CampS.|
Certain programs exceed this minimum.
See special requirements in each College.
Applicability of Credits Toward Graduation
Junior College or Two-Year College Credits. A maximum of 72 semester credits earned in a junior college or two-year college will be accepted as degree credits at UW-Eau Claire.
Extension Credits. Credits earned in credit outreach courses offered by UW-Eau Claire are treated as resident credits. Credits earned in extension courses offered by other units of the University of Wisconsin System are treated as transfer credits. All other (non-UW) extension and correspondence credits are normally limited to one-fourth of the total required for graduation from any curriculum.
WTCS Credits. A maximum of 72 semester credits earned in college parallel programs at Madison Area Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Nicolet Area Technical College, or Chippewa Valley Technical College may be accepted as degree credits at UW-Eau Claire. A set number of general education courses will be accepted from other technical schools. Occupational and technical courses may also be considered for transfer if the quality and content of the course work from the technical college is judged to be comparable to course work at UW-Eau Claire. Refer to the Transfer Credit Wizard or contact the UW-Eau Claire Admissions Office for information about the current transfer policy.
USAFI Credit. UW-Eau Claire will accept up to 32 semester credits for work done through the United States Armed Forces Institute, under the provision for non-UW correspondence credit (see Extension Credits above).
Activity Credit (band, chorus, drama, KINS 100-184 courses) Students may count toward graduation no more than one credit of KINS 110-184 courses. Students may count toward graduation no more than four credits earned in any single activity course and no more than 12 credits resulting from any combination of activity courses (excluding KINS 110-184 courses).
Other Restricted Credits. For other University restrictions, see the following: Cooperative Education; Credit by Examination; Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Registration; Transfer of Credits. College or departmental restrictions may also be placed on Independent Study (399-499 courses), Directed Study (395-495), and other types of credits.
|APPLICABILITY OF CREDITS TOWARD GRADUATION||Credit Restrictions|
|Total degree credit||maximum 12|
|Major, Standard||maximum 1 course|
|Major, Comprehensive||maximum 2 courses|
|Minor||maximum 1 course|
|Credit by Examination|
|Total degree credit||maximum ¼ of total|
|Major or minor||maximum ½ of total|
|Two-Year College Credits|
|Total degree credit||maximum 72 credits|
|Activity credit (band, chorus, drama, KINS 100-184)|
|Total KINS 100-184||maximum 1 credit|
|Total Band, chorus, drama||maximum 12 credits|
|Single course band, chorus, drama||maximum 4 credits|
|Other extension/correspondence||maximum ¼ of total|
|USAFI||maximum 32 credits|
Liberal Education Core
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire measures learning outcomes to ensure that its graduates have achieved a liberal education and prepared themselves to contribute to a complex society. Upon graduation, each undergraduate will have met the five learning goals of our liberal education core and the 12 learning outcomes they comprise.
|LIBERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTS||a minimum of 36 credits|
|Knowledge Outcome 1 (K1): Natural Sciences||Two (2) learning experiences|
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
|Knowledge Outcome 2 (K2): Social Sciences||Two (2) learning experiences|
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
|Knowledge Outcome 3 (K3): Humanities||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Knowledge Outcome 4 (K4): Fine Arts||One (1) learning experience|
|Skills Outcome 1 (S1): Written and Oral Communication||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Skills Outcome 2 (S2): Mathematics||One (1) learning experience|
|Skills Outcome 3 (S3): Creativity||One (1) learning experience|
|Responsibility Outcome 1 (R1): Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global Perspectives||One (1) learning experience|
|Responsibility Outcome 3 (R3): Civic and Environmental Issues||One (1) learning experience|
|Integration Outcome 1 (I1): Integration||Two (2) learning experiences|
College Degree Requirements
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree (B.A./B.S.)
University Graduation Requirements. All candidates for degrees must fulfill the requirements for credits, curriculum, GPA, and University residency as specified in the section of this catalog titled University Graduation Requirements.
College Graduation Requirements: Grade Point Averages. All candidates for degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences must earn minimum resident and total GPAs of 2.00 in the major, the minor, and the certificate. The resident and total GPAs for the major are computed using all attempted credits applicable to the major including those offered by departments other than the major department. The resident and total GPAs for the minor and the certificate are computed similarly.
Major-Minor and Major-Certificate Requirements. A standard major (a minimum of 36 credits) must be supplemented by a minor (a minimum of 24 credits) or by a certificate (12 to 18 credits) to meet graduation requirements for completing a first and second degree program. No minor or certificate is required with a Comprehensive Major (60 or more credits) or with two majors of 36 or more credits each.
Certain degree programs, which include Comprehensive Majors, may require more than the minimum of 120 credits for graduation.
Acceptable academic program combinations are determined at the college level. A major and a minor or a major and certificate or two majors (if available) may not be elected in the same department or program, except in the approved combinations listed here.
College Credits. Earn at least 90 credits in courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in the College of Arts and Sciences (B.A.)
Fulfillment of all University Graduation Requirements (which includes the Liberal Education Core); all College-level degree requirements (major and minor/certificate emphases, GPAs, earning at least 90 credits in Arts and Sciences course work); foreign language competency at the 102 level. Foreign language competency may be met in one of two ways: (1) Achieve a score on the foreign language placement test that qualifies the student to enter the 201-level course in a foreign language. (2) Earn a grade of at least C (not C-) or a mark of S in a 102-level foreign language course (or AIS 112 or AIS 122 / LANG 122 or CSD 103).
Bachelor of Science Degree in the College of Arts and Sciences (B.S.)
Fulfillment of all University Graduation Requirements (which includes the Liberal Education Core); all College-level degree requirements (major and minor/certificate emphases, GPAs, earning at least 90 credits in Arts and Sciences course work); mathematics competency at the MATH 111, MATH 112 or MATH 113 level. Mathematics competency can be met in one of three ways: (1) Achieve a score on the mathematics placement test that qualifies the student to enter MATH 114. (2) Earn a grade of at least C (not C-) or a mark of S in MATH 111, MATH 112, or MATH 113. (3) Achieve a satisfactory score on the MATH 112 competency test. This test may be attempted no more than two times.
Liberal Arts (Code 341-201)
|Minimum 36 semester credits including: 1|
|Required Courses-16-18 credits|
|LAS 150||Introduction to Latin American Studies||3|
|LAS 222||Introduction to U.S. Latino History and Culture||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Latin American Civilization|
or SPAN/LAS 354
|Latin American Civilization: Regional Focus|
|LAS 450||Capstone for Latin American Studies (minimum one credit)||1-3|
|SPAN 301||Advanced Composition||3|
|SPAN 302||Advanced Conversation and Composition||3|
|At least 9 credits from the following:||9|
|Phonetics and Pronunciation|
|Spanish for Business|
|Survey of Hispanic Linguistics|
|Survey of Latin American Literature|
|The Craft of Translation|
|Spanish Sociolinguistics in Latin America/USA|
|Spanish for Health Professions|
|Spanish Business Writing|
|Topics in Latin American Literature|
|The Novel in Latin America I: 1850-1950|
|The Novel in Latin America II: 1950-Present|
|Latin American Modernismo|
|Latin American Literature and Film|
|Women in Latin American Literature|
|Special Topics (Latin American or Linguistics topics only)|
|Electives-a minimum of 9 credits||9|
|Indigenous Theory and Methodologies|
|Language in Culture and Society|
|Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective|
|Ancient Art and Architecture of Mexico and Central America|
|Art of Tawantinsuyo|
|Economic Development of Latin America|
|Women and Economic Development|
|Social Foundations: Human Relations|
|Global Environmental and Public Health|
|Introduction to Public Health|
|Sustainability Basics and Beyond|
|Water Problems, Water Solutions|
|International Environmental Problems and Policy|
|Second Language Acquisition Theory|
|Latin American Literature in Translation|
|Conservation of the Environment|
|Geography of Latin America|
|Latin American History: Colonial to the Present|
|Latin America Through Independence|
|Latin America Since Independence|
|Honors Colloquium in Humanities with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (when offered as Crossing Borders: Discourses from Latin America)|
|Music and Dance of Latin America|
|Latinx Health and Migration to the U.S.|
|Domestic Immersion Experience|
|Latin American Studies Immersion Experience|
|Independent Study - Juniors|
|Internship with Language Immersion 2|
|Independent Study - Seniors|
|Mathematics in Latin American Cultures|
|Cross Cultural Health|
|Politics of Latin America|
|Indigenous Religions of the Americas|
|Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.|
or SOC 314
|Social Class and Inequality|
|Seminar in Hispanic Linguistics Research|
|Women of Color Feminisms|
|Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Advanced Travel Seminar (when offered as Women in Nicaragua)|
|Language Immersion Requirement 3|
or equivalent courses offered in the study abroad programs
Language Immersion Requirement: The immersion requirement for the Latin American and Latinx Studies, Language Emphasis, Major can be fulfilled through a minimum six-week immersion in a Latin American country. Students who have completed an immersion requirement for a Spanish major or minor in Spain can fulfill the immersion requirement for the Latin American and Latinx Studies Language Emphasis, Major with a three-week immersion in a Latin American country. However, the Latin American and Latinx Studies Program recommends that students spend at least one semester in Latin America. Students facing extenuating circumstances may participate in an alternative domestic language immersion experience pre-approved and determined in conjunction with the LAS Committee from the following options: National Student Exchange, internship, or volunteer work.
Note: Students who pursue Latin American and Latinx Studies and Spanish liberal arts program combinations will need to earn at least 48 unique credits between any major-minor or major-certificate program combinations and 54 unique credits between any major-major program combinations for purposes of meeting graduation requirements for first and second degree programs.