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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
International Studies: Latin America
Major: 6211
First Term: 2010 Fall    Final Term: 2014 Summer
Award: AC
Total Credits: 36
CIPS Code: 30.2001
Initiating College: Paradise Valley Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area:
Instructional Council: Anthropology (70), Geography (30), Humanities (35)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Academic Certificate (AC) in International Studies: Latin America is designed to provide 1) a foundation in general education courses relevant to international studies; 2) a specialization in international education for teaching faculty; 3) a foundation in Latin American studies courses for people in government agencies or in local businesses and industries with international interests in Latin America; and 4) a wide offering of Latin American studies courses for more meaningful experiences for international travelers.

Program Notes:
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.

Program Prerequisites
 Credits: 3
+ENG101First Year Composition3
Required Courses
 Credits: 18
Students must complete the following courses
Business and Communications:Credits: 3
 COM263Intercultural Communications (3) OR 
 IBS109Cultural Dimensions of International Trade (3)3
Humanities:Credits: 6
 Art History:
 ARH101Pre-historic through Gothic Art3
 REL243World Religions3
Social Sciences:Credits: 9
 GCU122World Regional Geography Western Hemisphere3
 HIS110World History to 15003
 HIS111World History 1500 to the Present3
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 18
Academic Specialization:Credits: 12
Students must complete 12 credits from any of the following subjects/prefixes. Within the required 12 credits, students may select 4-8 language credits from the following SPA course options.
 ASB223Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World3
 Art History:
 ARH216Pre-Columbia Art3
 ARH217Mexican Art History3
 HIS145History of Mexico3
 HUM211AAForeign Films: Classics3
 HUM281Hispanic Ideas and Values3
 (Students may select a maximum of 8 credits from the following SPA courses listed.)
 SPA101Elementary Spanish I4
 SPA102Elementary Spanish II4
 SPA201Intermediate Spanish I4
 SPA202Intermediate Spanish II4
 Spanish Humanities:
 SPH150Peninsular Spanish Literature in Translation3
 SPH151Latin American Literature in Translation3
(Students must select and complete 6 credits from any of the following prefixes/subjects or, with prior approval from the program director or designee, 6 credits may be substituted from the Academic Specialization area.)
 ASB102Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology3
 ASB211Women in Other Cultures3
Art History
 ARH102Renaissance through Contemporary Art3
 GCU102Introduction to Human Geography3
 GPH111Introduction to Physical Geography4
Music Humanities & Literature:
 MHL143Music in World Cultures3
Political Science:
 POS120World Politics3
 PSY132Psychology and Culture3

Program Competencies
1.Explain how people of other cultures may be motivated by historical forces, religious beliefs, cultural values and political/economic realities. (IBS109)
2.Identify changes in the national and global environments which necessitates the student of intercultural communication. (COM263)
3.Describe the aesthetical and cultural development of Latin America within the context of world civilization. (ARH101)
4.Describe philosophical and religious ideas of Latin America within the context of world civilization. (REL243)
5.Describe the various cultural, historical, economic and political groups of Europe and the western hemisphere and their complex interrelationships with Latin America. (GCU122)
6.Analyze the origins of "Europe" circa 1000 C.E. and explain the factors in its development. (HIS110)
7.Describe the social, political and economic evolution that contributed to the rise and decline of imperialism and colonization. (HIS111)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.