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Latin American Studies Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Pathways: Liberal Arts and Humanities, World Cultures and Languages

Concentrate your course work on a region of the world with unquestioned social and economic importance.

Academics

Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • FCLT 161 The Many Latin Americas
    3
  • SPAN 100 Intensive Elementary Spanish Exclamation Point
    6
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • SPAN 200 Intensive Intermediate Spanish Exclamation Point
    6
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center
  • Eat a pepperoni roll
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Donate surplus items from your room before leaving for home
  • Attend the study abroad fair

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Join the Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT)
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Exercise daily
  • Visit campus farmers market

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a resume writing class

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • LAS Language Course
    3
  • LAS Social Sciences Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • ECAS Fine Arts Requirement
    3
  • LAS Language Course
    3
  • LAS Social Sciences Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Get involved in the Student Government Association
  • Become an Adventure WV student leader
  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Take a fitness class at the Rec Center
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Join a club sport team
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an internship interview

Academics

Fall
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • LAS Social Sciences Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    FCLT 260 Cultures of Mexico or
    FLIT 266 Latin American Literature or
    FLIT 285 Brazilian Literature Translation or
    FCLT 360 Latin American Cinema or
    FLIT 360 Discovering Mesoamerica or
    FLIT 361 Latin American Literature and Violence or
    SPAN 330 Latin American Culture or
    SPAN 331 Early Spanish American Literature or
    SPAN 332 Modern Spanish American Literature or
    SPAN 333 Spanish American Literature or
    SPAN 334 Seminar in Spanish American Literature or
    SPAN 335 Seminar in Spanish-American Culture
  • LAS Studies Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Take a class on healthy cooking
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Become a level 2 Bystander Trainer Foo
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Sign up for an internship interview

Academics

Fall
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    FCLT 260 Cultures of Mexico or
    FLIT 266 Latin American Literature or
    FLIT 285 Brazilian Literature Translation or
    FCLT 360 Latin American Cinema or
    FLIT 360 Discovering Mesoamerica or
    FLIT 361 Latin American Literature and Violence or
    SPAN 330 Latin American Culture or
    SPAN 331 Early Spanish American Literature or
    SPAN 332 Modern Spanish American Literature or
    SPAN 333 Spanish American Literature or
    SPAN 334 Seminar in Spanish American Literature or
    SPAN 335 Seminar in Spanish-American Culture
  • LAS Studies Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • FCLT 488 Capstone Latin American Studies
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse
  • Become a level 3 Bystander Trainer
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Visit campus farmers market

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

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