The Latin American Studies major is an interdisciplinary program which prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions for continued studies in Latin American Studies, Latin American and Caribbean government, politics, and countries, Hispanic/Latin culture, Mexican American/Latino Studies, Chicano/Chicana Studies. A major in Latin American Studies can lead to degrees in national and state government, public policy, non-government organizations, business, and graduate school.
The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree requirements in this program. Students will:
- Think critically about government and Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Identify and asses the role of ideas, culture, history, social norms, interest groups on contemporary Latin American identity and politics.
- Analyze the philosophical, and economic foundations of political conflict and violence, economic policy, inequality, and intersectionality in Latin America.
- Critically analyze the nature of power in Latin American politics, history, and culture with a focus on institutions and non-institutional actors.
Associate Degree Major Requirements
|POSC-145||Introduction to Latin American Government and Politics||3|
|Select four of the following: 1||12|
|Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics|
|Latin American Philosophy|
|History of Mexico|
|U.S. History: Chicano/Chicana Perspectives I|
|U.S. History: Chicano/Chicana Perspectives II|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Cultures of Latin America|
|Chicano/Chicana and Mexican Art|
Plus General Education and Elective Requirements
After consultation with a member of the political science faculty and a counselor because of differences in transfer requirements at various four-year institutions.
Students planning to complete a baccalaureate degree in political science are strongly advised to consult with a faculty advisor in political science at Grossmont College and take the following courses:
|POSC-148||American Foreign Policy||3-4|
|or MATH-160||Elementary Statistics|
|HIST-108||Early American History||3|
|HIST-109||Modern American History||3|
|POSC-135||Model United Nations||1|