The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
The Latin American Studies major gives students a broad, interdisciplinary introduction to the study of Latin America, including languages, cultures, history, and social structure. The program prepares students for transfer in the fields of Latin American Studies, or provides a foundation for lifelong learning.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate beginning level Spanish language skills with the ability to read and communicate basic ideas and concepts in Spanish;
- analyze and critique the interaction between the dominant Spanish culture and the cultures it encountered in Latin America and the Caribbean;
- analyze works of visual art, film, drama, music, literature, philosophy, and religion from culturally diverse groups within Latin America and the Caribbean in their historical and cultural context; and
- utilize appropriate library and online resource to research topics relevant to Latin America and the Caribbean.