Latin American Studies, A.A.-B.A.

This is a suggested course plan. It is highly recommended that you meet regularly with your academic advisor to determine your course selection and progress toward graduation.

Students who transfer to UNC under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) have all lower-level General Education requirements completed, but must complete these requirements through transfer or UNC coursework: Global Language, Research and Discovery, Lifetime Fitness, Communication Beyond Carolina, Campus Life Experience, and, where applicable, Supplemental General Education. Students who do not transfer in under the CAA should work closely with their advisor to determine which requirements apply to them for the IDEAs in Action General Education curriculum.

This catalog also includes a complete list of requirements for the Latin American Studies B.A. degree.

North Carolina Community College

UGETC Curriculum

UGETCEnglish composition (ENG 111 + ENG 112 = UNC ENGL 105)6
UGETCHumanities/Fine Arts/Communications (3 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)9
UGETCSocial and Behavioral Sciences (3 courses from at least 2 different disciplines; see UGETC list below)9
UGETCMathematics (see UGETC list below)3-4
UGETCNatural Sciences (see UGETC list below)4
Total Hours31-32

Additional General Education Courses

Spanish or Portuguese through level four 112
SPA 111
Elementary Spanish I (UNC SPAN 101)
SPA 112
Elementary Spanish II (UNC SPAN 102)
SPA 211
Intermediate Spanish I (UNC SPAN 203) 3
SPA 212
Intermediate Spanish II (UNC SPAN 204) 4
OR
POR 111
Elementary Portuguese I (UNC PORT 101)
POR 112
Elementary Portuguese II (UNC PORT 102)
POR 211
Intermediate Portuguese I (UNC PORT 203) 3
POR 212
Intermediate Portuguese II (UNC PORT 204) 5
Electives1-2
Total Hours13-14

Other Required Hours

ACA 122College Transfer Success (UNC GENR ---)1
SPA 221Spanish Conversation (UNC SPAN 255) 2, 63
Electives11
Total Hours15
Total Community College Hours 60
1

Required in the major.

2

Counts in the major.

3

All NC Community College Language courses numbered 211 are approved to transfer to UNC-Chapel Hill as a course that completes the GLBL-LANG IDEAs in Action requirement.

4

The Spanish program at UNC-Chapel Hill requires that all students with prior knowledge of Spanish take a placement test. The beginning language course at UNC is decided by the placement.

5

The Portuguese program at UNC-Chapel Hill requires that all students with prior knowledge of Portuguese take a placement test. The beginning language course at UNC is decided by the placement.

6

Students pursuing Spanish through the fifth level can count this course towards the major requirement provided they have completed SPA 212 (UNC SPAN 204). Students who chose to pursue Portuguese will need to take a course above PORT 204 at UNC in order to fulfill the requirements.

UNC Chapel Hill

Semester 5

LTAM 101Introduction to Latin American Studies (Fall Only) 13
Spanish or Portuguese through at least the fifth-semester course 1, 20-3
One course from the primary sequence 1, 33
LFIT ---Lifetime Fitness1
Minor course #1 or Sup Gen Ed course #13
Electives or IDEAs in Action Requirements3-6
Total Hours16

Semester 6

One course from each of the three additional sequences 1, 39
One course from the primary sequence 1, 33
Minor course #2 or Sup Gen Ed course #23
Total Hours15

Semester 7

LTAM 697Capstone Seminar (Fall Only) 13
One course from each of the three additional sequences 1, 39
Minor course #3 or Sup Gen Ed course #33
Total Hours15

Semester 8

Two courses from the primary sequence 1, 36
Minor course #4, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Minor course #5, Elective, or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Elective or IDEAs in Action Requirement3
Total Hours15
1

Required in the major.

2

SPAN 204 or PORT 204 is a prerequisite.

3

Students may select one of four sequences as their primary. Students are required to take courses in each of the four sequences (History, Culture, Journalism-Politics, and Anthropology-Economics-Geography) in order to complete the major (see program requirements for lists). These courses can be taken at any time during the student's tenure at UNC. The above sequencing is one example of how to schedule them across semesters.

UGETC Course List (A.A. Curriculum) 

English Composition (two courses)6
ENG 111Writing & Inquiry 1
ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines 1
Humanities/Fine Arts (three courses from at least two different disciplines)9
ART 111Art Appreciation (UNC GENR 111)
ART 114Art History Survey I (UNC ARTH 151)
ART 115 Art History Survey II (UNC ARTH 152)
COM 120Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (UNC COMM 120), OR
COM 231
Public Speaking (UNC COMM 113)
DRA 111Theatre Appreciation (UNC DRAM 116)
ENG 231American Literature I (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 232American Literature II (UNC ENGL 128) 2
ENG 241British Literature I (UNC ENGL 120) 2
ENG 242British Literature II (UNC ENGL 121) 2
MUS 110Music Appreciation (UNC MUSC 141)
MUS 112Introduction to Jazz (UNC MUSC 145)
PHI 215Philosophical Issues (UNC PHIL 101) 2
PHI 240Introduction to Ethics (UNC PHIL 160) 2
Social/Behavioral Science (three coures from at least two different disciplines)9
ECO 251Principles of Microeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3
ECO 252Principles of Macroeconomics (UNC GENR 119) 3
HIS 111World Civilizations I (UNC GENR 113)
HIS 112World Civilizations II (UNC GENR 113)
HIS 131American History I (UNC HIST 127)
HIS 132American History II (UNC HIST 128)
POL 120American Government (UNC POLI 100)
PSY 150General Psychology (UNC PSYC 101)
SOC 210Introduction to Sociology (UNC SOCI 101)
Mathematics (select one course)3-4
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy (UNC MATH 118)
MAT 152Statistical Methods I (UNC STOR 155)
MAT 171Pre-calculus Algebra (UNC MATH 110P)
Natural Sciences (select 4 SCH from the following courses):4
AST 111/111ADescriptive Astronomy I and Lab (UNC ASTR 101/100L)
AST 151/151AGeneral Astronomy I and lab I (UNC ASTR 101/100L)
BIO 110Principles of Biology (UNC GENR 116)
BIO 111General Biology (UNC BIOL 101/101L + BIOL 103)
CHM 151General Chemistry I (UNC CHEM 101/101L)
GEL 111Introduction Geology (UNC GEOL 101/101L)
PHY 110/110AConceptual Physics and Lab (UNC PHYS 101)
Total Hours31-32

IDEAs In Action Requirements not covered by the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement that could be completed at the Community College:

COM 231 (UNC COMM 113) can fulfill COMMBEYOND; COM 120 (UNC COMM 120), CHM 2512 (UNC CHEM 261 + CHEM 262L) or CHM 2522  (UNC CHEM 262 + CHEM 262L) can fulfill RESEARCH, and PED 110 (LFIT 998) can fulfill LIFE-FIT.

1

Students who complete both ENG 111 and 112 receive credit for UNC ENGL 100 + ENGL 105.

2

Course may have prerequisite(s). Consult the North Carolina Community College Combined Course Library for most current information.

3

ECO 251 + 252 = UNC ECON 101 + UNC GENR 119.

Additional Resources

Applying to Carolina

Advising and Community College Course Selection

  • For UGETC, Pre-Major, Elective, or GEC course options, please refer to the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement transfer course list.
  • Students should work with their community college academic advisor to ensure appropriate course selection for AA/AS degree completion.

Additional Resources

  • To find out how your N.C. community college coursework will transfer to UNC, please view the transfer credit list for your community college campus.