Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (B.A.I.S.) Major in International Studies (Latin American Studies Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (B.A.I.S.) degree requires three additional hours of English literature; three hours of mathematics, science, logic, or computer science courses; and six hours of 2000-level modern language courses. Most students will have to complete the 1410 and 1420 language courses as prerequisites before attempting the 2310 course.

  3. Students are required to complete a global academic experience that can be fulfilled by a study abroad course or IS 4387, if it entails international work, service, or group research. Consult with the academic program coordinator in the Center for International Studies for options.
  4. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  5. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  6. To satisfy graduation requirements, students must have at least a 2.75 Texas State GPA and a 3.00 GPA in the International Studies major.

Course Requirements 

Freshman
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3American History Component Code 0603
Modern Language 14104POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
MATH 1315 (Mathematics Component Code 020)3Modern Language 14204
GEO 1310 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
US 11001 
 17 16
Sophomore
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3ECO 23153
American History Component Code 0603Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
PS 33513PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)3
Modern Language 231013HIST 2310 or 23113
ECO 23143Modern Language 232013
 15 15
Junior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
HIST 2312 or 23203BAIS ENG Literature3
Modern Language Advanced13BAIS Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science3
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303GEO 33033
Latin American Studies Elective3Latin American Studies Electives6
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3 
 15 15
Senior
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Latin American Studies Electives15IS 43803
 Latin American Studies Electives6
 Elective3
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

Latin American Studies Electives (No more than 3 courses may be taken from the same discipline/prefix. Prerequisites and restrictions may apply to the following courses.)

International Food and Fiber Systems
Magic, Ritual and Religion
Cultures Through Film
Aztec: Native Americans and Empire
Latin American Cultures
Mexican American Culture
Archaeology of Mexico
Archaeology of North America
The Incas
Human Evolutionary Anatomy
The Art and Archaeology of the Olmec
Latin American Art
Pre-Columbian Art
Spanish Colonial Art of the Americas
Intercultural Communication
Diversity and Communication
International Economics
Emerging Market Economies
Comparative Economic Systems
Studies in World Literature
Latin America
Political Geography
World Population
Colonial History of Brazil
History of Mexico
Colonial History of Latin America to 1828
Latin America from Independence to Present
Militarism in Latin America
Modern Revolutions in Latin American History
Resistance and Rebellion in Colonial Latin America
The Southern Cone of Latin America
History of Mexico to 1848
Spanish Borderlands, 1521-1821
Immigration and US History
Gender in Latin American History
Mexican American History
Economic and Social History of the Americas
International Studies Internship
International Studies Internship
Advertising
International Advertising
International Communication
Latinas/Latinos and the Media
World Musics
Prevention of Disease
Latin American Philosophy
Comparative Politics
Theories of International Politics
Issues in World Politics
United States-Latin America Relations
Latina/o Politics
Economic Development in Latin America
International Conflict and Security
International Law
International Organizations
Politics of International Economic Relations
International Psychology
Sociology of Latinos and Immigration
Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations
Complex Organizations
Globalization and Development
Business Spanish I
Business Spanish II
Studies in Spanish Culture, Language, or Literature