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; and three hours of mathematics, science, logic, or computer science courses.

  3. Students are required to complete a global academic experience that can be fulfilled by an education 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 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Communication Component Code 0103Communication Component Code 0103
Mathematics Component Code 02023Creative Arts Component Code 0503
Government/Political Science Component Code 0703American History Component Code 0603
GEO 1310 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080 [TCCN GEOG 1303])3Government/Political Science Component Code 0703
SPAN 1410, FR 1410, or POR 141014SPAN 1420, FR 1420, or POR 142014
US 11001 
 17 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
American History Component Code 0603ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)33
ANTH 13123HIST 2310 or 2311 (TCCN HIST 2311 or 2321)3
SPAN 2310, FR 2310, or POR 231013SPAN 2320, FR 2320, or POR 232013
PS 33513PS 3352 or 33533
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303BAIS English Literature3
Component Area Option Code 090/0913BAIS Science, Math, Computer Science, or Logic3
SPAN, FR, or POR Advanced13GEO 33033
HIST 2320 or 2312 (TCCN HIST 2312 or 2322)3Latin American Studies Electives6
Latin American Studies Elective3 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Latin American Studies Electives15IS 43803
 Latin American Studies Electives6
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

All five semesters of language requirements must be in the same language.


One course from the following may be chosen to satisfy the Mathematics Component Code 020: MATH 1315 (TCCN 1314), MATH 1319 (TCCN 1324), MATH 1329 (TCCN 1325), MATH 2417 (TCCN 2412), or MATH 2471 (TCCN 2413).


An ENG Literature course may be selected from the following: ENG 2310 (TCCN ENGL 2322), ENG 2320 (TCCN ENGL 2323), ENG 2330 (TCCN ENGL 2332), ENG 2340 (TCCN ENGL 2333), ENG 2359 (TCCN ENGL 2327), ENG 2360 (TCCN ENGL 2328), ENG 2371

Latin American Studies Electives*

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 Mesoamerica
Archaeology of North America
The Incas
Archaeology of Andean Civilizations
The Art and Archaeology of the Olmec
Latin American Modernisms
Pre-Columbian Art
Spanish Colonial Art of the Americas
Intercultural Communication
Diversity and Communication
International Economics
Emerging Market Economies
Comparative Economic Systems
Studies in Global Literature
Latin America
Political Geography
World Population
History of Brazil
History of Mexico
Colonial History of Latin America to 1828
Latin America from Independence to Present
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
Gender in Latin American History
Latina/o/x Histories
Economic and Social History of the Americas
International Studies Internship
International Studies Internship
International Advertising
International Communication
Latinas/Latinos and the Media
World Music Cultures
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

No more than 3 courses may be taken from the same discipline/prefix. Prerequisites and restrictions may apply to the following courses.