UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Program: Minor in Central American Studies

Program Description

A minor in Central American Studies consists of 24 units.

Program Requirements

1. Lower Division Requirements (9 units)

Select one of the following courses:

CAS 100 Introduction to Central American Studies (3)
CAS 102 The Salvadoran Experience (3)

Select one of the following courses:

CAS 201 Survey of Central American Literature (3)
CAS 202 Survey of Central American Visual, Installation and Performance Arts (3)

Required course:

CAS 270 Fieldwork in Central American Communities (2/1)

2. Upper Division Requirements (15 units)

Select two of the following courses:

CAS 303 Central American Film (3)
CAS 309 Ancient to Pre-Modern History of Central American People (3)
CAS 310 Modern History of Central American People (3)
CAS 311 The Central American Diaspora (3)
CAS 350 Urbanization in Central America (3)
CAS 355 Environment, Development and Social Exclusion in Central America (3)
CAS 364 Culture and Violence in Central America (3)

Select one of the following courses:

CAS 356 Afro-Caribbean Central American Cultures and Identities (3)
CAS 365 Changing Roles of Central American Women (3)
CAS 366 Contemporary Indigenous Peoples of Central America (3)

Select one of the following courses:

CAS 367 Contemporary Religious Movements in Central America (3)
CAS 368 Central American Revolutionary Movements (3)
CAS 369 Contemporary Social Movements in Central America (3)
CAS 410 The Central American Child (3)

Select one of the following courses:

CAS 421 Central American Literature Seminar (3)
CAS 440 Research Seminar on Central American Culture (3)
CAS 460 Research Seminar on Central American Political Issues (3)

Total Units in the Minor: 24

Spanish Language Recommendation

In order to complete the minor successfully, students are encouraged to develop a proficiency in Spanish listening, speaking, reading and writing. While not a requirement, it is recommended that students follow one of the two tracks listed below:

Language Track I for Native Speakers

SPAN 104 Elementary Written Spanish II (3)
SPAN 220B Intermediate Spanish II (3)

Language Track II for Non-Native Speakers

SPAN 220A Intermediate Spanish (3)
SPAN 220B Intermediate Spanish II (3)

Contact

Chair: Douglas Carranza Mena
Staff: Donald Lilly
Jerome Richfield Hall (JR) 254
(818) 677-2736
www.csun.edu/humanities/central-american-studies