Central American Studies

4-Year Graduation Plan for Standard Majors

Note: Students who do not wish to enroll in an average of 15 units per semester may attend Summer school. Students should also schedule an appointment with EOP each semester for GE advisement. Students may double-count all applicable major courses toward General Education requirements. Students should complete the Writing Proficiency Exam between 56-90 units. All students must complete a minimum of 40 upper division units and a total of 120 units to graduate.

First Year

Fall Semester

  • Lower division GE: Section A-1 Freshman Composition (3 units, select from AAS 155/ CHS 155/ENGL 155/ or PAS 155)
  • Lower division GE: Section A-3 Mathematics(3 units, suggested: MATH 102 College Algebra)
  • CAS 100. Introduction to Central American Studies or CAS 102 The Salvadoran Experience(GE Double-Count for Comparative Cultural Studies/Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity Studies)
  • Title V (Suggested CHS 245 History of the Americas)
  • Elective

Spring Semester

  • Lower Division CAS Elective Requirement(Suggested: CHS 202 Race, Racism, & Critical Thinking for GE Section A-3 Critical Thinking Double-Count)
  • Lower Division GE: Section A-4 Oral Communication (3 units, suggested: CHS 151 Freshman Speech Communication or COMS 151/L Fundamentals of Public Speaking or PAS 151 Freshman Speech Communication)
  • CAS 201 Survey of Central American Literature (GE Double-Count for Section C-1, Arts and Humanities)
  • CAS 202 Survey of Central American Visual, Installation and Performance Arts
  • Elective
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Second Year

Fall Semester

  • Upper Division CAS Core Requirement (Select a total of 3 units from CAS 311 or 365 for GE Comparative Cultural Studies/Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity Studies and Foreign Languages Double-Count)
  • CAS 270 Fieldwork in the Communities (GE Lifelong Learning Double-Count)
  • Natural Sciences 4 units (One lecture course and its two accompanying lab, select from a list of courses in ASRT/BIO/CHEM/GEOG/GEOL/PHYS)
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Semester

  • Title V (Suggested: CHS 260 Constitutional Issues and the Chicano or CHS 445 History of the Chicano)
  • Upper Division CAS Core Requirement(Select a total of 6 units from CAS 309, CAS 310, CAS 368, and CAS 369 for GE Social Sciences Double-Count)
  • Upper Division CAS Core Requirement (Select a total of 6 units from CAS 309, CAS 310, CAS 368, and CAS 369 for GE Social Sciences Double-Count)
  • Natural Sciences 4 units (One lecture course and its two accompanying lab, select from a list of courses in ASRT/BIO/CHEM/GEOG/GEOL/PHYS)
  • Elective
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Third Year

Fall Semester

  • Upper Division CAS Core Requirement
  • Upper Division CAS Elective Requirement(Suggested: CHS 381 Contemporary Chicana Literature for GE Arts & Humanities Double-Count)
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Semester

  • Upper Division CAS Core Requirement
  • Upper Division CAS Elective Requirement
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
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Fourth Year

Fall Semester

  • Upper Division CAS Core Requirement
  • Upper Division CAS Core Requirement
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Semester

  • CAS Seminar (Select one from CAS 440, CAS 460, and SPAN 421)
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective