Central American Studies

5-Year Graduation Plan for Standard Majors

Note: Students should 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)

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 202 Survey of Central American Visual, Installation and Performance Arts
  • Elective
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Second Year

Fall Semester

  • CAS 201 Survey of Central American Literature (GE Double-Count for Section C-1, Arts and Humanities)
  • 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)
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Semester

  • CAS 270 Fieldwork in the Communities (GE Lifelong Learning Double-Count)
  • Title V (Suggested: CHS 260 Constitutional Issues and the Chicano or CHS 445 History of the Chicano)
  • Elective
  • Elective
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Third Year

Fall Semester

  • 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
  • Elective

Spring Semester

  • 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
  • Elective
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Fourth 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

Spring Semester

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

Fall Semester

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

Spring Semester

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