Latino and Latin American Studies

latino and latin american studies

WHAT IS LATINO AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (LLAS)?

This major is part of the Cultures & Humanities Exploration Group

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Latin American Studies Minor

Latino Studies Minor

The interdisciplinary major in Latino and Latin American Studies offers an understanding of hemispheric relationships between people and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean, and those of the United States. It explores interconnected histories and contemporary economic, social, and political challenges including migration, transnational communities, and economic development. Completion of the B.A. in Latino and Latin American Studies prepares the student for work in government, community agencies, international organizations, business, journalism, and communications, or for graduate studies that lead to careers in researching and teaching.

The major in Latino and Latin American Studies consists of a minimum of 37 credit hours of course work. In addition intermediate proficiency in a language spoken in Latin America, though not a prerequisite for major study, must be demonstrated for completion of the major for students focusing on Latin America, and proficiency in Spanish is strongly suggested for those focusing on Latinos in the U.S.

HOW TO DECLARE:

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MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

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HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:

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LLAS 1000 - Introduction to Latina/o Studies (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 2 and CA 4)

LLAS 1009 - Latino Literature, Culture, and Society (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 1 and CA 4)

LLAS 1190 - Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean (Potential Major Requirement) (Gen Ed: CA 1 and CA 4-INT)

 

POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

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