Program Overview

Latin American and Latino/a Studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines courses from multiple academic departments to give students a broad understanding of historical, political, social, geographic and cultural aspects of Latin America and Latino/a communities. Coursework in social sciences, literature, music, drama and Spanish language provides a uniquely comprehensive approach to historical and contemporary issues as well as questions of identity, heritage and creative expression.

Program Requirements

Major: Core and Selective Requirements Selective Courses, complete a total of 18-22 units from the following:
Area 1 - Social Sciences, choose a minimum of 6 units from the following: Units
HIST 246 History of Latinos in the U.S. 3 units
HIST 422 Modern Latin America 3 units
PLSC 320 Latin American Politics 3 units
Area 2 - Arts, Culture and Literature, choose a minimum of 6 units from the following: Units
DRAM 160 Latin American Theatre 3 units
LIT. 371 Mexican-American Literature 3 units
LIT. 372 Myth and Folklore of La Raza 3 units
LIT. 373 Latin American Literature in Translation 3 units
MUS. 240 Music of the Americas 3 units
SPAN 162 Latino Literature II 3 units
Area 3 - Spanish Language and Heritage, choose a minimum of 3-5 units from the following: Units
SPAN 120 Advanced Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 122 Advanced Elementary Spanish II 3 units
SPAN 131 Intermediate Spanish I 3 units
SPAN 132 Intermediate Spanish II 3 units
SPAN 140 Advanced Intermediate Spanish 3 units
SPAN 145 Spanish Conversation through Film 3 units
SPAN 150 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I 4 units
SPAN 152 Spanish for Heritage Speakers II 4 units
Area 4, choose a minimum of 3-5 units from the following: Units
Choose any one additional course (not already taken) from Areas 1, 2 or 3 3 - 5 units
Total Required Units: 18 - 22