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Undergraduates

Latina/o Studies offers a minor as well as a major to undergraduate students. The Program is a component of the Department of American Culture. It's designed to give students an opportunity to develop cultural competence on the diverse groups that comprise the U.S. Latina/o populations. The Latina/o Studies Program offers a variety of courses, some focusing on particular national groups or specific academic disciplines, and others organized around comparative topics or issues. Some examples of these courses include: History of Latinos in the  U.S., Latina Women in the U.S., The Politics of Language and Cultural Identity, Latina/o Literature, Cuba and Its Diaspora, Latinas/Latinos and the Media, The Latin Tinge: Latin Music in Social Context in Latin America and the United States, American Immigration, and more.

The Major in Latina/o Studies

A primary objective of this major is to engage students in a variety of disciplinary approaches to the study of U.S. Latina/os as well as to introduce them to the central intellectual questions and topics that have emerged in this field of inquiry. The Latina/o Studies Program major consists twenty-seven (27) credit units plus a three (3) credit pre-requisite, LATINOAM/AMCULT 213: Introduction to Latina/o Studies. Please click here to see the full major requirements. Given the interdisciplinary nature of Latina/o Studies, students interested in pursuing graduate study are encouraged to double-concentrate in a particular discipline or department in order to have the necessary background for graduate school. Students should meet with the Director of the Latina/o Studies Program to discuss their academic plans.

The Minor in Latina/o Studies

A primary objective of our minor is to engage students in a variety of disciplinary approaches to the study of U.S. Latina/os as well as to introduce them to the central intellectual questions and topics that have emerged in this field of inquiry. The Latina/o Studies Program minor consists of fifteen (15) credit units. Students are also required to enroll in the prerequisite LATINOAM/AMCULT 213: Introduction to Latina/o Studies (3 credits). Given the interdisciplinary nature of Latina/o Studies, students interested in pursuing graduate study are encouraged to concentrate in a particular discipline or department in order to have the necessary background for graduate school. Students should meet with the Director of the Latina/o Studies Program to discuss their academic plans.