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Latino and Latina Studies

Major

CORE REQUIREMENTS 

The interdisciplinary major in Latina/o Studies consists of thirty-six (36) credit hours. The specific requirements are as follows: 

  1. LATS 201, Introduction to Latina and Latino Studies - (3 hours)                            
  2. SPAN 203, Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature - (3 hours)
    SPAN 203 requires up to 19 prerequisite hours of Spanish language instruction through
    SPAN 202, depending on departmental placement.
  1. ENGL 275, Latino-American Literature - (3 hours)
  2. LATS 280, Latino and Latina Studies Seminar, which is taken in the senior year. - (3 hours)
  3. Eight elective courses (24 hours) with at least two from Group A (Latina/o Culture)
    and two from Group B (Historical Context), if not already applied to satisfy above requirements.

 

ELECTIVES

CATEGORY A: LATINA/O CULTURE

ENGL 275: Latino-American Literature.

HIST 272c: Race, Power, and Modernity. 

HOD 2510: Health Service Delivery to Diverse Population. 

SOC 255: Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the United States.
SOC 274: Immigration in America.

SPAN 202: Spanish for Oral Communication Through Cultural Topics.
SPAN 203: Introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature.
SPAN 206: Spanish for Business & Economics.
SPAN 211: Spanish for the Medical Profession.
SPAN 213: Translation and Interpretation.
SPAN 243: Latino Immigration Experience.
SPAN 244: Afro-Hispanic Literature.
SPAN 275: Latina and Latin American Women Writers.

 

CATEGORY B: HISTORICAL CONTEXT

 AADS 220: Colonialism and After.

ANTH 210: Culture and Power in Latin America.
ANTH 212: Ancient Mesoamerican Civilizations.
ANTH 213: The Archaeology of the Ancient Maya Civilization.
ANTH 215: The Collapse of Civilizations.
ANTH 231: Colonial Encounters in the Americas.
ANTH 247: The Aztecs.
ANTH 281: Classic Maya Religion and Politics. 

ENGL 271: Caribbean Literature.

HIST 138: Modern Latin America.
HIST 245: Reform, Crisis, and Independence in Latin America, 1700-1820.
HIST 248: Central America.
HIST 257: Caribbean History, 1492-1983.
HIST 258: American Indian History before 1850.
HIST 259: American Indian History since 1850.
HIST 286B: US & Caribbean Encounters. 

LAS 201: Introduction to Latin America. 

MUSL 250: Music in Latin America and Caribbean.

SPAN 240: The Contemporary Novel.
SPAN 247: Spanish-American Literature of the Boom Era.
SPAN 274: Literature and Medicine.
SPAN 281: The Theory and Practice of Drama.
SPAN 295: Special Topics in Hispanic Literature.

 

CATEGORY C: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES

AADS 101: Introduction to African American and Diaspora Studies.

PHIL 246: Philosophy of Language.

PSCI 217: Latin American Politics
PSCI 219: Politics of Mexico
PSCI 228: International Politics of Latin America
PSCI 264W: Global Feminisms 

SOC 221: Environmental Inequality & Justice.
SOC 236: Class, Status, and Power.
SOC 253: Racial Domination, Racial Progress.
SOC 279: Contemporary Mexican Society. 

WGS 150W: Sex and Gender in Everyday Life.
WGS 201: Women and Gender in Transnational Context.


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