2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Latino-Latin American Studies, BA

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Myrna Garcia, Director
310 H.B.C.


Doug Armstrong, Hans Buechler, Gail Bulman, John Burdick, Horace Campbell, AH Peter Castro, Matt Cleary, Francine D’Amico, Pedro DiPietro, Kwame Dixon, Kathryn Everly, Stephanie Fetta, Alejandro Garcia, Bea Gonzalez, Martha Hanson, Dennis Harrod, Sydney Hutchinson, Amy Lutz, Gladys McCormick, Aja Martinez, Roberto Moreno, Arthur Paris, Jane Read, Alicia Rios, David Robinson, Silvio Torres-Saillant, Will Scheibel, Jamie Winder

The Latino-Latin American Studies program of the College of Arts and Sciences leads to the B.A. degree and embraces an interdisciplinary approach to culture, development, resources, history, and societies of these critical regions and their peoples. This recently modified and innovative program is designed to promote awareness and understanding of the many issues faced by the Latino and Latin American peoples of the western hemisphere. A wide range of faculty from several departments and with complementary perspectives provide a stimulating entry into the interrelated worlds of Latino America and Latin America.

For all Arts and Sciences|Maxwell students, successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in this major requires a minimum of 120 credits, 96 of which must be Arts and Sciences|Maxwell credits, completion of the Liberal Arts Core requirements, and the requirements for this major that are listed below.

Dual Enrollments:

Students dually enrolled in Newhouse* and Arts and Sciences|Maxwell will complete a minimum of 122 credits, with at least 90 credits in Arts and Sciences|Maxwell coursework and an Arts and Sciences|Maxwell major.

*Students dually enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences|Maxwell as first year students must complete the Liberal Arts Core. Students who transfer to the dual program after their first year as singly enrolled students in the Newhouse School will satisfy general requirements for the dual degree program by completing the Newhouse Core Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Articulate a strong historical knowledge of Latin American, Spanish Caribbean and Latino history and culture
2. Think critically about historical and cultural debates in the region
3. Learn appropriate terminology in varied fields of study in order to reflect critically in class discussions as well as in written assignments about topics in different fields of study related to the area
4. Read and think critically about the region through the use of primary and secondary documents and texts
5. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in addressing complex topics from different perspectives related to the area of study

Major Requirements

Students are required to take 30 credits of coursework, 24 of which are in courses numbered above 299. Courses should be selected from the following list in consultation with the advisor. Additional courses in African American Studies, Anthropology, English and Textual Studies, History, History of Art, History of Music, Geography, Political Sciences, Spanish, Women and Gender Studies and Writing Studies, Writing and Composition are recommended and may be petitioned for LAS credit in consultation with the program director. Many courses in the SU Santiago program have LAS prefixes and also count towards the major.


Additional Information

Additional courses may be petitioned with approval of advisor.

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