Major Requirements

COURSEWORK

The Latino/a and Latin American Studies Major requires ten courses (40 units) plus SPAN 202 OR SPAN 211. Students are strongly encouraged to take a one unit-course in United States Latino or Latin American Performance Art (Music or Dance) before they graduate. The ten course distribution requirements are:

Introductory course:

LLAS 101Introduction to Latina/o and Latin American Studies

4 units

Latin American survey courses

Students must complete:

HIST 150/LLAS 150Colonial Latin America

4 units

And

 

HIST 151/LLAS 151Modern Latin America

4 units

Or

POLS 221/DWA 224Latin American Politics

4 units

U.S. Latino survey courses:

Students must take the following two courses:

POLS 205/LLAS 205Latino/a Politics

4 units

LLAS 202/AMST 202Latina/o Cultural and Intellectual History

4 units

Additional Electives:

Students must also select four additional electives from the following list of courses (not counting courses used to satisfy the "Latin American survey"   requirement above). Two of these must be at the 300-level. One of the four electives must be an arts or humanities course. 

AMST 260/LLAS 260United States Latino Literature and Cultural Studies

4 units

ECON 324The Economics of Immigration

4 units

EDUC 213/LLAS 213Chicano Education

4 units

DWA 237Cuba, Vietnam, China: Communism in a Post-Communist World

4 units

HIST 151/LLAS 151Modern Latin America

4 units

HIST 252/LLAS 252Religion in Mexico, PreColumbian Times to Present

4 units

HIST 258/LLAS 258Twentieth Century Mexico

4 units

HIST 254/LLAS 254The History of Race in Latin America

4 units

HIST 355/LLAS 355Indians of Mexico

4 units

HIST 359/LLAS 359Mexico-United States Borderlands

4 units

LLAS 250Dialogue on Critical Latinx/Latin American Issues

4 units

MUSC 102/LLAS 102Music of Latin America

4 units

MUSC 385Advanced Topics in the Critical Study of Music

4 units

MUSC 386Performance and Politics of the United States-Mexico Border

4 units

POLS 221/DWA 224Latin American Politics

4 units

PSYC 385/LLAS 385Chicanx Identities and Social Institutions: Education, Health, Politics

4 units

RELS 228Chican@ Religious Identities

4 units

SOC 210/LLAS 210The Struggle for Human Rights in Mexico

4 units

SOC 335/LLAS 335Democratizing Latin America

4 units

SPAN 301Introduction to Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Literature and Civilization

4 units

SPAN 309Latin American Writers in Spain

4 units

SPAN 313Latin American Film and Culture

4 units

SPAN 314Latin American Women's Voices in Fiction and Film

4 units

SPAN 363Hispanic Autobiography

4 units

SPAN 370The Jungle in Modern Latin American Literature

4 units

SPAN 377Magical Realism in Latin America

4 units

SPAN 383Survey of Chicano Literature

4 units

THEA 303/LLAS 303Latina/o Theater

4 units

Senior Seminar

LLAS 490Senior Seminar

4 units