Latino/a & Latin American Studies

Requirements

The Latino/a and Latin American Studies Major requires forty units/ten courses in addition to its language requirement of Spanish 202 OR Spanish 211. Students are strongly encouraged to take a one unit-course in U.S. Latino or Latin American Performance Art (Music or Dance) before they graduate. Requirements are:

  • LLas 101: Introduction to Latino/a and Latin American Studies.
  • Two courses from the following three Latin American History and Politics courses: HIST 150; HIST 151; POLS 221;
  • Two Latino Studies courses from the following offerings: EDUC 213 (Chicano Education); Econ 324 (Economics of Immigration); ENGL 352 (Chicano Literature);
  • ENGL 365 (U.S. Latino Literature); HIST 359 (Mexico-U.S. Borderlands); MUSC 385 (Performance and Politics of the U.S. Mexico border); PSYC 385 (Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary U.S. Society); SOC 420 (Immigration); SPAN 383 (Chicano Literature).
  • In the interests of interdisciplinarity, no more than two electives may be taken from the same department.
  • Electives three additional courses (not counting the two mandatory courses from HIST 150, HIST 151, POLS 221/210), from the list of electives listed under the COURSES drop-down menu, including at least one 300 level course. Starred 300-level courses fulfill the Junior Writing Requirement. In the interests of interdisciplinarity, no more than two electives may be taken from the same department.
  • The equivalent of a 300 level Spanish class SPAN 202/211 or a third Latino Studies course.(two Latino Studies courses are mandatory).
  • LLAS 490 Senior Seminar in LLAS. Declared majors propose the topic of their senior thesis by the end of Spring Junior year.

Minor
Current requirements for the Latino/a and Latin American Studies Minor: SPAN 202 or 211 remains mandatory; so, too, are LLAS 101, two Latino Studies courses and two Latin American Studies courses, of which one should be at the 300 level. Only ONE history/politics course from History 150; History 151; Politics 210 will be required of minors.

  • Email: lsousa@oxy.edu
  • Location: Swan Hall 301