Academic Catalog

Latino/a and Latin American Studies (Co-Major)

Completion of the Center's Co-Major Program leads to a co-major degree in the field of Latino/a and Latin American Studies. This multidisciplinary program of study is designed to strengthen the career preparation of students in all majors who plan to work in national and international multicultural environments where knowledge about Latin America, the Caribbean, Latino/a  Studies, and  multicultural diversity would be a valuable asset. Completion of the co-major is noted on the student's transcript. Students submit a Declaration of Major Form at the beginning of their junior year.

Co-Major Requirements

Students must complete fifteen credits in the following core courses and a minimum of eighteen credits from the list of elective courses. Appropriate courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the Center's Director.

Core Courses
Select five of the following:15
Chicano/a Literature and Culture
Puerto Rican Literature and Culture
History of Mexico
History of Puerto Rico and Cuba
History of Latino/as in the United States
Seminar in Latino/a Urban Problems
Elective Courses
Select eighteen credits of the following:18
The Inca and their Ancestors
Cultures and Societies of Latin America
Politics of Latin America
Introduction to Colonial Latin American Literature
Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature
Spanish American Cultures and their Traditions
Colonial Latin American Studies
Latin American Novel to 1900
Latin American Novel in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Spanish American Poetry
Total Credits33
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