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Latina/o Studies offers a minor as well as a major to undergraduate students. The Program is a component of the Department of American Culture. It's designed to give students an opportunity to develop cultural competence on the diverse groups that comprise the U.S. Latina/o populations. The Latina/o Studies Program offers a variety of courses, some focusing on particular national groups or specific academic disciplines, and others organized around comparative topics or issues. Some examples of these courses include: History of Latinos in the  U.S., Race and Racialization, Latinas in the United States, The Politics of Language and Cultural Identity, Women in Prison, Schooling and the Community, Empowering Latino Families and Communities, Latina/o Literature, Migrant Bodies and Hybrid Texts, Puerto Rican Literatures: The Island and the Mainland, Cuba and Its Diaspora, and more.

The Minor in Latina/o Studies

A primary objective of our minor is to engage students in a variety of disciplinary approaches to the study of U.S. Latina/os as well as to introduce them to the central intellectual questions and topics that have emerged in this field of inquiry. The Latina/o Studies Program minor consists of eighteen (18) credit units.   Students are required to enroll in AMCULT 213: Introduction to Latino Studies (4 credits). Given the interdisciplinary nature of Latina/o Studies, students interested in pursuing graduate study are encouraged to concentrate in a particular discipline or department in order to have the necessary background for graduate school. Students should meet with the Director of the Latina/o Studies Program to discuss their academic plans.

The Major in Latino Studies

A primary objective of this major is to engage students in a variety of disciplinary approaches to the study of U.S. Latina/os as well as to introduce them to the central intellectual questions and topics that have emerged in this field of inquiry. The Latina/o Studies Program major consists of thirty (27) credit units.  Please click here to see the full major requirements.  Given the interdisciplinary nature of Latina/o Studies, students interested in pursuing graduate study are encouraged to double-concentrate in a particular discipline or department in order to have the necessary background for graduate school. Students should meet with the Director of the Latina/o Studies Program to discuss their academic plans.