be elected as an area concentration program
degree, the Latina/Latino Studies concentration consists of 30
credits, in addition to prerequisite work (7 credits). The objective
of this concentration program is to engage students in a diversity
of disciplinary approaches to the study of U.S. Latino/as as
well as to introduce them to the central intellectual questions
and topics that have emerged in this field of inquiry. Given
the interdisciplinary nature of Latino Studies, students interested
in pursuing graduate study in a particular discipline should
double concentrate in the respective department in order to have
the needed background to enter graduate school.
to the Concentration .
Seven credits of prerequisite work is required before completing
courses for the concentration.
Culture 212 or 213, Introduction to Latino Studies (3 credits).
concentration consists of:
Latina/Latino Studies concentrators must prove competency in
Spanish. They can do this either by enrolling in Spanish 290/American
Culture 224, "Spanish
for U.S. Latino/as," (4 credits) or by proving equivalency
at the Spanish 275/276 level. Spanish native speakers who have enrolled in upper-level
Spanish courses and complete them successfully may have this
requirement waived by passing a proficiency interview and having
a waiver form signed.
Culture 312, History of U.S.
Culture 243, "Latinas
in the United States" or three credits on a gender-focused
course in Latino Studies.
course or three credits in a Latino Studies course that focuses
on race and racialization in the Americas. Courses in other departments
may count with the approval of the advisor.
credits of community-service learning in a Latino context. Courses
may be chosen from among the following: American Culture 310, "Schooling and Community,"
Sociology 389-018, "Tutoring Latinos," Psychology 401-001,
"Community Practice in Spanish." Appropriate practicum
courses offered under American Culture 309
may also meet this requirement. Students may also complete this
requirement through independent studies or through a combination
of one-credit units of community service learning attached to
course each in two of the following fields:
American culture, history, literature
remaining 12 credits can be elected from 300- and 400-level Latino
Studies courses. Courses focusing on U.S. Latinos offered by
other departments may also count toward electives if approved
by concentration advisor.
Advising. Students are
encouraged to consult with the Director of the Latina/Latino
Studies Program who serves as concentration advisor. For appointments
regarding the concentration program, please call 647-9535.
who wish to consult or petition the program regarding any requirement
should submit a written request addressed to the Program Undergraduate
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