May be elected as an area concentration program
Prerequisites to the Concentration. Seven
credits in American Culture, including AMCULT 212 or 213, "Introduction
to Latino Studies" (3 credits).
Concentration Program. An interdisciplinary
degree, the Latina/Latino Studies concentration consists of 30
credits beyond the introductory prerequisites. 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. The concentration
- Language Requirement. Latina/Latino Studies
concentrators must prove competency in Spanish. They can do this
either by enrolling in SPANISH 290 / AMCULT 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.
- Required Courses:
- AMCULT 312, "History of U.S. Latinos"
- AMCULT 243, "Latinas in the United States"
or three credits on a gender-focused course in Latino Studies.
- One 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
- Three credits of community-service learning in
a Latino context. Courses may be chosen from among the following:
AMCULT 310, "Schooling and Community," SOC 389-018, "Tutoring Latinos," PSYCH 401-001, "Community
Practice in Spanish." Appropriate practicum courses offered
under AMCULT 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 specific courses.
- Electives and Cognates. One course each
in two of the following fields:
- Latin American culture, history, literature
- African American Studies
- Asian American Studies
- Native American Studies
- Additional Electives. The 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
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 (734) 647-9535.
Undergraduate Committee. Students 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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