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Undergraduate Studies

Overview of Major and Minor Studies at LALS Heading link

The Department of Latin American and Latino Studies seeks to provide students with an understanding of the histories, cultures, and contemporary circumstances of Latin American and Latinos in the U.S. using interdisciplinary approaches. Courses for the major and minor cover Mexico, the Caribbean, and political processes among Latino groups in Chicago and throughout the United States.

Comparative and diverse developmental perspectives illuminate linkages among the countries and the people of the Americas. A major or minor in Latin American and Latino Studies can serve as a useful basis for advanced studies, public service, and other professional careers related to Latin America or U.S. Latinos

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Requirements for the Major in Latin American & Latino Studies Heading link

For the Bachelor of Arts, 33 semester hours, as distributed in the below table. In addition to the specific course work below, the students must fulfill all college requirements to be awarded the Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Required Courses for the Major Program Heading link

Course Hours
LALS 101 and 102 6 Hours
LALS 301 3 Hours
LALS 491 and 495 6 hours
Three 200-level courses 9 Hours
One additional course at the 100 or 200 level 3 Hours
Two additional 300-level courses 6 Hours
Total Hours 33 Hours

Required Courses For The Minor Program Heading link

Course Hours
LALS 101 3 Hours
LALS 102 3 Hours
LALS 491 or 495 3 Hours
Two 200-level courses 6 Hours
One 300-level course 3 Hours
Total Hours 18 Hours

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