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Program Requirements for Latin American/Latinx Studies

Major in Latin American/Latinx Studies

For a major in Global Cultural Studies with emphasis in Latin American and U.S. Latinx studies: Complete 41 credits as follows:

Departmental Core (13 credits):

Language Courses (8 credits). Choose from the following (more advanced courses are available for students placing beyond these):

Study Abroad and Global Cultural Studies Electives (Take 20 credits to reach 41 required for the major).

By departmental invitation, students may write a senior thesis: GLCS 490 (2 credits).

Minor in Latin American/Latinx Studies

Study Abroad is not required for this program but if a student chooses a study abroad site in Latin America (Chile or Ecuador), up to ten credits may be applied toward the minor. The study abroad courses cannot replace the minimum of 8 credits in the Latinx communities requirement on campus.

For a minor in Latin American/Latinx Studies: Complete 20 credits including

4 credits in Language. Students of Spanish as a second language must meet the minimum requirement of GLSP 201 Intermediate Spanish I; Students in the heritage/ bilingual track must meet the minimum requirement GLSP 290 Spanish for Bilingual/Heritage Speakers I.

One History of Latin America course:

Two U.S. Latinx communities and cultures courses:

Additional electives from the following:

Other courses in Latin American/Latinx Studies chosen in consultation with major advisor and approved by Department Chair.