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Latin American and Latino Studies

The Major

Requirements for the Major in Latin American Area Studies
Required: 30 credits from the area and language courses listed. The 30 credits must include History 105 or 106, Political Science 239 or 259, Hispanic Languages 312 or 375 or 376, Economics 212, Anthropology 205 or 206.

In addition, students majoring in Latin American Area Studies, either alone or in combination with another department, are required to take LALS 381 or it equivalent in their senior year or, with permission, in their junior year.


The Minor in Latin American Area Studies

The interdisciplinary minor in Latin American Area Studies is designed to meet the needs of students with majors in other disciplines and strong interest in the historical, cultural, and political development of the region. It is also suited for a variety of students, including those who intend to pursue graduate work in the following disciplines: Economics, Hispanic Languages and Literatures, History, Anthropology or Political Science.

The minor consists of 18 credits, which include the following required and elective courses:
Required (12 credits): History 105 or 106, Political Science 239 or 259, Anthropology 205 or 206, Hispanic Languages and Literatures 312, 375, or 376.
Elective (6 credits): To be chosen from the wide variety of courses from the major or the Puerto Rican/Latino minor.


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