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Latin American Studies
Degree Requirements
Latin American Studies Major  |  Latin American Studies Minor

Latin American Studies Major
(12 semester course credits)

Required:

Background (3)

ETHS 039 Raíces: Latin America and the Caribbean (1)

LET 131 Aspects of Hispanic American Cultures (1)

LET 161 Women Writers of Spain, Latin America, and US Latinas (1)

Language requirement (2)

Two courses in Spanish language, or

Students who have achieved a Spanish proficiency level higher than fourth-semester college Spanish may fulfill this requirement by taking two courses taught in Spanish.

LET 191 Senior Thesis (1)

The senior thesis will be read by a committee of three faculty members: a chair or primary reader (the student’s faculty advisor) and two secondary faculty readers. One of the secondary committee members may be an appropriate faculty not in the Latin American Studies Program.

Historical/Political (2)

ETHS 158 Latino Immigration (1)

ETHS 159 History of Latinas/os in the US (1)

Cultural, select two courses from the following:

LET 162 US Latino Literature and Culture (1)

LET 166 National Literatures of Latin America (1)

LET 168 (268) Hispanic Women's Cinema (1)

LET 169 Hispanic Cinema (1)

LET 171 Fantastical Writings: 20th-Century Latin American Fiction (1)

MUS 015 World Music: Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Americas (1)

Electives, two additional upper-division courses in consultation with the major advisor (2).

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Latin American Studies Minor
(6 semester course credits)

Required:

ETHS 039 Raíces: Latin America and the Caribbean (1)

LET 161 Women Writers of Spain, Latin America, and US Latinas (1)

LET 131 Aspects of Hispanic American Cultures (1)

Choose three courses from the two distribution lists above; at least one course from each list.

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P: 510.430.2356
F: 510.430.3314
E: latin_amer@mills.edu

Last Updated: 3/17/14