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Latin American Studies
Degree Requirements

NOTE: The degree requirements listed below are applicable to all students entering during academic year 2016-2017. Students who entered during a previous academic year should view the degree requirements in their entering year catalog in the catalog archives. Students who wish to switch to the 2016-17 major and minor requirements should submit a new Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form to the M Center.

Latin American Studies Major  |  Latin American Studies Minor

Latin American Studies Major
(a minimum of 33 semester course credits)

Required:

Background (three courses)

ETHS 039 Raíces: Latin America and the Caribbean (3) or
ETHS 159 History of Latinas/os in the US (3)

LET 131 Cultures and Identities in the Americas and the Caribbean (3)

LET 162 US Latino Literature and Culture (3)

Language requirement (two courses)

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 (one course)

The senior thesis will be read by a committee of two faculty members: a chair or primary reader (the student’s faculty advisor) and one secondary faculty reader.

Historical/Political (two courses)

ETHS 158 Latino Immigration (3)

LET 166 National Literatures of Latin America (3)

Cultural (select two courses from the following)

LET 161 Latin American Women Writers in Translation (3)

LET 168 Women in Cinema: Latin America, Spain, and US Latinas (3)

LET 169 Hispanic Cinema (3)

LET 171 Fantastical Writings: 20th-Century Latin American Fiction (3)

MUS 015 World Music: Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Americas (3)

Latin American Studies Minor
(a minimum of 18 semester course credits)

Required:

ETHS 039 Raíces: Latin America and the Caribbean (3) or
ETHS 159 History of Latinas/os in the US (3)

LET 131 Cultures and Identities in the Americas and the Caribbean (3)

LET 162 US Latino Literature and Culture (3)

Choose three courses from the two distribution lists above (Historical/Political and Cultural)

 

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P: 510.430.2356
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E: latin_amer@mills.edu

Last Updated: 3/1/16