Latino/Latin American Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Requirements

The major in Latino/Latin American Studies (LLS) prepares students with a comprehensive understanding of Latino and Latin American critical issues, peoples, societies and cultures. Students learn about critical issues such as: urban segregation; education; health and socioeconomic disparities; environmental justice; political mobilization; human rights; migration; language shifts; and cultural creations. Employers and post-graduate programs today seek to recruit students with the kind of integral knowledge an LLS degree provides. Students can easily double major in Spanish, social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and more.

Although OLLAS does not yet offer a graduate degree, it does offer a number of graduate courses. Students pursuing graduate programs in other colleges and departments are encouraged to concentrate on Latinos or Latin America and take advantage of Latino/Latin American Studies course offerings.

The major requires a total of 30 credit hours. Not included in the 30 credit hours: at least 16 credit hours of Spanish or Portuguese (also fulfill Arts & Sciences language requirement). Students whose primary major is in a college other than Arts & Sciences must complete at least two semesters in Spanish or Portuguese. **Native/heritage speakers of Spanish may be exempt from this requirement. Such students should contact the Foreign Languages & Literature Department for correct placement to determine if additional coursework is necessary. 

Residency requirement: No student may transfer into the major more than 9 credits. Students must complete at least 21 of the 30 credit hours at UNO.

Courses Required for Major (Core Curriculum)
LLS 1000INTRODUCTION TO LATINO/LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES3
LLS 1010INTRO CHICANO-LATINO STUDIES:SOCIAL SCIENCES3
or LLS 1020 INTRODUCTION TO CHICANO-LATINO STUDIES: HUMANITIES
Select one research methods or statistics course approved by the OLLAS director/academic advisor. Approved courses include, but are not limited to:3
SOCIAL STATISTICS
RESEARCH METHODS
APPLIED STATISTICS AND DATA PROCESSING IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Senior Project
LLS 4990SENIOR PROJECT3
Electives
Select 18 hours of LLS-approved elective courses (see below).18
Total Credits30

Electives

An additional 18 hours of LLS-approved elective courses, from the list below. A maximum of 9 of the 18 elective hours may be taken from a single department. At least 18 of the 30 credit hours must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Latino/Latin American Studies Electives
LLS 2800SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATINO/LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES: HUMANITIES3
LLS 2900SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATINO/LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES: SOCIAL SCIENCES3
LLS/PSCI 3140LATINO/-A POLITICS3
LLS/PSCI 3680GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF LATIN AMERICA3
LLS 3800SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATINO/LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES: HUMANITIES3
LLS 3900SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATINO/LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES1-3
LLS/PSCI 4280INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF LATIN AMERICA3
LLS 4900INDEPENDENT STUDY1-3
LLS 4910CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN LLS: SOCIAL SCIENCES3
LLS 4920CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN LLS:HUMANITIES3
LLS 4950LATIN AMERICAN STUDY ABROAD1-3
Anthropology
ANTH 4230ETHNOMEDICINES OF THE AMERICAS3
Art & Art History
ART 1040CROSS-CULTURAL SURVEY OF ART3
ART 4000SPECIAL SEMINARS IN ART EDUCATION1-3
ART 4700CROSS-CULTURAL ART HISTORY FOR TEACHERS3
English
ENGL 2000TOPICS IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (Language in the Minority)1
ENGL 2230ETHNIC LITERATURE3
ENGL 2490LATINO/A LITERATURE3
ENGL 3300JUNIOR TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE (Chicano/a Short Fiction)3
ENGL 4160TOPICS IN AMERICAN REGIONALISM (Southwest Literature)3
ENGL 4230LATINO LITERATURE3
ENGL/WGST 4960TOPICS IN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE (New World Conquest Literature, Contact and Conquest Narratives of the Americas 1400s-1650s)3
Geography
GEOG 3060GEOGRAPHY OF MIDDLE AMERICA3
GEOG 3070GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA3
Goodrich
GDRH 3010SPECIAL TOPICS SEMINAR (Study Abroad to Costa Rica)1-3
Health Education
HED 3000SPECIAL PROJECTS (Latino Health Issues in the U.S.)1-3
History
HIST 2470LATIN AMERICA: MEXICO AND THE CARIBBEAN3
HIST 2480LATIN AMERICA: SOUTH AMERICA3
HIST 4460AMERICAN IMMIGRATION HISTORY3
HIST 4910TOPICS IN HISTORY 13
Political Science
PSCI/LLS 3140LATINO/-A POLITICS3
PSCI/LLS 3680GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF LATIN AMERICA3
PSCI 3920/LLS 4280SPECIAL TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (International Development)3
PSCI 4920ADVANCED SPECIAL TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE (Cuba at the Crossroads)1-3
Religion
RELI 3500SPECIAL TOPICS IN RELIGION (Roots of Cuban Spirituality)3
Sociology
SOC 2800MAJOR SOCIAL ISSUES 23
SOC 3900RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN THE U.S.3
SOC 3950SOCIOLOGY OF LATIN AMERICA3
SOC 4250LATINO/A MIGRATION IN THE WORLD ECONOMY3
SOC/HED 4700WOMEN'S HEALTH AND ISSUES OF DIVERSITY3
SOC 4750SOCIAL CHANGE AND GLOBALIZATION3
SOC 4800CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY 33
Social Work
SOWK 4890SPECIAL STUDIES IN SOCIAL WORK (Nicaragua)1-4
Spanish
SPAN 3210SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE I3
SPAN 3220SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE II3
SPAN 3420LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION3
SPAN 4040ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND STYLISTICS3
SPAN 4160LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE OF THE 20TH CENTURY3
SPAN 4350LATIN AMERICAN SHORT STORY3
SPAN 4450INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY CRITICISM3
SPAN 4950PRO-SEMINAR: LITERATURE AND/OR FILM 43
SPAN 4960PRO-SEMINAR: CULTURE AND SOCIETY 53
Teacher Education
TED 4980SPECIAL STUDIES1-3
Women's & Gender Studies
WGST 4050SPECIAL TOPICS IN WOMEN'S STUDIES (Latinos & Gender)3
1

HIST 4910 - Topics to include:

  • Argentina, Brazil, Chile
  • History of Brazil
  • Latina/Latin American Women
  • Modern History of Chile
  • Modern Mexico
  • Spanish Speaking Caribbean
2

SOC 2800 - Topics to include:

  • Women of Color
  • Cultural Groups and Equality
  • Immigration, Gender & Employment
3

SOC 4800 - Topics to include:

  • Immigration, Race & Globalization
  • Latino Migration and Integration
  • Urban Latin America
  • Migration, Development, Citizenship
  • Latinos & Gender 
4

SPAN 4950 - Topics to include:

  • Latin American Children and Youth Literature
  • Afro-Hispanic Reading and Conversation 
  • Viva nos queremos: Gender, domestic and Social Violence in Contemporary Latin American Film & Literature
5

SPAN 4960 - Topics to include:

  • Central American & Caribbean Lit. & Culture
  • Latin American Indigenous Contemporary Lit.
  • Human Rights Literature in Latin America
  • El Bilingüismo
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • Latin American Theater through Performance
  • Latin American Film & Society
  • 20th Century Mexican Society