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An interdisciplinary topical approach that explores various aspects of Latino/Latin American Studies. Selected topics will be suitable for examination from an inter- and multidisciplinary humanities perspective (literature, visual and performance arts, music, religion, history, philosophy). Topics and disciplines will vary from term to term. Course description will be announced in advance. Repeatable up to six credits if content differs.

Distribution: Global Diversity General Education course and Humanities and Fine Arts General Education course

Latino/Latin American Studies, Bachelor of Arts

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.

Chicano/Latino Studies Minor

The OLLAS minor is the “perfect” complement to a wide variety of majors across campus where the work of the discipline intersects with the growing presence and importance of Latinos (Mexicanos, Chicanos, Central Americans, and South Americans) here in the U.S. and our local communities. These include Business and Finance, Social Work, Journalism, Education, Fine Arts, Spanish, Sociology, History and Political Science to name a few. CLS focuses primarily on U.S. Mexican and Latino communities.