LLS 4950 LATIN AMERICAN STUDY ABROAD (1-3 credits)
This course is designed as an international study abroad course that will introduce undergraduate and graduate students to the dynamism of socio-cultural, economic and political changes taking place across Latin America. Note: International travel and special fees required. (Cross-listed with LLS 8956)
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.
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.