Latino/Latin American Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Requirements

In the major in Latino/Latin American Studies (LLS) 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 both in Latin America and how these affect the Latino community in the United States.

The requirements of the LLS major are flexible, incorporating courses from programs such as foreign languages (Spanish), Political Sciences, History, International Studies, and Sociology/Anthropology to facilitate obtaining double majors with these and/or other programs.

To obtain a B.A. with a major in LLS, a student must fulfill university, college, and departmental requirements. Minimum hour requirements follow:

(Testing out of academic skills requirements and enrolling in major courses that satisfy distribution requirements are likely to reduce the total number of General Education hours to 40 or fewer.)

46 hours of University General Education courses

16 hours of foreign languages

12 hours college breadth requirement

48 hours of major courses

Elective hours as required to total 120 hours

TOTAL HOURS: 120

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 1000LATIN AMERICA: AN INTRODUCTION3
LLS 1010INTRO TO 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. Most research methods or statistics courses required for other majors fulfill this requirement. A non-exhaustive list of approved courses includes:3
PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS STATISTICS
RESEARCH METHODS
APPLIED STATISTICS AND DATA PROCESSING IN PUBLIC SECTOR
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS
CRITICAL APPROACHES TO LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH IN PUBLIC HEALTH
HISTORICAL METHODOLOGY
SOCIAL STATISTICS
RESEARCH METHODS
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
Senior Capstone
LLS 4990LATINO/LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES CAPSTONE 3
Electives
Select 18 hours of LLS-approved elective courses (see below).18
Total Credits30

Electives

Students are required to take 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. Other courses relating to Latinos or Latin America may be accepted as LLS electives if approved by the OLLAS Director.

Latino/Latin American Studies Electives
LLS/HIST 2480HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA: PRECONQUEST TO THE PRESENT3
LLS 2800SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATINO/LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES: HUMANITIES3
LLS 2810MUSIC IN LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE3
LLS 2900SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATINO/LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES: SOCIAL SCIENCES3
LLS/SPAN 3050LATIN AMERICA IN CONTEXT: HEALTH, BUSINESS, ENVIRONMENT, AND SOCIETY THROUGH ORAL PRACTICE3
LLS/PSCI 3140LATINO/-A POLITICS3
LLS/PSCI 3510IMMIGRATION LAW AND LATINOS3
LLS/SPAN 3420LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION3
LLS/SPAN 3250SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN FILM3
LLS/PSCI 3680GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF LATIN AMERICA3
LLS 3800TOPICS IN LATINO/LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES: HUMANITIES3
LLS 3900TOPICS IN LATINO/LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES: SOCIAL SCIENCES3
LLS/SPAN 4140INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN FILM3
LLS/SPAN 4170INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURES3
LLS/SPAN 4210SPECIAL EXPLORATIONS IN LATIN AMERICAN FILM3
LLS/SPAN 4230SPECIAL EXPLORATIONS IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE3
LLS/SOC 4240SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA3
LLS/PSCI 4280INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF LATIN AMERICA3
LLS/BLST 4650SLAVERY AND RACE RELATIONS IN THE AMERICAS3
LLS/SOC 4780URBAN LATIN AMERICA3
LLS 4900INDEPENDENT STUDY3
LLS 4910CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN LLS: SOCIAL SCIENCES3
LLS 4920CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN LLS:HUMANITIES3
LLS 4950LATIN AMERICAN STUDY ABROAD3
Anthropology
ANTH 4230ETHNOMEDICINES OF THE AMERICAS3
Black Studies
BLST/LLS 4650SLAVERY AND RACE RELATIONS IN THE AMERICAS3
English
ENGL 2230SOCIO-CULTURAL REPRESENTATIONS IN LITERATURE3
ENGL 2490LATINO/A LITERATURE3
ENGL 4240TEACHING LATINO LITERATURE3
Geography
GEOG 3070GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA3
History
HIST 2070US IMMIGRATION IN A GLOBAL WORLD3
HIST/LLS 2480HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA: PRECONQUEST TO THE PRESENT3
HIST 4070SLAVERY AND RACE RELATIONS IN THE AMERICAS3
HIST 4460AMERICAN IMMIGRATION HISTORY3
Political Science
PSCI/LLS 3140LATINO/-A POLITICS3
PSCI/LLS 3680GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF LATIN AMERICA3
PSCI/LLS 4280INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF LATIN AMERICA3
Sociology
SOC 3900RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN THE U.S.3
SOC/LLS 4250CRISSCROSSING THE CONTINENT: LATIN AMERICAN MIGRATIONS3
SOC 4240/LLS 4250SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA3
SOC/LLS 4780URBAN LATIN AMERICA3
Spanish
SPAN/LLS 3050LATIN AMERICA IN CONTEXT: HEALTH, BUSINESS, ENVIRONMENT, AND SOCIETY THROUGH ORAL PRACTICE3
SPAN/LLS 3250SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN FILM3
SPAN 3420LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION3
SPAN 4040ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND STYLISTICS3
SPAN 4070HISPANIC BILINGUALISM3
SPAN 4130SPANISH IN THE UNITED STATES3
SPAN 4150LITERATURE/CULTURE: CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN 1898-20003
SPAN/LLS 4140INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN FILM3
SPAN/LLS 4170INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURES3
SPAN/LLS 4230SPECIAL EXPLORATIONS IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE3
SPAN 4970SPECIAL TOPICS: (TRACK 3 - LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE FOR THE PROFESSIONS) (Public Health + Spanish in Nicaragua; Spanish Sociolinguistics)3
Teacher Education
TED 2060EQUITY, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURAL LITERACY (When taught by OLLAS approved faculty member.)3
Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
ENGL 1150 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (*) 3
LLS 1000 LATIN AMERICA: AN INTRODUCTION (**) 3
SPAN 1110 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I (***) 5
MATH 1220
COLLEGE ALGEBRA (^)
or INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL THINKING
or QUANTITATIVE LITERACY
or ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
3
*ENGL 1150: Appropriate English placement required.
**LLS 1000 counts as a General education Global diversity and Social Science course
***Unless proficient in Spanish 1
^MATH 1220 and STAT 1530 require appropriate placement
 Credits14
Spring
ENGL 1160 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3
LLS 1010
INTRO TO CHICANO-LATINO STUDIES: SOCIAL SCIENCES (*)
or INTRODUCTION TO CHICANO-LATINO STUDIES: HUMANITIES
3
Foreign Language Course II** 5
Natural/Physical Science Gen Ed with Lab 4
*LLS 1010 counts as a General education US diversity and Social Science course; LLS 1020 counts as a General education US diversity and Humanities course
**Unless proficient in Spanish 1
 Credits15
Sophomore
Fall
Social Science Gen Ed or Humanities/Fine Arts Gen Ed* 3
Humanities & Fine Arts*,** 3
Natural and Physical Science*** 3
Foreign Language Course III^ 1 3
HIST 1000 or Minor/2nd Major Course# 3
*If you chose LLS 1010, take a Humanities Gen Ed. If you chose LLS 1020, take a Social Sciences Gen Ed. Also, most LLS approved courses fulfill Humanities, Social Sciences, Global Diversity and/or US Diversity Gen Ed requirements 2
**HFA must come from 2nd discipline.
***NPS course must come from 2nd discipline.
^Unless proficient in Spanish 1
#A&S College Requirement Options.
 Credits15
Spring
CMST 1110
PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS
or ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
3
Elective 3
Additional HFA for A&S or Minor/2nd Major Course* 3
HIST 1010 or Minor/2nd Major Course** 3
Foreign Language Course IV*** 3
*A&S College Requirement Options. HFA course must come from 3rd discipline. Most LLS approved courses fulfill Humanities Gen Ed requirements 2
**A&S College Requirement Options.
***Unless proficient in Spanish 1
 Credits15
Junior
Fall
LLS Approved Elective at 3000-4000 Level* 3
Approved Research Methods or Statistics Course** 3
Additional Quantitative Literacy for A&S or Course towards Minor/2nd Major*** 3
Additional Social Science for A&S or Minor/2nd Major Course^ 3
Elective 3
*No more than 9 credit hours of LLS Approved Electives may come from a single department.
**Pre-reqs vary for approved research methods or statistics courses.
***The A&S QL Requirement can be fulfilled with various options, one of which is any statistics course. If the major requires a research methods or statistics course, by taking statistics, the A&S QL requirement will also be satisfied.
^A&S College Requirement Options. SS must come from 3rd discipline. Most LLS approved courses fulfill Social Sciences Gen Ed requirements 2
 Credits15
Spring
LLS Approved Elective at 3000-4000 Level* 3
LLS Approved Elective at 3000-4000 Level* 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Additional Natural/Physical Science with Lab for A&S or Course for Minor/2nd Major** 3-4
*No more than 9 credit hours of LLS Approved Electives may come from a single department.
**A&S College Requirement Options
 Credits15-16
Senior
Fall
LLS Approved Elective at 3000-4000 Level* 3
LLS Approved Elective at 3000-4000 Level* 3
Elective or Minor/2nd Major Course 3
Elective or Minor/2nd Major Course 3
Elective 3
*No more than 9 credit hours of LLS Approved Electives may come from a single department.
 Credits15
Spring
LLS Approved Elective at 3000-4000 Level* 3
LLS 4990 LATINO/LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES CAPSTONE (**) 3
Elective or Minor/2nd Major Course*** 3
Elective*** 3
Elective*** 3
Elective*** 0-1
*No more than 9 credit hours of LLS Approved Electives may come from a single department.
**LLS 4990: Requires Senior standing, LLS 100, LLS 1010 or 1020, approved Research Methods or Statistics course, and ENGL 1160.
***Students need 27 upper level credits throughout the degree. Electives may need to be selected at the 3000-4000 level to reach this minimum. 120 credits minimally needed for a degree. Take as many electives as is needed to reach this minimum.
 Credits15-16
 Total Credits119-121

1 LLS requires 16 hours of Spanish or Portuguese language coursework. UNO does not offer Portuguese, but does offer Spanish. A student beginning with level 1 would take SPAN 1110 (which also counts as a Humanity/Fine Arts course), SPAN 1120, SPAN 2110 and 2120. A student who has taken up through Level IV Spanish in high school would be exempt from taking Spanish at UNO but would not earn any credit. The student could take the Foreign Language Placement Exam and try to test into level SPAN 2120 or even 3000. By taking one 3-credit 3000 level Spanish course or SPAN 2120, and passing it with a C- or better, the non-native Spanish speaker would be able to request 13-16 free retroactive credits for the Spanish courses they passed over. Those credits and courses would fill the gap of credits and earn them a Humanity/Fine Arts course. On a similar note, a native Spanish or Portuguese speaking student would be exempt from this requirement completely but would not earn any college credit toward their degree. The native Spanish speaker could gain permission to take SPAN 3010-Spanish for Heritage Speakers for 3 credits and after passing it, receive 16 free retroactive credits toward their degree. A student who fulfills the language requirement by virtue of native Spanish or Portuguese language speaking abilities, or Spanish/Portuguese through high school up through level IV and who chooses not to attempt SPAN 2120, a 3000-level Spanish or SPAN 3010 (for native Spanish speakers) at UNO will need to fill the 16 credit gap in their degree plan which will be as a result of not taking the FLNG courses planned in this 4-year plan. The student will need to include an additional Humanities/Fine Arts Gen Ed course within those 16 credits. Please consult with your advisor to discuss your options.

2LLS approved courses that fulfill a Gen Ed requirement:

Humanities and Fine Arts:
LLS 1020INTRODUCTION TO CHICANO-LATINO STUDIES: HUMANITIES (Also counts as U.S. Diversity)3
LLS 2800SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATINO/LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES: HUMANITIES (Also counts as Global Diversity)3
ENGL 2490LATINO/A LITERATURE (Also counts as U.S. Diversity)3
LLS/HIST 2480HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA: PRECONQUEST TO THE PRESENT (Also couints as Global Diversity)3
Social Sciences:
LLS 1000LATIN AMERICA: AN INTRODUCTION (Also counts as Global Diversity)3
LLS 1010INTRO TO CHICANO-LATINO STUDIES: SOCIAL SCIENCES (Also counts as U.S. Diversity)3
U.S. Diversity:
LLS 1010INTRO TO CHICANO-LATINO STUDIES: SOCIAL SCIENCES (Also counts as Social Sciences)3
LLS 1020INTRODUCTION TO CHICANO-LATINO STUDIES: HUMANITIES (Also counts as Humanities)3
ENGL 2490LATINO/A LITERATURE (Also counts as Humanities)3
LLS/PSCI 3140LATINO/-A POLITICS3
LLS/BLST 4650SLAVERY AND RACE RELATIONS IN THE AMERICAS3
SOC 3900RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS IN THE U.S.3
Global Diversity:
LLS 1000LATIN AMERICA: AN INTRODUCTION (Also counts as Social Sciences)3
LLS/HIST 2480HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA: PRECONQUEST TO THE PRESENT (Also counts as Humanities)3
LLS 2800SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATINO/LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES: HUMANITIES (Also counts as Humanities)3
LLS/PSCI 3680GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF LATIN AMERICA3
LLS/SOC 4240SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA3
LLS/SOC 4250CRISSCROSSING THE CONTINENT: LATIN AMERICAN MIGRATIONS3
LLS/PSCI 4280INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF LATIN AMERICA3
LLS/SOC 4780URBAN LATIN AMERICA3

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.


This plan is not a contract and curriculum is subject to change


Additional Information About this Plan:
University Degree Requirements:
The minimum number of hours for a UNO undergraduate degree is 120 credit hours. Please review the requirements for your specific program to determine all requirements for the program. In order to graduate on-time (four years for an undergraduate degree), you need to take 30 hours each year.


Placement Exams: For Math, English, Foreign Language, a placement exam may be required. More information on these exams can be found at https://www.unomaha.edu/enrollment-management/testing-center/placement-exams/information.php


**Transfer credit or placement exam scores may change suggested plan of study


GPA Requirements: 2.0