Professors R. López (Chair) and Schroeder Rodríguez; Associate Professors Del Moral and Schmalzbauer; Assistant Professor Hicks.
Affiliated Faculty: Professors Cobham-Sander, Corrales, and Stavans; Assistant Professors Barba and Vicario.
Latinx and Latin American Studies (LLAS) is an interdisciplinary major program designed for students interested in critically examining the diverse histories and cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and U.S. Latinxs. Students in the major gain breadth and depth of learning through courses in the humanities and the social sciences that situate these histories and cultures within local, national, regional, hemispheric, and global contexts over time, while practical experiences such as community projects and study abroad provide opportunities to apply this learning in transformative ways.
Major Program. Majoring in LLAS requires the completion of nine courses: seven courses as described below, plus two additional courses to be chosen in consultation with the student’s advisor.
LLAS majors may credit up to three courses from another major, provided they fall into one of the categories listed above. In addition, majors must have
• a concentration with at least three courses in one of the following areas: U.S. Latinxs, Latin America, or the Caribbean.
• at least two courses in the humanities and at least two in the social sciences.
Departmental Honors Program. Candidates for Latin Honors must complete a senior thesis. The work of the thesis may be creative or scholarly in nature. Interested candidates must apply and be accepted by the end of their third year, and must, in addition to the coursework described above, enroll in LLAS 498 and/or 499 during their senior year.