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Division of Continuing Studies

Latino/Latin American Studies

The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in Latino/Latin American Studies.

30 hours from the approved Latino/Latin American Studies course list. A minimum of 9 credits must be upper division from UNO. No more than 9 credits will be accepted per department (with the exception of LLS courses).

Required LLS Courses (6 credits):

LLS 1000 Introduction to Latino/Latin American Studies
LLS 1010 Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies: Social Sciences
LLS 1020 Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies: Humanities

Remaining 24 credits from this list (no more than 9 hours from one department)

LLS 1010 Intro to Chicano/Latino Studies: Social Sciences (if not used as requirement)*
LLS 1020 Intro to Chicano/Latino Studies: Humanities (if not used as requirement)*
ANTH 4260 Topics: Ethno-medicines of the Americas
ART 2040 Cross-Cultural Survey of Art
ART 4000 Special Studies: Art Education in Mexico
ENGL 2000 Topics: Language in the Minority (1 credit)
ENGL 4160 Topics in American Regionalism: Southwest Literature
ENGL 4230 Latino Literature
GEOG 3060 Geography of Middle America
GEOG 3070 Geography of South America
HIST 2470 Latin American History: Mexico & the Caribbean
HIST 2480 Latin American History: South America
HIST 4910 Special Topics
     Modern Mexico
     Latin American Women
     Mexican American Identity
     Spanish Speaking Caribbean
PSCI 3140 Latino/a Politics
PSCI 3680 Latin American Politics
PSCI 4280 Inter-American Politics
SOC 2800 Major Social Issues
     Women of Color
     Cultural Groups and Equality
     Mexican American Identity
SOC 3950 Sociology of Latin America
SOC 4520 Latino/a Migration in the World Economy
SOWK 4030 Social Work with Hispanics
SOWK 4890 Special Studies in Social Work: Nicaragua
SPAN 3210 Survey of Latin American Literature I
SPAN 3220 Survey of Latin American Literature II
SPAN 3420 Latin American Civilization
SPAN 4050 Seminar in Mexican Culture and Civilization
SPAN 4160 Latin American Literature of the 20th Century
SPAN 4180 Latino Literature and Culture
SPAN 4350 Latin American Short Story
SPAN 4440 Spanish-American Theater
SPAN 4450 Intro to Literary Criticism

*This course can be used only once. It can count as a required LLS course or as one of the 24 credit choice courses, but not as both.

Additional Information:

National Certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership is available. Requirements may be met through coursework in your core requirement. Please see an advisor for details.

Career Information:
An area of concentration in Latino/Latin American studies covers the historical, political, economical, social, and cultural heritage of Latino or Latin American descent. Latino/Latin American studies is a versatile major and will develop skills and understanding useful in many career disciplines. Graduates from Latino/Latin American studies programs have found careers with the U.S. Foreign Service or other government agencies, as well as with companies with business interests in Latin America. They may also find careers in journalism, anthropology, art, education, research, public relations, law, civil rights, community and cultural affairs, politics, human resources, sociology, psychology, and nonprofit organizations.

For more career information, check out College Board - Latino & Latina Studies or UNO Career Center.

Revised 08/07