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Academic Programs
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A major in Latino/Latin American Studies and a minor in Chicano/Latino Studies offer transnational, interdisciplinary, and comparative programs of study of the social, economic, political, and cultural forces shaping the experience of Latino and Latin American societies in the United States and throughout the Americas. Coursework in the Latino/Latin American Studies major prepares undergraduate students for a wide variety of career options. A major in Latino/Latin American Studies (LLS) or a minor in Chicano/Latino Studies (CLS) may be particularly useful to those students planning a career in which Latino and Latin American issues are central: public service, education, law, health, counseling, and business are but a few examples. Moreover, the major and minor serve more than just a specific Latino constituency, as the impact of demographic and social trends are reflected in the lives of non-Latinos. We encourage students to declare Latino/Latin American Studies as a double major as well.

Read about our major and minor requirements, along with the OLLAS Job Credential, OLLAS faculty and staff, and OLLAS Programs on the OLLAS Advising, Staff and Selected Program Information Flat Sheet in English, and view our APPROVED COURSES before your advising appointment.

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Major in Latino/Latin American Studies
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A major in Latino/Latin American Studies requires 30 credit hours. Six of those consist of hours earned through the completion of LLS 1000 and LLS 1010 or 1020. Three hours are earned through the completion of Senior Project (LLS 4990) or by a course pre-approved by the OLLAS director. This course also fulfills the college’s third writing course requirement. The remaining 21 hours are earned through the completion of approved Latino/Latin American Studies courses and a Research Methods course (see the following list). The following Research Methods courses also fulfill the college’s quantitative literacy requirement: CJUS 2510, SOC 2130, SOC 2510, PSCI 2000, PSCI 3000, PSYC 3130, and PSYC 3140 (or other courses approved by the academic adviser or director). A maximum of nine hours taken within a single department may be counted toward the major.

All students must complete 16 hours of Spanish (or equivalent) to fulfill the college language requirement for the B.A. degree.

Read more on the OLLAS Advising, Staff and Selected Program Information Flat Sheet

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Minor in Chicano/Latino Studies
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A minor in Chicano/Latino Studies (CLS) requires 18 hours. The minor may be secured by completing one of the CLS introductory courses, LLS 1010 or 1020. Twelve of the 18 hours must also be taken at the 3000-4000 level among the approved courses. A maximum of nine hours taken within a single department may be counted toward the minor. Successful completion of at least the first-year introductory Spanish courses is strongly recommended. A minimum grade of “C” is required in each course counted by the student toward the CLS program.

Read more on the OLLAS Advising, Staff and Selected Program Information Flat Sheet

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OLLAS Informational Materials
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OLLAS Informational/Recruitment Flat Sheet in English

Read more about OLLAS' mission and goals, along with information about the Latino/Latin American Studies (LLS) Major and Chicano/Latino Studies (CLS) Minor. This flat sheet also describes the OLLAS Job Credential and what some of our graduates have said about OLLAS.

OLLAS Informational/Recruitment Flat Sheet in Spanish

Lea sobre la misión y los objetivos de OLLAS, junto con la información sobre la especialización en Estudios Latinos y Latinoamericanos (LLS) y la sub-especialización en Estudios Chicanos/Latinos (CLS). Este hoja informativa describe también la credencial de trabajo que ofrece OLLAS y lo que algunos de nuestros graduados opinan sobre OLLAS.

For more information contact the OLLAS Office at (402) 554-3835 or see the UNO undergraduate catalog.

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LLS hybrid Graduate Studies Program
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For more information contact the OLLAS Office at (402) 554-3835

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OLLAS Grade Appeals Procedures
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For information about appealing a grade in an LLS course, please read the OLLAS Grade Appeals Procedures.