Latin American & Latino/a Studies


Welcome to the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Department (LALS) at City College of San Francisco.

The LALS department offers courses in two distinct fields: the study of Latin America and the Latino/a experience in the United States.

The LALS curriculum includes courses in Arts, Humanities, as well as Behavioral and Social Sciences. Since LALS classes are multi-disciplinary, you will find them crosslisted in other departments. The aim of LALS is to help students gain a broad grasp of the culture, history, and current issues that defines the Latino/a perspective.



See the links below for more information.


Departmental Scholarship

LALS is one of the departments offering Departmental Scholarships in CCSF. The Scholarship Office is a great source for scholarship-related information and provides guidance to students with the application process. See links below for details.


  • IDST/LALS/LBCS/LGBT/WMST Graduation Celebration

Diversity Collaborative Graduations Spring 2017

Please join several CCSF Diversity Departments in celebration of our certificate completers, scholarship recipients, and degree completers, along with the family and friends and faculty who support them!

DATE:  Thursday, May 25, 2017
TIME: 5:00PM - 8:00PM
PLACE: Smith Hall (cafeteria)

Critical Middle East Studies
Critical Pacific Island Studies
Design Collaborative
Diversity and Social Justice
Latin American and Latino Studies
Labor and Community Studies
Lesbian Gay Bi and Trans Studies
Project Survive
Sexual Health Educator
Trauma Prevention and Recovery
Women's Studies

Refreshments served ! Bring family and friends!

  • Latina/o Heritage Month

Latina-o Heritage Month 2016 flyer

Latin American and Latino/a Studies is celebrating Latina/o Heritage Month in October. Multiple departments are collaborating to hold events throughout the month.

September 2 - December 15, 2016
Library exhibition

Juan Felipe Herrera, Chicano Laureate
Ocean Campus, Rosenberg Library, 4th Floor Reference Case

See flyer for details.