LALS Programs

Latin American & Latino/a Studies Major

The Latin American and Latino/a Studies major is a 21-unit program that offers courses in the Humanities, Ethnic Studies, Ares Studies and Social Sciences. Oriented toward serving our diverse student body, our courses will allow students to fulfill transfer requirements to CSU, UC and other private universities. The major is comprised of 12 core units and 9 elective units. In the core 12 units of the LALS major, students gain a foundation on the history, culture and politics of Latin America and Latinos in the Americas. In addition, students will complete a minimum of 9 units in more specialized courses allowing the major to reflect student's individual interests. Upon completion of the major, students will be able to integrate writing, research and presentation skills necessary for the successful attainment of a university degree.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and analyze the Latino/a national and transnational experience in the State of California and the United States.
  2. Understand and analyze the political, social, cultural and economic realities of Latin America and its people.
  3. Understand and analyze the intersections of race, class, gender, ethnicity and sexuality within Latino/a experience in the United States and Latin America.
  4. To apply theories and methodologies in Latin America and Latin.
     


Latin American & Latino/a Studies Certificate

The Certificate of Achievement in LALS is a 12-unit program that introduces the Latino/a experience in the United States. The certificate is comprised of a 3-unit core course and 9 elective units, providing students with theoretical and methodological tools to understand and analyze the complexity of Latino/a's lives in the United States. It is designed for students who wish to pursue a specialization in Latino/a studies for professionals in the public, private and nonprofit sector and/or who work with or wish to learn about Latino/a communities in the United States to further their career goals.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and analyze the Latino/a national and transnational experience in the State of California and the United States.
  2. Compare and contrast Latin American cultures and societies.