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Latina/Latino Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Latina/Latino Studies program provides students with a solid grounding in the theoretical approaches and methodologies that define the field. The program prepares students to pursue graduate and professional studies or to begin careers in the public or private sectors.

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Key Facts

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Degree

(BA (Hons)) Latina/Latino Studies

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Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Pathways Available

International Year One

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Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

The major consists of:

12 units of core courses,
12 units of courses selected from three focus areas, and
15 units of electives selected on advisement from the list identified by the department.
Students completing a Bachelor of Arts in Latina/Latino Studies fulfill their GWAR requirement through ETHS 300GW Writing in Ethnic Studies – GWAR or other approved GWAR course.

Students must complete at least 35 hours of service as part of a local community service learning internship. For the four core courses in the LTNS Major, a passing grade of C- or better is required, for all other LTNS courses, a passing grade is a D. For credit/no credit consult the University Bulletin.

Nine transfer units in Latina/Latino Studies (or equivalent field) may count toward the major.

These are the three focus areas in Latina/Latino Studies:
Arts and Humanities – The department offers courses in art history, popular and traditional music, literature, creative writing, film, journalism, and media studies.
History – The department offers a comparative Latina/Latino history course that fulfills the statutory requirement for U.S. History as well as specialized history courses on Latinas/Latinos/Latinx in California, Central Americans of the U.S., Caribbeans in the U.S., and Mexican Americans/Chicanas/os/x.
Behavioral and Social Science – The department offers a range and variety of courses on race, gender, family structures, globalization, and social inequality, as well as courses on public and social policy issues related to health, educational equity, immigration, politics, economics, and the juvenile and criminal justice systems

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Important
  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

The department offers a comparative Latina/Latino history course that fulfills the statutory requirement for U.S. History as well as specialized history courses on Latinas/Latinos/Latinx in California, Central Americans of the U.S., Caribbeans in the U.S., and Mexican Americans/Chicanas/os/x.

Through this course you will understand and identify the origins and context of diverse individual and group experiences of Latinas and Latinos in the United States.

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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