Latin American and Latino Studies Major

The major consists of 10 courses:

Course Title Credits
One Intro course
Two Social Sciences courses6 to 8
Two Humanities/Arts courses6 to 8
One Upper-level History course3 to 4
One Capstone Seminar (normally taken in the senior year)4
Three additional electives 110 to 12

Intro courses

Courses in this group have the LAIN attribute.

Course Title Credits
HIST 1400UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: LATIN AMERICA3

Social Sciences courses

Courses in this group have the LASS attribute.

Course Title Credits
AFAM 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM4
AFAM 2647THIRD WORLD AND THE CITY4
AFAM 3037BEING AND BECOMING BLACK IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD4
AFAM 3130RACIAL AND ETHNIC CONFLICT4
AFAM 3150CARIBBEAN PEOPLES AND CULTURE4
AFAM 3155CHILDREN OF IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICA4
AFAM 3663MINORITIES IN THE MEDIA4
AFAM 3667CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
AFAM 4000AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND THE AMERICAN DREAM4
AFAM 4650SOCIAL WELFARE AND SOCIETY4
ANTH 2619MAGIC, SCIENCE, AND RELIGION4
ANTH 3180ETHNOGRAPHIC METHODS: CULTURES OF NEW YORK CITY4
ANTH 3340ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON RACE AND ETHNICITY4
ANTH 3351COMPARATIVE CULTURES4
ANTH 3354RACE, IDENTITY, AND GLOBALIZATION4
ANTH 3470PEOPLE AND CULTURES OF LATIN AMERICA4
ECON 3210ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT4
ECON 3235ECONOMY OF LATIN AMERICA4
ECON 3240WORLD POVERTY4
ECON 3242GLOBAL ECONOMIC ISSUES4
ECON 3244INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY4
ECON 3346INTERNATIONAL TRADE4
ECON 3563LABOR ECONOMICS4
ECON 3580ECONOMICS OF DIVERSITY4
LALS 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM4
LALS 3343CRIME AND MINORITY RIGHTS4
LALS 3344CRIME, LITERATURE, AND LATINOS4
LALS 3352POL ISSUES AND PROCEDURE IN CRIMINAL LAW4
LALS 3600LATIN AMERICA: CURRENT TRENDS4
LALS 3601LATIN AMERICAN ARCHEOLOGY4
POSC 2610INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS4
POSC 3121NEW YORK CITY POLITICS4
POSC 3310RACIAL AND ETHNIC POLITICS4
POSC 3610POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT4
POSC 3641LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS4
POSC 3645POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION4
POSC 3915INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY4
PSYC 3600MULTICULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY4
SOCI 2410INEQUALITY: CLASS, RACE, AND ETHNICITY4
SOCI 2420SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF RACE AND ETHNICITY4
SOCI 3000LATINO IMAGES IN MEDIA4
SOCI 3017INEQUALITY IN AMERICA4
SOCI 3046INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGY4
SOCI 3102CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES AND POLICIES4
SOCI 3110GLOBAL CONFLICT: WARS/RELIGION4
SOCI 3136INEQUALITY-WHY/EFFECTS4
SOCI 3148POPULATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES4
SOCI 3149ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY4
SOCI 3405GENDER, RACE, AND CLASS4
SOCI 3406RACE/SOCIAL CONSTRUCT4
SOCI 3415DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION4
SOCI 3418CONTEMPORARY IMMIGRATION IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE4
SOCI 3427HISPANICS/LATINOS IN THE USA4
SOCI 3506DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN FAMILIES4
SOCI 3601URBAN POVERTY4
SOCI 3670HISPANIC WOMEN4
SOCI 3713CRIMINOLOGY4
SOCI 4902INTERNSHIP SEMINAR: COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS4

Certain sections of the following courses will also count toward the Social Science requirement. 

Course Title Credits
AFAM 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM4
ANTH 3351COMPARATIVE CULTURES4
ECON 3242GLOBAL ECONOMIC ISSUES4
ECON 3244INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY4
ECON 3346INTERNATIONAL TRADE4
ECON 3563LABOR ECONOMICS4
LALS 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM4
POSC 2610INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS4
PSYC 3600MULTICULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY4
SOCI 2410INEQUALITY: CLASS, RACE, AND ETHNICITY4
SOCI 2420SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF RACE AND ETHNICITY4
SOCI 3017INEQUALITY IN AMERICA4
SOCI 3102CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES AND POLICIES4
SOCI 3136INEQUALITY-WHY/EFFECTS4
SOCI 3148POPULATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES4
SOCI 3405GENDER, RACE, AND CLASS4
SOCI 3405GENDER, RACE, AND CLASS4
SOCI 3415DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION4
SOCI 3506DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN FAMILIES4
SOCI 3601URBAN POVERTY4
SOCI 3713CRIMINOLOGY4
SOCI 4902INTERNSHIP SEMINAR: COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS4

Humanities/Arts courses

Courses in this group have the LAHA attribute.

Course Title Credits
AFAM 3667CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
ARHI 1103INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY: AMERICAS3
ARHI 2257MODERN LATIN AMERICAN ART4
ARHI 255020TH CENTURY ART4
ARHI 4250AZTEC ART4
COLI 3250REPRESENT SP CIVIL WAR4
COLI 3434THE AVANT-GARDES: EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA4
COLI 3522STRANGE MEMORIES, STRANGE DESIRES4
COLI 3664POST COLONIAL LITERATURES4
COLI 3668CARIBBEAN IDENTITIES4
COLI 3840LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE THROUGH FILM4
COLI 3910US LATINO FILM MAKING4
COLI 3912LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAS4
COLI 4018CUBA: REVOLUTION, LITERATURE AND FILM4
ENGL 3036LATIN AMERICAN SHORT STORY4
ENGL 3841CONTEMPORARY FICTION4
ENGL 4184POSTWAR AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE4
LALS 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM4
LALS 3343CRIME AND MINORITY RIGHTS4
LALS 3346LATINOS AND THE MEDIA4
LALS 3421LATIN AMERICAN FICTION4
MLAL 1010SPANISH COLONIALISM THROUGH FILM3
MUSC 2048WORLD MUSIC AND DANCE4
SOCI 3670HISPANIC WOMEN4
SPAN 2500APPROACHES TO LITERATURE4
SPAN 2640SPANISH AND NEW YORK CITY4
SPAN 2650BUSINESS SPANISH4
SPAN 3001SPAIN: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY4
SPAN 3002LATIN AMERICA: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY4
SPAN 3066SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN FILM4
SPAN 3210TRANSATLANTIC PICARESQUE4
SPAN 3230SINFUL BUSINESS4
SPAN 3250GOD, GOLD, AND GLORY4
SPAN 3300MODERN LATIN AMERICAN VISUAL CULTURE4
SPAN 3530EXCESS IN SPANISH LIT4
SPAN 3540SPAIN AND ISLAM4
SPAN 3550EXPRESSING THE COLONIES4
SPAN 3561REPRESENTING THE GYPSY4
SPAN 3582NEW YORK IN LATINO LITERATURE AND FILM4
SPAN 3610CHILDREN'S GAZE IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE4
SPAN 3625SPANISH-AMERICAN SHORT FICTION4
SPAN 3642SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND POPULAR MUSIC4
SPAN 3701SPANISH-AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS4
SPAN 3730WRITING VIOLENCE: PERU, 1980-20004
SPAN 3800THE SPANISH DIASPORA4
SPAN 3820CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
SPAN 3850NARRATING THE CITY4
SPAN 3950THE FANTASTIC IN SPANISH LITERATURE AND FILM4
SPAN 4001CERVANTES AND DON QUIXOTE4
THEO 3546THE BIBLE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE3
THEO 3960RELIGION AND RACE IN AMERICA4

Certain sections of the following courses will also count toward the Humanities/Arts requirement. 

Course Title Credits
COLI 3522STRANGE MEMORIES, STRANGE DESIRES4
ENGL 3841CONTEMPORARY FICTION4

Upper-level History courses

Courses in this group have the LAUH attribute.

Course Title Credits
HIST 3806U.S. IMMIGRATION/ETHNICITY4
HIST 3808NEW YORK CITY POLITICS4
HIST 3862HISTORY OF NEW YORK CITY4
HIST 3950LATINO HISTORY4
HIST 3955SLAVERY FREEDOM/ATLANTIC WORLD4
HIST 3965COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA4
HIST 3968MEXICO4
HIST 3969LATIN AMERICA AND THE U.S.4
HIST 3972REVOLUTION IN CENTRAL AMERICA4
HIST 3974SPANIARDS AND INCAS4
HIST 3975THE CARIBBEAN4
HIST 3977LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH FILM4
HIST 4510CONQUEST, CONVERSION, CONSCIENCE4
HIST 4760SEMINAR: IMMIGRATION TO THE U.S.4
INST 3859POST-1945: A GLOBAL HISTORY4

Seniors may wish to write a senior essay under the guidance of one of the program’s faculty members.

Availability

The major in Latin American and Latino studies is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Lincoln Center.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.