Latin American and Latino Studies Major

A major consists of 10 courses:

CourseTitleCredits
Introductory Course
HIST 1400UNDERSTANDING HISTORICAL CHANGE: LATIN AMERICA3
Social Sciences
Select two courses in Social Sciences (see examples in the list below)
Humanities/Arts
Select two courses in Humanities/Arts (see examples in the list below)
Upper-Level History Elective
Select one upper-level elective in history (see examples in the list below)
Capstone Seminar
Select one Capstone Seminar (normally taken in the senior year)
Electives
Select three electives 1
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Any course with the LALS subject code or the LALS attribute code may fulfill this requirement.

Social Sciences Course Examples

CourseTitleCredits
AFAM 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM 14
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 CULTURES 14
ANTH 3354RACE, IDENTITY, AND GLOBALIZATION4
ANTH 3470PEOPLE AND CULTURES OF LATIN AMERICA4
ANTH 3610FAMILIES IN ECONOMIC CRISIS4
ECON 3210ECONOMICS OF DEVELOPMENT4
ECON 3235ECONOMY OF LATIN AMERICA4
ECON 3240WORLD POVERTY4
ECON 3242GLOBAL ECONOMIC ISSUES 14
ECON 3244INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC POLICY 14
ECON 3346INTERNATIONAL TRADE 14
ECON 3563LABOR ECONOMICS 14
ECON 3580ECONOMICS OF DIVERSITY4
LALS 1100AFRO-LATIN AMERICA3
LALS 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM 14
LALS 3343CRIME AND MINORITY RIGHTS4
LALS 3344CRIME, LITERATURE, AND LATINOS4
LALS 3352POL ISSUES AND PROCEDURE IN CRIMINAL LAW4
LALS 3359CRIME: A CASE STUDY4
LALS 3600LATIN AMERICA: CURRENT TRENDS4
LALS 3601LATIN AMERICAN ARCHEOLOGY4
POSC 2610INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS 14
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 PSYCHOLOGY 14
SOCI 2410INEQUALITY: CLASS, RACE, AND ETHNICITY 14
SOCI 2420SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF RACE AND ETHNICITY 14
SOCI 3000LATINO IMAGES IN MEDIA4
SOCI 3017INEQUALITY IN AMERICA 14
SOCI 3046INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGY4
SOCI 3102CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES AND POLICIES 14
SOCI 3110GLOBAL CONFLICT: WARS/RELIGION4
SOCI 3136INEQUALITY-WHY/EFFECTS 14
SOCI 3140OLD AND NEW MINORITIES IN THE U.S.4
SOCI 3148POPULATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES 14
SOCI 3149ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY4
SOCI 3300"RACE" AND "MIXED RACE"4
SOCI 3405GENDER, RACE, AND CLASS 14
SOCI 3406RACE/SOCIAL CONSTRUCT4
SOCI 3415DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION 14
SOCI 3418CONTEMPORARY IMMIGRATION IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE4
SOCI 3427HISPANICS/LATINOS IN THE USA4
SOCI 3506DIVERSITY IN AMERICAN FAMILIES 14
SOCI 3601URBAN POVERTY 14
SOCI 3670HISPANIC WOMEN4
SOCI 3713CRIMINOLOGY 14
SOCI 4902INTERNSHIP SEMINAR: COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS 14
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Certain sections only.

Humanities/Arts Course Examples

CourseTitleCredits
AFAM 3667CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
ARHI 1101INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY: EUROPE3
ARHI 1103INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY: AMERICAS3
ARHI 2250PRE-COLOMBIAN ART4
LALS 3421LATIN AMERICAN FICTION4
LALS 3437AFRO-BRAZILIAN FILM, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE4
SPAN 3500LITERATURE OF DISCOVERY4
SPAN 3510SPAIN AT WAR4
SPAN 3530EXCESS IN SPANISH LIT4
SPAN 3540SPAIN AND ISLAM4
SPAN 3550EXPRESSING THE COLONIES4
ARHI 2256RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE IN LATIN AMERICAN ART4
ARHI 2257MODERN LATIN AMERICAN ART4
ARHI 2258ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF HAVANA, CUBA1
ARHI 255020TH CENTURY ART4
ARHI 4250AZTEC ART4
COLI 3250REPRESENT SP CIVIL WAR4
COLI 3434THE AVANT-GARDES: EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA4
COLI 3522STRANGE MEMORIES, STRANGE DESIRES 14
COLI 3664POST COLONIAL LITERATURES4
COLI 3668CARIBBEAN IDENTITIES4
COLI 3840LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE THROUGH FILM4
COLI 3910US LATINO FILM MAKING4
COLI 3912LITERATURE OF THE AMERICAS4
COLI 4018CONTEMPORARY CUBAN CULTURE IN HAVANA4
ENGL 3028THE POET'S CRAFT 14
ENGL 3036LATIN AMERICAN SHORT STORY4
ENGL 3584EARLY CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
ENGL 3841CONTEMPORARY FICTION 14
ENGL 4184POSTWAR AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE4
LALS 2000CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN FRENCH CARIBBEAN LITERATURE: FROM CHAOS-MONDE TO TOUT-MONDE3
LALS 2005AMERICAN PLURALISM4
LALS 3343CRIME AND MINORITY RIGHTS4
LALS 3346LATINOS AND THE MEDIA4
MLAL 1010SPANISH COLONIALISM THROUGH FILM3
MLAL 1230HISTORY AND THE NOVEL: DON QUIJOTE AND MODERN LITERATURE3
MLAL 1250TRADITION OF STORY-TELLING3
MLAL 3115HISTORY AND THE NOVEL: DON QUIXOTE AND MODERN LITERATURE4
MUSC 2048WORLD MUSIC AND DANCE4
PJST 3322PAN-AMERICAN POETIC REBELLION4
SPAN 2500APPROACHES TO LITERATURE4
SPAN 2610ADVANCED READING AND WRITING4
SPAN 2620SPANISH PHONETICS4
SPAN 2625HISTORY OF THE SPANISH LANG4
SPAN 2640SPANISH AND NEW YORK CITY4
SPAN 2650BUSINESS SPANISH4
SPAN 3001SPAIN: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY4
SPAN 3002LATIN AMERICA: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY (Topics in Spanish-American Culture)4
SPAN 3002LATIN AMERICA: LITERATURE AND CULTURE SURVEY (Latin America: Literature and Culture Survey)4
SPAN 3051SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE4
SPAN 3052SURVEY OF SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE4
SPAN 3066SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN FILM4
SPAN 3070THE LATIN-AMERICAN URBAN CHRONICLE4
SPAN 3075Crime Fiction in Hispanic Literature4
SPAN 3180POETRY IN CONTEXT4
SPAN 3126SPANISH GOLDEN AGE: THE AGES4
SPAN 3200MULTICULTURAL SPAIN4
SPAN 3210TRANSATLANTIC PICARESQUE4
SPAN 3230SINFUL BUSINESS4
SPAN 3250GOD, GOLD, AND GLORY4
SPAN 3300MODERN LATIN AMERICAN VISUAL CULTURE4
SPAN 3398GENERATION OF 18984
SPAN 3401MODERN SPANISH FICTION4
SPAN 3420MODERN SPANISH POETRY4
SPAN 3425MODERN SPANISH THEATER4
SPAN 3426MODERN HISPANIC THEATER4
SPAN 3450NOBEL PRIZES IN HISPANIC LITERATURE4
SPAN 3561REPRESENTING THE GYPSY4
SPAN 3570STORIES OF A NEW WORLD4
SPAN 3582NEW YORK IN LATINO LITERATURE AND FILM4
SPAN 3610CHILDREN'S GAZE IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE4
SPAN 3625SPANISH-AMERICAN SHORT FICTION4
SPAN 3630CULTURAL JOURNEY THROUGH MEXICO CITY4
SPAN 3642SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE AND POPULAR MUSIC4
SPAN 3685MEDIA AND LITERATURE IN SPANISH AMERICA4
SPAN 3701SPANISH-AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS4
SPAN 3727Writing Disease in Latin American Literature4
SPAN 3728Popular Culture in Latin America4
SPAN 3730WRITING VIOLENCE: PERU, 1980-20004
SPAN 3751ADAPTING SPANISH DRAMA4
SPAN 3755SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE AND GLOBALIZATION4
SPAN 3800THE SPANISH DIASPORA4
SPAN 3820CARIBBEAN LITERATURE4
SPAN 3826LATIN AMERICAN AND WORLD LITERATURE4
SPAN 3850NARRATING THE CITY4
SPAN 3950THE FANTASTIC IN SPANISH LITERATURE AND FILM4
SPAN 4001CERVANTES AND DON QUIXOTE4
SPAN 4020NOVELS OF PEREZ GALDOS4
SPAN 4900SEMINAR: HISPANIC LITERATURE4
THEO 3546THE BIBLE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE3
THEO 3960RELIGION AND RACE IN AMERICA4
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Certain sections only.

Upper-level Elective in History Course Examples

CourseTitleCredits
HIST 3102WORKER IN AMERICAN LIFE4
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 3960RELIGION AND POLITICS LATIN AMERICA4
HIST 3965COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA4
HIST 3968MEXICO4
HIST 3969LATIN AMERICA AND THE U.S.4
HIST 3972REVOLUTION IN CENTRAL AMERICA4
HIST 3973EDU AND STATE IN LATIN AMERICA4
HIST 3974SPANIARDS AND INCAS4
HIST 3975THE CARIBBEAN4
HIST 3977LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH FILM4
HIST 4510CONQUEST, CONVERSION, CONSCIENCE4
HIST 4800INTERNSHIP4
HIST 4853SEMINAR: US CIVILIZING EFFORTS IN LATIN AMERICA4
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.