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Latin American and Latino Studies (Interdepartmental Concentration)

Concentration Requirements

Mailing Address:
Latin American and Latino Studies Program (MC 219)
601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Campus Location: 1527 UH
Telephone: (312) 996-2445
Web Site: http://www.uic.edu/las/latamst/
Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program: Amalia Pallares, amalia@uic.edu
Director of Graduate Studies: Javier Villa-Flores, javier@uic.edu

The Latin American and Latino Studies Program offers work leading to the graduate Interdepartmental Concentration in Latin American and Latino Studies. Students in the following graduate programs may be eligible to complete the Interdepartmental Concentration in Latin American and Latino Studies:

Graduate Program Level
Anthropology MA, PhD
Communication MA, PhD
English MA, PhD
Hispanic Studies MA, PhD
History MA, PhD
Political Science MA, PhD
Sociology MA, PhD

Concentration Requirements

Students must take at least 16 hours of course work approved by their advisors for the concentration, of which 4 hours must be LALS 501. The remaining 12 hours may come from courses offered by the Latin American and Latino Studies Program or cross-listed courses, departmental offerings with Latin American or Latino content, or independent study courses chosen in consultation with the advisor. Up to 8 hours may be taken in the home discipline, although students are encouraged to take advantage of the multidisciplinary nature of the concentration.