Minor in Latina/o/x & Latin American Studies

University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work


Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).


Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".


Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.


Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.


Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.


Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.


 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements

Minor in Latina/o/x & Latin American Studies (18 credit hours)

Required Courses
LLAS-101Introduction To Latino & Latin American Studies3
LLAS-201Writing Intensive Program: Culture & History Of Latinos3
Electives: Select four electives from the list below. One elective must be a LLAS course. 12
Total Hours18
ANTH-221Peoples Of South America3
ANTH-225Peoples Of Mexico/Central America/Caribbean3
ANTH-250Latin American Archaeology3
ANTH-373Urban Anthropology 13
ANTH-374The Maya3
ANTH-380Archaeological Field School6
ARTH-305Ancient Mesoamerican Art & Architecture3
ARTH-306Ancient South American Art & Architecture3
ARTH-307Art Of Latin America (1810-Present)3
Educational Foundations
EDFN-314LGender, Race, And Class Issues In Education3
ENGL-365Caribbean Literature3
ENGL-369U.S. Latino/a Literature And Culture3
ENGL-382Chicana/o/x Literature3
Geography and Environmental Studies
GES-302GRegional Geography: Caribbean3
GES-302XRegional Geography: Latin America3
GES-347Gentrification And Urban Redevelopment 13
GES-348Latino Metropolis3
HIST-111DWorld History: Latin America3
HIST-332BUnited States Foreign Relations 1914 - Present3
HIST-333International Migration In U.S. History3
HIST-350History Of Brazil3
HIST-351Central America And The Caribbean3
HIST-353History Of Mexico3
HIST-354Contemporary Latin America3
HIST-392Problems In History 13
Justice Studies
JUST-319Latinos/as & The Criminal Justice System3
JUST-346Introduction To Oral History For Communities3
JUST-370Immigration In Global Perspective3
JUST-371U.S. Immigration Policy & Human Rights In The Americas3
Latina/o and Latin American Studies
LLAS-224The Chicano Movement3
LLAS-225Puerto Ricans & The Caribbean3
LLAS-290Research Methods In Latino And Latin American Studies3
LLAS-301Field Seminar In Latino & Latin American Studies3
LLAS-312Introduction To The Barrio3
LLAS-345Race, Class, Gender & Latinos3
LLAS-351Latinos And Immigration3
LLAS-353Latino Diversities3
LLAS-361Queer Latin American Narrative And Film3
LLAS-391Internship In Latina/o & Latin American Studies3
LLAS-393Independent Studies In Latino & Latin American Studies3
PHIL-364Critical Race Theory3
Political Science
PSCI-329Minority Politics In The United States3
PSCI-331Latinos & Public Policy3
PSCI-332Latinos & The Law3
PSCI-333Immigration, Ethnicity, And Citizenship3
PSCI-365Politics And Government Of Mexico, Central America And The Caribbean3
PSCI-366Politics And Governments Of South America3
PSCI-386Globalization & Politics3
PSYC-317Latino Psychology: Mental Health & The Latino Experience In The USA3
Social Work
SWK-203Analysis Of Cross Culture Interaction 13
SWK-308Social Work Practice With Immigrants & Refugees I3
SWK-324Social Work With Latino Communities3
SOC-270Sociology Of Latinas3
SOC-314Urban Sociology 13
SOC-316Race And Ethnic Relations3
SPAN-314Latin American Culture3
SPAN-321Latin American Literature I3
SPAN-323Latin American Literature II3
SPAN-352Puerto Rican Literature3
SPAN-356Realism And Naturalism In Spanish American Literature3
SPAN-358El Modernismo3
SPAN-364Chicago's Latin@ Literature & Culture3
SPAN-368Latin American Cinema3
SPAN-371Seminar: José Martí3
SPAN-372Alejo Carpentier3
SPAN-374Isabel Allende3
SPAN-376Gabriel García Márquez3
SPAN-377Caribbean Literature3
SPAN-378Mexican Literature3
SPAN-379Latin American Theater3
SPAN-381Contemporary Latin American Narrative3
Teacher Education
BLBC-338Bilingualism And Education3
BLBC-342Assessment In The Bilingual Classroom3
SCED-303FTeaching Modern Foreign Languages In The Secondary School3
Teaching English as a Second Language
TESL-320KLanguage & Culture: Latin America3
World Languages & Cultures
WLC-200LIntroduction To Latin American Cultures3

¹ Requires LLAS Advisor approval to count as a LLAS Major/Minor elective.