Compiled by the staff at the SUNY Oneonta Career Development Center and adapted by the ALS department
The Africana & Latino Studies Major combines methods of ‘tradition’ disciplines (history, economics, literature, philosophy, sociology, etc.) with an intersectional approach (i.e., race, class, & gender) to analyze the Black and Latino experience in the Americas and nations of origin, e.g., in Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Our curriculum focuses on issues, ideas, and historical movements that have had a direct impact on Latino peoples and peoples of African descent and their relationship with other communities. Although the department continues to address race, class, and ethnicity, we are increasingly concerned with their intersection with today’s vexing issues. Global warming, environmental degradation, income inequality, the socio-economic problems of minority youth, the needs of women of color, treatment of the LGBTQ community, interests of immigrants and refugees, bilingualism and language issues, global social justice, and the under-representation of minorities within the American business community are issues reflected in our current thrust of teaching, service, and research.
Functional Skill Set for Africana & Latino Studies Majors