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ALS Major Requirements
Note:  Many of the 200 and 300 level courses have class standing restrictions and prerequisites.  Work carefully with your advisor to plan the sequence for completion of the major and all required prerequisites.

I.  ALS required courses (3 s.h. each)
ALS 100 Introduction to Africana and Latino Studies

ALS 395 Senior Seminar in Africana and Latino Studies*

Total:  6 s.h.

NOTE:  A maximum of 3 s.h. of 100-level coursework may be taken in the remainder of the major.

II. ALS major remaining requirements 
All ALS majors choose 3 courses from below (9 s.h.): 

ALS Combination Courses (200-level courses require SoS or P.I.* unless pre-req noted)

ALS/PHIL 160:  Urban Philosophical Dilemmas

ALS/MCOM 208:  African-Americans & Latinos in Film & TV

ALS/PHIL 259:  Citizenship, Democracy and Identity∆

ALS/PHIL 260:  Philosophy of Protest∆

ALS 262:  Topics in Racism

ALS 273:  Race, Gender, Class & Culture

ALS/FAMS 361:  American Families in Poverty (pre-req is FAMS 160, PSYC 100, SOCL 100 or ALS 100; and 9 sh of 200-level coursework in CHLD, FMAS, SOCL, and/or PSYC)

GEOG 238:  Geography of Developing Regions

SOCL 261:  Sociology of Ethnic Relations (pre-req is 3 s.h. SOCL)

SOCL 279:  Race, Crime & Justice (pre-req is 3 s.h. SOC or PI)

WMST 269:  Women of Color in the U.S.

WMST 290:  Women, Race & Representation:  An Intro

WMST 291:  Women, Race & Representation:  Sexuality

Total:  9 s.h.

III.  Students may choose 5 courses from ONE of the THREE tracks below (15 s.h.):
Students who major in Africana & Latino Studies have 3 options:

  1. a combination of Africana & Latino Studies courses
  2. exclusively in Africana studies
  3. exclusively in Latino studies


Students must select 5 courses (15 s.h.) from among the 2 tracks below: 
Africana Studies and Latino Studies.

Total:  15 s.h.


ALS/ANTH 202:  Peoples and Cultures of Africa

ALS/ANTH 203:  People and Cultures of the Caribbean

ALS 207:  Black Drama

ALS/ANTH 212:  Music of the Caribbean

ALS 251:  Pan Africanism

ALS 266:  The African American Experience

ALS 279:  Hip-Hop Culture

ALS 278:  African Atlantic:  Popular Culture

ALS/HIST 104:  Introduction to African History

ALS/HIST 215:  Hist. of the Modern Middle East & N. Africa

ALS/HIST 219:  Africa Since 1800:  Identities

ALS/HIST 263:  African American History I

ALS/HIST 264:  African American History II

ALS/HIST 274:  Gender & Power in Africa

ALS/HIST 275:  South Africa:  Race & Resistance Since 1800

ALS/HIST 276:  History of Slavery

ALS/POLS 211:  Contemporary Black Social & Political Thought

ALS/POLS 265:  African Politics

ALS/ALIT 250:  African American Literature (pre-req is COMP 100 or ALS 100 or PI)

ALS/WLIT 257:  Modern Black Literature (pre-req is COMP 100 or ALS 100 or PI)

ALS/ALIT/WMST 286:  African-American Women Writers (pre-req is COMP 100 or ALS 100 or PI)

ALS/ALIT 351:  Literature of the Harlem Renaissance (pre-req is COMP 100 or ALS 100; ALS 273 or Litr 250 or PI)

ALS/WLIT 270:  Postcolonial Literature and Culture:  Africa (pre req is COMP 100 & LITR 100/150 & LITR 250 or PI)

MUSIC 121:  Jazz

Total:  15 s.h.


ALS 206:  Latino Drama

ALS/MCOM 208:  African-Americans & Latinos in Film & TV

ALS 252:  Latino(a)s on the Move:  Immigration∆

ALS/PHIL 258:  Latin American Political Theory∆

ALS/WMST 261:  Women of Mixed Race Descent/Mestisaje∆

ALS/HIST 271:  Colonial Latin America

ALS/HIST 272:  Modern Latin America

ALS/HIST 288:  Borderlands:  Latinos/as in the U.S.

ALS/POLS 267:  Latin American Politics

ALS/SPAN 340:  Literature of the Hispanic Caribbean (pre-req is SPAN 208)

GEOG 266:  Geography of Latin America

SPAN 204:  Hispanic Civilization (Latin America/Spain) (pre-req is SPAN 201 or 202 or 203)

SPAN 310:  Spanish and Latin American Film (pre-req is SPAN 204/205)

SPAN 313:  Spanish American Literature  (pre-req is SPAN 208)

SPAN 323:  Litr of the Mexican Revolutionary Period (pre-req is SPAN 208)

WLIT 271:  Postcolonial Literature & Culture:  The Americas (pre-req is COMP 100 & LITR 100/150 or PI)

Total:  15 s.h.



IV. ALS language/Independent Study/Internship options


Maximum 3 s.h. 100 level:  Spanish, French, Arabic, Brazilian, Portuguese, Arabic or another African language may be applied to the above track requirements.

Total:  3 s.h. (maximum)

Note for NEW major requirements:

Three (3) semester hours of Independent Study (ALS 299) OR Internship (ALS 397) may be applied to any of the tracks, but the content must be relevant to the track.

Total:  3 s.h. (maximum)

Major Total:  30 s.h.

* Sophomore Standing or Permission of Instructor.
∆ New course added to curriculum.
PI = Permission of Instructor.

Rev. 4/08

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