University at Albany

 

 

 

Degree Requirements for the Major in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies

 

Requirements

A minimum of 36 credits, 18 of which must be at or above the 300 level, as follows:

Required core courses (9 credits)

  • ALCS 100, “Culture and Power in the Americas” (3 credits)
  • ALCS 300, “Introduction to Theories and Research Methods in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies (3 credits)
  • And one of the following capstone seminars:

ALCS 411, “Seminar in Latin America” (3 credits)
ALCS 412, “Seminar on the Caribbean” (3 credits)
ALCS 413, Seminar on U.S. Latino Studies” (3 credits)

Electives (27 credits)

  • A total of 27 additional credits in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies with ALCS prefix courses or any courses cross-listed with ALCS from other departments
  • The Undergraduate Director will assist students with an individually designed and cohesive curriculum comprised of these electives (e.g. 15 credits, or 5 courses, at the 100-200-level and 12 credits, or 3 courses, at the 300-level or above with an ALCS prefix)

 

Undergraduate Bulletin - LACS Course Descriptions