Latina/Latino Studies, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Latina/Latino Studies


department page: Latina/Latino Studies

department website: https://lls.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Latina/Latino Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


email: lls-studies@illinois.edu or mailto:aprodrig@illinois.edu


Advising: The Department of Latina/Latino Studies provides advising for students. Students will also be assigned a faculty advisor to help plan a coherent program in their selected area of study.

Departmental distinction: To graduate with distinction in Latina/Latino Studies, a student must have at least a 3.25 overall GPA, a minimum 3.5 GPA in the major, and complete a senior honors thesis. To complete the honors thesis requires a student to enroll in four hours of LLS 495, normally distributed evenly across two consecutive semesters. Students graduating with at least a 3.5 GPA in the major (and meeting the other conditions) will be awarded Distinction; those with at least a 3.7 GPA in the major will be given High Distinction.


for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences Major in Latina/Latino Studies


department page: Latina/Latino Studies

department website: https://lls.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Latina/Latino Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


email: lls-studies@illinois.edu or mailto:aprodrig@illinois.edu


Advising: The Department of Latina/Latino Studies provides advising for students. Students will also be assigned a faculty advisor to help plan a coherent program in their selected area of study.
 

Departmental distinction: To graduate with distinction in Latina/Latino Studies, a student must have at least a 3.25 overall GPA, a minimum 3.5 GPA in the major, and complete a senior honors thesis. To complete the honors thesis requires a student to enroll in four hours of LLS 495, normally distributed evenly across two consecutive semesters. Students graduating with at least a 3.5 GPA in the major (and meeting the other conditions) will be awarded Distinction; those with at least a 3.7 GPA in the major will be given High Distinction.


General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.


Minimum required major and supporting course work: 52 hours required, including 34 hours in Latina/Latino Studies courses. Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level in the major must be taken on this campus.


Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.

LLS 100Intro Latina/Latino Studies3
LLS 385Theory and Methods in LLS3
Thematic Areas
Students must take two courses in each of the following three areas. A list of courses is maintained in the Department's office.
A. Literature, Media and Culture6
B. Race, Gender, and Sexuality6
C. History, Politics, and Society6
LLS 490Research and Writing Seminar4
or LLS 495 Senior Honors Thesis
LLS Electives selected from the list of all LLS and cross-listed LLS classes6
Supporting coursework chosen in consultation with an advisor; may be a campus approved minor18
Total Hours52