Senior Year Requirements:
At least two courses at the 300-level: one must be the Latin American and Latino/a Studies senior seminar; the other one must be taught by an instructor other than the one teaching the LALS senior seminar. These two seminars must be taken at Vassar. A maximum of 2 units of ungraded work done in a structure academic experience beyond Vassar may be counted toward the major. Students may seek a thematic (i.e., Latino/a Studies, environmental studies, migration, globalization, human rights) or regional (i.e., Caribbean Studies, Brazilian Studies) focus. One course may be “double counted” for a major and a correlate sequence.
For descriptions and timing of the courses offered, please consult the department listings in this catalogue and an updated Schedule of Classes. Additional courses may be approved for the major upon petition to program faculty.
In addition to the Program and cross-listed courses listed above, there are approved courses given in other departments and programs that can count toward a Latin American Latino/a Studies (LALS) major or correlate. Look under the respective departments for course descriptions and semester or year offered. An updated list of approved courses is available in the LALS program office and on-line on the LALS Program web site before preregistration. Students are also urged to consult the additional course offerings of LALS Program faculty members listed under their home departments. While these courses may not focus specifically on Latin America and Latino/a America, they often include case studies or materials related to the regions. In addition, LALS faculty approaches and methodologies in such courses may be beneficial to the major and therefore LALS-approved.