Latino Studies (2016 - 2018)
Major Prior to 2016-2017 Academic Year
Please consult archived 2014-2016 CAS Bulletin for requirements.
Major for 2016-2017 Academic Year and Thereafter
The new Latino studies major requires nine 4-point courses (36 points) completed with a grade of C or better. (Students who entered CAS before fall 2016 may follow the new version of the major with departmental approval and advisement.)
Two introductory courses - may be taken in either order:
- Social and Cultural Analysis 101 (SCA-UA 101)
- Cultures and Contexts: Contemporary Latino Cultures (CORE-UA 529) or Approaches to Latino Studies (SCA-UA 501)
Six elective courses:
- Six designated Latino studies electives, of which four must be taught by SCA faculty.
- SCA Theory & Practice: The Internship Program (SCA-UA 42) is no longer required but highly recommended and can count as an elective.
One research course:
- Advanced Research Seminar (SCA-UA 90)
Five 4-point courses (20 points) completed with a grade of C or better are required for the minor in Latino studies. Students must take one of the following introductory courses: Cultures and Contexts: Contemporary Latino Cultures (CORE-UA 529) or Approaches to Latino Studies (SCA-UA 501). They also take four designated Latino studies electives, of which two must be taught by SCA faculty.
Language and Linguistic Competency
The type of rigorous intercultural study promoted within the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis requires students to recognize the complex modes of communication at work both within and across different social groups. Latino studies therefore strongly encourages its students to develop advanced skills in Spanish, Portuguese, and/or any indigenous languages spoken in the Americas by any of the following means: taking elective courses in sociolinguistics; studying these languages beyond the minimum level required by the College of Arts and Science; pursuing community-based internship fieldwork necessitating the development and use of specific language skills; or undertaking study or research abroad in contexts entailing the exercise of key language or linguistic capabilities.
Policy on Double Counting of Courses
Majors may share (double count) two courses with a second major, with permission from the other department/program.
Minors may share (double count) one course with a major or a second minor, with permission from the other department/program.
Majors who have completed 48 points of graded work in CAS and have a 3.65 GPA or higher (both overall and in the major) are encouraged to register for Senior Honors Seminar (SCA-UA 92) in the fall semester of their senior year. Upon successful completion of the seminar requirements, students will be eligible to register for Senior Honors Thesis (SCA-UA 93) in the spring. Information about honors can be found at http://sca.as.nyu.edu/object/sca.related.honors.