DePaul University College of LAS > Academics > Critical Ethnic Studies > COMBINED BACHELOR'S/MASTER'S

Latin American and Latino Studies (BA)/Critical Ethnic Studies (MA)


Students apply to this program in spring of their junior year; interested students should contact the Critial Ethnic Studies (CES) graduate director.
Students in this program take twelve graduate credit hours in their senior year; these graduate courses apply toward both undergraduate Latin American/Latino Studies and graduate Critical Ethnic Studies requirements. 

In the senior year students complete:
CES 401 CRITICAL ETHNIC STUDIES

One course from:
CES 402 MOBILITY AND THE STATE
CES 403 CITIES AND RACIAL FORMATION
CES 404 BORDERS AND MIGRATION

One course from:
CES 402 MOBILITY AND THE STATE
CMNS 563 MULTICULTURAL MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS

Once the student has graduated with their undergraduate BA in Latin American/Latino Studies, they will matriculate into the MA Program. As MA Students, the students take the remaining
nine courses toward the MA degree – usually students will take three graduate courses per quarter in order to complete the MA in the one additional year. Students may also wish to take one of these courses during the summer. The MA courses will include two of the required remaining graduate courses:

One course from:
INT 401 CRITICAL SOCIAL THEORY

SOC 466 SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

WGS 400 FEMINIST THEORIES

One course from:
CES 402 MOBILITY AND THE STATE
CES 403 CITIES AND RACIAL FORMATION

CES 404 BORDERS AND MIGRATION

One Research Methods course from:
CMNS 581 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
HST 422 SEMINAR IN PRIMARY SOURCE ANALYSIS
SCG 410 INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH: PURPOSES, ISSUES, AND METHODOLOGIES
SOC 411 SOCIAL RESEARCH
SOC 413 QUALITATIVE METHODS
WGS 491 METHODS AND SCHOLARSHIP IN WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES

Four Elective courses will be chosen by the student in conjunction with a faculty advisor in order to tailor a coherent program of study to the individual student’s particular academic and/or professional objectives while ensuring that the student sustains strong interdisciplinary focus at the graduate level. Elective courses may be offered by CES or approved courses offered by other departments/programs at DePaul. A list of courses approved by CES are circulated prior to registration for each quarter. Students take 400-500 level courses to fulfill electives and may take up to two approves 300-level courses.

Final Project Requirements

CES 412 FINAL PROJECT INDEPENDENT RESEARCH  (taken with Chair of the Final Project Committee)​

At the conclusion of the program, students complete a final project representing a culmination of the work in the program. All projects consist of a rigorous piece of writing: reflective, analytical, or expository. Students can choose from four format options: 1) an original research thesis; 2) a portfolio of three publishable essays, 3) a completed internship; or, 4) a creative project. Each project is overseen by an advisor and an advisory committee of up to three faculty.​​

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