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Major Requirements

Degree Requirements

Core Courses (32 credit hours)

Composed of five introductory core courses offered by the Latin American and Latino Studies Department, plus three additional introductory courses which are also required for all College of Communication majors.

Course Title Quarter Hours
Core Courses 32
LST 201
STRUGGLE AND RESISTANCE IN LATIN AMERICA
LST 202
CONSTRUCTING LATINO COMMUNITIES
LST 203
MEDIA AND CULTURAL STUDIES ACROSS THE AMERICAS
LST 306
LATINO COMMUNITIES IN CHICAGO
LST 307
GROWING UP LATINO/LATINA IN THE U.S.
CMN 102
INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION
CMN 103
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
CMN 104
PUBLIC SPEAKING

Major Area Courses (44 credit hours)

In addition to the core courses, students will complete 24 credit hours in both the College of Liberal Arts and Social Science and 20 credit hours in the College of Communication.

Course Title Quarter Hours
Students must select 4 LALS courses (16 credits) and 2 Spanish Courses (8 credits) from the following list:24
LST 207
AFRO-CARIBBEAN AND AFRO-LATIN AMERICA: PEOPLES, CULTURES, IDEAS AND MOVEMENTS
LST 209
LATINOS/AS AND THE CRIMINAL LEGAL SYSTEM
LST 252
LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS
LST 290
LATINO/A LIBERATION TRADITIONS
LST 300
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
LST 303
BORDER MATTERS:LITERATURE & CULTURE IN THE LATINO/A BORDERLANDS
LST 306
LATINO COMMUNITIES IN CHICAGO
LST 307
GROWING UP LATINO/LATINA IN THE U.S.
LST 308
MOTHERHOOD IN LATINO COMMUNITIES
LST 309
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT AND LATINO FAMILIES
LST 310
SPECIAL TOPICS: LATINOS IN THE U.S.
LST 312
LATINA/O SEXUALITIES
LST 321
GLOBALIZATION IN THE AMERICAS
LST 322
MEXICAN CINEMA
PHL 389
LATIN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY
PSC 212
LATINO POLITICS
PSC 226
LATINO POLITICAL BEHAVIOR
PSC 244
LATIN AMERICAN-UNITED STATES RELATIONS
PSC 252
LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS
WRD 210
CULTURAL RHETORICS
WRD 265
SOCIAL MOVEMENT, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND AMERICAN IDENTITIES
WRD 309
TOPICS IN WRITING, RHETORIC AND DISCOURSE
SPN 101
BASIC SPANISH I
SPN 102
BASIC SPANISH II
SPN 103
BASIC SPANISH III
SPN 104
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
SPN 105
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
SPN 106
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH III
SPN 114
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH FOR HERITAGE LEARNERS I
SPN 115
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH FOR HERITAGE LEARNERS II
SPN 200
TRANSITIONAL SPANISH FOR HERITAGE LEARNERS
SPN 201
ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMMUNICATION
SPN 202
ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND COMMUNICATION
SPN 203
ADVANCED CONVERSATION
SPN 205
ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION FOR HERITAGE LEARNERS I
SPN 206
ADVANCED GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION FOR HERITAGE LEARNERS II
SPN 207
ADVANCED CONVERSATION FOR THE HERITAGE LEARNER
SPN 304
LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE II
SPN 305
LATIN AMERICAN NOVEL
SPN 306
PUERTO RICAN LITERATURE
SPN 314
CONTEMPORARY HISPANIC LITERATURE
SPN 315
MEXICAN LITERATURE
SPN 316
THE HISPANIC ESSAY
SPN 319
CONTEMPORARY POETRY
SPN 321
U.S. LATINO/A WRITERS
SPN 327
AREA STUDIES IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE
SPN 328
MODERN LATIN AMERICAN THEATRE
SPN 329
LATINO GAY AND LESBIAN LITERATURE
Course Title Quarter Hours
Students must choose one of the following focus areas and select 5 elective courses (20 credits) from the following:20
Advocacy and Social Change Communcation
CMNS 205
COMMUNICATION, CULTURE AND COMMUNITY
CMNS 211
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 321
CULTURAL AND SYMBOLIC CRITICISM
CMNS 323
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
CMNS 329
PERSUASION
CMNS 333
CULTURES IN CONVERSATION
CMNS 335
LATINX COMMUNICATION, ADVOCACY AND COMMUNITY BUILDING
CMNS 336
STORYTELLING: COMMUNICATION AS NARRATIVE
CMNS 346
SOCIAL MEDIA RESEARCH METHODS
CMNS 355
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
CMNS 361
GENDER AND COMMUNICATION
CMNS 363
CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION
or JOUR 311
CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION
CMNS 365
ARGUMENTATION, ADVOCACY, AND DELIBERATION
CMNS 366
COMMUNICATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
CMNS 367
PERFORMANCE FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
CMNS 373
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, POWER, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
CMNS 382
APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
JOUR 325
POLITICS & GOVERNMENT REPORTING
JOUR 342
SOCIAL MEDIA & THE NEWS
JOUR 351
SOCIAL JUSTICE REPORTING 1
ORGC 212
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
ORGC 358
DIVERSITY, LEADERSHIP, & TEAM BUILDING
PRAD 244
PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING
PRAD 255
PUBLIC RELATIONS
PRAD 256
WRITING FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ADVERTISING
Group and Organizational Communication
ORGC 201
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
ORGC 212
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
ORGC 251
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
ORGC 316
COMMUNICATION AND GROUP DECISION-MAKING
ORGC 352
COMMUNICATION AND THE CORPORATE CULTURE
ORGC 353
COMMUNICATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
ORGC 354
EMPLOYMENT INTERVIEWING
ORGC 355
DARK SIDE OF ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
ORGC 358
DIVERSITY, LEADERSHIP, & TEAM BUILDING
ORGC 359
VIRTUAL TEAMS
ORGC 360
HUMAN RESOURCES COMMUNICATION
ORGC 363
WORK/FAMILY COMMUNICATION
CMNS 280
INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL MEDIA SKILLS
CMNS 307
TOPICS IN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 308
TOPICS IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 311
TOPICS IN RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 329
PERSUASION
CMNS 349
DIGITAL MEDIA LAW AND ETHICS
CMNS 355
CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
CMNS 382
APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES
PRAD 244
PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING
PRAD 255
PUBLIC RELATIONS
PRAD 256
WRITING FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ADVERTISING
PRAD 362
ENGAGING LATINX COMMUNITIES
Journalism and Media
JOUR 275
INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM
JOUR 276
PHOTOJOURNALISM
JOUR 278
NEWS REPORTING
JOUR 279
FEATURE WRITING
JOUR 301
REPORTING FOR 14 EAST MAGAZINE
JOUR 311
CLIMATE CHANGE COMMUNICATION
JOUR 342
SOCIAL MEDIA & THE NEWS
JOUR 352
SOCIAL JUSTICE REPORTING II
JOUR 360
POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
JOUR 361
JOURNALISM LAW AND ETHICS
JOUR 370
MULTIMEDIA NEWS PRODUCTION
JOUR 390
WRITING FOR THE DEPAULIA
MCS 231
INTRODUCTION TO DOCUMENTARY STUDIES
MCS 260
TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING: BUILDING A NARRATIVE WORLD
MCS 274
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN CINEMA AND TELEVISION
MCS 350
TOPICS IN GLOBAL CINEMA
MCS 353
TOPICS IN MEDIA STUDIES
MCS 361
FANDOM & PARTICIPATORY CULTURE
MCS 366
COMMUNICATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
MCS 375
LATINO/A TELEVISION AND MEDIA
MCS 376
LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA
MCS 389
TOPICS IN MEDIA PRODUCTION
Public Relations and Adversiting
PRAD 291
RESEARCH, DATA AND INSIGHTS
PRAD 292
DESIGN APPLICATIONS FOR PRAD PROFESSIONALS
PRAD 320
EVENT PLANNING
PRAD 334
ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS ETHICS
PRAD 335
DIVERSITY & CURRENT ISSUES IN ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
PRAD 350
STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION PLANNING
PRAD 351
COPYWRITING
PRAD 352
DIGITAL ADVERTISING
PRAD 356
ADVANCED WRITING FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS
PRAD 362
ENGAGING LATINX COMMUNITIES
PRAD 376
CRISIS COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT
PRAD 382
NON-PROFIT PUBLIC RELATIONS
PRAD 383
BRANDED CONTENT
PRAD 393
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ADVERTISING
ORGC 352
COMMUNICATION AND THE CORPORATE CULTURE
ORGC 353
COMMUNICATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
ORGC 355
DARK SIDE OF ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
ORGC 359
VIRTUAL TEAMS
ORGC 360
HUMAN RESOURCES COMMUNICATION
ORGC 357
TOPICS IN GROUP AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
CMNS 323
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
CMNS 329
PERSUASION

Open Electives - 32 credit hours

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