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Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Milwaukee, WI, United States
With the Major in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ Studies (LACUSL), learning is about opening one’s eyes and one’s mind. It is about celebrating uniqueness and also seeing the thread beneath us all. 
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Overview

Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latinx heritages are stories woven: stories of indigenous peoples and diasporas, of slavery and war, of revolution and sovereignty. These stories include cultural traditions that have shifted and stayed the same over hundreds and thousands of years. They are what’s been passed down through generations, what has not survived and what has. They are diasporic and fluid, intersectional and ever-changing, defying imposed borders and challenging preconceived notions of identity. These heritages are rich and diverse, vibrant and alive, and can be found throughout the region and throughout the world.

The curriculum of the LACUSL Major is unique across the nation and is designed to ensure that students acquire foundational knowledge of U.S. Latinx, Latin American, and Caribbean history and cultures; develop analytical and critical thinking skills; learn the comparative approach to studies of cultures; and gain insight into Latinx, Latin American, and Caribbean cultures from a variety of perspectives.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Introduction to Latino Studies
  • Literatures and Cultures of the Americas
  • Using Children’s Literature to Explore Latin America/Latino Cultural Heritage
  • World Cinemas 
  • Theories of Mass Culture: “Latino and Latin America Popular Culture
  • Topics in Global History
  • Selected Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies
  • Advanced Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies
  • Theatre in the Americas: Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Theatre
  • Advanced Independent Study
  • Latino Immigration and Incorporation

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Personal Statements
  • Official Transcripts (high school or equivalent)
  • Test Scores (ACT or SAT)
  • Application Fee: $50 application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9565 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9565 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Milwaukee

  • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
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