Latino & Latin American Studies

Explore the UConn Latino and Latin American Studies website for departmental information. Course descriptions below correspond to the UConn undergraduate course catalog.

LLAS 1190: Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean

Three credits ($150). Offered Fall, Spring, or Full-year.

Multidisciplinary exploration of the historical development of such aspects of Latin America and the Caribbean as colonization and nation formation; geography and the environment; immigration and migration; race, ethnicity, and gender in society, politics, economy, and culture.

Eligibility Guidelines: Successful completion of two years of high school history and one year of high school Spanish are recommended.

Instructor Certification Requirements:

The minimum degree requirement for instructors wishing to teach UConn ECE LLAS courses is a Master’s of Arts degree in Latin American Studies, or in Anthropology History, Political Science or Spanish with a focus on the study of Latin American and the Caribbean; however, a candidate with Master’s in Education with a sufficiently strong LLAS background may be considered. A candidate with a strong LLAS background has either taken graduate courses in LLAS or has been educated (K – 12 and potentially beyond)  in a Latin American country. 

Instructor Resources:

LLAS 1190 Sample Syllabus (PDF)