Graduate Concentration in Latino and Latin American Studies

Students pursuing a graduate concentration in Latin American Studies at Northern Illinois University acquire specialized knowledge by completing designated graduate level courses in a variety of disciplines. This interdisciplinary approach exposes them to diverse texts, different ways of analyzing evidence, and comparative perspectives. Successful completion of the concentration will be noted on the student's transcript.


Since the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies is not a degree-offering unit, all graduate degrees are obtained through the student's major department, whose special requirements must be met. The concentration is available to students in good standing in any graduate program in the university. Faculty who regularly teach courses eligible for the concentration come from a variety of departments.


Students interested in pursuing this concentration should consult as early as possible in their graduate program both with their major department faculty adviser and with the director of Latino and Latin American Studies to determine the set of courses to be used for the concentration.


Students must complete electives from courses in at least two different departments. All requirements for the concentration in Latin American Studies must be completed within a period of six consecutive years.
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