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Center for Latino and Latin American Studies

Latino Studies
Latino Studies
Latino Studies
Latino Studies
Latino Studies

Minor in Latino and Latin American Studies

The Center's interdisciplinary minor provides students with detailed information about the Latino experience in the United States as well as Latin American civilization. It benefits students interested in careers in teaching, public service, health care, law, business, the arts, the media, and other fields. The minor also provides Latino students with a broader understanding of their own history and culture.

Minor Courses in Latino and Latin American Studies 

CLLAS: Register week of  November 2 minor and graduate concentration courses

Spring 2016
Please consult MyNIU and course catalog to verify information.


NIU Latino Oral History Project

The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies is currently developing a collection of 
Latino oral histories on research that examines the study of labor history, migration 
studies, race and ethnicity, Latinos and public health, undocumented students and 
workers, gender and sexuality studies, and the history of Latino entrepreneurship 
in Northern Illinois.


Photograph by: Juan Manuel Fernandez

Scholarships and Grants for Graduate Students and Undergraduates

The Center sponsors a variety of scholarships and awards including:

The Center also promotes the Annual competitive research grants for faculty associates of the Center.

Current Events

NIU students conducting summer research in Mexico

NIU undergraduates Suzanne Serrano, Steven Smith and Ricardo Soto completed a two-week summer research program on indigenous Mexican studies in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Students conducted their research at the Archivo de la Real Audiencia, the Spanish empire’s Royal Court Archive, now held in Jalisco’s public library. The studied criminal and civil court cases during the 17th and 18th centuries, and will develop research projects on indigenous people before the Royal Court of Appeals in colonial Guadalajara.

To view some of the images from their recent trip visit our fanpage

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Celebrate Bilingualism

Are you bilingual?  If so, NIU wants to recognize your language skills with academic credit and career-enhancing certification!

  • Earn up to 12 credits by demonstrating fluency in a  language other than English
  • Receive a special certificate and notation on your transcripts
  • Free up your schedule to take other electives, or earn a minor with a few additional language courses

    For more information http://www.niu.edu/celebrate-bilingualism/ 

Read about CLLAS' Milestones Here!