The Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Latino and Latin American Studies (CLLA) is an interdisciplinary major bridging the fields of Latin American Studies (focusing on the history and cultures of Central and South America) and Latino Studies (focusing on the experience of Chicano/a and Latino/a communities in the United States). By combining these two areas of scholarly inquiry in a single undergraduate degree, students acquire interdisciplinary perspectives on the indigenous and transnational histories, cultures, and social issues of the Américas.
The Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Latino and Latin American Studies provides an opportunity for undergraduates to gain a general understanding of this area of scholarship and research and focus their study to reflect their personal aspirations. The major requires nine courses (36 units), two at the lower-division (100 and 200) level and seven at the upper-division (300 and 400) level. This curriculum prepares students for careers in business, diplomacy, or social change that reflect and respect the cultural diversity of the western hemisphere.