Latin American and Latino Studies

LALS 100A Research in LALS

Introduces research design and methods in the interdisciplinary field of LALS. Combines the analysis of existing LALS research with hands-on experience in a range of research strategies: reading archives, administering surveys, interviewing, conducting participant observations, analyzing quantitative data, and interpreting texts. Students also learn the overall process of designing a research project, from formulating research questions to writing a critical literature review to the effective presentation of research findings. This course emphasizes research oriented toward the pursuit of social change and social justice. (Formerly Social Science Analytics.)


Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Concurrent enrollment in LALS 100L is required. Enrollment is restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior Latin American and Latino studies majors, minors, and combined majors or by permission.