Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, B.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2021-2022

First Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
Math & Quantitative Reasoning
Pathways Required Core
3 Life & Physical Sciences
Pathways Required Core
3
College Option
Pathways College Option (SPAN 1010 recommended if needed)
3 College Option
Pathways College Option (SPAN 1020 recommended if needed)
3
PRLS 1001: Introduction to Puerto Rican and Latin@ Studies
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Flexible Core)
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core (PRLS 3105 recommended)
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 PRLS 2000-level or higher course
Major
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
PRLS 3340: Critical Research Methods in Puerto Rican and Latinx Studies
Major
4 PRLS History, Policy & Society course*
Major (PRLS 3320W recommended as writing intensive course)
4
PRLS 2000-level or higher course
Major
3 PRLS 2000-level or higher
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective (Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in Spanish by examination or complete SPAN 1030. See advisor for more information**)
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option (PRLS 3203 recommended)
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
PRLS Literature, Culture & Arts course*
Major (PRLS 3315W is writing intensive course)
3 PRLS 4615: Special Topics, or PRLS 4635: Study-Travel Seminar, or PRLS 5710: Research Seminar in Puerto Rican/Latinx Studies
Major
4
PRLS History, Policy & Society course*
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 12 credits Credits
PRLS Literature, Culture & Arts course*
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
PRLS 2000-level or higher
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3    

Degree Details

39 Pathways Credits*

36 Major Credits

45 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a second major, or a minor, towards their general elective credits.

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
1205 Boylan Hall
Alan Aja, Chairperson
aaja@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Dr. María Pérez y González, Deputy Chair
mariapg@brooklyn.cuny.edu, or PRLS@brooklyn.cuny.edu

*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Puerto Rican and Latino Studies major requires one course (PRLS 1001) that also satisfies a Pathways requirement. Therefore, students majoring in Puerto Rican and Latino Studies only need to complete 39 additional Pathways credits.

*The Puerto Rican and Latino Studies major requires that students complete one 4-credit writing intensive course within the categories Literature, Culture and the Arts (PRLS 3315W) or History, Policy and Society (PRLS 3320W).

**Students are required to complete one course in Spanish at Level 3 (SPAN 1030 or higher) or to demonstrate an equivalent proficiency by examination.

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. Ideally, you should follow the four-year degree map as closely as possible, but you are free to make some adjustments so long as the prerequisite requirements are satisfied.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
1205 Boylan Hall
Alan Aja, Chairperson
aaja@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Dr. María Pérez y González, Deputy Chair
mariapg@brooklyn.cuny.edu, or PRLS@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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