Junior Transfer Students

What to take in your first quarter

We are excited to welcome you to LALS to complete your undergraduate degree! Most junior transfers enter in fall quarter, and we ask that you jump right into our major with two courses:

  1. LALS 1: Introduction to Latin American and Latino Studies (see description for all New Students)
  2. LALS 100: Concepts and Theories in Latin American and Latina/o Studies. F 
    Interdisciplinary exploration of transnational migrations; social inequalities; collective action and social movements; and cultural productions, products, or imaginaries. Examines how transnational migration and hemispheric integration are transforming Latin American studies and Chicana/o-Latina/o studies. Explores the influence of neoliberalism and globalization, especially the intersection of critical analysis and social-justice praxis.

These two courses will make up two-thirds (10 credits) of the typical student schedule. If you have completed all of your General Education (GE) requirements with IGETC, you can probably choose almost anything you like for your third five-credit class, unless you need further language instruction to prepare to take courses taught in Spanish or Portuguese.* Consult with any of your undergraduate advisors to select a third class.

View online presentation for incoming Junior Transfer Students


Transfer Courses & Sample Schedules

If you have taken transfer courses that might apply to the LALS major, please contact the LALS undergraduate advisor to find out if you have completed your second lower-division elective or other requirements prior to attending UCSC.

Full sample schedules are available for all of our majors.* If you are entering in winter quarter, you would start with LALS 1 and LALS 100A. We are always happy to meet with new students to discuss your first quarter and first year plans!

*Please note that the sample schedules include Spanish instruction courses (or Portuguese in paretheses) but these courses are optional. If you feel comfortable taking a course taught in Spanish or Portuguese, and reading and writing at a university level without any further instruction, you do not need to take these classes.