Students interested in the GIS should consult with the Director regarding a plan of study. The links to the right provide a term-by-term list of courses offered for credit toward the program. Once the Director has confirmed the plan, the student can submit the GIS application form through the Graduate School's web site. For more details regarding this application, please see the Graduate School Instructions.
The Graduate School has moved to an electronic forms processing system called GRADFORMS.OSU.EDU. Presently, applications to graduate and all degree examination forms are being handled by this system, as well as the Minor and Interdisciplinary Specialization forms. After logging into GRADFORMS, click "Graduation and Examination Forms," and then scroll down to "Minors and Interdisciplinary Specializations." The GIS form is located here.
According to the new system, the student fills out the form for the GIS, and then it is sent to the Director for review. Then, the Director approves the form, and it goes to the Graduate School for their review. Please let the Director know if you have submitted a form because the Graduate School only informs the Director "as a courtesy," which means the Director might not actually get a notification. The same applies to changes in your graduate program. Also, please let the Director know if you submit a request for changes so they may be approved.
After completing the required credit hours, please return to the GRADFORMS page and complete the “Transcript Designation Form” so that the GIS appears in your transcript.
General questions about Graduate School degree options and specializations may be directed to Tim Watson, director of Graduation Services, at (614) 247-7292. Questions regarding the GradForms system may be directed to Wilma Barnfather at email@example.com.
Required Course (4 credits):
This course offers an introduction to interdisciplinary research, an overview of Latina/o Studies research in multiple fields, and training in teaching an undergraduate interdisciplinary course. It is likely to be offered at least once every academic year but we encourage you to take it earlier rather than later in order to make sure you will be able to complete it before graduation.
Elective Courses (6 credits):
African American and Africana Studies
- *African American & African Studies 7756: Theorizing Race and Ethnicity
- *Comparative Studies 5691: Topics in Comparative Studies
- *Comparative Studies 7320: Theorizing Race and Ethnicity
- *Comparative Studies 7380: Theorizing America
- *Comparative Studies 7888: Interdepartmental Studies in the Humanities (for example, Survey of Latina/o Literature for Graduate Students)
- *Comparative Studies 8792: Seminar in Interdisciplinary Theory
- *Comparative Studies 8888: Interdepartmental Seminar in Critical Theory
City and Regional Planning
- * City and Regional Planning 6310: Law and Planning II: Environment and Society
Education: Teaching and Learning
- *Teaching and Learning 6808: Multicultural and Global Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
- Teaching and Learning 7344: Bilingualism & Biliteracy
- *Teaching and Learning 7364: Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults
- *Teaching and Learning 8890: Advanced Seminar: Bilingual and Biliterate Development in Children and Adolescents
- *English 6758.01 Intro to US Ethnic Literature and Culture
- *English 7858.01 U.S. Ethnic Literatures and Culture
- *English 7888.01 Interdepartmental Studies in the Humanities
- *History 5750: Special Topics in the History of Ethnicity, Race, and the Nation
*History 7600: Transnational History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
*History 7630: Studies in the History of Sexuality
*History 8010: Seminar in Modern U.S. History
Management and Human Resources (Business Admin)
- Management and Human Resources 7355: Managing Diversity
- *Political Science 7140: Race and Ethnicity
- *Political Science 7910: Identity Politics
- Sociology 7756: Sociology of Immigration
- Spanish 5389: US Latino Languages and Communities
- *Spanish 5640: Globalization and Latin America: Multidisciplinary Approaches
- *Spanish 5660: Seminar in Latin American Literatures and Cultures
- *Spanish 5689S: Spanish in Ohio (service learning/language)
- *Spanish 8580: Seminar in Contemporary Spanish American Literature
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
- *Women’s Studies 5620: Topics in Feminist Studies
- *Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 7710: Theorizing Race, Sexualities, and Social Justice
Faculty Advisor for the GIS:
Director, Latina/o Studies and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
2072 Derby Hall
154 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210