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Courses - Fall 2017
LASC
Certificate in Latin American Studies
LASC234
Issues in Latin American Studies I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO, D
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: SPAN234, PORT234.
Credit only granted for: LASC234, SPAN234, or PORT234.
Interdisciplinary study of major issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Latin America's cultural mosaic, migration and urbanization. Democratization and the role of religions. Taught in English.
LASC234H
Issues in Latin American Studies I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO, D
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: SPAN234, PORT234.
Credit only granted for: LASC234, SPAN234, or PORT234.
Interdisciplinary study of major issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Latin America's cultural mosaic, migration and urbanization. Democratization and the role of religions. Taught in English.
LASC250
History of Colonial Latin America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as: HIST250.
Credit only granted for: LASC250 or HIST250.
Introductory survey of the history of Latin America from pre-Columbian Indian cultures to the beginning of the wars for independence (ca. 1810), covering cultural, political, social, and economic developments. Major themes include conquest, colonialism, indigenous culture, African slavery, religion, race and ethnicity, and gender ideologies.
LASC286
(Perm Req)
Internship in Latin American/Caribbean Studies
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: LASC234, SPAN234, LASC235, SPAN235, LASC250, HIST250, LASC251, or HIST251; and permission of Latin American Studies Center required.
Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and cannot have more than 60 credits total.
Additional information: The course is primarily intended for students seeking the Certificate in Latin American Studies, but exceptions will be considered for students with educational or career interests which lie in this area. Student internships must be approved by the Director and students must secure an appropriate faculty mentor to supervise the internship course.
Internship experience with an organization that works with or studies Latin American and/or the Caribbean. This is an experiential learning course that provides semester-long training that enriches the student's academic field of study and the LASC Certificate. Students submit a final written report of how the experience ties into their major field of study.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
LASC348E
Special Topics in Latin American Studies; Caribbean Literature in English
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as ENGL362. Credit granted for ENGL362 or LASC348E.
LASC448Q
Special Topics in Latin American Studies; Amazon through Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVUP
Also offered as ANTH468D.
LASC458
Senior Capstone Course in Latin American Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
LASC486
(Perm Req)
Internship in Latin American/Caribbean Studies
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Student must have completed at least two LASC courses, one of which must be a required/core course (LASC/SPAN234, LASC/SPAN235, LASC/HIST250, or LASC/HIST251); and permission of Latin American Studies Center required.
Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Additional information: The course is primarily intended for students seeking the Certificate in Latin American Studies, but exceptions will be considered for students with educational or career interests which lie in this area. Student internships must be approved by the Director, and students must secure an appropriate faculty mentor for the internship course. An internship course will be approved only if a faculty supervisor is available.
Internship experience with an organization that works with or studies Latin American and/or the Caribbean. This is an experiential learning course that provides semester-long training that enriches the student's academic field of study and the LASC Certificate. Students submit a final written report of their experience, including critical analysis of the institutional relevance to their major field of study and to Latin American Studies. Students will also be asked to give an oral presentation.
Contact department for information to register for this course.