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Courses - Spring 2018
LASC
Certificate in Latin American Studies
LASC235
Issues in Latin American Studies II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO, D
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: SPAN235, PORT235.
Credit only granted for: LASC235, SPAN235, or PORT235.
Major issues shaping Latin American and Caribbean societies including the changing constructions of race, ethnicity, gender and class as well as expressions of popular cultures and revolutionary practices. A continuation of LASC/PORT/SPAN234, but completion of 234 is not a prerequisite. Taught in English.
LASC235H
Issues in Latin American Studies II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: HO, D
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: SPAN235, PORT235.
Credit only granted for: LASC235, SPAN235, or PORT235.
Major issues shaping Latin American and Caribbean societies including the changing constructions of race, ethnicity, gender and class as well as expressions of popular cultures and revolutionary practices. A continuation of LASC/PORT/SPAN234, but completion of 234 is not a prerequisite. Taught in English.
LASC251
Latin America Since Independence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as: HIST251.
Credit only granted for: LASC251 or HIST251.
Introductory survey of the history of Latin America from the era of independence (c. 1810-1825) through the early 1980s. Major themes include independence and sovereignty, postcolonialism and neocolonialism, nation- and state-building, liberalism, citizenship, economic development and modernization, social organization and stratification, race and ethnicity, gender relations, identity politics, reform and revolution, authoritarianism and democratization, and inter-American relations.
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
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Additional Note: Also offered as ENGL362. Credit granted for ENGL362 or LASC348E.
LASC448K
Special Topics in Latin American Studies; Postcolonialism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Also offered as ANTH469L, AMST489F, HIST419L, LASC448K, and PHIL428A. Credit only granted for HIST419L, ANTH469L, AMST489F, ENGL479O, LASC448K, or PHIL428A.
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.