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Courses - Spring 2022
LASC
Certificate in Latin American Studies
LASC235
Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: HO, D
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with: PORT235, SPAN235.
Credit only granted for: LASC235, PORT235, SPAN235, or LACS235.
Formerly: LASC235.
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. Taught in English.
LASC286
(Perm Req)
Internship in Latin American/Caribbean Studies
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: LASC234, SPAN234, LASC235, SPAN235, LACS250, HIST250, LACS251, or HIST251; and permission of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center required.
Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and cannot have more than 60 credits total.
Credit only granted for: LASC286 or LACS286.
Formerly: LASC286.
Additional information: The course is primarily intended for students seeking the Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean 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.
LASC448B
Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Race, Romance, and Nation in the Amercas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Examines how issues of race and nation contribute to the development and critique of national belonging in the Americas through an analysis of literary texts by Latin American and Caribbean authors. Considers how authors explore the complex antagonisms shaped by colonialism and constantly clashing perceptions of race and nation. Also studies how certain racial groups are romanticized in the national imaginary, illustrating how characteristics such as skin color, which are used to denote non-belonging, in one country, have different connotations in another sociopolitical context. Authors may include, Julia Alvarez, Marie Vieux-Chauvet, Piri Thomas, Edwidge Danticat, Michelle Cliff, Gloria Anzaldua and Zoe Valdes.
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 LACS courses, one of which must be a required/core course (LACS/SPAN234, LACS/SPAN235, LACS/HIST250, or LACS/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.
Credit only granted for: LASC486 OR LACS486.
Formerly: LASC486.
Additional information: The course is primarily intended for students seeking the Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean 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 LACS 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 and Caribbean Studies. Students will also be asked to give an oral presentation.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
LASC609
Colloquium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Colloquium
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud