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Courses - Fall 2023
LACS
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
LACS234
Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with: PORT234, SPAN234.
Credit only granted for: LASC234, PORT234, SPAN234, or LACS234.
Formerly: LASC234.
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.
LACS234H
Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with: PORT234, SPAN234.
Credit only granted for: LASC234, PORT234, SPAN234, or LACS234.
Formerly: LASC234.
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.
LACS250
History of Colonial Latin America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Cross-listed with: HIST250.
Credit only granted for: LASC250, HIST250, OR LACS250.
Formerly: LASC250.
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.
LACS348C
Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Digital Publishing with Minimal Computing: Humanities at a Global Scale
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with CMLT398M, ENGL378M, and MITH301. Credit granted for MITH301, CMLT398M, ENGL378M, or LASC348C.
LACS448Y
Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Tropical Dreams: Nature and Art in Brazil
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Cross-listed with PORT409A, SPAN408O, and SPAN609A. Credit only granted for PORT409A, LACS448Y, SPAN408O, or SPAN609A.

Interdisciplinary examination of tropicality and nature tropes that have shaped current cultural, political, and environmental debates in Brazil. Taught in English.
LACS458
Senior Capstone Course in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
LACS486
(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.
LACS609
Colloquium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
The Colloquium will ensure an ongoing intellectual community among students, faculty, and guest scholars. The director of the Center and students will meet to discuss readings and occasional presentations by aguest speaker. Students will also present their work for feedback. With the assistance of the Director, students are invited to play an essential role in the planning and structuring of the Colloquium. This themed colloquium (the theme will change each year) will meet four times per semester
LACS688
Experiential Learning in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
LACS689
(Perm Req)
Research Praxis in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud