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Courses - Spring 2024
LACS
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Open Seats as of
05/19/2024 at 10:30 PM
LACS235
Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
LACS251
Latin America Since Independence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Cross-listed with: HIST251.
Credit only granted for: HIST251, LASC251, or LACS251.
Formerly: HIST251 or LASC251.
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.
LACS348B
Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Graphic Novels: Discussing Latin America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
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; Colloquium
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
The colloquium is a core course for the Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. It is aimed at ensuring an ongoing intellectual community among students, faculty, and guest scholars. The colloquium only meets four (4) times a 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