Latin American Studies Courses

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The following course list includes all options for this minor. The typical offerings listed for each course are estimates and subject to change. Work with your advisor when scheduling your classes each semester.

  • ANT 330 Peoples and Cultures

    Anthropological study of a cultural region of the world (such as the Caribbean, Latin America, or Southeastern Indians), including environment, subsistence, technology, economy, social and political organization, and religion. May be repeated when topic changes. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ANT 331 Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean

    An introduction to the peoples, societies, and cultures of the Caribbean region, which includes the islands of the West Indies and portions of Central and South America. We will study the development of the region from prehistoric times to the present and examine the effects of the Atlantic slave trade, the African diaspora, sugar plantations, and Spanish, British, French, Dutch, and American colonialism on the region today.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ART 273 Survey of the Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

    Prerequisite: ENG 110. General Education Course (Focus on Humanities).

    A survey of the art and architecture produced by the cultures of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ART 385 Art of the Americas

    Prerequisite: ART 273.

    A survey of the art and architecture of North America, Mesoamerica, Central America, and South America and the cultures that produced it.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ART 485 Art of Mesoamerica

    Prerequisite: ART 273.

    The art and architecture of Mesoamerica and the cultures that produced it. May be taught concurrently with ART 685. Cannot receive credit for both ART 485 and ART 685.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ART 496 Selected Topics in Art History

    Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

    The specific topics will change from semester to semester depending upon the interest of students and professors, e.g. German Expressionism, History of Photography, The School of Paris, Cubism and its Progeny, Pre-Columbian Art in North America. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ART 598 Seminar in Art Education

    In-depth study of specific topics and/or interaction with leaders in the fields of aesthetics, art criticism, art history, art making, and art education. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with ART 698. Cannot receive credit for both ART 698 and ART 598. Supplemental course fee (variable by section).

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Summer

    Projected offerings

  • ENG 354 Ethnic American Literature

    Prerequisite: ENG 110.

    Study of representative literary works by African American, Hispanic American, Native American, or other minority authors. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours if topic is different. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ENG 362 Non-European World Literature

    Prerequisite: ENG 110.

    Literature from all areas (except literature of England, Western Europe, and the United States). May be repeated to a total of 6 hours if topic is different. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • GRY 305 Selected World Regions

    An in-depth study of selected regions of the world. Examples: Tropical Areas, Arid Regions, Polar Regions, Pacific Islands, Australia and New Zealand. Surveys geology, landforms, soil, vegetation, climate, settlement, population, economic activities and the cultural landscape. The course will be devoted to a single region that can vary from semester to semester. Students should check the current registration schedule to determine the topic title for any given semester. Since topics vary, the course may be repeated with permission. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • HST 350 Latin American Civilization

    Foundations of Ibero-American civilization including the Amer-Indian, Iberian and African background; Emphasis on the origins of institutions and problems which affect the region as a whole.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • HST 397 Special Topics in History

    Recommended Prerequisite: 3 hours of history. A variable content, variable credit course. Specific subject matter will change from term to term, depending upon the interests of professor and student. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 6 credit hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • HST 587 Mexico from Colony to Nation

    Prerequisite: 50 hours.

    Mexican history from the colonial period to the Revolution of 1910. May be taught concurrently with HST 682. Cannot receive credit for both HST 682 and HST 587.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • HST 588 Twentieth-Century Mexico

    Prerequisite: 50 hours.

    Mexico from the Revolution of 1910 to the present, emphasizing Mexico's influence upon the Cuban Nicaraguan and other revolutions; its role as a member of the Middle American Community and of Latin America at large. May be taught concurrently with HST 688. Cannot receive credit for both HST 688 and HST 588.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LLT 197 Topics in Language and Literature

    Topics of general interest in foreign languages and related areas. Variable content course taught in English which may be repeated as topics change. Refer to current schedule of classes for topic and registration information.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • LLT 296 Major Authors in Translation

    A course in comparative literature offered in English translation covering one of the following areas: (a) Asian, (b) Germanic, (c) Latin America, (d) Latin and Greek, (e) Romance, and (f) Slavic. May be taken once under each of the six titles. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PLS 338 Politics of Less Developed Countries

    This course offers a road introduction to the politics of poorer, or "less developed" countries, a category that includes about three-quarters of the world's sovereign states and the vast majority of the global population. It will focus on two major themes: the quest for rapid economic development and the challenge of establishing a democratic political system. Students will also learn about the politics of a number of individual countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring (odd-numbered years)

    Projected offerings

  • PLS 548 Latin American Politics

    Prerequisite: PLS 101.

    Recommended Prerequisite: 50 hours. Broad introduction to the politics of Latin America. Although it will offer substantial historical background, the emphasis of the course will be on recent decades. To familiarize the student with some of the major general issues facing Latin America while also giving them a taste of its tremendous diversity. The course is structured around four basic topics: economic development, democratization, guerrilla movements and revolution, and drug trafficking. In the process of discussing these topics, various countries will be explored such as Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, and Mexico. A recurring theme will be the relationship between the United States and Latin America. May be taught concurrently with PLS 648. Cannot receive credit for both PLS 648 and PLS 548.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • PTG 101 Elementary Portuguese I

    Develop proficiency in the four communication skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. These skills are essential to effective communication in the target language.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PTG 102 Elementary Portuguese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in PTG 101.

    Develop additional proficiency in the four communication skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. These skills are essential to effective communication in the target language.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PTG 201 Intermediate Portuguese I

    Prerequisite: C or better in PTG 102.

    Systematic review, expansion, and synthesis of the four skill areas. This course will enhance communication skills by providing a thorough review of fundamentals of grammar through real-life language use, reading, and composition. Credit by examination is available.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • PTG 202 Intermediate Portuguese II

    Prerequisite: C or better in PTG 201.

    Continued development of the four skills areas through conversation, composition, and reading as a means to access culture. Credit by examination is available.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • REL 397 Religious Studies Topics

    Recommended Prerequisite: 3 hours in Religious Studies. Selected topics of general interest in Religious Studies. Examples: Introduction to Archaeology and the Bible, Women in the Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls, the Holocaust, C. S. Lewis, Food and American Religion. May be repeated, as topics change, to a maximum of 9 hours. Variable content course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SOC 336 Race and Ethnicity

    This course explores the social construction of race and ethnicity. Issues of differential power between racial and ethnic groups and the economic, political, and social structures which are utilized to maintain these power differences are identified. Social movements and social policies designed to address social inequality, prejudice and discrimination are also examined.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I

    Develop proficiency in the four communication skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. These skills are essential to effective communication in the target language. Credit by Examination is available.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II

    Prerequisite: C or better in SPN 101.

    Develop additional proficiency in the four communication skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. These skills are essential to effective communication in the target language. Credit by Examination is available.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I

    Prerequisite: C or better in SPN 102.

    Systematic review, expansion, and synthesis of the four skill areas. Communicative skills will be enhanced by providing a thorough review of fundamentals of grammar through real-life language use, reading and composition. Credit by Examination is available.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II

    Prerequisite: C or better in SPN 201.

    Continuation of the development of the four skills through conversation, composition and reading as a means to access culture.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings