Course Catalog - Spring 2020

LAST 170 - Introduction to Latin America

Interdisciplinary introduction to the ways of life of Latin American peoples, their origins and current expressions; discusses social, economic issues, and domestic and international policies related to them in the context of other societies in developing countries.

LAST 199 - Undergraduate Open Seminar

May be repeated.

LAST 232 - Spanish in the Community

Same as SPAN 232. See SPAN 232.

LAST 240 - Constr Afr and Carib Identity

Same as AFST 209, CWL 225, and FR 240. See FR 240.

LAST 308 - The Caribbean Since 1492: From Columbus to Castro

Same as HIST 308. See HIST 308.

LAST 325 - Social Media and Global Change

Same as EPS 325, AFST 325, ASST 325, EURO 325, INFO 325, REES 325, and SAME 325. See EPS 325.

LAST 342 - Arts of Colonial Latin America

Same as ARTH 342. See ARTH 342.

LAST 343 - Arts of Modern Latin America

Same as ARTH 343. See ARTH 343.

LAST 395 - Special Topics

Topical survey of cultural, social, economic, and political factors in Latin American life. Each term a particular topic is considered. Prerequisite: A basic course in a humanities or social science discipline.

LAST 440 - International Water Project I

Same as ENG 440. See ENG 440.

LAST 441 - International Water Project II

Same as ENG 441. See LAST 441.

LAST 445 - Native Latin Amer Languages

Upon the consent of the Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, tutorials are available in special native Latin American languages not regularly offered by the University (ie. Quechua, Kagchikel Mayan). Tutorials at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels may be arranged. Students registering for unit credit for the first two terms must first present satisfactory evidence of knowledge of the language at the elementary level, either in the form of credit earned at another institution or by passing a proficiency examination. 2 to 4 undergraduate hours. 2 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in 6 terms successively, to a maximum of 16 hours. Graduate credit is given only for work beyond the elementary level. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

LAST 490 - Individual Study

Major tutorial normally taken in the senior year. Students read the works from list devised in consultation with a faculty tutor and write a term paper. 1 to 5 undergraduate hours. 1 to 5 graduate hours. May be repeated as topics vary to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: LAST 170; a declared major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies; consent of instructor.

LAST 550 - Interdisc Seminar Latin Am St

Examines the interconnections among research approaches and problems in the field of Latin American and CaribbeanStudies. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: M.A. standing in Latin American and Caribbean Studies or consent of instructor.

LAST 597 - M.A. Research

Open to students who choose to complete their M.A. by submitting two departmental papers. May be repeated in the same or subsequent terms to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: M.A. standing in Latin American Studies and consent of instructor and advisor.

LAST 599 - Thesis Research

Preparation of M.A. thesis. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours with approval. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite: M.A. standing in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and consent of instructor.