Approved Courses

Courses Approved for the Major, Minor and M.A. Program and FLAS Fellows

Most Latin American Studies courses are offered through disciplinary departments. If you are an undergraduate major or minor in Latin American Studies, or a student in the Master program you must consult with the LAST Advisor, Kasia Szremski ( before registering for courses.

Required for undergraduate majors

LAST 170          Introduction to Latin American Studies (Undergraduate Requirement)
LAST 490          Individual Study (arranged)

Required for MA Students

LAST 599          Thesis Research (for LAST MA students only)


* This is a preliminary list. Courses may be subject to change



LAST 445         Native American Languages (Quechua) 3 sections: beginner, intermediate and advanced
SPAN 122         Intensive Elementary Spanish                                
SPAN 130         Intermediate Spanish                                                 
SPAN 141         Introduction to Spanish Grammar                         
SPAN 142         Spanish in the Professions                                       
SPAN 199         Undergraduate Open Seminar
SPAN 200         Readings in Hispanic Texts                                                  
SPAN 204         Advanced Spanish Grammar in Context             
SPAN 208         Oral Spanish                                                                   
SPAN 228         Spanish Composition                                                  
SPAN 232         Spanish in the Community                                       
SPAN 252         Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics                       
SPAN 303         The Sounds of Spanish                                               
SPAN 305         The Structure of Spanish                                           
SPAN 307         Bilingualism                                                                       
SPAN 410         Spanish/English Translation
SPAN 432         Spanish Syntax
SPAN 435         Introduction to Romance Linguistics
SPAN 460         Principles of Language Testing (Cross-listed as PORT 435)                                                                                                          
SPAN 490         Advanced Readings in Spanish
SPAN 535         Seminar Spanish American Literature
SPAN 590         Topics in Hispanic Studies                                         
SPAN 595         Special Topics in Spanish                                           
PORT 199         Undergraduate Open Seminar         
PORT 200         Advanced Grammar                                                             
PORT 201         Intensive Beginning Portuguese                         
PORT 202         Intensive Intermediate Portuguese    


LAST 395/550   Life in the Andes: Topic in Quechua Language and Culture I
ANTH 101         Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 103         Anthro in a Changing World
ANTH 105         World Archaeology
ANTH 175         Archaeology and Pop Culture
ANTH 182         Latin American Cultures
ANTH 209         Food, Culture and Society
ANTH 210         Families in Global Perspective
ANTH 230          Sociocultural Anthropology
ANTH 250         The World Through Museums
ANTH 270         Language in Culture
ANTH 341         Native People in Christianity
ANTH 416         Anthropology of Music
ANTH 459         The Ancient Maya
ANTH 460         Heritage Management
ANTH 479         Race, Medicine, and Society
ANTH 555         The Archaeology of Complexity
ANTH 557         Social Construction of Space
ANTH 594         Cultural Heritage
GEOG 101         Global Development & Environment
GEOG 106         Geographies of Globalization
GEOG 204         Cities of the World
GEOG 210         Social & Environmental Issues
GEOG 221         Geographies of Global Conflict
GEOG 222         Big Rivers of the World
GEOG 287         Environment and Society
GEOG 468         Biological Modeling
GEOG 469         Climate and Social Vulnerability
GLBL                Ethnic Conflict
GLBL 101         Introduction to Global Studies
GLBL 118         Natural Disasters
UP 185               Cities in a Global Perspective
UP 260               Social Inequality and Planning


HIST 100           Global History
HIST 205          Latin American History: Primary Accounts
HIST 281           Constructing Race in America
HIST 292           Latina/o Social Movements
HIST 380           US in an Age of Empire
HIST 390           Sport and Society
HIST 406           History of Mexico from 1519


AIS 265              Introduction to American Indian Literature
AFRO 201          US Racial and Ethnic Politics
AFRO 272          Minority Images in American Film
AFRO 281          Constructing Race in America
AFRO 310          Race and Cultural Diversity
AFRO 400/CWL 400           African Diasporic Lit Americas
AFRO 498/AFST 550         The Ties that Bind Africa and Brazil
EPS 310              Race and Cultural Diversity
EPS 530              Education and Globalization
EPS 570              Postcolonial Theory and Methodology
GWS 320            Gender and Latina/o Migration
GWS 459            Gender, Sex, and Postcoloniality
GWS 512            Gender Relations and International Development
HDFS 220           Families in Global Perspective
HDFS 322           US Latina and Latino Families
LLS 100             Intro Latina/Latino Studies
LLS 238             Latina/o Social Movements
LLS 250             Latina/os on the Bronze Screen
LLS 281             Constructing Race in America
LLS 296             Topics Latina/o Studies
LLS 308             Spanish in the United States
LLS 310             Race and Cultural Diversity
LLS 320             Gender and Latina/o Migration
LLS 322             US Latina and Latino Families
LLS 355             Race and Mixed Race
LLS 370             Latina/o Ethnography
LLS 396             Adv Topics Latina/o Studies
LLS 498             Latinas/os and the Law
MUS 133           Introduction to World Music
PORT 404          Luso-Brazilian Culture
PORT 406          Brazilian Film
PORT 435          Introduction to Romance Linguistics
PORT 559          Semimar Romance Linguistics
PORT 595          Special Topics Portugal & Brazil Literature
SPAN 250          Introduction to Literary Analysis
SPAN 254          Introduction to Cultural Analysis
SPAN 308          Spanish in the United States
SPAN 312          Modern Spanish Literatures & Cultures
SPAN 318          Spanish Cultural Studies I
SPAN 320          Spanish Cultural Studies II
SPAN 324          Latin America Cultural Studies I
SPAN 326          Latin America Cultural Studies II
SPAN 332          Spanish and Entrepreneurship
SPAN 410          Spanish/English Translation
SPAN 432          Spanish Syntax
SPAN 433          Spanish Sociolinguistics
SPAN 468          20th-21st C Spanish American Studies
SPAN 590          Topics in Hispanic Studies


ECON 210          Environmental Economics
ECON 420          International Economics
ECON 450          Development Economics
ECON 452          The Latin American Economies
ECON 551          Topics in Development Economics
GLBL 240         Global Health
GLBL 350         Poverty in a Global Context
LING 111          Language in Globalization
LING 240          Language Diversity in the USA
PS 241                Comp Politics in Dev Nations
PS 280                Intro to Intl Relations
PS 281                Intro to Intl Relations-ACP
PS 329                Immigration and Citizenship
PS 340                Politics in Intl Development
PS 355                Democratization
PS 389                International Communications
PS 397                Authoritarian Regimes
SOC 130           Intro Gender & Women's Studies
SOC 160           Global Ineq and Social Change
SOC 221           Mexican & Latin Am Migration
SOC 225           Race and Ethnicity
SOC 421           Racial and Ethnic Families
LAST 441/LAST 550
ENG 441           Honduras Water Project II

Ecological and Environmental Perspective

ACE 251            The World Food Economy
ACE 451            Agriculture in Intl Development
ESE 106              Geographies of Globalization
ESE 118              Natural Disasters
ESE 140              Climate and Global Change


FALL 2017 Approved Courses

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FALL 2016 Approved Courses

SPRING 2016 Approved Courses

FALL 2015 Approved Courses