Latin American & Caribbean St (LAST)

LAST Class Schedule

Courses

LAST 170   Introduction to Latin America   credit: 3 Hours.

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.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Cultural Studies - Non-West
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci

LAST 210   Life in the Andes   credit: 3 Hours.

An overview of contemporary Andean culture, as practiced by the people in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. This culture is the result of the resilience of the pre-Hispanic Andean heritage, and the continuous adaptation Andean people have practiced, first, to control their environment and, then, to survive and overcome colonial and postcolonial forms of subordination. No prior knowledge of Spanish, Quechua, or the Andes is required.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Cultural Studies - Non-West
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci

LAST 232   Spanish in the Community   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as SPAN 232. See SPAN 232.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Cultural Studies - US Minority

LAST 395   Special Topics   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

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 445   Native Latin Amer Languages   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

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   credit: 1 to 5 Hours.

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   credit: 4 Hours.

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   credit: 4 Hours.

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   credit: 4 Hours.

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.