Latin American & Caribbean St (LAST)
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:
UIUC: Non-Western Cultures
UIUC: Social Sciences
May be repeated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.