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The Latin American Studies Program: Courses

Please refer to the examples of elective courses in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts that fulfill requirements for the major and the minor in Latin American studies. Effective Fall 2014, Latin American studies courses appear under the prefix of the originating discipline only (e.g., POL for political science).

1000–1999 (lower level, freshman)
2000–2999 (lower level, sophomore)
3000–3999 (upper level, junior)
4000–4999 (upper level, senior)

1000–1999:

Cultural Activism in Latin America
SOC 1030
Refer to Sociology Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 1030.

Introduction to Latin American Studies
HIS 1600
Refer to History Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 1600.

2000–2999:

Modern Latin America
HIS 2005
Refer to History Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 2005.

Colonial Latin America
HIS 2170
Refer to History Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 2170.

Latinos and Cities in the Americas
HIS 2215
Refer to History Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly offered as HIS 3215 and also offered as LST 3125.

Economies of Latin America
ECO 2223
Refer to Economics Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 2223.

The Dominican Republic: Between Latin America and the U.S.
POL 2230
Refer to Political Science Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 2230.

New Immigrants in the U.S.
ANT 2330
Refer to Anthropology Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 2330.

Society and Culture in Modern Brazil
HIS 2540
Refer to History Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 2540.

Social Activism, Memory, and Human Rights in Argentina
SOC 2750
Refer to Sociology Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 2750.

3000–3999:

Cinema and Revolution
CIN 3000
Refer to Cinema Studies Courses (School of Film and Media Studies) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3000.

Representations of Latinos and Latinas in American Film, 1930–2000
HIS 3005
Refer to History Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3005.

Experiential Learning in Latin American Studies
LST 3050
/ 4 credits / Every semester
Students select from an array of experiential options in Latin American studies in consultation with their Latin American studies advisor. Options include service learning, independent study, study abroad, and Project Focus.

Global Social Movements
SOC 3056
Refer to Sociology Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3056.

French Caribbean Literature
FRE 3067
Refer to French Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3067.

Mexican Cinema
CIN 3080
Refer to Cinema Studies Courses (School of Film and Media Studies) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3080.

Immigration: Policies, Problems, and Politics
POL 3130
Refer to Political Science Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3130.

Spanish and Latin American Cinema
SPA 3211
Refer to Spanish Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3211.

Latin American Cinema
CIN 3245
Refer to Cinema Studies Courses (School of Film and Media Studies) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3245.

Global Populations, Local Problems
SOC 3255
Refer to Sociology Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3255.

Literature and Memory in Argentina
SPA 3270
Refer to Spanish Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3270.

Development and Politics of Latin America
POL 3300
Refer to Political Science Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3300.

Latin American Art in the Age of Globalization
ARH 3335
Refer to Undergraduate Art History Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3335.

U.S./Latin American Relations
POL 3340
Refer to Political Science Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3340.

Cuba, Latin America, and the U.S.
POL 3361
Refer to Political Science Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3361.

Added Spring 2014 (9/23/13):
Languages and Cultures of Spanish-Speaking Countries
SPA 3365
Refer to Spanish Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3365.

Democratization: Latin America
POL 3390
Refer to Political Science Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3390.

Nation and Revolution in Latin America
HIS 3395
Refer to History Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3395.

Tropical Ecosystems
ENV 3420
Refer to Environmental Studies Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3420.

Added Fall 2014 (1/10/14):
African Diasporas in the Americas
HIS 3555
Refer to History Courses (School of Humanities) for description.

Human Rights
POL 3570
Refer to Political Science Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3570.

Slaves and Enslavement in the Americas
HIS 3625
Refer to History Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3625.

The Modern Latin American Novel
SPA 3630
Refer to Spanish Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3630.

Sex and Gender in Latin America
HIS 3685
Refer to History Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3685.

Modern Novel of Latin America
SPA 3685
Refer to Spanish Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3686.

Reinstated Spring 2014 (9/11/13):
The Idea of Latin America
SPA 3687
Refer to Spanish Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3687.

The Latin American Short Story
SPA 3700
Refer to Spanish Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3700.

Globalization, Culture, Social Change: Latin America
SOC 3725
Refer to Sociology Courses (School of Natural and Social Sciences) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3725.

Mexican Art From the Revolution to the NAFTA Era
ARH 3815
Refer to Undergraduate Art History Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 3815.

Internship in Latin American Studies
LST 3995
/ 4 credits / Every semester
A supervised work experience in an on- or off-campus organization that serves Latin American communities or organizations regionally, nationally, or internationally. To register for this course, students must obtain an Internship Program Learning Contract from the Career Development Center.
Formerly offered as LST 3980.

4000–4999:

Pre-Columbian Aesthetics in Modern Latin American Art
ARH 4590
Refer to Undergraduate Art History Courses (School of Humanities) for description. Formerly also offered as LST 4590.

Senior projects changed to I and II, 4 credits each, and prefix changed from LST to SPJ, Fall 2014:
Senior Project I and II
SPJ 4990
and 4991 / 4 credits (per semester) / Every year
Students work with individual faculty members to develop their senior projects. Senior projects are interdisciplinary in nature and involve library or field research on a subject or issue of particular relevance to Latin American studies. Two semesters required (8 credits total).

Updated March 26, 2014

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