Courses in Latin American Studies

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LAST 2000: Introduction to Latin American Studies ( 4 sem. hours).

This introduction to the region will emphasize its diversity, while devoting segments to history; politics and politicians; wealth and poverty; the media; and Latin America’s relationship with the USA. It will encourage critical analysis of how Latin America is projected in the media and comparative analysis between countries.

LAST 3750 Special Topics in Latin American Studies (4 sem. hours).

An intermediate level course addressing areas not covered in other courses. May be repeated for credit with different topics. Offered occasionally.

LAST 3800–3803 Directed Study in Latin American Studies (1, 2, 3 or 4 sem. hours).

If students wish to pursue a subject or problem beyond the standard curricular offerings, they must plan such a course with an instructor and obtain that instructor’s permission to register for this option.

LAST 3850–52 Latin American Studies Internship (2 or 4 sem. hours).

Off-campus experience in fields that serve the Latin American community, at home or abroad, such as print or broadcast journalism, teaching, public relations, advertising, theater, or new media. A minimum of 2 hours are required of all students majoring in Latin American Studies.

LAST 4750 Special Topics in Latin American Studies (4 sem. hours).

An advanced course addressing areas not covered in other courses. May be repeated for credit with different topics. Offered occasionally.

LAST 4850–4852 Latin American Studies Internship (4 sem. hours).

Offered occasionally.

LAST 4900: Senior Colloquium in Latin American Studies (4 sem. hours).