Current Offerings

The courses listed below will be offered during the Spring semester 2019, and have been pre-approved by the Latin American and Latino Studies Program as counting towards the minor in Latin American and Latino Studies.   To attain the minor, students must take fifteen credit hours worth of Latin American and Latino Studies approved courses, three of which will be earned in the required introductory course, LALS 210. Please note that LALS 210 is taught only once a year, usually in the Fall semester. However, this school year, the course will be taught in Spring 2019. Minors should plan their schedules accordingly. No more than six hours in a single discipline will be accepted and only three hours may also count towards the students major.

Department of Economics

ECN 251 –  International Trade.
Development of the theory of international trade patterns and prices and the effects of trade restrictions such as tariffs and quotas. P-ECN 205 or 210. (D)
CRN:  24818
Instructor:  Dr. John T. Dalton
Schedule:  MW/2:00-3:15

ECN 252 – International Finance.
The study of the open macroeconomy, with a particular focus on the foreign exchange market and the history of the international monetary system. P-ECN 205 or 210 and ECN 207 or 211. (D)
CRN:  14845
Instructor:  Dr. Sandeep Mazumder
Schedule:  MWF/11:00-11:50

Department of English

ENG 357 – What is a nation?  What is a border?
CRN:  24683
Instructor:  Dr. Dean J. Franco
Schedule:  TR/9:30-11:45

Department of History

HST 108A – The Americas and the World.
Examines North, Central and South America in global perspectives from pre-modern times to the present with particular attention to political, economic, social, and cultural developments and interactions. (CD, D)
CRN:  24840
Instructor:  Dr. Mir Yarfitz
Schedule:  TR/11:00-12:15

HST 108B – The Americas and the World.
Examines North, Central and South America in global perspectives from pre-modern times to the present with particular attention to political, economic, social, and cultural developments and interactions. (CD, D)
CRN:  24841
Instructor:  Dr. Mir Yarfitz
Schedule:  TR/12:30-1:45

HST 359 – Prostitutes, Machos, and Travestis:  Sex and Gender in Latin American History.
Explores gender and sexuality across 20th century Latin America and the Caribbean. Applies new theoretical developments in gender, masculinity, and LGBT studies to the region’s history of race, revolution, labor, dictatorship, and social movements. Cases include the Mexican, Cuban, and Nicaraguan Revolutions and the Dominican and Argentine dictatorships. (CD)
CRN:  24862
Instructor:  Dr. Mir Yarfitz
Schedule:  TR/3:30-4:45

Latin American & Latino Studies

LAS 210 – Introduction to Latin American & Latino Studies.
Introduces the historical, economic, cultural, and social issues which shape Latin America. (CD)
CRN:  21174
Instructor:  Dr. Luis Roniger
Schedule:  TR/2:00-3:15

Department of Politics & International Affairs

POL 242C – Topics:  Introduction to Latin American & Latino Politics.
An intensive study of one or more major problems in contemporary comparative politics. Course may be retaken for credit if topic varies.
CRN:  24660
Instructor:  Dr. Luis Roniger
Schedule:  TR/2:00-3:15

POL 300C – Senior Seminar.
Readings and research on selected topics.
CRN:  17447
Instructor:  Dr. Peter Siavelis
Schedule:  T/2:00-4:30

Department of Italian & Spanish

SPA 309A – Grammar & Composition.
Systematic study of Spanish morphology, sentence structure, and expository usage applied to various kinds of composition, including description, narration, and argumentation. P— SPA 280 or equivalent.
CRN:  20684
Instructor:  Dr. Luis González
Schedule:  MWF/9:00-9:50

SPA 309B – Grammar & Composition.
Systematic study of Spanish morphology, sentence structure, and expository usage applied to various kinds of composition, including description, narration, and argumentation. P— SPA 280 or equivalent.
CRN:  20685
Instructor:  Dr. Luis González
Schedule:  MWF/10:00-10:50

SPA 309C – Grammar & Composition.
Systematic study of Spanish morphology, sentence structure, and expository usage applied to various kinds of composition, including description, narration, and argumentation. P— SPA 280 or equivalent.
CRN:  20686
Instructor:  Dr. César Gutiérrez Miguel
Schedule:  MWF/1:00-1:50

SPA 309L – Grammar & Composition (for Heritage Speakers of Spanish).
Systematic study of Spanish orthography, word formation, sentence structure, and expository usage applied to various written forms. Emphasis on grammatical knowledge, vocabulary development, and extensive writing practice. Content and skills intended for heritage speakers who are competent in spoken Spanish but want to improve their writing skills. P—200-level course or equivalent and POI.
CRN:  20687
Instructor:  Dr. Lauren E. Miller
Schedule:  MWF/10:00-10:50

SPA 310A – Anecdotes, Bestsellers, Cuentos.  The ABCs of Storytelling in the Spanish-Speaking World.
Traces the development of prose fiction and non-fiction, with special attention to signature movements, texts, and representative writers. P—SPA 280 or 290.
CRN:  25018
Instructor:  Dr. María Soledad Miguel Prendes
Schedule:  MWF/10:00-10:50

SPA 310B – Anecdotes, Bestsellers, Cuentos.  The ABCs of Storytelling in the Spanish-Speaking World.
Traces the development of prose fiction and non-fiction, with special attention to signature movements, texts, and representative writers. P—SPA 280 or 290.
CRN:  25019
Instructor:  Dr. Nicholas A. Wolters
Schedule:  TR/12:30-1:45

SPA 316A – Paradise in Perspective.  An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Wider Caribbean.
Examination of Hispanic Caribbean cultures through visual arts, architecture, film, music, and literature from the pre-Columbian period to the present. P—SPA 280 or 290. (CD)
CRN:  22111
Instructor:  Dr. Linda Howe
Schedule:  TR/12:30-1:45

SPA 316B – Paradise in Perspective.  An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Wider Caribbean.
Examination of Hispanic Caribbean cultures through visual arts, architecture, film, music, and literature from the pre-Columbian period to the present. P—SPA 280 or 290. (CD)
CRN:  22112
Instructor:  Dr. Mary Lusky Friedman
Schedule:  MWF/11:00-11:50

SPA 322 – Spanish Pronunciation and Dialect Variation.
Description of, and practice with, the sounds, rhythm, and intonation of Spanish and the differences from English, with special attention to social and regional diversity. Strongly recommended for improving pronunciation. Meets a N.C. requirement for teacher certification. P—SPA 309 or 309L.
CRN:  24158
Instructor:  Dr. Jerid C. Francom
Schedule:  TR/9:30-10:45

SPA 327 – Spanish for Business II.
Study of characteristic features of Spanish and/or Latin American business culture. Focuses on communicating successfully in the world of Hispanic commerce and on acquiring an international view of current issues in business. Offered only in WFU abroad programs. P—SPA 309 or 309L.
CRN:  25021
Instructor:  Dr. María Encarna Moreno Turner
Schedule:  MWF/9:00-9:50

SPA 349 – Great Authors:  Neruda & Donos.
Study of works by a major Hispanic author or film director with attention to formative contexts as well as aesthetic, cultural, and socio-political legacies. May be repeated for credit when focus changes. P-any course in SPA 310SPA 319 sequence; or POI.
CRN:  25027
Instructor:  Dr. Mary L. Friedman
Schedule:  MW/2:00-3:15

SPA 369 – Indigenous Literature and Visual Arts in Latin America.
Selected special topics in Hispanic Spanish-American literature and culture. May be repeated for credit when topic changes. P-any course in SPA 310SPA 319 sequence; or POI.
CRN:  22996
Instructor:  Dr. Andrea L. Echeverría
Schedule:  WF/11:00-12:15

SPA 379 – Acquisition of Spanish.
Investigation of key areas in Spanish languages research, such as dialectology, history, language acquisition, and usage. May be repeated for credit. P-SPA 309or 309L and (recommended) LIN 150/ANT 150, or SPA 320.
CRN:  25030
Instructor:  Dr. Tiffany Erin Judy
Schedule:  TR/11:00-12:15