Current Offerings


Galapagos2The following courses will be offered during the spring semester 2018, 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 2018. 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 Anthropology (ANT)

360.  Anthropology of Global Health.
A critical introduction to the interdisciplinary field of global health, focusing on contributions from medical anthropology.  Compares a diversity of health experiences and evaluates interventions across the globe.  Explores how biocultural, political, and economic forces shape patterns of illness and disease with special attention to improving the health of the world’s most vulnerable citizens.   3 credit hours.

CRN:  24046
Schedule:  TR, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Karin Friederic

Department of Economics (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 207 or 211.   (D) 3 credit hours.

CRN: 14845
Schedule:  MWF , 11:00 AM-11:50 AM
Faculty: Dr. Sandeep Mazumder

Department of History (HST)

108. The America’s 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) 3 credit hours.

Several sections offered:

CRN: 23842
Schedule: WF, 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Faculty:  Dr. Benjamin Coates

CRN 23843
Schedule:  TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 Pm
Faculty:  Dr. Mir Yarfitz

275.  Modern Latin America.
Survey of Latin American history since independence, concentrating on the 20th. century.  Emphasizes race, gender, revolution, populism, dictatorship, resistance movements, and U.S./Latin American relations.  Examines cultural artifacts from multiple genres.  (CD) 3 credit hours

CRN:  23854
Schedule:  TR, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Mir Yarfitz

Latin American & Latino Studies

210.  Introduction to Latin American & Latino Studies
Introduces the historical, economic, cultural, and social issues that shape Latin America.  (CD) 3 credit hours.

CRN:  21174
Schedule:  TR, 3:30 PM-4:45 Pm
Faculty:  Dr. Luis Roniger

398.  Individual Study
Reading or research course designed to meet the needs and interests of selected students, to be carried out under the supervision of a faculty member in the Latin-American and Latino Studies minor.  P-POI 1, 2, 3 credit hours.

Department of Religion

103.  Introduction to Latin American Christian Traditions.
This course offers students a general overview of the history and diverse beliefs and practices of Christianity in a particular context.  Students will gain an appreciation for the breadth and depth of various Christian traditions, with specific attention to how Christianity has been experienced, practiced and articulated in Latin America since 1492.  (D) 3 credit hours

CRN:  23783
Schedule:  TR, 12:30 PM-1:45 pM
Faculty:  Dr. Elizabeth Gandolfo

Department of Romance Languages

Spanish (SPA)

309 . Grammar and Composition
Systematic study of Spanish morphology, sentence structure, and expository usage applied to various kinds of composition: description, narration, argumentation, etc. O-200 level course or equivalent. 4 credit hours.

Several Sections are offered:

CRN: 20684
Schedule: MWF, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM
Faculty: Dr. Luis González

CRN: 20685
Schedule: MWF, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM
Faculty: Dr. Luis González

CRN: 20686
Schedule: MWF: 1:00 PM-1:50 PM
Faculty: Dr. César Gutiérrez

L (Heritage Speakers)
CRN:  208687
Schedule:  MWF, 10:00 AM-10:50 Am
Faculty:  Dr. Lauren Miller

311A.  Bard, Ballard, Bolero, Poetry and Song in the Spanish-Speaking World.
Survey of poetry and music with study of representative examples from a variety of periods and countries.  P-SPA 280 or 290; or SPN 216.  3 credit hours.

Several sections offered:

CRN:  24155
Schedule:  MWF, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM
Faculty:  Dr. Kathryn Mayers

CRN:  24157
Schedule:  MWF, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Kathryn Mayers

313.  Lights, Camera, Acción!.  Cinema and Culture in the Spanish-Speaking World.
Traces the development of cinematic arts and industry, with special attention to signature movements, films, and directors and the representation of cultures on screen.  P-SPA 280 or 290; or SPN 216.  3 credit hours.

Schedule:  MW, 2:00 PM-3:15 PM or M, 6:00 PM-8:00 Pm
Faculty:  Dr. Anne Hardcastle

316.  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; or SPN 216.  (CD) 3 credit hours.

Several sections offered:

CRN:  22111
Schedule:  MWF, 11:00 AM-11:50 Am
Faculty:  Dr. Mary Friedman

CRN:  22112
Schedule:  TR, 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Linda Howe


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; or SPN 319 or 319L.  3 credit hours.

CRN:  24158
Schedule:  TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Jerid Francom

325.  Spanish for Business and Law.
Introduction to the vocabulary and skills necessary to perform effectively in Hispanic business settings.  Emphasis on oral and written practices, reading, and intercultural knowledge of business practices.  P-SPA 309 or 309L; or SPN 319 or 319L.  3 credit hours.

CRN:  24159
Schedule:  MWF, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM
Faculty: Dr. María Encarna Moreno

343.   Travel Literature.
Analyzes various cultural documents to ask questions such as:  what do travelers report seeing, how do they describe their journeys and why?  In the past and the present, how has travel literature influenced European perceptions of the Americas and vice versa?  P-any course in SPA 310-319 sequence; or SPN 317 or 318; or POI.  1.5, 3 credit hours.

CRN: 24162
Schedule:  WF, 11:00 AM-12:15PM
Faculty:  Dr. Margaret Ewall

347.  Contemporary Theater in Spain and Spanish America.
Study of contemporary Peninsular and Spanish-American theater within its political, social, cultural, and aesthetic context.  P-any courses in SPA 310-319 sequence; or SPN 317 or 318; or POI.  3 credit hours.

CRN:  24167
Schedule:  TR, 9:30 AM-10:45 Am
Faculty:  Dr. María Teresa Sanhueza





For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Siavelis, Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, or the Office of the University Registrar.