Current Offerings

Galapagos2The following courses will be offered during the fall semester 2016, 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 2017. 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. (D) 3 credit hours.

CRN: 21812
Schedule:  MWF, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM
Faculty: Dr. John T. Dalton

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 POI. (D) 3 credit hours.

CRN:  14845
Schedule:  W, 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Jagdeep Bhandari

Department of English (ENG)

357. Studies in Chicano/a Literature.
Writings by Americans of Mexican descent in relation to politics and history.  Readings in literature, literary criticism, and socio-cultural analysis.  Also listed as AES 357. (CD, D) 3 credit hours.

CRN: 22780
Schedule:  MW, 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Dean Franco

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 are offered:

A
CRN: 22684
Schedule: WF, 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Faculty: Dr. Benjamin A. Coates

B
CRN: 22685
Schedule: WF, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Faculty: Dr. Benjamin A. Coates

C
CRN: 22686
Schedule:  TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Mir Yarfitz

D
CRN: 22687
Schedule:  TR, 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Mir Yarftiz

Humanities (HMN)

214.  Contemporary Fiction:  Literature of the Americas.
A selection of literary texts by authors from Christopher Columbus to Jorge Luis Borges and Paul Auster will be studied in conjunction with other artistic manifestations in order to explore
questions of race, empire, colonialism, and artistic continuity and change from a wide-ranging and often neglected hemispheric perspective.  (D)  3 credit hours.

CRN:  22763
Schedule:  TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. José Luis Venegas

223.  African and Caribbean Literature.
Examines narrative strategies, themes, and socio-political concepts found in a selection of literary works by writers from Africa and the Caribbean to investigate the intersection of history
and personal history, and the role of race, class, and gender in the construction of cultural identity in the colonial and the post-colonial context. (LAC component available in French). (CD, D)
3 credit hours.

CRN:  22766
Schedule:  TR, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Sarah Barbour

Latin American Studies (LAS)

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

CRN:  21174
Schedule:  TR, 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Luis Roniger

Department of Political Science (POL)

236.  Government and Politics in Latin America.
Comparative analysis of the institutions and processes of politics in the Latin – American region.  (CD) 3 credit hours.

CRN: 20521
Schedule:  MW, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Peter Siavelis

240. Politics of Human Rights.
Intensive study of one or more major problems in contemporary comparative politics.  Course may be retaken for credit if topic varies.  3 credit hours

CRN:  22496
Schedule:  TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Luis Roniger

242A. Topics:  Women, Work, and Political Representation at the Margin
Intensive study of one or more major problems in contemporary comparative politics.  3 credit hours.

CRN: 21565
Schedule:  TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Jaira Harrington

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:

A
CRN: 20684
Schedule: MWF, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM
Faculty: Dr. Diego Burgos

B
CRN: 20685
Schedule: MWF, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM
Faculty: Dr. Claudia Francom

C
CRN: 20686
Schedule: MWF: 12:00 AM-12:50 PM
Faculty: Dr. Jerid C. Francom

D
CRN:  23108
Schedule:  MWF, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Jerid C. Francom

312. Page, Stage and Performance.  Theater and Drama of the Spanish-Speaking World.
Survey of theatrical productions and dramatic texts 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:

A.

CRN:  22973
Schedule:  TR, 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Faculty:  Dr. María Teresa Sanhueza

B.

CRN:  22978
Schedule:  TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Jane W. Albrecht

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

CRN:  22112
Schedule:  MWF, 1:00 PM-1:45 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Mary L. Friedman

345.  The Transatlantic Civil War.
Exploration of the artistic and literary responses to the Spanish Civil War.  Emphasis on the resulting cultural exchange among Spain, Latin America, and the United States.  P-any courses
in SPA 310-319 sequence; or SPN 317 or 318; or POI.  3 credit hours.

CRN:  22995

Schedule:  TR, 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Faculty: Dr. José Luis Venegas

349.   Great Authors and Directors

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.  P-any course in SPA 310-319
sequence; or SPN 317 or 318; or POI.  3 credit hours.

CRN: 23085
Schedule:  WF, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Mary L. Friedman

369.  Special Topics:  Masculinity in Mexican Cinema.
Selected special topics in Hispanic-Spanish-American literature and culture.  P-any course in SPA 310-319 sequence; or SPN 317 or 318; or POI.  3 credit hours.

CRN:  22996
Schedule:  MW, 12:30 PM-1:45 PM // M, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Samanta Ordoñez Robles

Sociology (SOC)

359. Race and Ethnic Relations.
Examines the origins and effects of racial inequality and relationships between race and ethnic groups with a focus on the United States. (CD)  3 credit hours.

CRN:  20711
Schedule:  MW, 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
Faculty:  Hana Brown

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS)

321A.  Not Just Black and White:  Transcultural Stories of Latina Women in the US.
A capstone, research-centered study of questions raised by women’s, gender, and sexuality studies on an interdisciplinary topic, such as women’s health issues,
international women’s issues, feminist theory, lesbian and gay culture and theory, the politics of women’s bodies, women and the arts, etc.  3 credit hours.

CRN:  21142
Schedule: TR, 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Faculty:  Dr. Ana María León-Tavora

 

 

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