Current Offerings


Galapagos2The following courses will be offered during the fall 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 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 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.

CRN: 95618
Schedule: TR, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Mir Yarfitz

360.  Jewish Migration to the Americas.
Compares Jewish migrations to the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean from colonial period to the present, focusing on the peak mobility of the 1880s-1920s.  Topics include changing conceptions of identity (national, racial, ethnic, religious), class, gender, assimilation, institutions, and relations both among Jews and between Jews and other groups.  (CD) 3 credit hours.

CRN:  95652
Schedule:  TR, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Mir Yarfitz

Department of Politics & International Affairs (POL)

240. Politics of Human Rights.
Looks at the policy dilemmas that both restored and new democracies face when dealing with past human rights violations and how they engage in structuring the domain of human rights in a changed global environment.  (CD) 3 credit hours.

CRN: 94478
Schedule:  TR, 11:00 AM – 12:15 Pm
Faculty:  Dr. Luis Roniger

257.  Politics of International Development.

Department of Religion

390B .  Christian Responses to Immigration.
Examines Christian responses to the realities of immigration in the United States, especially Latin American immigration.  It begins with an overview of the history, causes, and current policy debates and proceeds to analyze various biblical, theological, ethical and practical approaches embedded in contemporary Christian responses to a number of issues related to immigration, including:  border enforcement, deportation of undocumented immigrants, public health, interreligious cooperation, and campaigns for immigrant worker’s rights.  In addition to readings and films, this course draws on the wisdom and expertise of local practitioners working in Hispanic/Latinx communities in the Triad .  (D) 3 credit hours.

CRN:  95738
Schedule:  TR, 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Faculty:  Dr. Elizabeth Gandolfo

Department of Sociology (SOC)

356.  Sociology of Immigration.
Traces the waves of immigration historically and examines current policies and debates, with an emphasis on the political, economic, and social consequences of immigration in the post 1965 era.  The focus will be on the United States, but will also consider cross-national comparisons. (CD) 3 credit hours.

CRN:  93943
Schedule:  TR, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Ana María Wahl

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:  95019
Schedule:  TR, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Faculty:  Dr. Hana Brown

Department of Spanish and Italian (SPA)

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: 91507
Schedule: MWF, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM
Faculty: Dr. Jerid C. Francom

CRN: 91510
Schedule: MWF, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM
Faculty: Dr. Luis González

CRN: 91511
Schedule: MWF: 2:00 PM-2:50 PM
Faculty: Dr. Claudia Francom

312A.  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:

CRN:  95939
Schedule:  TR, 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Faculty:  Dr. Jane W. Albrecht

CRN:  95940
Schedule:  TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Jane W. Albrecht

CRN:  95941
Schedule:  TR, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Faculty:  Dr. María Teresa Sanhueza

317.   Distant neighbors:  Interdisciplinary Approaches to Mexico and Central America.
Examination of Mexican and Central American cultures within today’s global world 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:  93616
Schedule:  MWF, 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Faculty:  Dr. Margaret R. Ewalt.

318.  The Andes to Patagonia:  Interdisciplinary Approaches to South American Culture.
Examination of Andean and Southern Cone 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:  92604
Schedule:  MWF, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Mary Friedman

CRN:  95943
Schedule:  TR, 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Faculty:  Dr. Andrea Echeverría

356.  Transgressing Borders:  Identity in Latin American & US Latino Cultures.
Socio-historical study of theories on culture, sexual politics, and race in relation to literary texts, lyrics of popular music, and art of Latin America and the diaspora.  P- any course in SPA 310-319 sequence; or SPN 317 or 318; or POI.  3 credit hours.

CRN:  95946
Schedule:  TR, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Linda Howe








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