Current Offerings

Galapagos2The following courses will be offered during the fall semester 2015, 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 2016. 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: 90182
Schedule: MWF, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM
Faculty: Dr. John T. Dalton


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:

CRN: 92272
Schedule: TR, 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Classroom: Tribble Hall, Rm. A102
Faculty: Dr. John A. Ruddiman

CRN: 92470
Schedule: TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Classroom: Tribble Hall, Rm. A208
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: 92314
Schedule: TR, 2:00 PM-3:15PM
Classroom: Tribble Hall, Rm. A103
Faculty: Dr. Mir Yarfitz


Humanities (HMN)

214.  Literature and Cultures of the Americas.
Texts studied are by such authors as Mann, Sartre, Unamuno, Fuentes, Moravia, and Voinovich. (D) 3 credit hours.

CRN: 91570
Schedule: MW, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Classroom: Greene 320
Faculty: Dr. José Luis Venegas


Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS)

310. Special Topics: Latin America Liberation Theology
New course offered for the first time during Fall 2015.

CRN: 92947
Schedule: MW 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
Classroom: Wing 302
Faculty: Dr. Liz Gandolfo


Music (MUS)

210. Survey of Latin American Music.
Survey of art, folk, and popular musical styles in Latin America and their impact on music of other cultures.  Divided intro three areas of study: the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. (CD, D) 3 credit hours.

CRN: 92696
Schedule: MW, 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
Classroom: SFAC M306
Faculty: Dr. Patricia C. Dixon


Department of Political Science (POL)

214. Latino Political Behavior & Public Opinion.
Examines the contemporary role of Latinos as minority group in the U.S., with emphasis on the history of Latino immigration to the U.S. and to North Carolina, immigration attitudes, Latino representation, political identity and partisanship, political participation, and interracial coalition formations.  Service-learning course.  3 credit hours.

CRN: 92246
Schedule: TR, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM
Classroom: Kirby Hall, Rm. 109
Faculty: Dr. Betina Wilkinson


Department of Romance Languages

Portuguese (PTG)

111. Elementary Portuguese.
Two-semester sequence designed to help students develop the ability to understand and speak Portuguese and also learn to read and write Portuguese at the elementary level. Labs required.  3 credit hours.

CRN: 87195
Schedule: MWF, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM
Classroom: Greene Hall, Rm. 245
Faculty: Dr. Vera Castro

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
Classroom:  Greene Hall, Rm. 513
Faculty: Dr. Luis Gonzalez

CRN: 91510
Schedule: MWF, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM
Classroom: Greene Hall, Rm. 514
Faculty: Dr. Jerid C. Francom

CRN: 91511
Schedule: MWF: 1:00 PM-1:50 PM
Classroom: Greene Hall, Rm.513
Faculty: Dr. Tiffany E. Judy

CRN: 92989
Schedule: MWF: 2:00 PM-2:50 PM
Classroom: Greene Hall, Rm. 513
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 are offered:

CRN: 92602
Schedule: TR, 9:30 AM-10:45 PM
Classroom: Greene Hall, Rm. 512
Faculty: Dr. Maria T. Sanhueza

CRN: 92603
Schedule: TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Classroom: Greene Hall, Rm. 512
Faculty: Dr. Maria T. Sanhueza


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. 3 credit hours.

Several Sections are offered:

CRN: 92604
Schedule: MWF, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM
Classroom: Greene Hall 512
Faculty: Dr. Andrea L. Echeverría

CRN: 92606
Schedule: MW, 2:00 PM-3:15  PM
Classroom: Greene Hall 321
Faculty: Dr. Mary L. Friedman

356. Transgressing Borders: Identity in Latin-American and U.S. 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: 92613
Schedule: TR, 2:00 Pm-3:15 PM
Classroom: Greene Hall 253
Faculty: Dr. Linda S. Howe


Department of Sociology

386. Special Topics: Seminar en Culture and Social Movements.
Intensive investigation of current scientific research on issues involving culture, social change, and social movements. 3 credit hours.

CRN: 91413
Schedule: TR, 2:00 PM-3:15 Pm
Classroom: Kirby Hall 10
Faculty: Dr. Ana María Wahl


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