Current Offerings

Galapagos2The following courses will be offered during the spring 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 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: 21812
Schedule: TR, 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Faculty: Dr. John T. Dalton

252A.  International Finance.
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

Several Sections are offered:

A
CRN: 14845
Schedule:  MWF, 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Faculty:  Dr. Sandeep Mazumder

B
CRN: 21016
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 are offered:

A
CRN: 21923
Schedule: TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Faculty: Dr. Lisa M. Blu

B
CRN: 21924
Schedule: WF, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM
Faculty: Dr. John A. Ruddiman

 

Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS)

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 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Faculty: Dr. Luis Roniger

 

Department of Political Science (POL)

224. Racial and Ethnic Politics.
Analysis fo the impact and interactions of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, American Indians, and Anglos in U.S. politics.  Service learning course.   3 credit hours.

CRN: 21563
Schedule: TR, 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
Faculty: Dr. Betina Wilkinson

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

242. Topics:  The Politics of Exile.
Intensive study of one or more major problems in contemporary comparative politics.  3 credit hours.

CRN: 22144
Schedule:  TR, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Luis Roniger

300.  Senior Seminar in Political Science.
Readings and research on selected topics.

CRN: 17447
Schedule: R, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Betina Wilkinson

 

Department of Religion (REL)

390. Topics in Religion:  Politics of Holiness
Explores the political dimensions of Catholic devotions to Mary, saints, and martyrs both in Latin America and among Latino/as in the United States.  3 credit hours.

CRN: 21761
Schedule:  TR,  9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Faculty:  Dr. Elizabeth O. 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:

A
CRN: 20684
Schedule: MWF, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM
Faculty: Dr. Claudia Ospina

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

C
CRN: 20686
Schedule: MWF: 11:00 AM-11:50 AM
Faculty: Dr. Luis González

E
CRN: 21337
Schedule: MWF: 1:00 PM-1:50 PM
Faculty: Dr. Diego Burgos

L – Grammar & Composition for Heritage Speakers
CRN: 20687
Schedule:  MWF, 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM
Faculty:  Dr. Irma Alarcón

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:

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

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

310. Anecdotes, Bestsellers, Cuentos.

The ABC’s of Storytelling in the Spanish – Speaking World.  P-SPA 280 or 290; or SPN 216.  3 credit hours

Several Sections are offered:

A
CRN: 22108
Schedule: MWF, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM
Faculty: Dr. Margaret R. Ewalt

B
CRN: 21110
Schedule: MWF, 11:00 AM-11:50  AM
Faculty: Dr. Margaret R. Ewalt

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; SPN 216.  3 credit hours.

Serveral Sections are offered:

A
CRN: 22111
Schedule: TR, 12:30 Pm-1:45 PM
Faculty: Dr. Linda S. Howe

B
CRN:  22112
Schedule:  TR, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Linda Howe

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

CRN: 22123
Schedule:  TR, 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Faculty:  Dr. María Teresa Sanhueza

349. Great Authors and Directors:  García Márquez

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.  1.5 – 3 credit hours.

357. Spanish American Short Story

Intensive study of the 20th.-century Spanish-American short story with emphasis on major trends and representatives authors.

CRN: 22126
Schedule:  MW, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Mary L. Friedman

 

 

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