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: 90182
Schedule: TR, 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
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:

A
CRN: 93430
Schedule: TR, 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Faculty: Dr. Benjamin A. Coates

B
CRN: 93432
Schedule: WF, 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Faculty: Dr. Lisa M. Blee

C
CRN: 93434
Schedule:  TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Benjamin A. Coates

D
CRN: 93436
Schedule:  WF, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Lisa M. Blee

E
CRN: 93438
Schedule:  WF 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Mir Yarfitz

F
CRN:  93440
Schedule:  MW, 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
Faculty:  Dr. John A. Ruddiman

H
CRN:  93444
Schedule:  MW, 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Faculty:  John A. Ruddiman

359.  Prostitutes, Machos & Travesties:  Sex & Gender in Latin American History.
Explores gender and sexuality across 20th. Century Latin America and the Caribbean.  Applies new theoretical developments in gender, masculinity, and LGBT studies to the region’s history of race, revolution, labor, dictatorship, and social movements. (CD) 3 credit hours.

CRN:  93477
Schedule:  MW, 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Mir Yarfitz

 

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: 93378
Schedule:  TR, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Peter Siavelis

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

CRN: 88929
Schedule:  W, 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Jaira Harrington

 

Department of 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: 93622
Schedule:  MWF, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Vera Cecilia Castro

 

Department of Religion (REL)

103 C.  Introduction to Christian Traditions
Study of Christian experience, thought, and practice. (D)  3 credit hours.

CRN: 93486
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: 91507
Schedule: MWF, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM
Faculty: Dr. Irma Alarcón

B
CRN: 91510
Schedule: MWF, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM
Faculty: Dr. Diego Burgos

C
CRN: 91511
Schedule: MWF: 1:00 PM-1:50 PM
Faculty: Dr. Tiffany Judy

 

 

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

CRN: 93613
Schedule: TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Faculty: Dr. Kathryn Mayers
313.  Lights, Camera, Acción ! Cinema & Culture in 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; SPN 216.  3 credit hours.

CRN:  93615
Schedule:  MW, 2:00 Pm-3:15 Pm / W, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Anne E. Hardcastle

 

317.  Distant Neighbors.
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

Several Sections are offered:

A.

CRN:  93616
Schedule:  WF, 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Faculty: Dr. Margaret Ewalt

B.

CRN:  93617
Schedule:  MWF, 11:00 AM-11:50 AM
Faculty:  Dr. Samantha Ordóñez

 

318 A.  The Andes to Patagonia.
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.

CRN: 92604
Schedule:  MW, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Faculty:  Dr. Mary L. Friedman

322.  Spanish Pronunciation & 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.  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- SPA 309-309 L; or SPN 319 or 319L.  3 credit hours.

 

 

 

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