Current Offerings

Galapagos2The following courses will be offered during the spring semester of 2014 and have been pre-approved by the Latin American and Latino Studies Program as counting towards the minor in Latin American and Latino Studies as of April 2, 2014.  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, next school year, the course will be taught in Spring 2015. 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. 3 credit hours.

CRN: 90182
Schedule: TR, 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Classroom: Kirby, Rm. B02
Faculty: Dr. John T. Dalton

Department of Humanities (HMN)

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

CRN: 91570
Schedule: MWF, 10:00 AM-10:50 AM
Classroom: Kirby, Rm. B02
Faculty: Dr. José Luis Venegas

Department of History (HST)

108. The America’s and the World.
Examines North, Central and South America in global perspectives from premodern times to the present with particular attention to political, economic, social and cultural developments and interactions. 3 credit hours.

Several Sections are offered:

A
CRN: 91105
Schedule: TR, 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Classroom: Tribble Hall, Rm. A102
Faculty: Dr. John A. Ruddiman

B
CRN: 91106
Schedule: TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Classroom: Tribble Hall, Rm. A102
Faculty: Dr. John A. Ruddiman

C
CRN: 91107
Schedule: MWF, 9:00 AM-9:50 AM
Classroom: Tribble Hall, Rm. A102
Faculty: Dr. Mir Yarfitz

Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS)

210. Intro to Latin American and Latino Studies.
Introduction to the historical, economic, cultural, and social issues which shape Latin America and impact the lives of Latinos in the United States. 3 credit hours.

**Spring 2015**

Department of Political Science (POL)

224. Racial and Ethnic Politics.
Analysis of the impact and interactions of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, American Indians, and Anglos in U.S. politics, with special emphasis on the politics of identity, representation, and interracial public opinion. Service-learning Course. 3 credit hours.

CRN: 90072
Schedule: TR, 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
Classroom: Kirby Hall, Rm. 117
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. 3 credit hours.

CRN: 91647
Schedule: W, 3:30 PM-6:00 PM
Classroom: Kirby Hall, Rm. 102
Faculty: Dr. John Polga-Hecimovich

Department of Sociology (SOC)

386. Special Topics: Immigration.
Intensive investigation of immigration involving, culture, social change, and social movements. 3 credit hours.

CRN: 91413
Schedule: MW, 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
Classroom: Kirby Hall, Rm. B01A
Faculty: Dr. Ana Wahl

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, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
Classroom: Greene Hall, Rm. 237
Faculty: Dr. Vera Castro

Spanish (SPN)

348. Contemporary Women Novelists.
Study of representative novels by women writers from Spain and Latin America, with emphasis on the representation of the female protagonist within her cultural context. P— any course in SPA 310-319 sequence; or SPN 317 or 318; or POI. 3 credit hours.

CRN: 91522
Schedule: TR, 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Classroom: Greene Hall, Rm. 320
Faculty: Dr. Candelas Gala

351. Cinema & Society.
Systematic study of Spanish morphology, sentence structure and expository usage applied to various kinds of composition: description, narration, argumentation, etc. Same as SPA 219. Students must have taken a 200-level Spanish course or the equivalent. 4 credit hours.

Several sections are offered:

A
CRN: 91518
Schedule: MW, 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Classroom: Greene Hall, Rm. 237
Faculty: Dr. Anne Hardcastle

B
CRN: 91518
Schedule: M, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Classroom: Greene Hall, Rm. 239
Faculty: Dr. Anne Hardcastle

369. Love & Death in Poetry.

CRN: 91531
Schedule: TR, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM
Classroom: Greene Hall, Rm. 512
Faculty: Dr. Olgierda Furmanek

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