Current Offerings

Galapagos2The following courses will be offered during the spring 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 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 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: 20810
Schedule: TR, 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Classroom: Tribble Hall, Rm. A102
Faculty: Dr. John A. Ruddiman

B
CRN: 20811
Schedule: TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Classroom: Tribble Hall, Rm. A208
Faculty: Dr. Mir Yarfitz

C
CRN: 20812
Schedule: TR, 2:00PM-3:15PM
Classroom: Tribble Hall, Rm. A208
Faculty: Dr. Mir Yarfitz

D
CRN: 20813
Schedule: WF, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM
Classroom: Tribble Hall, Rm. A102
Faculty: Dr. Mir Yarfitz

360.  Jewish Migrations to the Americas.
Compares Jewish migration to the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean from the colonial period to the present, focusing on the peak mobility of the 1180s-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: 20830Schedule: MW, 12:30 PM-1:45PM
Classroom: Tribble Hall, Rm. A208
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. (CD) 3 credit hours.

CRN: 21174
Schedule: TR, 9:30 AM-10:45 Am
Classroom: Kirby Hall B04
Faculty:  Dr. Luis Roniger

 

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: 20521
Schedule: TR, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM
Classroom: Kirby Hall, Rm. 102
Faculty: Dr. John Polga-Hecimovich

 

Department of Romance Languages

Portuguese (PTG)

112. 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: 16663
Schedule: MWF, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
Classroom: Greene Hall, Rm. 245
Faculty: Dr. Vera Castro

Spanish (SPA)

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

CRN: 20688
Schedule: MWF, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
Classroom:  Greene Hall, Rm. 237
Faculty: Dr. Andrea Echeverría

313. Lights, Camera, Acción!  Cinema and Culture in the 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; or SPN 216.  3 credit hours.

CRN: 20690
Schedule: MW, 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Mm 5:00 PM-7:00 PmClassroom: Greene Hall, Rms. 253/239
Faculty: Dr. Anne E. Hardcastle

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, architectures, film, music, and literature from the pre-Columbian period to the present.  P-SPA 280 or 290; or SPN 216.  3 credit hours.

A

CRN: 20693
Schedule: TR, 9:30 AM-10:45 AM
Classroom: Greene Hall 513
Faculty: Dr. Margaret Ewalt

B

CRN: 20694
Schedule: TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Classroom: Greene Hall 513
Faculty: Dr. Margaret Ewalt

322. Spanish Pronunciation and 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 an N.C. requirement for teacher certification. P-SPA 309 or 309L; or SPN 319 or 319L.  3 credit hours.

CRN: 20695
Schedule: MWF, 11:00 AM- 11:50 AM
Classroom: Greene Hall 251
Faculty: Dr. Tiffany E. Judy

342. From Colonial to Postcolonial Voices.
Exploration of twentieth and twenty first century literary, artistic, and cinematic adaptations of colonial stories of discovery by writers, artists, and filmmakers from Spain and Spanish America.  P- any course in SPA 310-319 sequence; or SPN 317 or 318; or POI.  3 credit hours.

CRN: 20697
Schedule: TR, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM
Classroom: Greene Hall, Rm. 251
Faculty: Dr. Kathryn Mayers

358. Spanish American Novel.
Study of the novel in Spanish America from its beginning through the contemporary period.
P—any course in SPA 310-319 sequence; and any course in SPA 317  or 318;  or  POI.  3 credit hours.

CRN: 20700
Schedule: MWF, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM
Classroom: Greene Hall, Rm. 321
Faculty: Dr. Mary L. Friedman

387. Cultural Industries and Institutions in Spain and Spanish America.
Study of key cultural traditions and theories of art and cultural economics, focusing on international cooperation, business and law, and on the construction of intercultural and professional identities. P- SPA 309 or 309L, or SPN 319 or 319L; and any course in SPA 310-329 sequence, or SN 317 or 318, or SPA 371 or SPN 324 or POI.  3 credit hours.

CRN: 20703
Schedule: TR, 2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Classroom: Greene Hall, Rm. 320
Faculty: Dr. Alan José

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