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Course ID:LACS 1000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean (Honors)
Course
Description:
The interdisciplinary study of Latin America and the Caribbean. Examination of ethnic and cultural diversity and issues of gender, race, class, and culture within Latin American and Caribbean society. Consideration will also be given to the historical, political, economic, geographic, and social experiences of Latin American and Caribbean ethnic and cultural groups with special attention to their diversity and unity.
Athena Title:Introduction to LACS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in LACS 1000H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS 1000H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean (Honors)
Course
Description:
The interdisciplinary study of Latin America and the Caribbean, with a focus on student-directed learning. Examination of ethnic and cultural diversity and issues of gender, race, class, and culture within Latin American and Caribbean society. Consideration will also be given to the historical, political, economic, geographic, and social experiences of Latin American and Caribbean ethnic and cultural groups, with special attention to their diversity and unity.
Athena Title:Introduction to LACS Hon
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in LACS 1000
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS 2001. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies I
Course
Description:
Faculty from various disciplines deliver weekly lectures introducing students to issues related to the cultures, languages, ecology, geography, history, linguistics, political science, and the societies of Latin America and the Caribbean. Advanced readings and discussions following the weekly lectures.
Athena Title:INTRO TO LACS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS 2002. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies II
Course
Description:
This continuation of Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies I serves as a basic introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Faculty from various disciplines deliver weekly lectures introducing students to issues related to the cultures, languages, ecology, geography, history, linguistics, political science, and the societies of Latin America and the Caribbean. Advanced readings and discussions following the weekly lectures.
Athena Title:INTRO TO LACS II
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS 2010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Multidisciplinary Latino/a Studies
Course
Description:
Multidisciplinary study of the history, culture, and politics of Latino/as in the United States. Topics include, but are not limited to, barrio life, precarious labor, border policing, citizenship, exile, Latinidad, stereotypes, the American Dream, and empowerment.
Athena Title:Multidiscip Latino/a Studies
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS 2020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Multidisciplinary Caribbean Studies
Course
Description:
Multidisciplinary study of the history, culture, and politics of the Caribbean and its diaspora in the U.S. Topics include, but are not limited to, colonialism and slavery, revolution and empowerment, color and caste, gender and sexuality, Afro- Caribbean religions and music, national identity, and the tourist economy.
Athena Title:Multidiscipl Caribbean Studies
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS 2030I. 3 hours.
Course Title:Multidisciplinary Brazilian Studies
Course
Description:
Introduction to the real Brazil today, focusing on key issues of contemporary relevance. Rather than emphasizing Brazil’s problems, it explores the innovative ways Brazilians are solving them.
Athena Title:Multidisc Brazilian Studies
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in LACS 2030
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS 2030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Multidisciplinary Brazilian Studies
Course
Description:
Introduction to the real Brazil today, focusing on key issues of contemporary relevance. Rather than emphasizing Brazil’s problems, it explores the innovative ways Brazilians are solving them.
Athena Title:Multidisc Brazilian Studies
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in LACS 2030I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS 2040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Multidisciplinary Mexican Studies: A Transnational Perspective
Course
Description:
Multidisciplinary study of the history, culture, and politics of Mexico. Though the focus is on understanding Mexico, the course incorporates a transnational perspective through an appreciation of the politics and effects of globalization and Mexico-U.S. relations. Materials include scholarly texts and traditional and new media.
Athena Title:Multidisc Mexican Studies
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in LACS 2040I
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS 2040I. 3 hours.
Course Title:Multidisciplinary Mexican Studies: A Transnational Perspective
Course
Description:
Multidisciplinary study of the history, culture, and politics of Mexico. Though the focus is on understanding Mexico, the course incorporates a transnational perspective through an appreciation of the politics and effects of globalization and Mexico-U.S. relations. Materials include scholarly texts and traditional and new media.
Athena Title:Multidisc Mexican Studies
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in LACS 2040
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS 2050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Indigenous Peoples in the Americas
Course
Description:
An overview of the histories, struggles, and current conditions of indigenous peoples in the Americas from pre-Columbian times to the present. Emphasis on the political, technological, and social organization and achievements of indigenous cultures and struggles over territories, rights, and resources during the Colonial period and after.
Athena Title:Indigenous Peoples in Americas
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(LACS) 3220H. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Mexico (Honors)
Course
Description:
Mexican history from pre-Aztec times to the modern era. Pre- Columbian Mexico, the era of Spain's colonial rule (1519-1810), the struggle for independence, and the turbulent years of post- independence chaos will be covered. Also, the Juárez years (1855-1872), the long reign of Porfírio Díaz, and the epic Mexican Revolution, its effects and aftermath leading up to the present day.
Athena Title:HISTORY OF MEXICO
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in HIST 3220
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(LACS) 3220. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Mexico
Course
Description:
Mexican history and culture from pre-Columbian times to the present.
Athena Title:HISTORY OF MEXICO
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(LACS) 3230. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Brazil
Course
Description:
Brazilian history and culture from pre-Columbian times to the present.
Athena Title:History of Brazil
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in HIST 3230I, LACS 3230I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(LACS) 3230I. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Brazil
Course
Description:
Brazilian history and culture from pre-Columbian times to the present. How Brazil and its people have been shaped by colonialism, economic cycles of boom and bust, slavery, regional cleavages, shifts from monarchical to republican to dictatorial to democratic forms of government, and incomplete attempts to expand access to prosperity and political power.
Athena Title:History of Brazil
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in HIST 3230, LACS 3230
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(NAMS)(LACS) 3270. 3 hours.
Course Title:New World Archaeology
Course
Description:
Cultural variation in the Americas from the end of the Pleistocene to the time of intensive European contact, with emphasis on human/environmental interactions.
Athena Title:NEW WORLD ARCH
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(NAMS)(LACS) 3430. 3 hours.
Course Title:Indians of Mexico and Central America
Course
Description:
The native peoples of Mexico and Central America, including their past, traditional culture, and problems they face in the modern world.
Athena Title:INDIAN MEX & CEN AM
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST(LACS) 3500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Women in the Caribbean
Course
Description:
This course covers a range of issues affecting women in the various parts of the Caribbean region. It examines the meaning of feminism within the Caribbean context. It considers the ways in which race, gender, class, ethnicity, language, sexuality, and other factors affect the formation of Caribbean women's identities in the modern world.
Athena Title:Women in the Caribbean
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST 3500W, LACS 3500W
Prerequisite:WMST 1110 or WMST 2010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST(LACS) 3500W. 3 hours.
Course Title:Women in the Caribbean
Course
Description:
Examination of the meaning of feminism within the Caribbean context. The ways in which race, gender, class, ethnicity, language, sexuality, and other factors affect the formation of Caribbean women's identities in the modern world.
Athena Title:WOMEN IN CARIBBEAN
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in WMST(LACS) 3500
Nontraditional Format:This version of the course will be taught as writing intensive, which means that the course will include substantial and ongoing writing assignments that a) relate clearly to course learning; b) teach the communication values of a discipline- for example, its practices of argument, evidence, credibility, and format; and c) prepare students for further writing in their academic work, in graduate school, and in professional life. The written assignments will result in a significant and diverse body of written work (the equivalent of 6000 words or 25 pages) and the instructor (and/or the teaching assistant assigned to the course) will be closely involved in student writing, providing opportunities for feedback and substantive revision.
Prerequisite:WMST 1110 or WMST 2010 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ALDR(AFST)(LACS) 3820. 3 hours.
Course Title:Reflections on Fighting Hunger
Course
Description:
Exploration of world hunger using an interdisciplinary approach. Analysis of natural resource-related, political, and cultural causes of hunger; its health and socioeconomic effects; and current proposed solutions, with an emphasis on education. Group discussions will be emphasized in this course.
Athena Title:Reflections on Fighting Hunger
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ALDR 3820E, AFST 3820E, LACS 3820E, ALDR 3820H
Prerequisite:Second-year student standing
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ALDR(AFST)(LACS) 3820E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Reflections on Fighting Hunger
Course
Description:
Exploration of world hunger using an interdisciplinary approach. Analysis of natural resource-related, political, and cultural causes of hunger; its health and socioeconomic effects; and current proposed solutions, with an emphasis on education.
Athena Title:Reflections on Fighting Hunger
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ALDR 3820, AFST 3820, LACS 3820, ALDR 3820H
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS 4010. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Latin American Indigenous Languages I
Course
Description:
Students will study a less-commonly taught Latin American indigenous language either in the country of origin or at UGA. The course will focus on developing students' cultural and linguistic knowledge of the target language.
Athena Title:Latin Amer Indigenous Lan I
Nontraditional Format:May be used for transfer credit or as a one-course stand alone offering at UGA.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS 4020. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Latin American Indigenous Languages II
Course
Description:
Students will continue studing a less-commonly taught Latin American indigenous language either in the country of origin or at UGA. The course will focus on developing students' cultural and linguistic knowledge of the target language.
Athena Title:Latin Amer Indigenous Lan II
Corequisite:LACS 4010 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PORT(LACS) 4040/6040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Topics in Cinema, Culture, and Literature in the Portuguese-Speaking World
Course
Description:
Specific aspects of cinema, culture, and literature of the Portuguese-speaking world. Topics to be selected according to the needs and interests of the students. Taught in seminar fashion with extensive outside readings of primary and secondary sources. Given in English.
Athena Title:TOPICS IN PORT
Nontraditional Format:Course will be offered approximately every two years.
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS 4050/6050. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Current Topics in Latin American Research
Course
Description:
Topics of current interest in Latin American Studies based on individual study, readings, or projects under the supervision of a project director. Students will develop a paper or project based upon a specific aspect of the region.
Athena Title:Topics in LA Research
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(LACS) 4055/6055. 3 hours.
Course Title:Social Policy Storytelling: In and Around Athens
Course
Description:
Examination of local and national politics through the lived experience of local Athens area residents, social policymaking processes, and the role of research and storytelling for policy. Students will conduct fieldwork and create policy-relevant digital stories. Students will present their findings to community stakeholders in the Athens area.
Athena Title:Social Policy Storytelling
Pre or Corequisite:LACS 1000 or LACS 1000H or LACS 2010 or SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SPAN(LACS) 4090S. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Practicum in Service Learning
Course
Description:
Practical use of language skills and cultural awareness through community involvement. Students will work directly with approved study abroad providers or the Latino community of Athens in planned and systematic activities coordinated with a variety of community organizations. Each student will organize, manage, and track his/her community service.
Athena Title:Practicum in Service Learning
Nontraditional Format:Students enroll in the credit hours they need (one, two, or three). They are required to attend 1 hour of class per week (15 total) in addition to service in the community for an additional 15 hours (1 credit), 30 hours (2 credits), or 45 hours (3 credits). Only three hours of credit taken during the same semester will count for the Spanish or Romance Languages minor or major (the course can only be counted toward the major or minor if the three hours are all taken at once during the same semester). Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Students will work on a comprehensive project(s) and may be required to spend considerable time outside the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service- learning component for approximately 50-75% of overall instructional time.
Pre or Corequisite:SPAN 3010 or SPAN 3010H or SPAN 3011
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS 4091S. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Practicum in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Course
Description:
Practical use of sociopolitical, geographical, and cultural knowledge of Latin America will be put to use through community involvement or with a locally relevant LACSI project. Students will work on planned and systematic activities coordinated by the instructor of record.
Athena Title:LACS PRACTICUM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in SPAN(LACS) 4090
Nontraditional Format:Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. The course uses service-learning as the primary pedagogical tool for teaching course objectives. Students will work on a comprehensive project(s) and may be required to send considerable time outside the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 75-100% of overall instructional time. Students will be earning up to 3 hours of credit for service learning projects in a Latin American community or for a LACSI relevant project. Students will be enhancing their knowledge of Latin American culture, and the practicum will be monitored by an instructor of record. Short reaction essays, an experience journal, and final paper may be required.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FREN(LACS) 4170. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Francophone Film, Literature, and Culture
Course
Description:
Introduction to various Francophone regions of the world through the study of film and literature.
Athena Title:Francophone Film Lit Culture
Prerequisite:FREN 3030 or FREN 3030H or FREN 3030E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(LACS) 4200/6200. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Studies in Latin American History
Course
Description:
Special issues or topics in Latin American history not covered in a regular history course. Topics, methodology, and instructor vary from semester to semester. Representative topics include the Latin American revolutionary tradition, the wars of independence in the Americas, and Latin American wars.
Athena Title:STUDIES LAT AMER
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(LACS) 4230/6230. 3 hours.
Course Title:Supernatural Latin America: Readings on Witchcraft, Shamanism, and Popular Religion
Course
Description:
Exploration of the history of popular religions in Latin America since Pre-Columbian times. Readings include issues such as religion in the Andes, witchcraft and cult of the saints, African religions in Brazil, and shamanism in the Amazon. Analysis of the social, political, and gender dimensions of the religious experience.
Athena Title:SUPERNATL LAT AMERI
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(LACS) 4240/6240. 3 hours.
Course Title:Citizenship and Social Movements in Latin America and the Caribbean
Course
Description:
Examination of struggles surrounding assertions of citizenship rights in Latin America and the Caribbean since the eighteenth century. The readings trace moments in which women, migrants, and indigenous and colonized peoples transformed dominant understandings of the nation-state and political agency.
Athena Title:Citizenship in Latin America
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:HIST(LACS) 4250/6250. 3 hours.
Course Title:Race, Nation, and Popular Culture in Latin America
Course
Description:
Exploration of how Latin Americans see themselves through the lens of popular culture. Studying festivals, dances, theater, and a variety of forms of public performance serves the purpose of reflecting on the specific way Latin Americans have constructed race, gender, class, and nation. In addition, the course pursues the goal of introducing the students to different concepts and methodologies developed in the humanities and social sciences and applying them to specific Latin American cases.
Athena Title:POP CULT IN LAT AM
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:CMLT(AFAM)(AFST)(GEOG)(LACS) 4260/6260. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Black and Green Atlantic: Crosscurrents of the African and Irish Diasporas
Course
Description:
An exploration of the comparative dimensions of Black and Irish experiences in the Atlantic world through the study of cultural production from the United States, Africa, Britain, the Caribbean, and Ireland.
Athena Title:The Black and Green Atlantic
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL(LACS) 4270. 3 hours.
Course Title:Inter-American Relations
Course
Description:
Introduction to and analysis of changes in Latin American and United States foreign policy.
Athena Title:INT-AMER RELATIONS
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3300 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(WMST)(LACS) 4280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Global Perspectives on Gender
Course
Description:
The diverse social and cultural manifestations of gender located within an economic, social, and political context. Case studies drawn from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Athena Title:Global Perspectives on Gender
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:SOCI(LACS) 4290. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sociology of Latin America
Course
Description:
Exploration of the social history and contemporary questions of race, class, gender, and nation in Latin America. Case studies drawn from throughout the region. Topics may include socioeconomic development, poverty and inequality, social movements, institutions, and change. Latin America in transnational context.
Athena Title:LATIN AMERICAN SO
Prerequisite:SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H or SOCI 2600 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS 4300/6300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Critical Concepts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Course
Description:
Covers a range of theories and perspectives instrumental to Latin American and Caribbean Studies across disciplines and over time. Examples include dependency theory, liberation theology, subaltern studies, the decolonial turn, indigenous epistemologies, and Latin American feminisms. Concepts addressed may include colonialism, imperialism, coloniality, criollismo, indigenismo, mestizaje, hybridity, testimonio, and lo popular.
Athena Title:Critical Concepts in LACS
Prerequisite:LACS 1000 or LACS 1000H or LACS 2002 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:INTL(LACS) 4380. 3 hours.
Course Title:Latin American Political Systems
Course
Description:
The factors leading to democratic transitions in the region and the problems associated with the consolidation of democratic rule.
Athena Title:Latin Amer Political Systems
Prerequisite:INTL 3200 or INTL 3200E or INTL 3300
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ANTH(NAMS)(LACS) 4460/6460. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Aztecs and the Maya
Course
Description:
Two indigenous urban societies of the Americas, from farming village beginnings to the Spanish conquest, and their lasting impact on modern middle American culture. Topics include ecology, economy, political organization, urbanism, militarism, beliefs, art, architecture, and literature.
Athena Title:AZTECS & MAYA
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ANTH 3260
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WMST(LACS) 4500/6500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Latina Studies
Course
Description:
The study of Latina lives from a feminist perspective. Examination of research and writing about the lives of Latina women with a particular focus on the dynamics of communities in the United States, immigration, cultural values regarding gender, and effects of poverty and violence.
Athena Title:LATINA STUDIES
Prerequisite:WMST 4010/6010
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST(RELI)(LACS) 4620/6620. 3 hours.
Course Title:African Religion in Diaspora
Course
Description:
Diasporic movement, sustainability, modifications, syncretic tendencies of African Derived Religions in the Americas, especially Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, and North America.
Athena Title:AFRCN RELI DIASPORA
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM(LACS) 4640/6640. 3 hours.
Course Title:Latin American Film and Media
Course
Description:
A historical survey of cinema and related audio(visual) media, including radio, television, and digital media, in Latin America. The course traces the role played by cinema and media in nation-building in Latin American countries as well as the relationship between film aesthetics, politics, and globalization.
Athena Title:Lat Am Film/Med
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FILM 41640I, LACS 4640I or FILM 6640I, LACS 6640I
Prerequisite:FILM 2120 or FILM 2121H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FILM(LACS) 4640I/6640I. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Latin American Film and Media
Course
Description:
A historical survey of cinema and related audio(visual) media, including radio, television, and digital media, in Latin America. The course traces the role played by cinema and media in nation-building in Latin American countries as well as the relationship between film aesthetics, politics, and globalization.
Athena Title:Lat Am Film/Med
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FILM 4640, LACS 4640 or FILM 6640, LACS 6640
Nontraditional Format:Students enrolled in the I-suffix version of the course will complete a list of primary and secondary readings in Spanish, which total at least 25 percent of the number of total readings assigned, in lieu of the English-language material assigned for those class meetings. These students will also write their term papers (7-9 pages) in Spanish and meet once a month with the instructor and their fellow I-suffix classmates for a required fifty-minute discussion section in Spanish, to be scheduled outside of class/lab hours by agreement with the instructor.
Prerequisite:FILM 2120 or FILM 2121H or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECHD(LACS) 4660/6660. 3 hours.
Course Title:U.S. Latino/a Mental Health: An Introduction
Course
Description:
An overview of Latino/a mental health issues in the United States from the perspective of well-being, cultural strengths, and empowerment. Students will examine the strengths and resiliency of U.S. Latinos/as and critically examine structural and societal barriers in the U.S. that result in stress and mental illness in this population.
Athena Title:US Latino/a Mental Health Intr
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS(CMLT) 4700/6700. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Transnational Comparative Studies
Course
Description:
Focuses on two or more Latin American and/or Caribbean countries (e.g., Peru and Bolivia) or at least one Latin American county and another country outside of Latin America (e.g., Brazil and Angola). The approach could be discipline- specific (e.g., literature) or interdisciplinary (e.g., anthropology and linguistics).
Athena Title:LACS Comparative Studies
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ALDR(AFST)(LACS) 4710E/6710E. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Agricultural Development
Course
Description:
Analysis of international development programs, stressing the developing world's perspective. Study of issues affecting international cooperation, agricultural development and sustainability, technology transfer, and extension education.
Athena Title:International Ag Development
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ALDR 4710, AFST 4710, LACS 4710 or ALDR 6710, AFST 6710, LACS 6710
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ALDR(AFST)(LACS) 4710/6710. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Agricultural Development
Course
Description:
Analysis of international development programs, stressing the developing world's perspective. Study of issues affecting international cooperation, agricultural development and sustainability, technology transfer, and extension education.
Athena Title:International Ag Development
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ALDR 4710E, AFST 4710E, LACS 4710E or ALDR 6710E, AFST 6710E, LACS 6710E
Nontraditional Format:Course dynamics emphasize case studies, discussions, and group projects. Students in AFST and LACS will focus their term assignments in their region of interest.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:GEOG(LACS) 4720/6720. 3 hours.
Course Title:Geography of Latin America
Course
Description:
The geography of Latin America, including physical, cultural, and economic characteristics of different regions. Prospects for expansion of settlement, development of resources, and growth of industries.
Athena Title:Geography of Latin America
Prerequisite:GEOG 1101 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS 4800. 3-9 hours.
Course Title:Latin American and Caribbean Studies Internship
Course
Description:
Students are permitted to enter an organization to obtain practical and applied experience. Work is conducted in a Latin American or Caribbean language. A scholarly research paper relating this experience to academic work is required.
Athena Title:LACS INTERNSHIP
Nontraditional Format:This course is designed for undergraduate internship and does not meet formally. The hours of credit will be determined by the faculty supervisor and will reflect the time involved at the internship site, along with the required research paper. Typically students would earn three hours of academic credit for 240 hours of work during the semester. A scholarly research paper relating this experience to academic work is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:LACS 4900. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Course
Description:
Current topics in Latin America and/or the Caribbean.
Athena Title:SPEC TOPICS LACS
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:LACS(SOCI) 4910. 3 hours.
Course Title:Citizenship and Social Movements in Latin America and the Caribbean
Course
Description:
An overview of contemporary social movements of the region, its historical roots, and the economic/political causes that motivate the protests of the powerless. Special attention will be given to the relationship between social movements, political parties, and the state in different historical moments and countries.
Athena Title:Citi Soc Move Lat Am and Carib
Prerequisite:LACS 1000 or SOCI 1101
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:JRLC(LACS) 5060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Telenovelas, Culture, and Society
Course
Description:
Examination of the connections between media, culture, and society as participants study the world's most watched television genre: the Latin American telenovela. The class focuses on the genre's contexts of production, consumption, regulation, and globalization, and analyzes telenovelas as a public forum for the negotiation of sociocultural issues.
Athena Title:TELENOVELAS & SOC
Prerequisite:SPAN 2002
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:EDUC(LACS) 5710/7710. 3 hours.
Course Title:Issues in Latino Education
Course
Description:
An overview of important patterns and issues in education relating to Hispanic/Latino students K-12 and post-secondary, statewide and nationally. Includes history, cultural context, policy issues and trends, challenges faced by Latinos in school, implications for practice, and current research.
Athena Title:Issues in Latino Education
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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