Latin American Latino/a & Caribbean Studies

(18 semester hours)

For information, contact the LAS Program, 120 MacMillan Hall (513-529-5333).

Latin American, Latino/a & Caribbean Studies (LAS) offer an interdisciplinary minor that is open to all students and is a valuable complement to a wide range of majors. Students may enroll in the program by declaring intent with an LAS adviser. LAS minors must complete SPN 202, POR 211 or FRE 202. All students must complete at least 18 credit hours, with at least 6 credits of the core course hours coming from LAS courses or their cross-listed equivalents outside of the student's major or second minor.

Program Requirements

Core courses. At least nine (9) hours required

ATH 305 Latin America: Anthropological Perspectives (3)

GEO 304 Latin American Development (4)

GEO 405 The Caribbean in Global Context (3)

LAS 207 Latin American Civilization (3)

LAS 208 Introduction to Latin America (3)

LAS/ENG 254 Latino/a Literature and the Americas (3)

LAS 260 Latin America in the United States (3)

LAS 277,277,477 Independent Study (1-3)

LAS 277X Service-Learning (1)

(concurrent registration in MPF course)

LAS 315 Latin American Diaspora Communities (3)

LAS 319 Revolution in Latin America (3)

LAS 410 Current Latin American Issues (3)

LAS/IES 414 Latin American Environmental Affairs (3)

LAS 415 Cuba in Revolution: Its History, Politics, and Culture (MPC) (4)

LAS/HST 437 Latin America Environmental History (3)

LAS/POL 478 Media and Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean (3)

LAS 499 Study Abroad in Latin America and the Caribbean (3-6)

POL 337 Politics of Latin America (4)

POL 378 Latin America: The Region and the World (3)

POL 430E Seminar on Comparative Political Systems: Latin America (4)

SPN 315 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3)

SPN 361, 362 Spanish American Cultural History I, II (3, 3)

SPN 430 Selected Topics in Literature and Culture: Spanish America (3)

SPN 463 Studies in Spanish American Poetry (3)

SPN 464 The Spanish American Essay (3)

Related Hours. Up to nine (9) hours can count toward the minor.

ATH/LAS 325 Identity: Race, Class, and Gender (3)

ATH 313 Introduction to South American Archeology (4)

GEO 473 Development and Underdevelopment (3)

HST 307 Latin American Civilization (Before 1820) (3)

HST 487 Mexico Since 1810 (3)

POR 111 Accelerated Introduction to Portuguese (4)*

POR 211 Intermediate Portuguese (4)*

POR 311 Composition and Conversational Portuguese (3)

SPN 311 Grammar Review and Introductory Composition (3)

SPN 450 Topics in Hispanic Literature and Language (3)

(Spanish American topic required)

SPN 482 Spanish Dialectology (3)

SPN 490 Issues in Hispanic Literature (3)

(Spanish American topic required)

* Students fulfilling the language skills requirement in Spanish can count POR 111 and 211 as credits in category C.

Language Requirement

Complete SPN 202, POR 211, FRE 202, or their equivalents

Electives. Optional courses containing substantial material, concepts, or applications relevant to Latin American studies; these can contribute up to 3 credit hours toward the total of 18.

ATH 175 Peoples of the World (3)

ATH 185 Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (3)

ATH/ITS 301 Intercultural Relations (3)

ATH 312 Introduction to North American Archaeology (4)

ECO 347 Economic Development (3)

ENG 348 Ethnic American Literature (3)

FRE 202 Critical Analysis of French Culture*

GEO 101 Global Forces, Local Diversity (3)

GEO 111 World Regional Geography (3)

HST 361 Colonial America (3)

HST 371 Native American History (3)

HST 400 Senior Seminar in History (when topic is appropriate)

ITS 201 Introduction to International Studies (3)

MUS 185 The Diverse Worlds of Music (3)

POL 326 Comparative Ethnic Politics (3)

POL 439 North American Politics: Unity and Diversity (3)

SOC 348 Race and Ethnic Relations (3)

SOC 372 Social Stratification (3)

* Students who take Spanish or Portuguese as their language can count this as an elective.

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