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. 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 and outside a second minor. Core courses. At least 15 credit hours required

Program Requirements

Take one of three introductory courses:

LAS 208 Introduction to Latin America (3)

LAS/HST 217 Modern Latin American History (3)

SPN 362 Spanish American Cultural History II (3)

Core courses. At least nine (15) hours required

ART 317 The Arts of Colonial Latin America (3)

ATH 303 Native American Culture (4)

ATH 305 Latin America: Anthropological Perspectives (3)

ATH 313 Introduction to South American Archaeology (4)

ATH/BWS/LAS/WGS 325 Identity, Race, Gender, Class (3)

ATH 414 Caribbean Archaeology (3)

ATH 415 Caribbean Archaeology Field & Lab Methods (6)

ATH 426D Culture/Environment in Brazil (3-6)

BUS 399S Doing Business in Costa Rica: Environmental Sustainability and Risk Management (4)

BUS 420S The Environment of Business in Latin America (2)

BWS/FST/LAS/MUS 204 Brazilian Culture Through Popular Music (3)

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

GEO 304 Latin American Development (4)

GEO 405 The Caribbean in Global Context (3)

HST/LAS/BWS 243 History of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1400s to 1800s (3)

HST 307 Latin American Civilization - Colonial Period (3)

HST 400G Latin American History (3)

HST/LAS 437 Latin America Environmental History (3)

LAS 207 Latin American Civilization (3)

LAS 208/ATH 206 Introduction to Latin America (3)

LAS/HST 217 Modern Latin American History (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/HST 319 Revolution in Latin America (3)

LAS/HST/BWS 385 Race, Science, and Disease in the Americas (3)

LAS 390 Special Topics (3)

LAS 410 Current Latin American Issues (3)

LAS/GLG/IES 412 Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica (5)

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

LAS/IES 416 Connections: Understanding Tropical Ecology and Natural History via Belize, Central America (5)

LAS 477 Independent Studies (3-4)

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)

POR 383 By or About (Afro-) Brazilian Women (3)

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 450 Topics in Hispanic Literature and Language (3)

SPN 461 Studies in Spanish American Narrative (3)

SPN 462 Studies in Modern Spanish American Drama (3)

SPN 463 Studies in Spanish American Poetry (3)

SPN 464 The Spanish American Essay (3)

SPN 490 Issues in Hispanic Literature, Linguistics, or Culture (3)

Related Hours. (up to three 3 hours from this list can count toward the minor)

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 342 Comparative Economic Systems (3)

ECO 344 International Economic Relations (3)

ECO 347 Economic Development (3)

ECO 441 International Trade and Commercial Policy (3)

ECO 442 International Monetary Relations (3)

EDL 204 Sociocultural Studies in Education (3)

FSW 206 Social Welfare: Impact on Diverse Groups (4)

GEO 101 Global Forces, Local Diversity (3)

GEO 473 Development and Underdevelopment (3)

GEO 475 Global Periphery's Urbanization (3)

IDS 159 Strength Through Cultural Diversity (3)

LAS 413/IES 423 Tropical Marine Ecology (5)

LAS 417/517 IES/GLG 415 Coral Reef Ecology (5)

ITS 301 Intercultural Relations (3)

ITS 302 Problems of Non-Western Societies (3)

MGT 304 Cross Cultural Management (3)

MKT 425/471L Global Marketing (3)

MUS 185 The Diverse Worlds of Music (3)

MUS 186 Global Music for the I-Pod (3)

POL 326 Comparative Ethnic Politics (3)

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

SOC 348 Race and Ethnic Relations (3)

SPN 482 Spanish Dialectology (3)

Study Abroad

The LAS Program highly values study abroad in all Latin American contexts and will extend credit by petition to international study experiences that fulfill program criteria.

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