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Latin American Area Studies Courses by Topics

Note: Students choosing their own topics for research papers must select a topic related to Latin America. All courses must have at least 25 percent Latin American content to count toward the major.

Courses with a blank (_____) at the end of their titles are typically topics or seminar courses that may be repeated for credit. Usually these courses offer different topics each time they are taught. Students should check with the course instructor about the requirements to take the course and what the topic will be when it is offered.

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I. Language, Literature, and Culture

  • AAAS 301/HAIT 200 Portrait of a Third-World Nation: Haiti
  • AAAS 333 Introduction to Caribbean Literature
  • AAAS 520 African Studies in: Caribbean Short Story
  • AMS 536 Ethnicity in the United States: _____ (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • AMS 550 Research Seminar in: Introduction to Current Issues and Research in American Studies (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 108 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 301 Anthropology Through Films (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 501 Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology: _____
  • ANTH 520 Archaeological Ceramics (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 695/GEOG 670 Cultural Ecology (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • BIOL 420 Seminar: Native and Western Views of Nature
  • C&T 325 Education in Multicultural Society
  • DANC 330 Approaches to World Dance
  • ELPS 743 Foundations of Multicultural Education
  • ENGL 479 The Literature of: Caribbean Short Story
  • ENGL 479 The Literature of: Contemporary Chicano Writers
  • ENGL 498 Honors Proseminar: U.S. Latino Literature of Political Repression
  • ENGL 570 Topics in American Literature: Borderlands and Border Crossings
  • ENGL 573 U.S. Latina/o Literature: _____
  • FMS 302 Undergraduate Seminar in Cuban Cinema
  • FMS 542 Latin American Film
  • GEOG 593 Central American Peoples and Lands
  • GEOG 670/ANTH 695 Cultural Ecology (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • GIST 704 Global Cultures and Societies
  • HA 100 Introduction to Western Art History (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • HA 505 Special Study: Latin America
  • HA 515 Latin American Art 1492-1992
  • HA 706 Seminar on Special Problems in Art History: _____
  • HAIT 200/AAAS 301 Portrait of a Third-World Nation: Haiti
  • HAIT 501 Directed Studies in Haitian Culture
  • HAIT 700 Investigation and Conference
  • HIST 371 The Cultural History of Modern Latin America
  • HIST 490 Honors Course in History: Tripping (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • IBUS 303 Business, Culture, and Society: Latin America
  • LAA 100 Latin American Culture and Society
  • LAA 302/LAA 602 Topics in Latin American Area Studies: _____ (may be repeated when topic changes)
  • LAA 332 Language and Society in Latin America
  • LAA 333 Language and Society in Latin America, Honors
  • LAA 335 The Politics of Language in Latin America
  • LAA 500 Directed Study in Latin American Area Studies
  • LAA 501 Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Latin America
  • LAA 503 Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism in Latin America
  • LAA 504 Politics of Culture in Modern Latin America
  • LAA 505 U.S. Latino and Latin American Film and Literature
  • LAA 506 Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism in Latin America, Honors
  • LAA 704 Research Colloquium on Central America and Mexico
  • LING 491 Topics in Linguistics: _____ (must be a Latin American topic)
  • LING 565 Native Mesoamerican Writing
  • LING 575 The Structure of: Latin American Language
  • MUSC 139 Introduction to Music in World Cultures (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • MUSC 305 Music of Latin America
  • PORT 300 Brazilian Culture
  • PORT 320 Introduction to Portuguese and Brazilian Literatures
  • PORT 347 Brazilian Studies: _____
  • PORT 471 Studies in Brazilian Culture and Civilization: _____
  • PORT 475 Studies in Brazilian Literature: _____
  • PORT 509 Phonetics
  • PORT 740 Survey of Brazilian Literature
  • PORT 742 The Brazilian Novel
  • PORT 746 The Brazilian Short Story
  • PORT 750 Brazilian Poetry
  • PORT 760 Contemporary Brazilian Literature
  • PORT 780 Special Readings in Portuguese and Brazilian Literature
  • PORT 785 Special Topics in Brazilian Cultural and Literary Studies: _____
  • SOC 130 Comparative Societies
  • SOC 650 Transnational Migration
  • SPAN 340 Textual Analysis and Critical Reading
  • SPAN 429 Spanish Phonetics
  • SPAN 440 Hispanic Studies: _____
  • SPAN 447 Latin American Cultures: _____
  • SPAN 448 Spanish Language and Culture for Business
  • SPAN 460 Colonial Spanish-American Studies: _____
  • SPAN 461 Nineteenth-Century Spanish-American Studies: _____
  • SPAN 462 Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Studies: _____
  • SPAN 463 National Traditions in Spanish America: _____
  • SPAN 471 Studies in Spanish-American Culture and Civilization: Study Abroad
  • SPAN 475 Studies in Latin-American Literature and Culture: Study Abroad
  • SPAN 520 Structure of Spanish
  • SPAN 522 Advanced Studies in Spanish Language: _____
  • SPAN 540 Colloquium on Hispanic Studies: Latin American Topics
  • SPAN 560 Colloquium on Latin American Film
  • SPAN 770 Spanish-American Drama
  • SPAN 771 Spanish-American Literature: _____
  • SPAN 772 The Modern Spanish-American Novel, 1900-1950
  • SPAN 773 The Modern Spanish-American Novel Since 1950
  • SPAN 781 Colonial Identities
  • SPAN 785 Special Topics in Spanish-American Literature: _____
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II. Historical Studies

  • AAAS 301/HAIT 200 Portrait of a Third-World Nation: Haiti
  • HWC 620 Study of a Culture: Portrait of a Third-World Nation: Haiti
  • AAAS 574/HIST 574 Slavery in the New World
  • ANTH 110/ANTH 310 Introduction to Archaeology (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 415 The Rise of Civilization (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 506 Ancient American Civilizations: Mesoamerica
  • ANTH 507 The Ancient Maya
  • ANTH 508 Ancient American Civilizations: The Central Andes
  • ANTH 512 Ethnohistory: Latin America
  • ANTH 563 Cultural Diversity in the United States
  • ANTH 674 Political Anthropology
  • ANTH 704 Current Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 718 Seminar in Latin American Archaeology: Lower Central America
  • ANTH 775 Seminar in Cultural Anthropology: Contemporary Problems (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ECON 584 Economic Development of Latin America
  • EVRN 103/HIST 103 Environment and History (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • FMS 542 Latin American Film
  • HA 100 Introduction to Western Art History
  • HA 505 Special Study: Latin America
  • HA 515 Latin American Art 1492-1992
  • HA 706 Seminar on Special Problems in Art History: _____
  • HAIT 200/AAAS 301 Portrait of a Third-World Nation: Haiti
  • HIST 103/EVRN 103 Environment and History (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • HIST 120 Colonial Latin America
  • HIST 121 Modern Latin America
  • HIST 122 Colonial Latin America, Honors
  • HIST 303 Sin Cities (must be a Latin American topic)
  • HIST 319 History, Women, and Diversity in the U.S.
  • HIST 326 Native American Civilizations and Their European Conquerors
  • HIST 331 Atlantic Societies 1450-1800: A Comparative History of European Colonization
  • HIST 370 Violence and Conflict in Latin American History
  • HIST 371 The Cultural History of Modern Latin America
  • HIST 372 Violence and Conflict in Latin American History, Honors
  • HIST 490 Honors Course in History: Tripping (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • HIST 509 Multinational Corporations: The Role of Money and Power
  • HIST 510 Topics in: Latin America
  • HIST 551 Spain and Its Empire, 1450-1700
  • HIST 571 The Spanish Borderlands in North America
  • HIST 572 The United States Borderlands: People, Place, Past
  • HIST 573 Latin America in the 19th Century
  • HIST 575 History of Mexico
  • HIST 576 History of Central America
  • HIST 577 History of the Caribbean
  • HIST 578 Social History of South America
  • HIST 579 The History of Brazil
  • HIST 580 Economic History of Latin America
  • HIST 581 Topics in Third-World History: Nationalism and Revolution in the Third World (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • HIST 607 The Family in History: Comparative Perspectives
  • HIST 630 The United States and the World, 1890-2003
  • HIST 636 Agriculture in World History
  • HIST 696 Seminar in: History of Disasters (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • LAA 100 Latin American Culture and Society
  • LAA 302/LAA 602 Topics in Latin American Area Studies: _____ (may be repeated when topic changes)
  • LAA 332 Language and Society in Latin America
  • LAA 333 Language and Society in Latin America, Honors
  • LAA 335 The Politics of Language in Latin American
  • LAA 499 Honors Course in Latin American Studies
  • LAA 500 Directed Study in Latin American Area Studies
  • LAA 504 Politics of Culture in Modern Latin America
  • SPAN 450 Medieval Spanish Studies
  • SPAN 460 Colonial Spanish-American Studies: _____
  • SPAN 540 Colloquium on Hispanic Studies: Latin American Topics
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III. Economics, Geography, Political Science, and Sociology

  • AMS 332 The United States in Global Context (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • AMS 344 Case Study in American Studies: Latinos and the Politics of Space
  • AMS 550 Research Seminar in: Introduction to Current Issues and Research in American Studies (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 161/ANTH 361 The Third World: Anthropological Approaches (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 501 Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology: Anthropology of Human Rights (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 501 Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology: Anthropology of Violence (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ECON 582 Economic Development
  • ECON 584 Economic Development of Latin America
  • ECON 604 International Trade
  • ECON 605 International Finance
  • ECON 740 Theory of Economic Growth and Development
  • ECON 750 The Theory of International Finance
  • ENGL 498 Honors Proseminar: U.S. Latino Literature of Political Repression
  • ENGL 570 Topics in American Literature: Borderlands and Border Crossings
  • EVRN 148/GEOG 148 Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies
  • EVRN 149/GEOG 149 Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies, Honors
  • FIN 400 Special Topics in Finance: Emerging Markets
  • GEOG 100 World Regional Geography (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • GEOG 148/EVRN 148 Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies
  • GEOG 149/EVRN 149 Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies, Honors
  • GEOG 304 Environmental Conservation (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • GEOG 570 Geography of American Indians
  • GEOG 571 Topics in Cultural Geography: Latin America
  • GEOG 591 Geography of Latin America
  • GEOG 592 Middle American Geography
  • GEOG 593 Central American Peoples and Lands
  • GEOG 597 Geography of Brazil
  • GEOG 670 Cultural Ecology
  • GEOG 771 Topics in Cultural Geography: _____ (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • GEOG 791 Latin American Regions: _____
  • HIST 490 Honors Course in History: Tripping (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • HIST 509 Multinational Corporations: The Role of Money and Power
  • HIST 580 Economic History of Latin America
  • HIST 607 The Family in History: Comparative Perspectives
  • HIST 630 The United States and the World, 1890 to 2003
  • HIST 696 Seminar in: _____
  • IBUS 303 Business, Culture, and Society: Latin America
  • IBUS 410 Introduction to International Business
  • IBUS 415 Business in Latin America
  • JOUR 502 International Journalism
  • JOUR 538 International Marketing Communications
  • LAA 100 Latin American Culture and Society
  • LAA 302/LAA 602 Topics in Latin American Area Studies: _____ (may be repeated when topic changes)
  • LAA 332 Language and Society in Latin America
  • LAA 333 Language and Society in Latin America, Honors
  • LAA 335 The Politics of Language in Latin America
  • LAA 500 Directed Study in Latin American Area Studies
  • LAA 501 Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Latin America
  • LAA 504 Politics of Culture in Modern Latin America
  • LAA 505 U.S. Latino and Latin American Film and Literature
  • LAA 506 Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism in Latin America, Honors
  • LAA 701 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Latin American Culture and Problems
  • POLS 150 Introduction to Comparative Politics (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • POLS 151 Introduction to Comparative Politics, Honors (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • POLS 350 Contemporary Issues in Comparative Politics (if term paper deals with Latin America)
  • POLS 512 Latino Politics
  • POLS 564 Elections and Political Parties Around the World (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • POLS 651/WGSS 651 Women and Politics in Latin America
  • POLS 658 Theories of Politics in Latin America
  • POLS 659 Political Dynamics of Latin America
  • POLS 660 The Politics and Problems of Developing Countries (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • POLS 663 Protest and Revolution
  • POLS 670 United States Foreign Policy
  • POLS 673 International Organization
  • POLS 682 U.S. Policy—Post-Colonial World (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • POLS 726 Public Policy in Comparative Perspective
  • SOC 130 Comparative Societies
  • SOC 531 Global Social Change
  • SOC 535 Gender in the Global Context
  • SOC 627 School and Society
  • SOC 630 Latin American Society
  • SOC 650 Transnational Migration
  • SOC 780 Advanced Topics in Sociology: Gender in the Global Context
  • SPAN 448 Spanish Language and Culture for Business
  • WGSS 600 Contemporary Feminist Political Theory
  • WGSS 651 Women and Politics in Latin America
  • WGSS 665 Women, Health, and Healing in Latin America
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IV. Anthropology; Religious Studies; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • AMS 536 Ethnicity in the United States: _____ (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 108 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 110/ANTH 310 Introduction to Archaeology (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 160/ANTH 162/ANTH 360 The Varieties of Human Experience (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 161/ANTH 361 The Third World: Anthropological Approaches (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 301 Anthropology Through Films (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 313 New Discoveries in Archaeology (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 379 Indigenous Traditions of Latin America
  • ANTH 380 Peoples of South America (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 382 People and the Rain Forest (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 410 Archaeological Myths and Realities
  • ANTH 415 The Rise of Civilization (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 501 Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology: Anthropology of Human Rights (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 501 Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology: Anthropology of Violence (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 506 Ancient American Civilizations: Mesoamerica
  • ANTH 507 The Ancient Maya
  • ANTH 508 Ancient American Civilizations: The Central Andes
  • ANTH 512 Ethnohistory: Latin America
  • ANTH 520 Archaeological Ceramics (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 562 Mexamerica
  • ANTH 571 Violence, Aggression, and Terrorism in the Modern World (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 580/WGSS 580 Feminism and Anthropology (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 586 Visual Anthropology (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 603 Shamanism Past and Present (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 652 Population Dynamics (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 665/WGSS 665 Women, Health, and Healing in Latin America
  • ANTH 674 Political Anthropology (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 695/GEOG 670 Cultural Ecology (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 704 Current Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 718 Seminar in Latin American Archaeology: Lower Central America
  • ANTH 748 Language Contact (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 775 Seminar in Cultural Anthropology: Contemporary Problems (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • ANTH 785 Topics in Ethnology: South America
  • BIOL 420 Seminar: Native and Western Views of Nature
  • C&T 325 Education in a Multicultural Society
  • DANC 330 Approaches to World Dance
  • ELPS 743 Foundations of Multicultural Education
  • FMS 302 Undergraduate Seminar in Cuban Cinema
  • FMS 542 Latin American Film
  • GEOG 570 Geography of American Indians (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • GIST 704 Global Cultures and Societies
  • GIST 750 Topics in International Studies: Anthropology of Latin America
  • HIST 371 The Cultural History of Modern Latin America
  • HIST 607 The Family in History: Comparative Perspectives
  • LAA 100 Latin American Culture and Society
  • LAA 302/LAA 602 Topics in Latin American Area Studies: _____ (may be repeated when topic changes)
  • LAA 332 Language and Society in Latin America
  • LAA 333 Language and Society in Latin America, Honors
  • LAA 335 The Politics of Language in Latin America
  • LAA 499 Honors Course in Latin American Studies
  • LAA 501 Multilingualism and Multiculturalism in Latin America
  • LAA 503 Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism in Latin America
  • LAA 506 Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Nationalism in Latin America, Honors
  • LAA 704 Research Colloquium on Central America and Mexico
  • MUSC 139 Introduction to Music in World Cultures (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • MUSC 305 Music of Latin America
  • POLS 651/WGSS 651 Women and Politics in Latin America
  • PORT 471 Studies in Brazilian Culture and Civilization: _____
  • REL 325 Introduction to Judaism (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • REL 502 Special Topics in Religion (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • SOC 535 Gender in the Global Context
  • SOC 780 Advanced Topics in Sociology: Graduate Seminar on Women of the Third World
  • SPAN 447 Latin American Cultures: _____
  • SPAN 448 Spanish Language and Culture for Business
  • SPAN 471 Studies in Spanish-American Culture and Civilization: _____
  • WGSS 396 Studies in: _____
  • WGSS 499 Honors in Women’s Studies
  • WGSS 560 Race, Gender, and Post-Colonial Discourses
  • WGSS 562 Women and Politics
  • WGSS 600 Contemporary Feminist Political Theory
  • WGSS 651/POLS 651 Women and Politics in Latin America
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V. Environmental Policy

  • ANTH 695/GEOG 670 Cultural Ecology (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • BIOL 414 Principles of Ecology (offered by Environmental Studies)
  • BIOL 420 Seminar: _____ (if 25 percent Latin American content)
  • BIOL 701 Topics in: _____ (if 25 percent Latin American content)
  • EVRN 103/HIST 103 Environment and History (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • EVRN 148/GEOG 148 Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • EVRN 149/GEOG 149 Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies, Honors (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • GEOG 100 World Regional Geography (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • GEOG 148/EVRN 148 Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • GEOG 149/EVRN 149 Scientific Principles of Environmental Studies, Honors (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • GEOG 304 Environmental Conservation (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • GEOG 570 Geography of American Indians (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • GEOG 571 Topics in Cultural Geography: _____ (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • GEOG 591 Geography of Latin America
  • GEOG 592 Middle American Geography
  • GEOG 593 Central American Peoples and Lands
  • GEOG 597 Geography of Brazil
  • GEOG 670/ANTH 670 Cultural Ecology (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • GEOG 771 Topics in Cultural Geography: _____
  • GEOG 791 Latin American Regions: _____
  • HIST 103/EVRN 103 Environment and History (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • HIST 636 Agriculture in World History (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • HIST 696 Seminar in History of Disasters (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
  • LAA 302/LAA 602 Topics in Latin American Area Studies: _____ (may be repeated when topic changes)
  • LAA 499 Honors Course in Latin American Studies
  • LAA 500 Directed Study in Latin American Area Studies
  • SOC 531 Global Social Change
  • UBPL 565 Principles of Environmental Planning (taught by a Latin Americanist professor)
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