Courses for LA Minor, Fall 2012


Minor in

Are you interested in Latin America? Its people? Its literature? Its economics? Its politics? Its history?

Consider minoring in

Latin American Studies

If you are thinking of careers in:

government ●business ●human rights ●non-profits

communication ●education ●environment ●public health

The goals of the minor are to foster greater knowledge of Latin American and to explore the cultural contributions of the area to the global community.

To earn a minor, you need 18 credits.

Students will complete the minor by taking courses on Latin American in at least two different departments, or for more breadth, by choosing courses in several departments and by fulfilling a language requirement. Spanish and Portuguese are considered the two main languages, but other native languages (e.g., Quechua, Maya, and Aymara) may be considered. Only one three-credit course is allowed from the student’s major department. The specific courses are selected according to the students’ interests from a list of approved by the Latin American faculty. A total of six transfer credits (three credits grammar/conversation, three credits content) may be used towards the LAS minor as well as three credits from another minor. Students pursuing a minor in Latin American Studies are encouraged to study abroad.

For further information contact Professors Jonathan Ablard, History,, 274-3558) or Jennifer Jolly, Art History,, 274-1254.

Please see reverse side for course listing.

List of Approved Courses

Latin American Studies Minor

Fall 2012

Art History

ARTH-26000-01 Pre-Columbian Art TR 2:35 Jolly

Culture, Race and Ethnicity

CSCR-10700-01 Introduction to Latino/a Studies MWF 2:00 Licon

Department of Education

EDUC-34000-01 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education MWF 1:00 Michel

EDUC-34000-02 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education MWF 3:00 TBA

EDUC-34000-03 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education TR 9:25 Claus

EDUC-34000-04 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education TR 10:50 Claus


ECON-36800-01 Globalization & Human Development TR 2:35 Osterreich

Environmental Studies

ENVS-20400-01 ST: Rainforests, Reefs and Ruins of Belize MWF 11:00 Allen-Gil

Health Promotion and Physical Education

HLTH-20500-01 Critical Health Issues MWF 10:00 Stewart

HLTH-20500-02 Critical Health Issues MWF 1:00 Stewart


HIST-39202 ST: Revolution and Counter Revolution in the

Americas TR 4:00 Ablard

Modern Languages and Literatures*

SPAN-32200-01 Experiencing Hispanic Literature MWF 1:00 Garcia

SPAN-32300-01* Conversation I: Contemporary Issues* MWF 9:00 Varona-Lacey

SPAN-32400-01* Conversation II: Sp. Speaking World* MWF 10:00 Lopez-Arias, J.

SPAN-33300-01 Latin America Civilization & Culture TR 1:10 Garcia

SPAN-33800-01* Introduction to Latin American Literature TR 9:25 Varona-Lacey


POLT-12200-01 Politics and Society MWF 1:00 Rodriguez

POLT-12200-02 Politics and Society MWF 2:00 Rodriguez

POLT-33100-01 Latin American Politics MW 4:00 Rodriguez


SOCI-25000-01 Gender, the Environment and Global Change MWF 10:00 Swords

SOCI-40100-01 Community Organizing TR 1:10 Swords

*Course taught in Spanish

Latin American Studies

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