Latin American Studies courses

LAST 1010 Introduction to Latin American Studies
Introduction to Latin American Studies
Majors and minors in Latin American Studies must take LAST 101, a wide-ranging interdisciplinary discussion of Latin America with an emphasis on the 20th century. The course probes the social and cultural institutions and production of modern Latin America through the concepts of Encounter, Identity, Nation, and Welfare. Readings, lectures, discussions, and media presentations are integral components of the course.The objective of the course is to introduce students to the region, institutions, and cultural production of Latin America. Students will become familiar with the physical, political, and cultural boundaries of the region and then examine modern Latin America through the use of case studies, primary source materials, discussion and current research. Several sections of this course are offered during the fall and summer semesters. LAST 101 is designated a service learning course.
Notes: Fulfills the University's Comparative Cultures and International Perspectives and Perspectives Outside the European Tradition distribution requirements
credit hours: 3

LAST 1020 Introduction to Latin American Studies II
Introduction to Latin American Studies II
Majors and minors in Latin American Studies must take LAST 102, a wide-ranging interdisciplinary discussion of Latin America with an emphasis on the 20th century. The course probes the social and cultural institutions and production of modern Latin America through the concepts of Creativity, Exchange, Land, and Peoples. Readings, lectures, discussions, and media presentations are integral components of the course. The objective of the course is to introduce students to the region, institutions, and cultural production of Latin America. Students will become familiar with the physical, political, and cultural boundaries of the region and then examine modern Latin America through the use of case studies, primary source materials, discussion and current research. Several sections of this course are offered each spring semester. LAST 102 is designated a service learning course.
Notes: Fulfills the University's Comparative Cultures and International Perspectives and Perspectives Outside the European Tradition distribution requirements
credit hours: 3

LAST 1890 Service Learning
Service Learning
Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit corequisite course.
Pre-requistites: Departmental approval.
credit hours: 0

LAST 3130 Contemporary Latin American Culture and Society
Contemporary Latin American Culture and Society
Interdisciplinary exploration of the cultures, history, social structures, and institutions of Latin American and Caribbean societies. Emphasis is placed on tracing the relationships among institutions such as the government, religion, economy, family, and tourism and cultural forms such as literature, performance, visual arts, music, film, and others. The focus of the course may be a single Latin American / Caribbean nation (Cuba, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, for example) or comparative.
Notes: May be repeated for credit if a different national focus.
credit hours: 3

LAST 3890 Service Learning
Service Learning
Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit corequisite course.
Pre-requistites: Departmental approval.
credit hours: 0

LAST 3950 Special Offering
Special Offering
credit hours: 3

LAST 3960 Special Offering
Special Offering
credit hours: 3

LAST 4000 Core Seminar
Core Seminar
Required of all senior students majoring in Latin American Studies. The Core Seminar develops students' capacity for interdisciplinary problem solving and understanding of Latin American culture, society, and politics. Topics vary but all involve bibliographical study, reading, and discussion culminating in preparation of individual papers.
credit hours: 3

LAST 4560 Internship Studies
Internship Studies
An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Open only to juniors and seniors in good standing.
Notes: Only one internship may be completed per semester. A maximum of six credits may be earned in one or two courses.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor and Program Director.
credit hours: 1-3

LAST 4570 Internship Studies
Internship Studies
An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Open only to juniors and seniors in good standing.
Notes: Only one internship may be completed per semester. A maximum of six credits may be earned in one or two courses.
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor and Program Director.
credit hours: 3

LAST 4880 Writing Practicum
Writing Practicum
Notes: Fulfills the college intensive-writing requirement.
Pre-requistites: Successful completion of the First-Year Writing Requirement.
credit hours: 1

LAST 4950 Special Offerings
Special Offerings
Notes: For offering in a specific semester, consult the department.
credit hours: 3

LAST 4960 Special Offerings
Special Offerings
Notes: For offering in a specific semester, consult the department.
credit hours: 3

LAST 6200 Health and Inequality in Latin America
Health and Inequality in Latin America
"The course addresses root causes of health and inequality in Latin America, the development of public health systems to promote health and prevent and treat disease, access to health care in urban and rural settings, social movements and the right to health. health systems reforms and the right to health, and the future of public health in Latin America."
credit hours: 3

LAST 6950 Special Offerings in Latin American Studies
Special Offerings in Latin American Studies
For description, consult department.
Notes: For special offering, see the Schedule of Classes.
credit hours: 3

LAST 6960 Special Offerings in Latin American Studies
Special Offerings in Latin American Studies
For description, consult department.
Notes: For special offering, see the Schedule of Classes.
credit hours: 3

LAST 7000 Core Seminar
Core Seminar
credit hours: 3

LAST 7950 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
credit hours: 3

LAST 7960 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
credit hours: 3

LAST 8990 Special Projects
Special Projects
credit hours: 3

LAST 9980 Master's Research
Master's Research
credit hours: 0

LAST 9990 Dissertation Research
Dissertation Research
credit hours: 0

LAST H4910 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

LAST H4920 Independent Studies
Independent Studies
Pre-requistites: Approval of instructor.
credit hours: 3

LAST H4990 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
Pre-requistites: Departmental approval. required.
credit hours: 3

LAST H5000 Honors Thesis
Honors Thesis
Pre-requistites: Departmental approval. required.
credit hours: 3