Latin Amer & Caribbean Studies (LACS)

LACS 280. Selected Topics in Latin American & Caribbean Studies. 1 to 4 Hours.

Selected topics in Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the introductory or intermediate level.


LACS 320. Americas Seminar I. 4 Hours.

An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on the historical, political, social, and cultural interrelationships of the nations in our hemisphere. It concentrates on the historical and cultural foundations of Latin America and the Caribbean and explores the topics of race and identity, rural and urban life, authoritarianism and democracy, and national development. The course is conducted in English. Successful completion of this course satisfies the Cultures and Peoples requirement for graduation.


LACS 321. Americas Seminar II. 4 Hours.

An interdisciplinary seminar focusing on the historical, political, social, and cultural interrelationships of the nations in our hemisphere. It concentrates on Latin American women, revolution, problems of sovereignty, and the Latin American and Caribbean presence in the United States. The course is conducted in English and may be taken independently of 320. Successful completion of this course satisfies the Cultures and Peoples requirement for graduation.


LACS 420. Senior Capstone. 3 Hours.

The Senior Capstone is designed to help students focus and integrate their knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean. Each student will complete an independent research project focusing on a specific problem or region from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will meet together periodically to share results of their research.

Prerequisite: LACS 320 with a minimum grade of D and LACS 321 with a minimum grade of D.


LACS 480. Advanced Topics in Latin American & Caribbean Studies. 1 to 4 Hours.

Selected topics in Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the advanced level.