The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Concentration
About the program:
Students in any major interested in developing a specialization in Latin America and the Caribbean may earn the LA&CSC by successfully attaining an intermediate level of either Spanish or French. They must also complete six units as follows: 2-5 core courses, 3 electives, and a capstone Independent Study approved by the program co-coordinators. No more than two courses from the student's major may apply to the concentration and no more than 3 courses can be taken in the same discipline.
Departments that offer courses to fulfill the requirements of this concentration:
Modern Languages, Sociology, History, Public Affairs, Business, and English.
Dr. Ivonne Wallace-Fuentes
Dr. José F. Bañuelos-Montes
Dr. Dolores Flores-Silva
Dr. Virginia Stewart
Dr. Elizabeth Velazquez G.
Dr. Joshua Rubongoya
Dr. Daniel Sarabia
HIST 272 - Latin America
SPAN 312 - Civilization and Culture: Spanish America
POLI 225 - Comparative Political Systems: Latin America]
SPAN 330 - Commercial Spanish
SPAN 323 - Introduction to Literature: Spanish America
SPAN 340 - Area Studies in Latin America
SPAN 380 - Special Topics in Hispanic Life and Culture
SPAN 315 Contemporary Issues of Latin America
FREN 315 Francophone Societies
FREN 330 - Technical and Business French
FREN 380 - Special Studies in French Language, Literature, and Culture
ENGL 301 - Special Studies in Language and Literature
ENGL 310 - Literatures of the African Diaspora
*ENGL 312 - Studies in the Cross-Cultural Imagination
HIST 274 - History of the Caribbean
HIST 290 - Special Studies
HIST 375 - Issues in Latin American and Caribbean History
HIST 475 - Research Seminar in Latin American and Caribbean History
*POLI 252 - Human Rights Policy
*SOCI 224 - Race and Ethnicity
*BUAD 333 - Global Marketing
*ECON 247 - International Trade and Finance
*RELG 130 - Living Religions of the World
Any course from any discipline that treats a topic from Latin America 1/3 of the syllabus
Special Topics courses, Internships, IL courses, and Honors courses where applicable and with permission of the program coordinators.
*No more than one of the electives can be general comparative world in focus (see asterisks).
“I’m happy at how closely our relationship resembles the graduate relationship that I just left,” Wallace Fuentes says. “I expect that Katie will have ideas that’ll floor me and I look forward to that.”