University Catalog 2021-2022

Latin American Studies (LAST)

Latin American Studies (LAST)

LAST 0201  LAST Abroad: Cuba  (0-6)  

LAST 0202  LAST Abroad- Costa Rica  (0-6)  

LAST 0203  LAST Abroad- Brazil  (0-3)  

LAST 0204  LAST Abroad- Chile  (0-6)  

LAST 0205  LAST Abroad- Guatemala  (0-6)  

LAST 0206  LAST Abroad- Amazonian Cult En  (0-6)  

LAST 0208  LAST Abroad: Argentina  (0-3)  

LAST 0209  Last-Abroad-Grad Cuba  (0-3)  

LAST 1010  Introduction to Latin American Studies  (3)  

This course provides a basic historical, cultural, and socio-political introduction to the study of Latin America, including the Latinx influence on US culture and society. The class seeks to find cultural and historic continuity within this vastly diverse region relative to a complex history of exchange and interchange with the US and Europe. Students discuss the influence of foreign perceptions on our understanding of Latin America and Latinx America and survey how Latin American and Latinx artists, writers and intellectuals represent their nations and cultures to themselves and to the world. The class equips students for more advanced coursework on the region in a wide array of disciplines at Tulane. Focusing on the development of cultural understanding and intercultural communication and creating the foundations for area expertise, the class provides critical skills for numerous professions an increasingly globalized society and economy including business, social policy, public health, law and advocacy, among others.

LAST 1290  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 1890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 1891  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 1892  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 1940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 1000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 2000  Approaches to Latin American Studies  (3)  

This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of Latin American Studies through the study of contemporary social, political, and cultural issues in the region. Addressing some of the most critical scholarly questions through a variety of disciplinary and theoretical lenses, the class examines the theoretical and practical meanings of interdisciplinary while introducing students to canonical literature in the field of Latin American Studies. Through readings and discussion of texts from the humanities and social sciences, students develop an understanding of how various disciplinary perspectives contribute to an holistic understanding of the complexities of a world region. Critical to the class is to challenge external constructions of an issue or problem and to approach it on its own terms, from within its cultural context. Prerequisite LAST 1010

LAST 2010  Approaches to Latinx Studies  (3)  

This course introduces students to the study of the Latinx diaspora and Latinx experience in the United States as a step toward a more holistic understanding of the region we call Latin America. Latin America and the US have long shared porous borders that blur easy division between histories and identities. This class looks at the United States’ historical relationship with Latin America to explore push and pull factors of Latinx immigration, regimes of migration and citizenship, borders and border cultures and emergent forms of political and social action. It introduces students to key theories on Latinx politics, culture and identity, introducing canonical texts in the field. Students will become familiar with interdisciplinary approaches and discipline-based theories of identity, assimilation, transnationalism, and citizenship, and other issues that contribute to the field of Latinx studies.

LAST 2390  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 2890  Service Learning  (1)  

LAST 2940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 2000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 3130  Tps Cont Lat Am Cul Soc  (3)  

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. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 3890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 3891  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 3940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer Coursework at the 3000 level. Department approval may be required.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 3950  Special offerings  (3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 3951  Special Offering  (3)  

LAST 3960  Special offerings  (3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 3961  Special Offering  (3)  

LAST 3962  Special Offering  (3)  

LAST 4000  Core Seminar  (3,4)  

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.

LAST 4560  Internship Studies  (1-3)  

An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Open only to juniors and seniors in good standing. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 4570  Internship Studies  (1,3)  

An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Open only to juniors and seniors in good standing. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 4881  Writing Practicum: LAST 4950  (1)  

Corequisite(s): LAST 4950.

Corequisite(s): LAST 4950.

LAST 4890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 4891  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 4892  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 4893  Service 40-hours: LAST 4955  (1)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours. Corequisite(s): LAST 4955.

Corequisite(s): LAST 4955.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 4895  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 4910  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 4920  Independent Studies  (3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 4950  Special offerings  (3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 4951  Special Offerings  (3)  

LAST 4952  Special Offering  (3)  

LAST 4953  Special Offering  (3)  

LAST 4955  LAST Special Topics  (3)  

Corequisite(s): LAST 4893.

LAST 4960  LAST Special Topics  (3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 4961  LAST Special Topics  (3)  

LAST 4962  LAST Special Topics  (3)  

LAST 4963  LAST Special Topics  (3)  

LAST 4964  LAST Special Topics  (3)  

LAST 4965  LAST Special Topics  (3)  

Corequisite(s): LAST 4895.

Corequisite(s): LAST 4895.

LAST 4966  LAST Special Topics  (3)  

LAST 4967  LAST Special Topics  (3)  

LAST 4968  LAST Special Topics  (3)  

LAST 4969  LAST Special Topics  (3)  

LAST 4990  Honors Thesis  (3)  

LAST 5000  Honors Thesis  (4)  

LAST 5190  Semester Abroad  (1-20)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 5370  Washington Semester  (1-20)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 5380  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 5390  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 5940  Transfer Coursework  (0-20)  

Transfer coursework at the 5000 level. Departmental approval required.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 6200  Health & Inequality Latin Amer  (3)  

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.

LAST 6890  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 6892  Service Learning  (0-1)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit co-requisite course. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 6910  Independent Study  (1-3)  

LAST 6950  Special offerings  (3)  

For description, consult department. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 6951  Special Offerings  (3)  

LAST 6952  Special Offerings - Graduates  (3)  

LAST 6953  Special offerings  (3)  

LAST 6954  Special Offerings  (1)  

LAST 6960  Special offerings  (3)  

For description, consult department. Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 6961  LAST Special Topics  (3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 6962  LAST Special Topics  (3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 6963  LAST Special Topics  (3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 6964  LAST Special Topics  (3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 6966  LAST Special Topics  (3)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 7000  Core Seminar  (3)  

LAST 7060  Church & Politics Lat Am  (3)  

LAST 7950  Special Projects  (3)  

LAST 7960  Special Projects  (3)  

LAST 7990  Institutnal & Proj Mgmt  (3)  

LAST 8990  Spec offerings  (3)  

LAST 9980  Master's Research  (0)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99

LAST 9990  Dissertation Research  (0)  

Course may be repeated up to unlimited credit hours.


Maximum Hours: 99