University Catalog 2019-2020

Latin American Studies (LAST)

Latin American Studies (LAST)

LAST 0201  LAST Abroad: Cuba  (0-6 Credit Hours)  

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

LAST 0203  LAST Abroad- Brazil  (0-3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 0204  LAST Abroad- Chile  (0-6 Credit Hours)  

LAST 0205  LAST Abroad- Guatemala  (0-6 Credit Hours)  

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

LAST 0208  LAST Abroad: Argentina  (0-3 Credit Hours)  

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

LAST 1010  Intro Latin America  (3 Credit Hours)  

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.

LAST 1020  Intro to Latin Amer Studies II  (3 Credit Hours)  

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.

LAST 1290  Semester Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

LAST 1880  Writing Intensive: LAST 1020  (1 Credit Hour)  

LAST 1890  Service Learning: LAST 1010  (1 Credit Hour)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit corequisite course.

LAST 1891  Service Learning: LAST 1010  (1 Credit Hour)  

LAST 1892  Service Learning: LAST 1020  (1 Credit Hour)  

LAST 1940  Transfer Coursework  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 2010  Intro Brazilian Studies  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 2390  Semester Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

LAST 2940  Transfer Coursework  (0 Credit Hours)  

LAST 3130  Tps Cont Lat Am Cul Soc  (3 Credit Hours)  

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.

LAST 3880  Writing Intensive: LAST 3950  (1 Credit Hour)  

LAST 3881  Writing Intensive: LAST 3962  (1 Credit Hour)  

LAST 3890  Service Learning: LAST 3950  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

Students complete a service activity in the community in conjunction with the content of a three-credit corequisite course.

Corequisite(s): LAST 4950.

LAST 3891  Service Learning  (0 Credit Hours)  

LAST 3940  Transfer Coursework  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 3950  Special offerings  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 3951  Special Offering  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 3960  Special offerings  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 3961  Special Offering  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 3962  Special Offering  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4000  Core Seminar  (3,4 Credit Hours)  

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 Credit Hours)  

An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Open only to juniors and seniors in good standing.

LAST 4570  Internship Studies  (1,3 Credit Hours)  

An experiential learning process coupled with pertinent academic course work. Open only to juniors and seniors in good standing.

LAST 4881  Writing Practicum: LAST 4950  (1 Credit Hour)  

Corequisite(s): LAST 4950.

LAST 4890  Service Learning: LAST 4960  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4891  Service Learning: LAST 4950  (1 Credit Hour)  

LAST 4892  Service Learning: LAST 4966  (1 Credit Hour)  

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

Corequisite(s): LAST 4955.

LAST 4895  Service Learning: LAST 4965  (1 Credit Hour)  

Corequisite(s): LAST 4965.

LAST 4910  Independent Study  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4920  Independent Studies  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4950  Special offerings  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4951  Special Offerings  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4952  Special Offering  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4953  Special Offering  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4955  LAST Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Corequisite(s): LAST 4893.

LAST 4960  LAST Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4961  LAST Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4962  LAST Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4963  LAST Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4964  LAST Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4965  LAST Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Corequisite(s): LAST 4895.

LAST 4966  LAST Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4967  LAST Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4968  LAST Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4969  LAST Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 4990  Honors Thesis  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 5000  Honors Thesis  (4 Credit Hours)  

LAST 5190  Semester Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

LAST 5370  Washington Semester  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

LAST 5380  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

LAST 5390  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

LAST 5940  Transfer Coursework  (0 Credit Hours)  

LAST 6200  Health & Inequality Latin Amer  (3 Credit Hours)  

"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 6880  Writing Intensive: LAST 6961  (1 Credit Hour)  

LAST 6882  Writing Intensive: LAST 6963  (1 Credit Hour)  

Corequisite(s): LAST 6963.

LAST 6890  Service Learning: LAST 6962  (0-1 Credit Hours)  

LAST 6892  Service Learning: LAST 6962  (1 Credit Hour)  

Corequisite(s): LAST 6962.

LAST 6910  Independent Study  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 6950  Special offerings  (3 Credit Hours)  

For description, consult department.

LAST 6951  Special Offerings  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 6952  Special Offerings - Graduates  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 6953  Special offerings  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 6954  Special Offerings  (1 Credit Hour)  

LAST 6960  Special offerings  (3 Credit Hours)  

For description, consult department.

LAST 6961  LAST Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 6962  LAST Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 6963  LAST Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 6964  LAST Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 6966  LAST Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 7000  Core Seminar  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 7060  Church & Politics Lat Am  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 7950  Special Projects  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 7960  Special Projects  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 7990  Institutnal & Proj Mgmt  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 8990  Spec offerings  (3 Credit Hours)  

LAST 9980  Master's Research  (0 Credit Hours)  

LAST 9990  Dissertation Research  (0 Credit Hours)