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Hispanic Studies B.A.

Foreign Languages & Literatures
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 27 to 48
  • Study abroad will be strongly encouraged, to be determined by student interest and focus, throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Our program will work to facilitate the achievement of University of Minnesota system-wide goals, which call for 50 percent of students to participate in a study abroad experience.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The BA in Hispanic studies fosters the development of cross-cultural competency and broader world perspectives through the study of history, cultural production and texts of Spanish-speaking communities and cultures, and their concomitant inherent diversity. This major presupposes the acquisition of Spanish language in order to carry out coursework in the study, analysis and understanding of literary texts and cultural products from Spain, Latin America, and United States Latino communities. It prepares students for graduate or professional school programs such as law, or for work in government or with agencies and businesses having international ties. It provides students with a traditional liberal education. Honors requirements: Departmental honors will be awarded to students according to the following process. Students who achieve a 3.30 GPA in upper division language courses at UMD will be invited by program faculty to submit a portfolio of excellent work done in the language for consideration by faculty in the program. The faculty then will decide if honors will be awarded, based on that portfolio.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Requirement (1 cr)
Transfer students with 24 or more credits and current UMD students who change colleges to CLA are exempt from this requirement. New first-year students with 24 or more PSEO credits may request to be waived from this requirement.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. A second field of study (either a minor or another major). Students majoring in Hispanic studies cannot minor in Latin American studies, but they may double major. Students double majoring in Hispanic studies and Latin American studies must have a third field of study (another major or minor). Note: Students pursuing both Hispanic studies BA and the teaching Spanish BAA must satisfactorily complete 12 non-overlapping upper division credits of Spanish electives over and above the requirements for the BAA to receive both degrees. 2. Two elective courses applicable to the major must be taken through UMD. 3. Study abroad is encouraged for all students and the department makes every effort to facilitate such experiences. 4. Oral proficiency exam.
Core (0-20 cr)
The core program in language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) is common to all majors and minors. Students with previous language study may be exempt from some core requirements and should consult the department about placement. Students need to complete the advanced Spanish language course (SPAN 2301) before other upper division content courses that emphasize literature and culture.
SPAN 1101 - Beginning Spanish I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
SPAN 1102 - Beginning Spanish II [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
SPAN 1201 - Intermediate Spanish I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
SPAN 1202 - Intermediate Spanish II [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
SPAN 2301 - Advanced Spanish [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
Upper Division Electives (23-24 cr)
Most SPAN 3xxx level or above courses apply here. To enroll in these courses students must have earned a C or better in SPAN 2301, be currently enrolled, or have instructor consent. With adviser consent, some upper-division Spanish courses may be transferred and/or earned abroad, but at least two courses must be taken through UMD.
Take 23 or more credit(s) from the following:
· FST 3894 - SPAN 3894 Language and Culture in Spain (6.0 cr)
· SPAN 3042 - Hispanic American Civilization and Culture [HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 3044 - Civilization, Cultures and Communities of Spain [HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 3097 - Internship (1.0-6.0 cr)
· SPAN 4004 {Inactive} (1.0-4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4011 - Hispanic American Prose [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4013 - Hispanic American Poetry and Drama [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4017 - Hispanic American Cinema and Culture [FINE ARTS] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4018 - Hispanic America From Within [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4019 - Seminar: Hispanic America in the 21st Century [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4022 - Medieval and Golden Age Literature and Culture of Spain [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4027 - Contemporary Literature and Culture of Spain [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4028 - Literature and Culture of Spain 18th to the 20th Century [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4030 - Cinema and Culture of Spain [FINE ARTS] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4090 - Aspects of the Hispanic World [HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4091 - Independent Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· SPAN 4095 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-4.0 cr)
· Optional Elective
One of the following courses (taught in English) applies to the '23-24 elective credits'. However, students majoring in Hispanic studies may take both Latin American courses taught in English (SPAN 2540 & SPAN 2550). With prior approval from an advisor, selected courses may be taken in another department or program if related to the major.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· ANTH 3618 - Ancient Middle America (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3632 - Latin American Cultures (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3110 - Art of the Ancient Americas (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3120 - Art of Colonial Latin America (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3130 - Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3140 - Women in Art/Visual Culture in Latin America (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 4693 - Directed Study Latin American Art (1.0-3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3563 - American Literature I [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 3564 - American Literature II [HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 3712 - Geography of Latin America (3.0 cr)
· LING 1811 - Introduction to Linguistics [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
· LING 3101 - Introduction to Phonology (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 2001 - Existential Literature [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3575 - Latin American Politics and Development (4.0 cr)
· POL 3580 - Central American Politics (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 2093 {Inactive} [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 2540 - Latino Literatures and Cultures [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 2550 - Globalization and Sustainability in Latin America [SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
· WS 3001 - Gender Relations in the Global South [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3002 - Latin American Women: Culture and Politics (3.0 cr)
· OR take one or both of the following courses:
Take no more than 2 course(s) from the following:
· SPAN 2540 - Latino Literatures and Cultures [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· SPAN 2550 - Globalization and Sustainability in Latin America [SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
Advanced Writing Requirement (3 cr)
Recommended: WRIT 3100 - Advanced Writing: Language and Literature
WRIT 31xx - Adv Writing (3 cr)
 
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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02403 - EHS 1000/UST 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 1000.
SPAN 1101 - Beginning Spanish I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conversation and communicative course for students with little or no previous study of Spanish. Cultivation of the four modalities of language acquisition speaking, listening comprehension, writing and reading comprehension. Development of intercultural competency. Taught primarily in Spanish. prereq: Little or no prior formal study of this language, or instructor consent
SPAN 1102 - Beginning Spanish II (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Conversation and communicative course for students with limited study of Spanish, Cultivation of the four modalities of language acquisition (speaking, listening comprehension, writing, and reading comprehension). Development of intercultural competency. Taught primarily in Spanish. prereq: 1-2 yrs high school Span or 1101 or instructor consent
SPAN 1201 - Intermediate Spanish I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities in the Beginning Spanish sequence. Further cultivation of the four modalities of language acquisition (speaking, listening comprehension, writing, and reading comprehension). Emphasis on oral and written production. Further development of intercultural competency as it relates to the diverse cultures of Latino and Spanish-speaking communities around the globe. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 3-4 yrs high school Span or 1102 or instructor consent
SPAN 1202 - Intermediate Spanish II (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Consolidation and enrichment of previously acquired abilities in Intermediate Spanish. Further cultivation of the four modalities of language acquisition (speaking, listening comprehension, writing, and reading comprehension). Emphasis on oral and written production. Further development of intercultural competency as it relates to the diverse cultures of Latino and Spanish-speaking communities around the globe. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 4 yrs high school Span or 1201 or instructor consent
SPAN 2301 - Advanced Spanish (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of Spanish literacy within a culturally authentic context. Strong emphasis on academic writing and formal oral and aural communication skills; cultivation of literary and filmic analysis abilities; intensive review of key grammar. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 5 yrs high school Span or 1202 or instructor consent
FST 3894 - SPAN 3894 Language and Culture in Spain
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02202 - FST 3894/SPAN 3894
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
Month long summer study abroad program in Salamanca, Spain. Study of Spanish language, literature. art history and culture at the University of Salamanca. Home stay with a Salamanca family. Taught in Spanish. Prereq-Admission to an approved study abroad program by the International Education Office. Student must have completed SPAN 1202 or higher or received instructor consent.
SPAN 3042 - Hispanic American Civilization and Culture (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Survey of important aspects of Hispanic American civilization and culture, pre- and post-Encounter. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent
SPAN 3044 - Civilization, Cultures and Communities of Spain (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical overview and survey of key themes of the Iberian Peninsula from pre-history until the present day. Analysis of key cultural (literary, filmic, artistic, architectural, and musical) texts. Strong focus on academic writing and research. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent
SPAN 3097 - Internship
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised international or domestic internship related to Hispanic Studies or Latin American Studies major. The use of Spanish must be necessary to carry out the internship. pre-req: Internship coordinator consent, Hispanic Studies or Latin America studies major, WRIT 31xx, SPAN 2301 with a C or better.
SPAN 4011 - Hispanic American Prose (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Prose fiction with emphasis on 20th and 21st centuries. Attention also to cultural background. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit
SPAN 4013 - Hispanic American Poetry and Drama (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Emphasis on 20th and 21st centuries. Attention also to cultural background. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit; offered every third yr
SPAN 4017 - Hispanic American Cinema and Culture (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Exploration of the production of cinema paired with the analysis of and insight into contemporary Hispanic American cinema and culture. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent, no grad credit
SPAN 4018 - Hispanic America From Within (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Study of selected Hispanic American countries: historical, political, cultural, and other defining moments and literary expressions of those moments, with the goal of seeing the country from within. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit
SPAN 4019 - Seminar: Hispanic America in the 21st Century (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent, this course taught in Spanish, no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Designed for more advanced students to delve into longer, newer, or less studied (yet important) literary works, as well as the relative cultural background on the web, in scholarly texts and journals, and in films and music. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent, this course taught in Spanish, no grad credit
SPAN 4022 - Medieval and Golden Age Literature and Culture of Spain (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Survey of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages through the Baroque. Relies on written tradition but will also delve into other types of cultural production (pictorial, sculptural, architectural, etc.). Also reviews current renditions (textual and filmic) of some of the texts. Strong focus on academic writing and research. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent, no grad credit
SPAN 4027 - Contemporary Literature and Culture of Spain (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The study of twentieth and twenty-first century literature and culture of Spain from the Second Republic until the present day. Strong focus on academic writing and research. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit
SPAN 4028 - Literature and Culture of Spain 18th to the 20th Century (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Literature and culture (art, film, music, architecture, popular culture) of the Spanish Enlightenment through the 20th century, Texts will be studied within their historical, political and social contexts and will shed light on the author/composer/art's ideology vis-a-vis dominant philosophical and political climates. Strong focus on academic writing and research. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent, no grad credit
SPAN 4030 - Cinema and Culture of Spain (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Overview of cinema of Spain. Examines a variety of filmic genres. Spanish national identity will be the main axis of inquiry. Strong focus on academic writing and research. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent, no grad credit
SPAN 4090 - Aspects of the Hispanic World (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Sociopolitical, historical, literary, and cultural events of major importance in Hispanic America, Spain, or among Latinos in the United States. Strong focus on academic writing and research. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit
SPAN 4091 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students devise programs of reading and research in consultation with instructor to expand upon a topic related to one studied in regular coursework. Strong focus on academic writing and research. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better, instructor consent; no grad credit
SPAN 4095 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Literature and/or culture of Spanish-speaking populations: Spaniards, Hispanic Americans, or Latinos in the United States. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 2301 with C or better or instructor consent; no grad credit
ANTH 3618 - Ancient Middle America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Survey of major pre-Hispanic cultures of Mesoamerica, including the Olmecs, Maya, Toltecs, Mixtecs, and Aztecs. Using comparative ethnographic and archaeological materials, the course explores the arrival of hunter-gatherer-foragers, the beginnings of agriculture, and formation of early villages, native mathematical and calendar and writing systems, the florescence of regional art styles, and the religious sociopolitical, and economic development of Classical and Postclassical civilizations through the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 3632 - Latin American Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of social, political, economic, and religious organization of contemporary national and native cultures of Mexico, Central America, and South America. prereq: 1604, minimum 30 credits
ARTH 3110 - Art of the Ancient Americas
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
A selective visual introduction to the Americas before the Spanish Conquest, focusing on the form, function, and symbolism of Ancient American art and architecture and its role in the construction and maintenance of political power, religious belief and practice, concepts of space, and bodily performance.
ARTH 3120 - Art of Colonial Latin America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course will cover the art and architecture of Colonial Latin America, from the time of the Spanish Conquest of the Americas through the mid-19th century period of independence and nationalization. Adopting a "Global Renaissance" approach, we will examine the numerous points of contact and encounter that contribute to the colonial period in the Americas.
ARTH 3130 - Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course focuses on modern and contemporary visual culture of Mexico from approximately 1860 to the present. It examines the dominant art forms of late nineteenth and twentieth century Mexico: these include post-revolutionary muralism and social realism; movements, artists, and visual genre outside of the nationalist traditional; abstraction, surrealism, the international avant-garde, urban planning, photography, print culture, film, performance, and conceptual art.
ARTH 3140 - Women in Art/Visual Culture in Latin America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course focuses on representations of women and by women in the art and visual culture of Mexico and other Latin American countries, examining the many ways in which the image of female body in Latin America has been used to construct and typify regional understandings of gender, class, racial, and national identities. Distinguishing between women as subject matter and women as producers of art, we will also look to female artists in the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries to investigate how they might be engaging with and/or critiquing traditional iconographical representations.
ARTH 4693 - Directed Study Latin American Art
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Directed and independent study in an area of the student's interest, chosen in consultation with the instructor and culminating in a research paper or other project. Fundamental knowledge of the subject or period is required. prereq: instructor consent; no grad credit
ENGL 3563 - American Literature I (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical survey of important authors, movements, conventions, genres, and themes: origins to Civil War.
ENGL 3564 - American Literature II (HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical survey of important authors, movements, conventions, genres, and themes: Civil War to present.
GEOG 3712 - Geography of Latin America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Considers the social, physical and political landscapes of Latin America and the Caribbean before, during and after the European invasion and colonial times. Examines contemporary dynamics in the region from a political ecology perspective. prereq: Minimum 30 credits or instructor consent
LING 1811 - Introduction to Linguistics (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Provides an introduction to a theoretical study of the nature of natural language, using examples primarily from present-day English. Students are expected to learn analytical skills to understand how human languages (and the human mind) work and how the sub-components (sounds, words, sentences and meaning) of natural languages are systematically organized.
LING 3101 - Introduction to Phonology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1811 or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Phonology is a grammar of sound for a language. The phonological component of a language is the system of rules, representations and principles that govern the patterning of sounds. To understand the general patterns of sounds, students are expected to analyze data across the language families pre-theoretically. This pre-theoretical analysis will be scientifically explained within modern phonological theories. prereq: 1811 or instructor consent
PHIL 2001 - Existential Literature (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Themes of love, death, boredom, and alienation through plays and novels of such 19th- and 20th-century authors as Kafka, Dostoyevsky, Barth, Sartre, Camus, Murdoch, and Fowles. prereq: WRIT 1120, 30 cr or instructor consent
POL 3575 - Latin American Politics and Development
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
A comparative examination of politics and development in the Latin American region. Topics of this course include transition to democracy, democratic consolidation, rule of law, human rights, the military and politics, women and politics, executive-legislative relations, civil society, and economic development. prereq: Minimum 45 credits
POL 3580 - Central American Politics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1050, minimum 45 credits or instruction permission
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Explores the history, politics, culture, and modern problems in Central America. Includes examination of the differences and similarities in colonial history among Central American countries, the role of U.S. influence on Central American politics and the economy, and legacies of civil wars. Then, it focuses on modern problems of violence against women, gangs, violent crime, and governance, and how international and local organizations and individuals can (or cannot) contribute to alleviating these problems. prereq: 1050, minimum 45 credits or instruction permission
SPAN 2540 - Latino Literatures and Cultures (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Literatures and cultures of Latinos in the United States, with attention to their particular issues. Some readings in Spanish for the occasional Spanish major/minor student. Taught in English (unless entire class composed of students of Spanish).
SPAN 2550 - Globalization and Sustainability in Latin America (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring & Summer Odd Year
The study of the origins and recent trends in globalization in Latin America. Special focus on practices that promote environmental, economic, political, social and cultural sustainability. The course may focus on Central America, the Caribbean, and Andes, the Southern Cone, the Amazon or any other geocultural region in Latin America. The course is open to all majors and will be taught in English.
WS 3001 - Gender Relations in the Global South (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Using comparative historical, political, socioeconomic and feminist perspectives this course critically examines how factors such as colonialism, imperialism, and globalization continue to impact, construct, and reconstruct gender relations in post-colonial cultures with adverse consequences for women in Third World countries. It also examines how conditions in Third World countries are shaped by global economic systems, which lead to massive migrations of Third World women into the United States. It critically evaluate the concepts of universal subordination, particularly, a consciousness which categories women in the Global South as "overall victims," the other, or exotic.
WS 3002 - Latin American Women: Culture and Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Examination of contemporary economic and socio-political issues affecting Latin American women. prereq: 1000 or 2101 or instructor consent
SPAN 2540 - Latino Literatures and Cultures (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Literatures and cultures of Latinos in the United States, with attention to their particular issues. Some readings in Spanish for the occasional Spanish major/minor student. Taught in English (unless entire class composed of students of Spanish).
SPAN 2550 - Globalization and Sustainability in Latin America (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring & Summer Odd Year
The study of the origins and recent trends in globalization in Latin America. Special focus on practices that promote environmental, economic, political, social and cultural sustainability. The course may focus on Central America, the Caribbean, and Andes, the Southern Cone, the Amazon or any other geocultural region in Latin America. The course is open to all majors and will be taught in English.