LAST Latin American Studies

LAST   3090   Selected Topics in Latin America

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Designed to provide intensive study of an area relating to the geography, history, culture and/or civilization of Latin America.

LAST   3133   Latin American Politics

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the major domestic and international factors in comparative Latin American political systems. Special attention and detail is given to the challenges of development and democratization.

Cross Listing(s): POLS   3133.

LAST   3537   Colonial Latin America

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A political, social, and economic survey of Latin America from its pre-Columbia era to its struggles for independence.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3537, INTS   3537.

LAST   3538   Modern Latin America

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

A political, social, and economic survey of Latin America from independence to the present.

Cross Listing(s): HIST   3538, INTS   3538.

LAST   4135   Mesoamerican Archeology

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

An examination of the prehistoric cultures of Central America beginning with the Paleoindians and culminating with the Aztec and Maya. Materials covered include the art, iconography, architecture, religion, economy, social and political organization of the Olmec, Mixtec, Aztec, Toltec, Totanec, Maya, and Huastec Civilizations.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in ANTH   1102.

Cross Listing(s): ANTH   4135.

LAST   4232   Geography of Latin America

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Study of the physical, cultural and economic geography of Latin America, including Mexico.

Cross Listing(s): GEOG   4232.

LAST   4890   Seminar in Latin American Studies

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

The Seminar in Latin American Studies, which must be taken as the final 3 hour course in the 15 hour block required for the minor in Latin American Studies, is designed to permit interdisciplinary engagement and individualized specialization so that the student can intensify his or her studies of Latin American topics disciplines other than the major.

Prerequisite(s): Department approval.