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.

Cross Listing(s): LAST   3090S.

LAST   3090S   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.

Cross Listing(s): LAST   3090.

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): LAST   3133S, POLS   3133, POLS   3133S.

LAST   3133S   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): LAST   3133, POLS   3133, POLS   3133S.

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): LAST   3538S, HIST   3538, INTS   3538, INTS   3538S.

LAST   3538S   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): LAST   3538, HIST   3538, INTS   3538, INTS   3538S.

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): LAST   4135S.

LAST   4135S   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): LAST   4135S.

LAST   4231   Spanish American Life, Literature, and Thought

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

An exploration of the life, literature, and thought of Spanish America, with focus on building advanced-level proficiency in writing, listening, reading, and speaking.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in SPAN   3630.

Cross Listing(s): SPAN   4231.

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.

LAST   5232   Studies in Hispanic Societies

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

Practice of Superior-level Spanish-proficiency skills through the examination of the societies of the Spanish-speaking world, with particular focus on the various minority groups. Course repeatable for credit with advisor approval.

Prerequisite(s): Department approval.

Cross Listing(s): LAST   5232G, SPAN 5232.