Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Indigenous Languages of Latin America: LAL

LAL 385K. Intensive Graduate Language Instruction I.

Intensive cultural and literacy-focused training in an indigenous language at the beginning level in preparation for research. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of graduate adviser.

LAL 385L. Intensive Graduate Language Instruction II.

Intensive cultural and literacy-focused training in an indigenous language at the intermediate level in preparation for research. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Indigenous Languages of Latin America 385K and consent of graduate adviser.

LAL 385M. Intensive Graduate Language Instruction III.

Intensive cultural and literacy-focused training in an indigenous language at the intermediate/advanced level in preparation for research. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Indigenous Languages of Latin America 385L and consent of graduate adviser.

Latin American Studies: LAS

LAS 381. Topics in Latin American Studies.

A varied selection of topics each semester, taught by different faculty members and visiting professors. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: International Migration. Same as Sociology 389K (Topic 4: International Migration). May be counted toward either the demography specialization or the race and ethnicity specialization in the sociology degree program.
Topic 6: Housing Practices and Public Policy in Latin America. Same as Sociology 396P (Topic 13). May be counted toward the political sociology, development and globalization specialization in the sociology degree program. Only one of the following may be counted: Sociology 395D (Topic 5), 396P (Topic 13), Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 6).
Topic 8: International Business Fellows Seminar. Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 6), Middle Eastern Studies 380, and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 380. Multidisciplinary seminar for students in area studies, business administration, law, and public policy. The faculty includes both academics and business leaders. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 391 (Topic 6), International Business 395 (Topic: International Business Fellows Seminar), Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Studies 380, Public Affairs 388K (Topic: International Business Fellows Seminar), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 380.
Topic 11: Information Resources on, and Services for, Hispanic Americans. Information needs of Hispanic Americans; roles of academic, public, and school libraries in meeting those needs.
Topic 12: Information Resources on Latin America. Historical survey of sources of information on Latin America: bibliographical literature from and about Latin America during the colonial, national, and contemporary periods; various types of book and nonbook sources of information available to contemporary scholars. Additional prerequisite: Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese and consent of instructor.
Topic 14: Introduction to the Sociology of Latin America. Same as Sociology 396P (Topic 10). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 14), Sociology 395D (Topic 2), 396P (Topic 10). May be counted toward the political sociology/development and globalization specialization in the sociology degree program.
Topic 15: Local Economic Development.
Topic 16: Maya Hieroglyphic Writing. Additional prerequisite: Consent of the graduate adviser.
Topic 17: Development Communication. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 384 (Topic 2). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 391 (Topic 2: Development Communication), Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 17), 384 (Topic 2), Radio-Television-Film 387D (Topic: Development Communication). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.
Topic 19: Political Economics of International Communication. Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 19) and Radio-Television-Film 393P (Topic: Political Economics of International Communication) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.
Topic 20: Regional Planning in Latin America.
Topic 21: Business in Emerging Markets. Same as Middle Eastern Studies 384 (Topic 1). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 381 (Topic: Business in Developing Countries), 381 (Topic 21), Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic: Business in Developing Countries), 384 (Topic 1).
Topic 22: Documentary Tradition of Latin America. Same as Journalism 395 (Topic 4). Study of still photographic and video documentary work by Latin Americans about Latin America. Production of photographic essays on Latin American culture. Three lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Journalism 395 (Topic 4) and Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 22) may not both be counted.
Topic 23: Poverty and Marginality in the Americas. Same as Sociology 396P (Topic 17). Review of the past and present ethnographic analyses of the nature and experiences of poverty and marginality in Latin America and in the United States. Examines some of the most controversial issues and debates, and explores emerging research topics north and south of the border. May be counted toward the sociology department's political sociology, development and globalization specialization in the sociology degree program. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 381 (Topic: Poverty and Marginality in the Americas), 381 (Topic 23), Sociology 395D (Topic: Poverty and Marginality in the Americas), 396P (Topic 17).

LAS 382. Conference Course in Latin American Studies.

Individual study to be arranged with a faculty member. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

LAS 384. Proseminar: Current Issues in Latin America.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Latin American Studies 381 (Topic: Proseminar: Latin America in the Twentieth Century) and 384 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Latin American studies.

LAS 384L. Topics in Latin American Politics.

A varied selection of topics each semester, taught by different faculty members and visiting professors. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Brazilian Public Policies. Same as Government 384L (Topic 1: Brazilian Public Policies). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields and consent of the graduate adviser. Some reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is recommended.
Topic 2: Latin American Urban Politics. Same as Government 384L (Topic 2: Latin American Urban Politics). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields and consent of the graduate adviser. Some reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is recommended.
Topic 3: Development Policy. Same as Government 384M (Topic 6: Development Policy). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields and consent of the graduate adviser.
Topic 4: Policy Analysis. Same as Government 384M (Topic 2: Policy Analysis). Study of the nature and operation of the national policymaking process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields and consent of the graduate adviser.
Topic 5: Politics and Society in the Third World. Same as Government 390L (Topic 15: Politics and Society in the Third World). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields and consent of the graduate adviser.
Topic 6: Comparative Politics: Latin America. Same as Government 390L (Topic 18: Comparative Politics: Latin America). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields and consent of the graduate adviser.

LAS 386. Topics in Latin American History.

A varied selection of topics each semester, to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

LAS 388. Topics in Latin American Geography.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Latin American Studies 381 and 388 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Regional Geography of Latin America. Same as Geography 385 (Topic 1: Latin America). Topics include land and life in Central America; culture, environment and development in Latin America; recent trends in Latin American geography. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topic 2: Indigenous Maps, Architecture, and Enculturation of Colonial Mexico. Same as Geography 388C. The encounter of Spanish and indigenous cultures and ecologies; regional diversity of agricultural, urban, and economic development from 1521 to 1810; ethnic transformation and new socioeconomic configurations.
Topic 3: Latin American Cultures, Environment, and Development. Same as Geography 395D. Exploration through Latin American examples of issues of cultural identity and territory, adaptive strategies, environmental impact, conservation, cultural survival, parks and people, and sustainable development. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topic 4: Environment and Health in Latin America. Same as Geography 380D. Issues related to health, health care, and development in Latin America and the Caribbean, considered with the recognition that health depends on the interactions of social, economic, and political factors as well as on health care services.

LAS 391. Topics in Latin American Anthropology.

A varied selection of topics each semester, taught by different faculty members and visiting professors. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 5: Race and Ethnicity in American Society. Same as Anthropology 389K (Topic 19: Race and Ethnicity in American Society).

LAS 391K. Topics in Latin American Economics.

A varied selection of topics each semester, taught by different faculty members and visiting professors. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Seminar on the Mexican Economy. Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in economics and six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science or business.
Topic 2: Current Issues in Latin American Economics. Only one of the following may be counted: Economics 391K (Topic 2), Latin American Studies 391K (Topic: Current Economic Issues in Latin America), 391K (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in economics and six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science or business.
Topic 3: Latin American Economic Models. Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in economics and six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science or business.
Topic 4: Entrepreneurship and Development in Latin America. Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in economics and six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science or business.

LAS 392P. Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature, Culture, Civilization, and Linguistics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

LAS 392S. Topics in Hispanic Literature, Culture, Civilization, and Linguistics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

LAS 397R. Secondary Report.

Preparation of a report to be counted toward the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Latin American studies and consent of the supervising professor and the graduate adviser.

LAS 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Latin American studies and consent of the supervising professor and the graduate adviser; for 698B, Latin American Studies 698A.

LAS 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Latin American studies and consent of the supervising professor and the graduate adviser.

LAS 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

LAS 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Latin American Studies 399R, 699R, or 999R.