Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Indigenous Languages of Latin America: LAL

Lower-Division Courses

LAL 601C. Intensive Indigenous Language of Latin America I.

Introduction to an indigenous language of Latin America. Designed to provide students with the basics of grammar and vocabulary; the to ability to engage in simple, colloquial conversation; and basic writing skills as foundation for further study. The equivalent of six lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

LAL 611C. Intensive Indigenous Language of Latin America II.

Continuation in the study of an indigenous language of Latin America. Designed to introduce students to advanced subjects in grammar and vocabulary and develop advanced conversation, reading, and writing skills as a foundation for further study. The equivalent of six lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Indigenous Languages of Latin America 601C with a grade of at least C.

Upper-Division Courses

LAL 321. Third-Year Indigenous Language of Latin America I.

Advanced study of an indigenous language of Latin America, with an emphasis on advanced conversation and reading skills. Particular attention is given to cultural issues and discussion in the target language. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Indigenous Languages of Latin America 611C with a grade of at least C.

LAL 322. Third-Year Indigenous Language II.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Indigenous Languages of Latin America 321.

LAL 330. Topics in Language, Culture, and Linguistics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Indigenous Languages of Latin America 611C.

Latin American Studies: LAS

Lower-Division Courses

LAS 301. Key Ideas and Issues in Latin America.

Same as History 306N (Topic 3: Key Ideas and Issues in Latin America). Broad introductory course to acquaint students with the main areas of interest in Latin American studies. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

LAS 310. General Topics in Latin American Studies.

Topics that serve as an introduction to Latin America within the framework of different disciplines. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Topic 1: Latin American Civilization: The Colonial Experience. Same as History 310K. A broad survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of the Latin American past, stressing both that area's achievements and its enduring problems. Only one of the following may be counted: History 310K, 346K, Latin American Studies 310 (Topic 1), 366 (Topic 2: Latin America before 1810).
Topic 2: Latin American Civilization: The National Experience. Same as History 310L. A broad survey of the political, social, and cultural aspects of the Latin American past. Only one of the following may be counted: History 310L, 346L, Latin American Studies 310 (Topic 2), 366 (Topic 3: Latin America since 1810).
Topic 5: Film and History in Latin America: Colonial Period. Same as History 310M. Introduction to selected subjects in Latin American history and culture through film, readings, documentaries, class discussion, and lectures. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: History 306N (Topic: Film History in Latin America: Colonial), 310M, Latin American Studies 310 (Topic: Film History in Latin America: Colonial), Latin American Studies 310 (Topic 5).
Topic 6: Film and History in Latin America: Modern Period. Same as History 310N. Introduction to selected subjects in Latin American history and culture through film, readings, documentaries, class discussion, and lectures. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: History 306N (Topic: Film History in Latin America: Modern), 310N, Latin American Studies 310 (Topic: Film History in Latin America: Modern), 310 (Topic 6).
Topic 7: Liberation in the African Diaspora. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 317E (Topic 3). Examination of liberation and freedom struggles in the African diaspora, focusing on common intellectual, political, and social currents among the diaspora's various groups. Course focuses on three major themes: abolitionism, Pan-Africanism and national liberation, and hip hop. Particular emphasis will be on the ideas associated with these movements, and the major organizations and intellectual currents in all three. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 317E (Topic: Liberation in the African Diaspora), 317E (Topic 3), Latin American Studies 310 (Topic: Liberation in the African Diaspora), 310 (Topic 7).

LAS 315. Introductory Topics in Latin American Social Sciences.

Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Latin American Studies 310 and 315 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Anthropology of Latin America. Same as Anthropology 310L (Topic 3). Provides a framework for understanding contemporary concerns in Latin America. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 310L (Topic 3), Latin American Studies 310 (Topic 4), 315 (Topic 1).
Topic 2: Introduction to Mesoamerican Archaeology. Same as Anthropology 314C. Introduction to ancient Mesoamerica from the time of emerging social inequality in the formative period until the Spanish conquest of Mexico-Tenochtitlan in the sixteenth century. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 310L (Topic 1: Introduction to Mesoamerican Archaeology), 314C, Latin American Studies 310 (Topic 3: Introduction to Mesoamerican Archaeology), 315 (Topic 2).

LAS 319. Geography of Latin America.

Same as Geography 319. Adaptations to population growth and spatial integration in cultural landscapes of great natural and ethnic diversity; problems of frontiers and cities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

LAS 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Latin American Studies.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in Latin American studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

LAS 322. Topics in Latin American Studies.

Topics vary each semester to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional hours are required for some topics. Latin American Studies 322 and 330 may not both be counted unless the topics vary; Latin American Studies 322 and 370P may not both be counted unless the topics vary; Latin American Studies 322 and 370S may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 9: Business in Emerging Markets. Same as International Business 372 (Topic 2: Business in Emerging Markets) and Middle Eastern Studies 341 (Topic 2: Business in Emerging Markets). Only one of the following may be counted: International Business 372 (Topic 2), Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 9), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 4: Business in Emerging Markets), 341 (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 10: Minorities and the Media. Issues concerning minority or nondominant groups within the United States. Survey of minority communication problems: alienation, fragmentation, media and Internet access; criticism and feedback for minority groups based on racial/ethnic background, age, sex, disability, social or economic class, and sexual orientation. Only one of the following may be counted: Journalism 340C (Topic 1: Mass Media and Minorities), 341H, 341J, Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 10: Minorities and the Media), Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 22: Minorities and the Media), Urban Studies 354 (Topic: Minorities and the Media), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 21). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 11: Narrative Journalism. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Journalism 335, Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 11: Latino Community Journalism), 322 (Topic 11: Narrative Journalism), Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 4: Latino Community Journalism), 374 (Topic 4: Narrative Journalism). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.
Topic 13: Latin American Theatre and Drama. Same as Theatre and Dance 357T (Topic 1: Latin American Theatre and Drama). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.
Topic 15: Indigenous Languages of the Americas. Same as Linguistics 350 (Topic 6: Indigenous Languages of the Americas). Examines various aspects of languages in the Americas, including their linguistic structures, the cultural domains in which they exist, and their histories of language contact and change. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 16: Business in Brazilian Life and Culture. Same as Portuguese 367P (Topic 1). Cultural aspects of business practices in Brazil. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 16), 370P (Topic: Cultural Aspects of Doing Business in Brazil), Portuguese 367P (Topic 1), Portuguese Civilization 320E (Topic: Cultural Aspects of Doing Business in Brazil).
Topic 17: Spanish for Health Care Professions. Same as Spanish 367P (Topic 1). Designed to exercise fluency in both spoken and written language in health care situations. Focus on the complex grammatical concepts and cultural issues that affect professional activities in Spanish-speaking communities. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 17), Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 30), Spanish 367K (Topic 7), 367P (Topic 1). Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G), 328C, and 330L.
Topic 18: Business in Hispanic Life and Culture. Same as Spanish 367P (Topic 2). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 18), 370S (Topic 19), Spanish 350 (Topic 10), Spanish 367P (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) and 328C.
Topic 19: Afro-Caribbean Diasporas. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374E (Topic 6). Analysis of the socio-cultural contexts of the African diaspora in the Americas, with a specific focus on the African diaspora in the islands of the Caribbean. Designed to analyze the cultural, social, and philosophical contributions of these diasporic populations and the ways they build social and cultural agency in their specific national or diasporic contexts. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374E (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Diasporas), 374E (Topic 6), Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 19), 370S (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Diasporas).
Topic 20: Journalism and Press Freedom in Latin America. Same as Journalism 354F. Restricted to journalism majors. Focus on journalism in Latin America with an emphasis on the struggle for democracy and press freedom in the region through country-by-country survey of historical, political, economic, cultural, ethnic and geographical aspects. Examination of the evolution of professional journalism in Latin America, including topics such as the legal framework for freedom of expression, ethical principles, concentration of media ownership and the emergence of digital media. Knowledge of Spanish language is recommended, but it is not a requirement. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Journalism 354F, Journalism 367E, Latin American Studies 322 (Topic 14), 322 (Topic 20). Additional prerequisite: Journalism 310F (or 320D) and 311F (or 321C) with a grade of at least B- in each.

LAS 324L. Topics in Latin American Anthropology.

Topics vary 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: Varies with the topic.

Topic 2: Indians of Mexico and Guatemala. Same as Anthropology 322M (Topic 5: Indians of Mexico and Guatemala). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 10: The Civilization of the Maya. Same as Anthropology 360K. Maya prehistory and history: the archaeological record, codices and inscriptions, and Spanish conquest writings. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 11: The Civilizations of Ancient Mexico. Same as Anthropology 361K. Mexican cultures from earliest prehistory to the European conquest. Prerequisite: Anthropology 302 and six semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science.
Topic 13: Colonial Latin American Archaeology. Same as Anthropology 327D. Focuses on the Spanish colonies in Latin America. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Colonial Latin American Archaeology), 327D, Latin American Studies 324L (Topic 13).
Topic 14: The Politics of Race and Violence in Brazil. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 37: The Politics of Race and Violence in Brazil) and African and African Diaspora Studies 374E (Topic 2: The Politics of Race and Violence in Brazil). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 15: Global Indigenous Issues. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 53). Explores contemporary issues of indigenous peoples around the world through films, literature, and social science readings and focuses on how indigenous peoples are actively working to oppose their oppression and create sustainable futures. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Global Indigenous Issues), 324L (Topic 53), Latin American Studies 324L (Topic: Global Indigenous Issues) 324L (Topic 15).
Topic 16: Mexican Immigration Cultural History. Same as Anthropology 322M (Topic 12). Examines the history of Mexican immigration to the United States, and provides an overview of migratory patterns dating back to the late prehistoric period through contemporary times. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 310L (Topic: Mexican Immigration Cultural History), 322M (Topic 12), Latin American Studies 310 (Topic: Mexican Immigration Cultural History), 324L (Topic 16), Mexican American Studies 319 (Topic: Mexican Immigration Cultural History).

LAS 325. Topics in Latin American Sociology.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Society of Modern Mexico. Same as Sociology 335 and Urban Studies 354 (Topic 2: Society of Modern Mexico). Family, community, industrialization, and urbanization in modern Mexico.
Topic 2: Social Change in Developing Nations. Overview of changing social structure in the Third World. Latin American Studies 325 (Topic 2) and Sociology 324K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 4: Politics and Society in Latin America. Same as Sociology 321P. Introduction to present-day Latin American politics and society with a focus on drug-trafficking and urban destitution in Brazil; party politics, protest, and collective violence in Argentina; the current political situation in Venezuela; and migration from Central America and the Caribbean to the United States. Also includes a general overview of revolutions and revolutionary movements in Latin America, and the effects of United States intervention in the region during the twentieth century. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 325 (Topic: Politics and Society in Latin America), Latin American Studies 325 (Topic 4), Sociology 321K (Topic: Politics and Society in Latin America), Sociology 321P. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 5: Consumption in Latin America. Same as Sociology 321C. Study of the role consumption plays in social, economic, and political relations in Latin America, as well as contesting ideas about this role. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 325 (Topic: Consumption in Latin America), Latin American Studies 325 (Topic 5), Sociology 321C, Sociology 321K (Topic: Consumption in Latin America). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

LAS 326. Topics in Latin American Music.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one laboratory hour a week if required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Music of Mexico and the Caribbean. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic 22) and Music 334 (Topic 1). Introduction to the history of Mexican and Caribbean traditional and commercial music, with some discussion of classical music as well. Attention will be given to music of indigenous, African, European, and mixed origin. Mexico and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean receive special attention. Class meetings will be divided into lecture/discussion segments, videos, listening, and performance instruction/demonstration. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Music of Mexico and the Caribbean), 374F (Topic 22), Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Music of Mexico and the Caribbean), 326 (Topic 1), Music 334 (Topic 1). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 2: Music of Latin America. Same as Music 334 (Topic 2). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Music of Latin America), 326 (Topic 2), Music 334 (Topic 2).
Topic 3: Music of Brazil and Argentina. Same as Music 334 (Topic 3). An introduction to Brazilian and Argentine music from samba, capoeira, and forro to tango, cumbia villera, and chacarera; examines such music making within its various historical, social, and political contexts. Uses course readings, lectures, listening assignments, performance attendance, and movie screenings to analyze themes including nationalism and ethnicity, globalization and development, and democracy and social justice. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Music of Brazil and Argentina), 326 (Topic 3), Music 334 (Topic 3). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 4: Music of the Andean Countries. Same as Music 334 (Topic 4). Introduction to the music of Andean countries including Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile. Explores the role music plays in shaping historical and modern Andean societies, as well as how music comments upon national culture, society, and politics, with particular attention to the ways in which musicians and musical movements continue to influence Andean societies. Subjects include pre-Columbian and colonial music making; music representative of the tripartite indigenous, African, and Iberian heritage of Andean countries; aesthetics, identity, and musical expression; ritual, religion, and the politics of musical performance. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Music of the Andean Countries), 326 (Topic 4), Music 334 (Topic 4).
Topic 5: The Music of the African Diaspora. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic 8) and Music 334 (Topic 5). The musical legacy of the African slave trade in the Americas, the social contexts in which black musical forms have developed, and their varied forms. Subjects include the shifting meanings of "black music" in various contexts; the notion of hybridity; the uses of African influenced music as a political or oppositional tool; and African ethnic groups represented prominently in the New World, the traditions they brought with them, and the ways they have been adapted to new ends. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374F (Topic: Music of the African Diaspora), 374F (Topic 8), Latin American Studies 326 (Topic: Music of the African Diaspora), 326 (Topic 5), Music 334 (Topic: Music of the African Diaspora), 334 (Topic 5).

LAS 327. Topics in Latin American Art History.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Chicano Art Histories and Futures. Same as Art History 341L. Mexican American art since the 1960s, with an emphasis on the visual production and exhibition of identity inside and outside the Chicano civil rights movement and the politics of U.S. multiculturalism. An introduction to a broad range of art history written to date--including recent feminist and queer interventions--as a means of envisioning a supposed "post-Chicano" or "post-racial" moment. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Art History 341L and Latin American Studies 327 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Modern Art of Mexico. Same as Art History 341K. Mexican visual culture from the late nineteenth century through 1968. Emphasis on the emergence of modernist avant-gardes and popular entertainment, and their ambivalent relationship to state, church, and market. Also explores how self-consciously negotiating the tension between native and international influences, artists, critics, and curators contributes to notions of Lo Mexicano, or "Mexicanness."
Topic 3: Mesoamerican Art and Culture. Same as Art History 347L. Mesoamerican art, architecture, and its archaeological context, with emphasis on the social function of art and visual culture in ancient Mesoamerica up to the time of European contact. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
Topic 5: Maya Art and Architecture. Same as Art History 347M. Introduction to the artistic traditions of the ancient Maya, tracing their development up to the time of European contact. Students will examine various important themes of Maya culture including history, ritual, and cosmology as revealed in sculpture, hieroglyphs, painting, and architectural design.
Topic 6: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Peru. Same as Art History 347K. The growth of civilization in South America from the earliest decorated textiles, pottery, and ceremonial buildings to the imperial Inca style. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

LAS 328. Topics in Latin American Arts, Literature, Film, and Dance.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester; some topics may require additional hours. Latin American Studies 322 and 328 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Latin American Studies 328 and 370P may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Latin American Studies 328 and 370S may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with topic.

Topic 1: Samba to Hip Hop: Brazilian Popular Music. Same as Portuguese Civilization 320E (Topic 1). Examines the role of popular music in relationships of power with subordination and the impact of music as a form of cultural expression.
Topic 2: Global Brazil: Immigration and Diaspora in Brazilian Culture. Same as Portuguese Civilization 320E (Topic 2). Examination of twentieth-century literature, films, and other cultural artifacts that capture the multicultural reality of Brazilian society and challenge the image of Brazil as a unified, harmonious, racially-mixed nation. Subjects include contemporary textual and visual representations of the Brazilian diaspora in the United States and Europe. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 2), 370P (Topic 6), Portuguese Civilization 320E (Topic 2), Portuguese 375 (Topic 7).
Topic 3: Afro-Luso-Brazilian Worlds. Same as Portuguese Civilization 320E (Topic 3). Study of the myths and realities in the Afro-Luso-Brazilian worlds and the connections and contrasts between them. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374E (Topic: Afro-Luso-Brazilian Worlds), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Afro-Luso-Brazilian Worlds), Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 3), 370P (Topic: Afro-Luso-Brazilian Worlds), Portuguese Civilization 320E (Topic: Afro-Luso-Brazilian Worlds), 320E (Topic 3).
Topic 4: Jewish Voices from Latin America. Same as Jewish Studies 363 (Topic 15) and Spanish Civilization 320C (Topic 1). An introduction to Jewish writers from Brazil and Latin America, with an emphasis on those whose works portray the situation of the Jewish communities in their respective cities and countries. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 363 (Topic: Latin American Jewish Writers), 363 (Topic 15), Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 4), 370S (Topic: Latin American Jewish Writers), 370S (Topic 32), Spanish 352 (Topic), 355 (Topic 3), Spanish Civilization 320C (Topic 1). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 5: Mediascapes: Literature and Media in the Caribbean. Same as Spanish Civilization 320C (Topic 2). Analyzes the relationship between literature and media technologies in contemporary Caribbean cultures. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 5), 370S (Topic 28), Spanish Civilization 320C (Topic 2), Spanish 350K (Topic 5).

LAS 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Latin American Studies.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in Latin American studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

LAS 330. Topics in Latin American Geography.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Latin American Studies 322 and 330 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 2: Landscapes of Mexico and Caribbean America. Same as Geography 341K. The natural regions and cultural landscapes of Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 3: South America: Nature, Society and Sustainability. Same as Geography 323K. Field study of environmental and social change in selected landscapes in South America, such as protected areas; places of food production; transportation routes; migrant landscapes; urban areas; sites of cultural and historical importance; and issues of human rights. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

LAS 337M. Topics in Latin American Politics.

Topics vary 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: Varies with the topic.

Topic 2: Parties, Elections, and Democracy in Latin America. Same as Government 337M (Topic 2). Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337M (Topic: Politics of Development in Latin America), 337M (Topic 2), 337M (Topic 16), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Politics of Development in Latin America), 337M (Topic 2), 337M (Topic 16). Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 3: Politics in South America. Same as Government 337M (Topic 3: Politics in South America). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 5: Introduction to Latin American Government and Politics. Same as Government 328L. An introductory survey of Latin American political systems: governmental organization, political processes, and current problems. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 6: Political Development in Eastern Europe and Latin America. Same as Government 365N (Topic 4: Political Development in Eastern Europe and Latin America). Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic 4), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 6), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 7: Political Development in Eastern Europe and Latin America). Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 8: Latino Politics. Same as Mexican American Studies 374 (Topic 15: Latino Politics) and Government 370K (Topic 2: Latino Politics). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 9: The Military in Politics. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic 3: The Military in Politics); Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 9); Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 10: The Military in Politics). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 10: Political Transition in Europe and Latin America. Same as Government 365N (Topic 11: Political Transition in Europe and Latin America). Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic 11), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 10). Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 11: Politics of Mexico. Same as Government 337M (Topic 6). Survey of twentieth century politics in Mexico with an emphasis on political and economic development. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337M (Topic: Politics of Mexico), 337M (Topic 6), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Politics of Mexico), 337M (Topic 11).
Topic 12: Law and Democracy in Latin America. Same as Government 337M (Topic 7). Explores many of the challenges to the rule of law across Latin America and how they affect the quality of democracy in the region. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337M (Topic: Law and Democracy in Latin America), 337M (Topic 7), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Law and Democracy in Latin America), 337M (Topic 12).
Topic 13: International Politics of Latin America. Same as Government 337M (Topic 8). Analysis of Latin America's political and economic relations with respect to external actors since the late twentieth century. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337M (Topic: International Politics of Latin America), 337M (Topic 8), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: International Politics of Latin America), 337M (Topic 13).
Topic 14: Politics, Economy, and Society of Contemporary Brazil. Same as Government 337M (Topic 9). An introduction to Brazil with a focus on domestic politics; economic development and management; social relations and social policy issues; and foreign policy. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337M (Topic: Politics, Economy, and Society of Contemporary Brazil), 337M (Topic 9), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Politics, Economy, and Society of Contemporary Brazil), 337M (Topic 14). Additional prerequisite:
Topic 15: Politics of New Democracies. Same as Government 365N (Topic 13) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 22). Examination of the process of democratization and factors related to its success. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic 13), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Politics of New Democracies), 337M (Topic 15), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic: Politics of New Democracies), 335 (Topic 22). Additional prerequisite: For government majors, six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 16: Politics of Development in Latin America. Same as Government 337M (Topic 16). Examines the struggle for development in Latin America during the last century. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 337M (Topic: Politics of Development in Latin America), 337M (Topic 2), 337M (Topic 16), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Politics of Development in Latin America), 337M (Topic 2), 337M (Topic 16). Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

LAS 337N. Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America.

Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 326, Anthropology 324L (Topic 47), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 38). Exploration of black identity, political systems, and community activism in Central America and the Caribbean. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 326, 374E (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), Anthropology 324L (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), 324L (Topic: 47), Government 365N (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), 337N, Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic: Afro-Caribbean Politics and Culture in Central America), 340 (Topic 38). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

LAS 355. Topics in Latin American Economics.

Topics vary 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: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Development Problems and Policies in Latin America. Same as Economics 355 and Urban Studies 351 (Topic 1: Development Problems and Policies in Latin America). Description of the Latin American economy; business and market organization; problem of growth (involving credit, public finance, trade, investment aspects). Prerequisite: Economics 304K and 304L with a grade of at least C- in each.

LAS 359H. Honors Seminar.

An interdisciplinary discussion and writing seminar. Lectures and supervised individual research and writing of a substantial paper on a special topic. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and consent of instructor and the Latin American studies honors adviser.

LAS 366. Topics in Latin American History.

Topics vary 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: Upper-division standing.

Topic 2: Colonial Latin America. Same as History 346K. Basic survey course, designed as an introduction to Latin American history in the colonial period. Only one of the following may be counted: History 310K, 346K, Latin American Studies 310 (Topic 1: Latin American Civilization: The Colonial Experience), 366 (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 3: Modern Latin America. Same as History 346L. Continuation of History 346K and Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 2). Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374E (Topic: Modern Latin America), 374E (Topic 5), History 310L, 346L, Latin American Studies 310 (Topic 2: Latin American Civilization: The National Experience), 366 (Topic 3). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 7: Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution in Colonial Spanish America. Same as History 350L (Topic 19: Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution in Colonial Spanish America). Only one of the following may be counted: History 350L (Topic 19), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic: Resistance, Rebellion, and Revolution in Colonial Spanish America), 366 (Topic 7). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 8: The Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920. Same as History 352L. An analytical examination of the initial decade of the Mexican Revolution, the first of the twentieth-century nationalist social revolutions; examines through lectures and discussion the historical antecedents and the political, economic, social, and intellectual elements of the upheaval. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 9: Revolution in Twentieth-Century Latin America. Same as History 346S. An introduction to recent Latin American history, with emphasis on phenomena that explain the apparent social unrest and political instability of the region. Only one of the following may be counted: History 346L, 366N (Topic: Revolution in Twentieth-Century Latin America), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 9). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 12: Modern Brazil. Same as History 328M. The social, economic, political, and cultural forces that have shaped modern Brazil. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 13: Revolution in Modern Latin America. Same as History 346R. Comparison of the Mexican and Cuban revolutions and of their challenges to inter-American relations. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 15: History of Modern Central America. Same as History 350L (Topic 42: History of Modern Central America). Only one of the following may be counted: History 350L (Topic 42), 363K (Topic: History of Modern Central America), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 15). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 16: Culture and Identity in Colonial Mexico. Same as History 350L (Topic 44: Culture and Identity in Colonial Mexico). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 17: The Cuban Revolution and the United States. Same as History 346T. The special economic and political relationship between the United States and Cuba from 1898 to 1967; and how the 1959 revolution affected the Cold War relationships between East and West, North and South. Only one of the following may be counted: History 346T, 366N (Topic: The Cuban Revolution and the US), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic: The Cuban Revolution and the US), 366 (Topic 17). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 18: History of the Caribbean. Same as History 350L (Topic 62: History of the Caribbean). Overview of Caribbean history from 1492 to the present. Topics include contact between European and native cultures, piracy, slavery, colonialism and decolonization, and revolutions. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 19: Twentieth-Century Rural Latin America. Same as History 346V. Examines causes of some of the unresolved conflicts affecting Latin America today, including the social-agrarian relationships linking landlords and campesinos; the role of the state and the impact of official ideologies involving indigenous people; religion and the Catholic Church; the history of rural institutions; and the success or failure of land reforms. Only one of the following may be counted: History 346V, 363K (Topic: Twentieth-Century Rural Latin America), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 19). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 20: Colonial Latin America through Objects. Same as History 346J. Examines objects, such as paintings, reliquaries, monstrances, and churches from colonial Latin America in order to understand colonial culture. Includes critical reading of original texts. Only one of the following may be counted: History 346J, 363K (Topic: Colonial Latin America through Objects), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 20). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 21: Church and State in Latin America. Same as History 346W and Religious Studies 368 (Topic 1: Church and State in Latin America). History of Church-state relations and religious politics in modern Latin America, with emphasis on the nineteenth to early twentieth-century periods. Only one of the following may be counted: History 346W, 363K (Topic: Church and State in Latin America), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 21), Religious Studies 368 (Topic 1). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 22: Reimagining Cuba, 1868-Present. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 374E (Topic 4) and History 347C. Explores Cuban-United States relations from the nineteenth century to the present, including issues of empire and transnationalism, and social change engagements between Cuba and the United States before and after the Cuban Revolution. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 374E (Topic: Reimagining Cuba, 1868-Present), 374E (Topic 4), History 347C, 363K (Topic: Reimagining Cuba, 1868-Present), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic 22). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 23: Dictatorship, Dirty War, and Democracy in Latin America. Same as History 350L (Topic 66). Only one of the following may be counted: History 350L (Topic: Dictator/Dirty War in Latin America), 350L (Topic 66), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic: Dictator/Dirty War in Latin America), 366 (Topic 23).
Topic 24: Rethinking the Conquest of Mexico. Same as History 350L (Topic 75). Explores the "conquest" of Mexico and the social, cultural, political, and economic processes which were set in motion by the Spanish invasion of Mexico. Only one of the following may be counted: History 350L (Topic: Rethinking Conquest of Mexico), 350L (Topic 75), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic: Rethinking Conquest of Mexico), 366 (Topic 24), Tutorial Course 357 (Topic: Rethinking Conquest of Mexico).
Topic 25: The Religious Tradition in Latin America. Same as History 350L (Topic 76) and Religious Studies 368 (Topic 3). Explores the different ways in which religion has helped to define the political, social, and philosophical structures of Latin America from colonial times to the present. Only one of the following may be counted: History 350L (Topic: The Religious Tradition in Latin America), 350L (Topic 76), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic: The Religious Tradition in Latin America), 366 (Topic 25), Religious Studies 368 (Topic: The Religious Tradition in Latin America), 368 (Topic 3).
Topic 26: Visual and Material Culture in Colonial Latin America. Same as History 350L (Topic 78). Focuses on the visual and material culture of colonial Spanish America. Only one of the following may be counted: History 350L (Topic: Visual and Material Culture in Colonial Latin America), 350L (Topic 78), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic: Visual and Material Culture in Colonial Latin America), 366 (Topic 26).
Topic 27: Cultural Citizenship in the United States and Latin America. Same as History 363K (Topic 1). An introduction to the history of relations between the United States and Latin America. Designed to prepare each student for a potential experience in Latin America (or with Latino communities in the United States) such as study abroad, research, and/or community engagement. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: History 363K (Topic: Cultural Citizenship in the United States and Latin America), 363K (Topic 1), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic: Cultural Citizenship in the United States and Latin America), 366 (Topic 27).
Topic 28: Argentina: Populism and Insurrection. Same as History 363K (Topic 2). An overview of principal trends and issues in Argentine history from independence to the present. Only one of the following may be counted: History 363K (Topic: Argentina: Populism and Insurrection), 363K (Topic 2), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic: Argentina: Populism and Insurrection), 366 (Topic 28).
Topic 29: Religion, Conquest, and Conversion in Colonial Latin America. Same as History 363K (Topic 3) and Religious Studies 368 (Topic 4). Focuses on the histories of the Catholic Church and religious devotion in colonial Latin America between 1521 and 1821. Only one of the following may be counted: History 363K (Topic: Religion, Conquest, and Conversion in Colonial Latin America), 363K (Topic 3), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic: Religion, Conquest, and Conversion in Colonial Latin America), 366 (Topic 29), Religious Studies 368 (Topic: Religion, Conquest, and Conversion in Colonial Latin America), 368 (Topic 4).
Topic 31: Afro-Latin America. Same as African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic 10) and History 350L (Topic 68). Examines the historical experiences of people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean beginning in the slavery era, and focuses on the histories of Afro-Latin Americans after emancipation. Only one of the following may be counted: African and African Diaspora Studies 372G (Topic: Afro-Latin America), 372G (Topic 10), 374E (Topic: Afro-Latin America), History 350L (Topic: Afro-Latin America), 350L (Topic 68), Latin American Studies 366 (Topic: Afro-Latin America), 366 (Topic 31). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

LAS 370P. Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature, Culture, Civilization, and Linguistics.

Taught in Portuguese. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Latin American Studies 322 and 370P may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Portuguese 611D, 611S, 612, 312L, or 516; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 1: Brazil: An Introduction. Same as Portuguese 375 (Topic 5: Brazil: An Introduction). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese.
Topic 2: Introduction to Literatures and Cultures. Same as Portuguese 328C. Overview of Luso-Brazilian literatures and cultures, including the arts and popular expressions from a multidisciplinary perspective. Among the regions studied are Brazil, Portugal, and related areas in Africa. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Portuguese 611D, 611S, 612, 312L, or 516.
Topic 3: Contemporary Brazilian Film. Same as Portuguese 350F (Topic 1). Explores recent filmmaking in Brazil as an art form and as a method of articulating important aspects and concerns of contemporary Brazilian society. Topics include cinema and development, modernization, national and regional identity, race, social exclusion, violence, and neoliberalism. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 3), Portuguese 350F (Topic 1), 350K.
Topic 4: Brazilian Film and Culture. Same as Portuguese 350F (Topic 2). Students will be given a critical overview of Brazilian cinema, from the silent era to the present day, with an emphasis on the late twentieth- and early twenty-first-centuries. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 4), Portuguese 350F (Topic 2), Portuguese 350K.
Topic 5: Gender, Sexuality, and Labor in Brazilian Culture. Same as Portuguese 375 (Topic 6). Introduction to the vast spectrum of working women characters, including maids, prostitutes, teachers, factory workers, doctors, street vendors, and unpaid housewives, in Brazilian literature and film, in order to examine the roles of race and gender in shaping the stereotypes surrounding women's labor in modern Brazil. Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 5) and Portuguese 375 (Topic 6) may not both be counted.
Topic 6: Global Brazil: Immigration and Diaspora in Brazilian Culture. Same as Portuguese 375 (Topic 7). Examination of twentieth-century literature, films, and other cultural artifacts that capture the multicultural reality of Brazilian society and challenge the image of Brazil as a unified, harmonious, racially-mixed nation. Subjects include contemporary textual and visual representations of the Brazilian diaspora in the United States and Europe. Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 6) and Portuguese 375 (Topic 7) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Portuguese 327C and one of the following: 328C, 330L, or Portuguese Civilization 320E.
Topic 7: Race and Slavery in Brazil. Same as Portuguese 348 (Topic 1). Focus on the differing meanings and values attributed by major Brazilian writers to the national "race." Topics include images of slavery and slaves in the Brazilian abolitionist literature; fictional and self-representational literature by Afro-Brazilian authors; the debate around the "Black Aesthetic"; and finally, the representation of Afro-Brazilians in other media such as film, painting, television, and popular music (samba, hip-hop, funk). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370P (Topic: The Color of Progress: Race and Slavery in Brazil), 370P (Topic 7), Portuguese 348 (Topic 1), 375 (Topic: The Color of Progress: Race and Slavery in Brazil).
Topic 8: Afro-Brazilian Diaspora. Same as Portuguese 348 (Topic 2). Examines Afro-Brazilians in the post-abolition (1888 and after) era and the strategies deployed by cultural producers and participants in social movements to overcome the barriers to the achievement of political power and self-determination.
Topic 9: Brazilian and African Dialogues. Same as Portuguese 348 (Topic 3). A general introduction to the colonial and post-colonial experiences of Portuguese-speaking Africa. Overview of the socio-political and economic experiences of the lusophone African countries under colonialism. Examination of the armed struggle and the combative literary outpourings that impacted morale in the fight for independence.
Topic 10: United States Latino Literatures and Cultures in Context. Same as Portuguese 354. Examines the United States Latino literary and cultural production from a multidisciplinary perspective, through literature, film, music, and performance. Analyzes the literatures and experiences of Brazilian American writers and artists in their historical and cultural specificities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 10) and Portuguese 354 may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Portuguese 327C or 362, and three hours of upper-division coursework in Portuguese or Portuguese Civilization.
Topic 11: Sociolinguistics. Same as Portuguese 353. Explores the interrelationship of language and society with reference to the Portuguese-speaking world. Examines how socio-economic , political, and anthropological factors like race, social class, gender, age, and identity influence linguistics forms. Three hours a week for one semester. Latin American Studies 370P (Topic 11) and Portuguese 353 may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Portuguese 327C or 362, and 330L.
Topic 12: Afro-Brazilians: Literature, Culture, Political Agency. Same as Portuguese 341 (Topic 1). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370P (Topic: Afro-Brazilians: Literature, Culture, Political Agency), 370P (Topic 12), Portuguese 341 (Topic: Afro-Brazilians: Literature, Culture, Political Agency), 341 (Topic 1).
Topic 13: Cultural Differences Between the United States and Brazil. Same as Portuguese 341 (Topic 2). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370P (Topic: Cultural Differences between USA and Brazil), 370P (Topic 13), Portuguese 341 (Topic: Cultural Differences between USA and Brazil), 341 (Topic 2).

LAS 370S. Topics in Hispanic Literature, Culture, Civilization, and Linguistics.

Taught in Spanish. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. Latin American Studies 322 and 370S may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Spanish 611D, 612, or 312L; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

Topic 17: Indigenous Voices in Latin American Literature. Same as Spanish 356 (Topic 1). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 17), Spanish 350 (Topic 4), 356 (Topic 1). Additional prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) and three hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish or Spanish Civilization.
Topic 22: The Imagined Andes. Same as Spanish 356 (Topic 2). Overview of literature and culture of the Andean regions. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: The Imagined Andes), 370S (Topic 22), Spanish 350 (Topic 12), 356 (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) and three hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish or Spanish Civilization.
Topic 23: Violence in Contemporary Mexican Culture. Same as Spanish 355 (Topic 6) and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 20). Studies the representation of violence in contemporary literary and cultural production in Mexico in order to understand social, political, and cultural implications of current violence there. Taught in Spanish. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 23), Spanish 350 (Topic 13), 355 (Topic 6), Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 20). Additional prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) and three hours of upper-division coursework in Spanish or Spanish Civilization.
Topic 24: Gender Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema. Same as Spanish 350K (Topic 1) and Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 6). Studies Latin American cinema as a device of gender system formation and reinforcement, and as criticism of patriarchal hegemony; discusses questions related to sexuality depicted in Latin American films. Subjects covered include: maternity, prostitution, machismo, children's sexuality, homosexuality, heterosexuality, and gender violence in films from the 1930s to present. Conducted in Spanish. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 24), Spanish 350 (Topic: Gender in Contemporary Latin American Cinema), 350K (Topic 1), Women's and Gender Studies 335 (Topic 6), 340 (Topic: Gender in Contemporary Latin American Cinema). Additional prerequisite: Spanish 327C, (or 327), (or 327G), and three hours of upper-division coursework in either Spanish or Spanish Civilization.
Topic 25: Latin American Film and Culture. Same as Spanish 350K (Topic 3: Latin American Film and Culture). Overview of Latin American cinema from the silent era to present, with an emphasis on the last forty years. Subjects covered include: the development of the film industry (particularly in Argentina and Mexico in the 1930s and 1940s); the "New Wave" of Latin American cinema in the 1960s; and contemporary trends. Taught in Spanish. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 25), Spanish 350 (Topic: Latin American Film and Culture), 350K (Topic 3). Prerequisite: Spanish 325K, 325L, 326K, or 326L.
Topic 26: Latin American Literature and Film. Same as Spanish 350K (Topic 4: Latin American Literature and Film). Studies, in a broad sense, the connections between Latin American cinema and literature, through extensive readings and in-class movie exhibitions. A number of renowned literary works by Latin American authors and their film versions will be analyzed with a comparative approach. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 26), Spanish 350 (Topic: Latin American Literature and Film), 350K (Topic 4), 352 (Topic: Literature and Cinema in Spanish America). Prerequisite: Spanish 325K, 325L, 326K, or 326L.
Topic 27: Introduction to Literatures and Cultures. Same as Spanish 328C. Overview of Iberian and/or Latin American literatures and cultures, including the arts and popular expressions, from a multidisciplinary perspective. Among the regions studied are Spain; North, Central, and South America; the Caribbean; and related areas in Africa. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 27), Spanish 328, 328C. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 3), 370S (Topic 27), Spanish 322K, 328C. Additional prerequisite: Spanish 611D, 612, or 312L.
Topic 28: Mediascapes: Literature and Media in the Caribbean. Same as Spanish 350K (Topic 5). Analyzes the relationship between literature and media technologies in contemporary Caribbean cultures. Examination of the notion and uses of Caribbean mediascapes; in other words, the uses of media technologies derived from film, television, the internet and YouTube, and the ways they are used and read in the Spanish Caribbean. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 5), 370S (Topic 28), Spanish 350K (Topic 5), Spanish Civilization 320C (Topic 2).
Topic 29: Indigenous Voices: From Nezahualcoyotl to Radio. Same as Spanish 350K (Topic 6). Examines how Indigenous writers, intellectuals, and cultural producers have creatively established their own voices through writing and other forms of media. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Indigenous Voices), 370S (Topic 29), Spanish 350 (Topic: Indigenous Voices), 350K (Topic 6).
Topic 30: Fantastic Fiction from Latin America. Same as Spanish 355 (Topic 1). Analysis of short stories by Latin American writers that in some way represent an alternative to realism. Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 30) and Spanish 355 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 31: Nonfiction Narratives from Latin America. Same as Spanish 355 (Topic 2). Study of nonfiction works written in contemporary Latin America as experimental narrative forms that offer insight about current political, social, and economic problems of the region. Examination of these realities through readings and careful analysis of the works of popular nonfiction Latin American writers.
Topic 32: Jewish Voices from Latin America. Same as Spanish 355 (Topic 3). Overview of popular Jewish writers from Brazil and Spanish America, with special emphasis on those who portray in their work the situation of the Jewish communities of their respective cities and countries. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 363 (Topic: Latin American Jewish Writers), 363 (Topic 15), Latin American Studies 328 (Topic 4), 370S (Topic: Latin American Jewish Writers), 370S (Topic 32), Spanish 352 (Topic: Latin American Jewish Writers), 355 (Topic 3), Spanish Civilization 320C (Topic 1).
Topic 33: Sex and Sexuality in Latin America. Same as Spanish 355 (Topic 4). Examines different representations of sex, sexuality, and eroticism in the various cultures of Latin America. These concepts do not refer to explicit or provocative texts or images in books, films, or photographs alone. On the contrary, they include a vast gamut of life, love, pain, and social conflict. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Sexo/Sexualidad en Latinoamerica), 370S (Topic 33), Spanish 352 (Topic: Sexo/Sexualidad en Latinoamerica), 355 (Topic 4).
Topic 34: Revolutionary Imagination in Latin American Cultures. Same as Spanish 355 (Topic 5). Explores literary expressions in Latin America that reflect a dissident or transgressive imaginary published during the revolutionary period (1960-1990). Examination of how different sociohistorical experiences require new narrative forms, and innovative ways of exploring and codifying collective community identities. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Revolutionary Imagination in Latin American Literature), 370S (Topic 34), Spanish 352 (Topic: Revolutionary Imagination in Latin American Literature), 355 (Topic 5).
Topic 36: East/West/New World Encounters. Same as Spanish 355 (Topic 7). Survey of works mostly in the Latin American and Hispanic literary tradition in which images or themes related to the East (Asia, Eastern Africa, the Middle East) are developed. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Visions of the East in Latin American Writing), 370S (Topic 36), Spanish 352 (Topic: Visions of the East in Latin American Writing), 355 (Topic 7).
Topic 37: Memory and Writing in Caribbean Culture. Same as Spanish 355 (Topic 8). Studies literary works from the greater Caribbean basin (with a focus on Cuba and Puerto Rico) in which the act of remembering is emphatically dramatized and described. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Writing and Memory in Caribbean Literature), 370S (Topic 37), Spanish 355 (Topic 8), 375 (Topic: Writing and Memory in Caribbean Literature).
Topic 38: Literary Figurations in the Multimedia Age. Same as Spanish 355 (Topic 9). Focuses on the figurations of sounds and images in literary language in the context of the multimedia environment of modern and contemporary Latin America. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Literary Figurations in the Multimedia Age), 370S (Topic 38), Spanish 352 (Topic: Literary Figurations in the Multimedia Age), 355 (Topic 9).
Topic 41: Contemporary Mesoamerican Indigenous Literatures. Same as Spanish 356 (Topic 3). Examines the early Mesoamerican mythological narrative, Popol Wuj, as well as twentieth-century Central American texts. Explores ethnicity, class, gender, and traditional cultures as main factors in regional negotiations of identity constructions. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Contemporary Indigenous Literature), 370S (Topic 41), Spanish 352 (Topic: Contemporary Indigenous Literature), 356 (Topic 3).
Topic 42: African Diasporas. Same as Spanish 358 (Topic 1). Analysis of the sociocultural contexts of the African diaspora in the Americas with particular focus on the Caribbean and Brazil. Focuses on the contributions of the African diasporic populations and the stylistic strategies through which they constructed their social, political, and cultural agency. Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean), 370S (Topic 42), Spanish 358 (Topic 1), 375 (Topic: African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean).
Topic 43: United States Latino Literatures and Cultures in Context. Same as Spanish 359. Examines the United States Latino literary and cultural production from multidisciplinary perspectives, such as literature, film, music, and performance. Analysis of the literatures and experiences of United States Latino writers and artists in their historical and cultural specificities. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Latin American Studies 370S (Topic 43) and Spanish 359 may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Spanish 327C (or 327G) or 327N, and 328C.
Topic 44: Contemporary Caribbean Literature. Same as Spanish 352 (Topic 4). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 370S (Topic: Contemporary Caribbean Literature), 370S (Topic 44), Spanish 352 (Topic: Contemporary Caribbean Literature), 352 (Topic 4). Prerequisite: Spanish 611D, 612, or 312L.

LAS 378. Capstone Course in Latin American Studies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

LAS 379. Conference Course in Latin American Studies.

Supervised individual study of selected problems in Latin American studies. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor and the undergraduate adviser in Latin American studies.

LAS 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

For honors candidates in Latin American studies. Individual reading of selected works for one semester, followed in the second semester by the writing of an honors thesis. Conference course for two semesters. Prerequisite: For Latin American Studies 679HA, Latin American Studies 359H, admission to the Latin American Studies Honors Program, and written consent of the Latin American Studies Honors Program adviser; for 679HB, Latin American Studies 679HA.