Latin American Studies (LAMS)

LAMS 103. Mentored Field Experience: Preparation. 0.5 Units.

A two-semester course associated with faculty-guided research trips to Latin America sponsored by the Hollis International Scholars Program. Each portion of the course is worth 0.5 of a course unit. Prerequisite: competitive selection process in semester prior to course offering.

LAMS 104. Mentored Field Experience: Evaluation. 0.5 Units.

A two-semester course associated with faculty-guided research trips to Latin America sponsored by the Hollis International Scholars Program. Each portion of the course is worth 0.5 of a course unit. Prerequisite: competitive selection process in semester prior to course offering.

LAMS 190. Special Topics in Latin American Studies. 1 Unit.

LAMS 200B. The Latino Spirit: Cultural Expressions of a Diverse World. 1 to 1.5 Unit.

An introduction to the varied art, music, dance, theatre, and written literature of Latin American including both popular and “high” culture.

LAMS 201S. Latin American Revolutions and Resurrections. 1 Unit.

An examination of topics such as social change, economic development, conservation problems and political systems.

LAMS 285. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

LAMS 290. Special Topics in Latin American Studies. 1 Unit.

LAMS 301B. Mayan Culture. 1 Unit.

A multidisciplinary course that explores the world of the Maya, from its prehistoric origins through its fluorescence during the Classic period to the contemporary cultural revival known as the Mayan Movement. Topics include regional history, hieroglyphic writing, calendar systems, mythology, the Popol Vuh, social conflict and contemporary lifestyles.

LAMS 385. Independent Sutdy. 0.5 or 1 Units.

LAMS 390. Special Topics in Latin American Studies. 1 Unit.

LAMS 397. Internship in Latin American Studies. 0.5 or 1 Units.

Students will be accepted into the course by permission only and must have at least second year standing, at least two course units studying Latin American topics, and an overall 2.5 GPA. In addition to completing the required hours in the internship, students will be required to present a journal describing some aspects of that experience and a 10-12-page paper on a topic related to the internship. The field supervisor will also be asked for a letter of evaluation.Enrollment in an internship course requires students to attend an orientation prior to beginning work at their internship site. For more information regarding internship orientations, please contact Career & Professional Development at career@stetson.edu or 386-822-7315.

LAMS 485. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

LAMS 490. Special Topics in Latin American Studies. 1 Unit.