Latin American and Latino Studies

Students will demonstrate a fundamental interdisciplinary knowledge about Latin America and Latino communities in the United States.

Minor in Latin American and Latino Studies - 4.5 units minimum

Requirements
SPAN 201LLanguage in Cultural Contexts (or an equivalent level of Portuguese)1
Students must include a total of at least 4 courses from the list below. Courses must be from at least three different departments 3.5 to 4
Environmental Geography of Latin America
Cultural and Political Ecology
Global Perspectives of Food Production (Junior Seminar)
Latin American History: Ancient and Colonial Empires
Latin American History: The Challenges of Modern Nationhood
U.S.-Latin American Relations
Spicing up the Past and Cooking up Arguments: Food History in the Americas, 1200s-Present
The Mexican and Cuban Revolutions
Scandals and Sleaze: Histories of Crime in Latin America
Mentored Field Experience: Preparation
and Mentored Field Experience: Evaluation
The Latino Spirit: Cultural Expressions of a Diverse World
Latin American Revolutions and Resurrections
Mayan Culture
Internship in Latin American and Latino Studies
Politics of the Developing World
Latin American Politics
International Environmental Activism (Junior Seminar)
Politics of International Trade and Finance
Population, Society, and Environment
Sociology of Developing Societies
Reading Culture (Poetry, Narrative, Drama)
Business in Hispanic Cultures
Understanding Spanish America (can also be taken as L course)
Spanish-American Cultures Through Literature
Spanish in Communities: Latinos in the U.S.
Internship in Spanish
Spanish American Genre/Period Study
Sticking It to the Man: Theatre of Protest (Junior Seminar)
Other Approved Courses
Students may apply credit toward the minor from special programs and course offerings with prior approval from the Latin American Studies Program Director.
Total Units4.5-5

LALS 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.

LALS 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.

LALS 190. Special Topics in Latin American and Latino Studies. 1 Unit.

LALS 200B. The Latino Spirit: Cultural Expressions of a Diverse World. 1 Unit.

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

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

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

LALS 285. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

LALS 290. Special Topics in Latin American and Latino Studies. 1 Unit.

LALS 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.

LALS 385. Independent Study. 0.5 or 1 Units.

LALS 390. Special Topics in Latin American and Latino Studies. 1 Unit.

LALS 397. Internship in Latin American and Latino 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.

LALS 485. Independent Study. 1 Unit.

LALS 490. Special Topics in Latin American and Latino Studies. 0.5 or 1 Units.