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Current LASC Courses

Winter 2016

ELECTIVE COURSES

Latin American Studies

Practicum in Spanish Translation (LASC448T / SPAN416)

This course provides students with the opportunity to translate a variety of texts (journal article passages, literary fiction, poetic essays, play scripts, etc.) from Spanish into English, and review key grammatical and discursive aspects of both Spanish and English through practical work in literary and academic translation. The course seeks to engage students in critical discussions on these topics and to prepare graduate students for their departmental language exams. Open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates.

History

Cultural History of Latin America: Music, Movies, and Revolution (HIST319M)

Spanish

Approaches to Cultural Materials in the Hispanic World (SPAN303)

EDUCATION ABROAD COURSES

Argentina: From the Pampas to the Andes: Political Culture and Local Politics (GVPT358K / LASC369K)

 Brazil: Doing Business in Brazil: A Look at the Growing Economy (BMGT448P / LASC448P)

 Brazil: Sustainability and Entrepreneurship in Curitiba, Brazil (SOCY498C / LASC448C)

 Caribbean: The Geography of the Southern Caribbean (GEOG328B / LASC369B)

 Dominican Republic: Global Service in the Dominican Republic (BSGC338D / LASC369R)

 Ecuador: Andean Spaces: Traversing the Colonial City and the Natural World (SPAN448E / LASC448R)

 Ecuador: Technology and Society: Ecuador in Context (CPSP279T / LASC269T)

 El Salvador: El Salvador's Children: Risk, Poverty and Education (EDSP488B / LASC448V)

Spring 2016

REQUIRED COURSES

Issues in Latin American Studies II (LASC235)

Issues in Latin American Studies II (LASC235H)

Latin America since Independence (LASC251)

Capstone Course in Latin American Studies (LASC458) – Contact our office at lasc@umd.edu if you are interested in taking this course in Spring 2016.

ELECTIVE COURSES

 Latin American Studies

Internship in Latin American/Caribbean Studies (LASC286/486)

Villains, Heroes, and Deviants: Representations of the Bandit in Latin American Culture (LASC248A/PORT229A)

Caribbean Literature (LASC348E/ENGL362)

Recovering Oral Histories: Caribbean and Latin American Communities in the USA and Britain (ENGL361/LASC348R)

Latin American and Caribbean Thought (LASC448i/PHIL408L)

Amazon through Film (LASC448Q/ANTH462)

Art and Sexuality in Latin America (LASC448X)

American Studies and U.S. Latina/o Studies

Latinas/os on the Silver Screen (AMST498G/USLT498A)

Latinas/os and U.S. Popular Culture (AMST498M/USLT498B)

US Latina/o Studies II: A Contemporary Overview 1960's to present (USLT202)

Art History & Archeology

Latin American and Latino Art since 1945 (ARTH373)

Mexican Muralism: Nation, Race, Revolution (ARTH488M)

English

Recovering Oral Histories: Caribbean and Latin American Communities in the USA and Britain (ENGL261)

Geography

Migration: Latin America and the United States (GEOG413)

History

Travel Writing in the Americas (HIST319X)

History of the Caribbean (HIST473)

Music

Area Studies in Ethnomusicology; Mexican and Mexican/American Music (MUSC438M)

Spanish

Approaches to Cultural Materials in the Hispanic World (SPAN303)

Latin American Literatures and Cultures II: From Independence to Nation Formation (SPAN362)

Latin American Literatures and Cultures III: From Modernism to Neo-Liberalism (SPAN363)

Great Themes of the Hispanic Literatures; Latina/o Communities and Language Struggles (SPAN408T)

Great Themes of the Hispanic Literatures; Paradise Lost: Cuban Cinematic Culture (SPAN408W)

Great Themes of the Hispanic Literatures; The Usable Past: Reflecting on Archives in Contemporary Fictions and Films from the Southern Cone (SPAN408X)

Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics II: Language in Use (SPAN426)

GRADUATE COURSES

Seminar; Critical Interrogations and the Politics of Belonging: The Evolution and Future of Latina/o Studies (AMST628C)

Open Seminar; Poetics and Politics of the Latin American Essay (SPAN798J)

Open Seminar; Writing Mexico: Text, Voice, and Nation (SPAN798K)

 

 

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