Courses

For a complete list of electives, see Major Requirements.

Introductory Courses

LACS 101 - Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies (3 units; U)
Lectures and discussion of a range of topics relating to Latin America and the Caribbean that lead to an understanding of the cultures of these areas. Prereq: none.
LATINO 101 - Introduction to Latino Studies (3 units; U)
Analyses of the historical and structural forces which have shaped the experience of Latinos in the U.S., including the relationship between Latinos and social institutions. Prereq: none.

Integrative Courses

COMPLIT 365 - Literatures and Cultures of the Americas: (3 units; U/G)
Comparative study of the literatures and cultural expressions of three or more national, ethnic, or linguistic traditions within North and South America and the Caribbean. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
CURRINS 550 - Using Children's Literature to Explore Latin Am/Latino Cultural Heritage (3 units; U/G)
Using children's books that explore Latin American/Latino cultural heritage. Counts as repeat of CurrIns 579 with similar topic. Prereq: jr st.
ENGLISH 316 - World Cinema: (3 units; U)
National cinemas in first, second, and/or third world nations; relationships among representation, narrative, and social forms. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 316 & FilmStd 316 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st or English 290(P); satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.
ENGLISH 394 - Theories of Mass Culture: (3 units; U/G)
A survey of theories of mass culture relative to film from the late 19th century to the present. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 394 & FilmStd 394 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; English 290(P) or 291(P) or cons instr.
HIST 372 - Topics in Global History: (3 units; U/G)
Selected issues in global history. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; completion of GER English Composition competency req.
LACUSL 200 - Special Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ Studies: (3 units; U)
Various topics that integrate the experiences of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ populations, environments, and/or cultures. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Counts as repeat of LACS/Latino 200 w/same topic. Prereq: none.
LACUSL 300 - Advanced Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies: (3 units; U)
Advanced study of topics that integrate the experiences of U.S. Latino populations with their countries of origin. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Counts as repeat of LACS/Latino 300 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st.
LACUSL 324 - Theatre in the Americas: Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Theatre (3 units; U)
Survey of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latina/o theatre and performance. History and cultures of the Americas that shape these productions. Counts as repeat of LACS or Latino 324. LACUSL 324 & Theatre 324 are jointly-offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
LACUSL 699 - Advanced Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
Advanced independent work under supervision of faculty or academic staff member. For further information, consult the program coordinator. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.50 gpa; written cons instr, prog coord, & asst dean for SAS.
LATINO 423 - Latino Immigration and Incorporation: (3 units; U/G)
Latino institutional, geo-political, demographic, comparative, and social network theoretical perspectives on migration to and incorporation into the United States Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Latino 423 & Sociol 423 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; 3 cr in Sociol at 200 level or above or cons instr; addl prereqs may be assigned for specific topics.

Research Courses

LACUSL 680 - LACUSL Senior Research Project (3 units; U)
Independent capstone project for the LACUSL major, integrating Latin@ and Latin American/Caribbean perspectives on a topic selected by the student in consultation with their faculty mentor. Prereq: sr st; declared LACUSL major.
LACUSL 699 - Advanced Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
Advanced independent work under supervision of faculty or academic staff member. For further information, consult the program coordinator. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.50 gpa; written cons instr, prog coord, & asst dean for SAS.