Courses

The complete list of courses that may be applied toward the LACS Certificate are listed on this webpage. In addition, each semester’s Schedule of Classes contains the current offering of LACS courses.

Personal experience and interests are considered in each individually-designed plan of study. Students are encouraged to consult with the LACS Certificate Advisor (alida@uwm.edu) and to petition for the inclusion of relevant courses.

Undergraduate Course List

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.
LACS 192 - First-Year Seminar: (3 units; U)
Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered. Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
LACS 193 - First-Year Seminar: (3 units; U)
Specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered. Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
LACS 199 - Independent Study: (1-3 units; U)
Independent work under supervision of faculty or academic staff member. For further information, consult the program director. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 GPA, writ cons instr, progr dir, & asst dean for SAS.
LACS 201 - Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies: (3 units; U)
Topics concerning Latin America and/or the Caribbean, with little or no focus on their diasporas. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
LACS 289 - Internship in Latin American/Caribbean Studies, Lower Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of basic principles of history in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.50 gpa, cons supervising faculty member.
LACS 296 - UROP Apprenticeship (1-3 units; U)
Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff. One credit for 45 hrs research. Retakable to 9 cr max in any combinations of UROP apprenticeship courses. Prereq: acceptance to UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.
LACS 297 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
Designed to enroll students in UWM-sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially-prepared program course work. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
LACS 299 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only progr dir & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
LACS 301 - Advanced Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies: (3 units; U)
Advanced-level topics concerning Latin America and/or the Caribbean, with little or no focus on their diasporas. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
LACS 326 - Brazilian Politics and Society (3 units; U)
Puzzles and complexities of governing Brazil in 20th and 21st centuries. Historical and institutional foundations of the Brazilian state; current political, economic, and social environment. Comparative politics course. LACS 326 & Pol Sci 326 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
LACS 489 - Internship in Latin American/Caribbean Studies, Upper Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of basic principles of Latin American/Caribbean studies in business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.50 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
LACS 496 - Advanced UROP Apprenticeship (1-3 units; U)
Advanced undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty of staff. One cr for 45 hrs research. Retakable to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP apprenticeship courses. Prereq: acceptance to UROP; prior UROP apprenticeship or equiv rsrch experience.
LACS 497 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U/G)
Designed to enroll students in UWM-sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially-prepared program course work. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
LACS 499 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only progr dir & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
LACS 699 - Advanced Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
Advanced level independent work under the supervision of a Latin American/Caribbean studies faculty or academic staff member. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max in any combination of LACS/Latino 698, LACS 699, & Latino 699. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, progr dir, & asst dean for SAS.