Courses

Summer 2018

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For a complete list of electives, see Major Requirements.

Fall 2018

LACUSL sponsored courses

LACS 101 Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies (HU)

Latino 101 Introduction to Latino Studies (CD, SS)

History 200 Allies, Guests, & “Trespassers”: Latinxs in the US (SS)

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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. May be retaken 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. CompLit 316, 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 OWC-A.
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. May be retaken 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. May be retaken 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.