LAS - Latino/Latina and Latin American Studies
LAS 1410 Student Success Seminar Cr. 3
Developing academic and leadership skills; self-empowerment. Offered Every Term.
Repeatable for 6 Credits
LAS 1420 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Latino/a Studies Research Cr. 3
Interdisciplinary introduction to the issues, concepts, and debates concerning the study of Latin American and Latino/as in the U.S. Offered Winter.
LAS 1900 (HS) History of Colonial Latin America Cr. 3
The Spanish and Portuguese conquests in the Americas; the multi-racial, class and social structures they established as colonies, and the movements for independence, 1492-1822. Offered Fall.
Equivalent: HIS 1900
LAS 1910 (HS) Latin America from Independence to the Present Cr. 3
Latin America from early nineteenth century to the 1980s. Offered Yearly.
Equivalent: HIS 1910
LAS 2100 Chicano/a Literature and Culture Cr. 3
Examination of Chicano/a literature. Themes and figures in a social and historical context. Offered Biannually.
Equivalent: SPA 2400
LAS 2110 Puerto Rican Literature and Culture Cr. 3
Examination of Puerto Rican literature. Themes and figures in a social and historical context. Offered Biannually.
Equivalent: SPA 2500
LAS 2250 AfroLatino/a History and Culture Cr. 3
Interdisciplinary introduction to the history and culture of AfroLatinos/as in the U.S. from the perspective of the African Diaspora in the Americas. Offered Winter.
Equivalent: AFS 2250
LAS 2410 (FC) History of Mexico Cr. 3
Historical development of Mexico and the Mexican people from the Spanish conquest to the present. Interaction of political, social, economic and cultural influences. Offered Yearly.
Equivalent: HIS 2440
LAS 2420 (FC) History of Puerto Rico and Cuba Cr. 3
Historical development of Puerto Rico and Cuba from the pre-Columbian period to the present. Interaction of political, social, economic and cultural influences. Offered Irregularly.
LAS 2430 History of Latino/as in the United States Cr. 3
Historical development of people of Hispanic descent in the United States from the early nineteenth century to the present. Cultural conflict, interaction of political, social, and economic forces. Offered Yearly.
Equivalent: HIS 2430
LAS 3510 Mesoamerican Civilization Cr. 3
Survey of the history and characteristics of culture in Mesoamerica prior to colonization, from the Maya and Olmec to the Aztec. Offered Yearly.
Prerequisite: ANT 2100, with a minimum grade of D-
Equivalent: ANT 5510
LAS 3610 (SS) Seminar in Latino/a Urban Problems Cr. 3
Historical and current issues in economics, politics, and culture involving the multi-racial and multi-ethnic Latino/a population of the United States. Offered Irregularly.
LAS 3710 Learning About Your Community Through Research Cr. 4
Blend of participatory, in-service, and classroom work to enhance undergraduate research skills by linking social science theories and concepts to hands-on community-based learning opportunities. Offered Fall.
Equivalent: SOC 3710
LAS 3800 Spanish for Heritage Learners Cr. 3
Review of grammar and composition for Spanish heritage learners. Conducted entirely in Spanish. Offered Fall.
Prerequisites: SPA 2025 with a minimum grade of D-
Equivalent: SPA 3800
LAS 3990 Directed Study Cr. 1-3
Special topics are addressed by students and faculty. Offered Fall, Winter.
LAS 5231 The Conquest in Latin America Cr. 3
Varying perspectives on European conquests in Latin America. Offered Irregularly.
Equivalent: HIS 5231
LAS 5234 Race in Colonial Latin America Cr. 3
Use of race to organize colonial society in Latin America. Offered for undergraduate credit only. Offered Irregularly.
Equivalent: HIS 5234
LAS 5237 The Mexican Revolution Cr. 3
Causes, dynamics, and effects of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1940. Offered Irregularly.
LAS 5239 Latin American Migration to the United States Cr. 3
Causes, dynamics, and impact of Latin American migration to the United States. Offered Irregularly.
Equivalent: HIS 5239
LAS 5310 Special Topics in Latino/a and Latin American Studies Cr. 3
Selected, specialized and/or topical studies in Latino/a and Latin American studies. Topics to be announced in Schedule of Classes. Offered Fall, Winter.