Latin American and Caribbean Studies, B.A. (36 Credit Major)

The courses and credits are distributed as follows:

6 credits in:

Credits
LAC 266Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean I

3

LAC 267Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean II

3

9 credits—one course in each of the following areas:

Socio-Cultural and Economic Processes

Credits
LAC 210Women in Latin America

3

LAC 224Dominicans in the United States

3

LAC 231Latinos in the United States

3

LAC 235Caribbean Societies

3

LAC 238Selected Studies in Societies and Cultures (Latin America)

3

LAC 289Latin America

3

LAC 307Black Brazil

3

LAC 312Latino Migrations

3

LAC 313Religion in Hispaniola: from Catholicims to African Religions

3

LAC 314Religions in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino U.S.

3

LAC 317Early Civilization of South America and the Caribbean

3

LAC 318Early Civilizations of Mexico and Central America

3

LAC 323Economic Development in Latin America

3

LAC 347Race and Ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean

3

LAC 400Seminar: Slavery in the New World

3

Literature and the Arts

Credits
LAC 143Introduction to the History of Latin American Art

3

LAC 214Literature of the Caribbean

3

LAC 216Latin-American Cinema

3

LAC 233Latin American Literature in Translation

3

LAC 241Literature of the English & Francophone Caribbean

3

LAC 247Brazilian Literature from the Colonial Period to the Twentieth Century

3

LAC 250Contemporary Problems in the Hispanic World

3

LAC 265Contemporary Literature of Spain and Spanish America

3

LAC 300Literatures of the African Diaspora in Latin America

3

LAC 301Puerto Rican Literature

3

LAC 316Visual Culture of Latin America, the Caribbean and the Diaspora

3

LAC 319Latinos in Film

3

LAC 320Spanish American Literature of the 19th Century

3

LAC 329Literature of the Dominican Republic

3

LAC 333Spanish American Literature of the Conquest

3

LAC 334The Musical Experience of Caribbean Cultures and Societies

3

LAC 339Latino Literature

3

LAC 341Puerto Rican Music

3

LAC 342Latin American Popular Music

3

LAC 343Pre-Columbian Art

3

LAC 344Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry

3

LAC 346Introduction to Mexican and Chicano/a Literatures

3

LAC 352Special Topics in Hispanic Literature

3

LAC 359Spanish American Civilization

3

History and Politics

Credits
LAC 225History of the Dominican Republic

3

LAC 226Contemporary Dominican Politics and Society

3

LAC 268History of Mexico

3

LAC 304The Social History of Hispaniola

3

LAC 306The Haitian-Dominican Border: Nation, State and Race

3

LAC 315Comparative History of the Hispanic Caribbean

3

LAC 321Latino New York

3

LAC 324History of Cuba

3

LAC 330From Colonialism to Neo-Colonialism: Latin America, 1492-1890

3

LAC 331Reform and Revolution: Latin America in the Twentieth Century

3

LAC 332Political Systems in Latin America

3

LAC 335The Afro-Caribbean in World Politics

3

LAC 336Political Systems of Central America and the Caribbean

3

LAC 337Latin America and the United States from 1823 to the Present

3

LAC 338Colonial Latin America

3

LAC 340Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean

3

LAC 345History of South America

3

LAC 349Latino Political Economy

3

LAC 351The Mexican Revolution

3

LAC 364Through Foreign Eyes: Outsiders look at Mexico

3

21 credits in LAC electives:

At least 12 credits must be at the 300- or 400- level.

Language requirement:

In addition to the 36 credit major students must show competency in Spanish. Students must complete, or test out of, the intermediate Spanish sequence of 6 credits:

  • For non-native speakers: SPA 201: Intermediate Spanish Grammar and SPA 202: Intermediate Spanish Reading.
  • For heritage learners: SPA 203: Elements of Contemporary Spanish I and SPA 204: Elements of Contemporary Spanish II.