College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
International Studies

Latin America

AN 362 - Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
A survey of the peoples, societies, and cultures of Latin America, giving attention to demographic features, social differentiation, and stratification and the major social institutions.

PO 360 - Political Regimes in Latin America
Comparative study of the politics of development in Latin America with particular attention given to the interdependence of economic, social, cultural and external influences upon political regimes as well as the efficacy and legitimacy of the regimes themselves. Prerequisite: PO 101, PO 151 or permission of the instructor.

SO 331 - Latin American Societies
This course introduces the student to the culture and social structures of Latin American societies and aims at undermining the traditional stereotypes that have long been a part of Latin American images circulating throughout the United States. It examines in particular Latin America in the context of the globalizing of social life. Prerequisite: SW200-SO or any Introduction to Social Studies course.

SP 345 - Hispanic Masterpieces
Readings in selected works from well-known Spanish and Latin American authors. Prerequisite: two years of college Spanish or placement on the 300 level.

SP 355 - Spanish-American Culture: 1898 to the Present
The study of historical events, and the literary and cultural productions of the Southern Cone and Andean countries. Prerequisite: One 300-level skills course in Spanish.

SP 365 - Hispanic Short Story
Study of selected stories by Spanish and Latin American authors. Prerequisite: two years of college Spanish or placement at the 300 level. The department faculty strongly advise students enrolling in this course to have completed one 300-level skills course.

SP 370 - Topics in Contemporary Hispanic Societies
A study of the contemporary societies of one or more countries of Latin America, of Spain and/or the Latino society of the United States. This course may be repeated with each different area studied. Prerequisite: two years of college Spanish or equivalent or placement on the 300 level.

SP 450 - Topics in Spanish-American Studies
Literary, historical, social and/or artistic aspects of Spanish-American culture and civilization. Topics will focus on a historical period, literary genre, social theme or other cultural phenomenon. Course may be repeated with each different topic. Prerequisite: Two 300-level courses in Spanish, one must be upper-level (SP325 or above).

SP 460 - Topics in 20th Century Spanish-American Studies
Emphasis on the contemporary cultures of the nations of Spanish-America. Through the use of literary texts, historical and social documents, movies, and other audiovisual media, topics will focus on the dynamics of this rapidly developing cultural region. Course may be repeated with each different topic. Prerequisite: three years of college Spanish or equivalent.