Courses

Latin American Studies Courses (LAS)

LAS-101   Introduction to Latin American Studies1 credit

An introduction to Latin American Studies through a variety of formats, including films, speakers, and discussions. Themes vary annually. Pass/Fail only.

LAS-294   Independent Study1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Individual readings or research in Latin American Studies conducted in consultation with a Latin American Studies faculty member. See independent study guidelines. See independent study guidelines.

LAS-490   Senior Portfolio1 - 3 credits

Six weeks before graduation, students will submit a portfolio of relevant work completed, such as exams and papers, for the minor. In around 1000 words, but no more than 1500, students will compose an assessment of the Latin American Studies program and of the work completed. Students are encouraged to address thoughtfully and critically the strengths and weaknesses of the program as well as provide a self-assessment of their academic work, including skills and lessons learned and their overall strengths and weaknesses.

LAS-494   Independent Study1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Intensive reading or research in Latin American Studies conducted in consultation with a Latin American Studies faculty member. See independent study guidelines. See independent study guidelines.

LAS-497   Internship1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites: Instructor permission

Supervised service work in an approved organization, firm, agency, or office. A written summary or other form of presentation is submitted at the end of the internship to a Latin American Studies faculty member. See internship guidelines. See internship guidelines.

LAS-499   Senior Project2 credits

A capstone experience for Latin American Studies students designed to synthesize their major field of study and interest in Latin American Studies into a portfolio, project, paper, or other format. Students will work in consultation with a project advisor and one other Latin American Studies faculty member who will serve as a reader. Students must design, propose, and complete the project according to the Latin American Studies senior project guidelines, and will make a formal presentation to the campus community. Students may write and present in either Spanish or English.