There are many courses scheduled for Spring 2016 that are relevant to Latin America. To determine whether other courses may count toward the major or minor in Latin American studies, contact the director.
The program in Latin American studies offers a one-credit introduction to Latin American studies as well as a limited number of other courses specifically for majors and minors. Departments across the university offer many other courses that deal with the history, politics, and culture of Latin America. Each semester there are also special topics courses that offer diverse perspectives on Latin America.
This wide range of courses provides students with a rich, interdisciplinary understanding of the role of Latin America in a globalized world.
Below is a listing of Mason courses that are relevant to Latin American studies.
LAS 490 - Internship
Approved work-study experiences in organizations such as area museums, NGOs, and local, state, and federal agencies.
LAS 499 - Research Seminar in Latin American Studies
Research on a specialized topic in Latin American Studies culminating in a substantial paper and oral presentation.
ANTH 330 - Peoples and Cultures of Selected Regions: Non-Western (when focus is on Latin America)
DANC 118 - World Dance (when focus in on Latin American dance)
GGS 316 - Geography of Latin America
GOVT 331 - Government and Politics of Latin America
GOVT 444 - Issues in International Studies (when focus is on Latin America)
*HIST 271 surveys the colonial era to 1825, while HIST 272 surveys development of independent Latin American since 1825. It emphasizes interactions of the United States and Latin America.
Qualified undergraduate students may register for 500-600 level courses with permission of the instructor and the department. Undergraduates who want to take a graduate course and apply the credit to their undergraduate degree should obtain the necessary signatures on the form Graduate Course for Undergraduate Credit. Undergraduates who want to reserve the credit so that they can apply it to a graduate degree at George Mason or elsewhere should use the Reserve Graduate Credit form. These forms need to be submitted to the Office of the Registrar.