Latin American Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Spring 2015 Course Offerings

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ANTH 330: Peoples/Culture Non-West: Andes  TR  1:30 pm - 2:45 pm   Linda J. Seligmann

ARTH 472: Mexican Muralism    TH  4:30-7:10 pm    Michele Greet

DANC 118: Afro-Cuban   TR   3:00pm - 4:15 pm   James Lepore

FRLN 330: Global Magical Realism: The Legacy of García Márquez  TR  3-4:15pm   Ricardo Vivancos Pérez

FRLN 331: Latin American Film   M   7:20 pm - 10:00 pm   Lisa M. Rabin

FRLN 385: Multilingualism, Identity and Power   MW   12:00 pm - 1:15 pm   Jennifer Leeman

GGS 316: Geography of Latin America   M   4:30 pm - 7:10 pm   Ian S. Ward

HIST 387: Colonial Latin Am Commodities   TR   10:30 am - 11:45 am   Joan C Bristol

HIST 387: Africans in the Americas   W   4:30 pm - 7:10 pm   Wendi N. Manuel-Scott

MUSI 103: Musics of the World   TR   1:30 pm - 2:45 pm   Gail Hook

MUSI 103: Musics of the World   TR   10:30 am - 11:45 am   Hubert E Beckwith

MUSI 103: Musics of the World   MW   1:30 pm - 2:45 pm   Daphnis Igor Sarmientos

MUSI 103: Musics of the World   TR   12:00 pm - 1:15 pm   Hubert E Beckwith

RELI 363: Catholicism   TR   10:30 am - 11:45 am   Gary Sparks

SPAN 335: The Americas Today   TR   12:00 pm - 1:15 pm   Charlotte Rogers

SPAN 336: Sport in the Hispanic World   MW   4:30 pm - 5:45 pm   Antonio Carreno Rodriguez

SPAN 370: Spanish Writing and Stylistics   MW   3:00 pm - 4:15 pm   Monica Mulholland

SPAN 370: Spanish Writing and Stylistics    TR   3:00 pm - 4:15 pm   Professor Sweet

SPAN 375: Intro to Spanish-Language Cinema   TR   3:00 pm - 4:15 pm   Lisa M. Rabin

SPAN 385: Intro to Spanish Linguistics   MW   5:55 pm - 7:10 pm   Michele Back

SPAN 390: Intro Hispanic Lit Analysis   MW   3:00 pm - 4:15 pm   Antonio Carreno Rodriguez

SPAN 480: Multicultural/Multilingual Spain   MW   12:00 pm - 1:15 pm   Esperanza Román-Mendoza

SPAN 481: Latinas/ Gender/ Human Rights   T   4:30 pm - 7:10 pm   Ricardo Vivancos Pérez

SPAN 484: Modern/Contemporary Lit Spain   MW   3:00 pm - 4:15 pm   Rei Berroa

SPAN 500: History of Spanish Language   W   7:20 pm - 10:00 pm   Michele Back*

SPAN 502: Hispanic Sociolinguistics   W   4:30 pm - 7:10 pm   Jennifer Leeman*

SPAN 571: Latin American Jungle Novel   R   4:30 pm - 7:10 pm   Charlotte Rogers*

*Indicates a graduate course; students must seek instructor’s permission to enroll.

 

What does it take to major in Latin American Studies?

  • Required course (1 credit): LAS 100 (A biweekly lecture series by LAS faculty).
  • Two courses (6 credits) in history: HIST 271, 272
  • Two social science courses (6 credits) related to Latin America chosen from: ANTH 302, ECON 361, GGS 316, GOV 331
  • One humanities course (3 credits) related to Latin America chosen from: ENGH 315, SPAN 322, SPAN 325
  • One capstone seminar (3 credits): LAS 499
  • Four elective courses (12 credits) in Latin American studies 

Language requirement: All Latin American studies majors must demonstrate reading, speaking, or writing knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese by exam or achieving a minimum grade of 2.00 in a 300-level course in the language selected. 

How about a minor in Latin American Studies?

Students pursuing this minor must complete a minimum of 18 credits as distributed follows:

  • One course (3 credits) chosen from HIST 271; HIST 272; GOV 331
  • Five elective courses (15 credits) in Latin American studies in at least three departments.

For more details contact Dr. Jo-Marie Burt, Director, Latin American Studies, jmburt@gmu.edu or consult the LAS website: www.las.gmu.edu.

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