Latin American Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Latin American Studies  Courses

Undergraduate

300-Level Courses in LAS

LAS 300: Latin American Studies: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (3 Credits)

Interdisciplinary introduction to Latin American Studies. Examines the region's history, culture, and societies, as well as the different approaches, methodologies, and concepts related to the study of Latin America. Focuses on the experiences that shaped Latin America as a region, how the region impacts and is impacted by globalization, and on Latino/as in the United States. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Schedule Type: Lecture

400-Level Courses in LAS

LAS 490: Internship (1-6 Credits)

Approved work-study programs in cooperation with specific organizations including area museums, NGOs, and local, state and federal agencies. Notes: Credit determined by program. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Open to Latin American Studies majors only with permission of program Director.
Schedule Type: Internship

LAS 491: Directed Reading for Honors in Latin American Studies (3 Credits)

Directed readings on specialized topic in Latin American Studies. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Latin American Studies honors program.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

LAS 498: Study Abroad (1-6 Credits)

Study abroad. Notes: May be repeated with permission of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

LAS 499: Research Seminar in Latin American Studies (3 Credits)

Research on specialized topic in Latin American Studies culminating in substantial paper and oral presentation. Students expected to integrate knowledge and skills acquired in Mason Core courses. Notes: Must receive passing grade to graduate with a BA in Latin American studies. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: 90 credits
Schedule Type: Seminar