Latin American Studies (LAMS)

Latin American Studies was established at Bucknell University in 1975, as an interdisciplinary program of area studies in the humanities and social sciences. The program comprises 17 faculty from 10 departments and programs, whose research and teaching focuses on the 43 nations and territories in the Western hemisphere south of the continental United States, as well as Latin Americans within the United States, our nation’s largest minority.

Latin American Studies provides a framework of study in the humanities and social sciences that fosters an integrated approach to understanding Latin American cultures and peoples as well as the important role of Latin America in our 21st-century global system.

Within this framework, students examine the rich chronicle of traditions and historical experience and are encouraged to pose questions on a wide range of essential issues from topics related to race, ethnicity, class, culture, religion, and gender to economic and social struggles, human rights, literature and art, environment, resource management, globalization, regional integration, militarization, democracy, social movements, and theories and approaches to development and sustainability. Courses in Latin American Studies challenge students to formulate international and cross-cultural ethical and moral standards and to structure comparative and alternative perspectives to the study of Latin American nations and societies as well as to their own cultures and countries.

These various topics and objectives, combined with expanded understanding of international issues, increased appreciation for inter-American and global relations, and extensive study of the Spanish language, bring depth and sophistication to the Latin American Studies major and minor.

  • Both a major and a minor are offered in Latin American Studies.
  • Majors and minors are expected to become proficient in the Spanish language.
  • Majors in Latin American Studies are strongly encouraged to plan a semester, a year, or a summer of study in Latin America. Minors in Latin American Sudies are encouraged to spend a semester or a summer of study in Latin America.
  • Students in the Latin American Studies program are encouraged to participate in one or more service-learning experiences in Latin America or involving Latin Americans in the United States.

Intellectual Competencies of Writing, Formal Speaking and Presentation, and Information Literacy

All students enrolled in courses with the LAMS prefix are required to complete various instructor-directed individual and collaborative formal speaking, presentation, and writing projects that will be evaluated as part of the final course grade. Additionally, as part of the course grade, students enrolled in courses with the LAMS prefix are required to develop skills in information literacy relative to the field of Latin American Studies, including varied approaches to critical reading, analysis, and evaluation of information sources as well as competency in the application of comparative methodologies. Latin American Studies majors are required to take two courses with the LAMS prefix.

Study Abroad in Latin America

Students majoring in Latin American Studies are strongly encouraged to plan a semester, a year, or a summer of study in Latin America. Latin American Studies minors are encouraged to spend a semester or a summer of study in Latin America. When students elect the Latin American Studies major, they should consult with their adviser, with the director of Latin American Studies, and with the Office of International Education, regarding suitable foreign study opportunities. Exceptions to the Bucknell-approved study abroad programs must be approved by the director of Latin American Studies and the Office of International Education.

Substitution of Courses taken during study in Latin America

Students who major in Latin American Studies may substitute certain courses taken during study abroad in Latin America for up to four of the course requirements listed in Lists A, B, C, and D (see Major tab), pending approval of their Latin American Studies adviser and the director of Latin American Studies. Minors in Latin American Studies may substitute certain courses taken during study abroad in Latin America for up to three of the course requirements listed for the LAMS minor, pending approval of their Latin American Studies adviser and the director of Latin American Studies.

Service-learning Experience

Majors and minors are encouraged to participate in one or more service-learning experiences in Latin America or involving Latin Americans in the United States.

Student-faculty Research

Majors and minors are encouraged to approach individual members of the LAMS faculty to seek opportunities to participate in faculty-initiated research in Latin America or involving Latin Americans in the United States.

Interdisciplinary Independent Study on Latin America

Interdisciplinary independent study for the major or for the minor may be taken by enrolling in LAMS 319 Interdisciplinary Independent Study on Latin America, with permission of any faculty member in Latin American Studies. No more than one interdisciplinary independent study course shall be included in the minor.

Non-traditional Study on Latin America

Interdisciplinary non-traditional study for the major or for the minor may be taken by enrolling in LAMS 320 Interdisciplinary Non-Traditional Study on Latin America, with permission of the faculty member in Latin American Studies who will direct the non-traditional study. Non-traditional study refers to meaningful educational endeavors outside of a scheduled course or a conventional independent study. Such study may be related to work experiences, internships, special projects, and service learning, whether on or off campus. No more than one interdisciplinary non-traditional study course shall be included in the minor.

Interdisciplinary Honors in Latin American Studies

The Latin American Studies program strongly encourages qualified majors to consider working for interdisciplinary honors in Latin American Studies. During their junior year, such students should consult with one or more members of the Latin American Studies faculty to begin defining a research topic and writing a proposal to be submitted to the Honors Council by mid-October of the senior year. Normally, a student for honors in Latin American Studies will enroll for:

Select one of the following:1
Interdisciplinary Independent Study on Latin America 1
Interdisciplinary Honors in Latin American Studies 2
Interdisciplinary Honors in Latin American Studies (both semesters) 1,2
1

LAMS 319 Interdisciplinary Independent Study on Latin America taken first semester.

2

LAMS 499 Interdisciplinary Honors in Latin American Studies taken second semester.

 Further information about the honors program may be obtained from the academic adviser, from the director of Latin American Studies, or from the Honors Council.

Major Requirements

A minimum of eight courses selected according to the core requirements listed below, including a Latin American Studies Culminating Experience and exhibited proficiency in the Spanish language, as described below.

List A

Two Latin American Studies courses selected from the following list:

LAMS 150Latin America: An Introduction1
LAMS 250Latin America: Challenges for the 21st Century1
LAMS 252Ritual, Resistance, Rebellion in South America1
LAMS 254Topics on Indigenous Latin America1
LAMS 285Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Latin America1
LAMS 295Modern Latin America1
LAMS 297Colonial Latin America1
LAMS 319Interdisciplinary Independent Study on Latin America1
LAMS 320Interdisciplinary Non-Traditional Study on Latin America1
LAMS 370Seminar on Latin America in the Global System1
LAMS 450Integrative Seminar in Latin American Studies1
LAMS 499Interdisciplinary Honors in Latin American Studies1

List B

Two Social Science courses on Latin American topics from different departments or programs selected from the following list:

ANTH 252Ritual, Resistance, and Rebellion in South America1
ECON 253Gender and Migration1
ECON 319Economic History of Women in the United States 11
ENST 325Nature, Wealth and Power1
GEOG 236Third World Development1
GEOG 237Grassroots Development: Nicaragua1
HIST 282Modern Latin America1
IREL 200International Relations: Topics/Issues 11
IREL 245Race, Nation-state and International Relations1
IREL 250Theories of International Relations1
IREL 252Political Economy of Global Resources1
IREL 270Global Governance of Climate Change1
IREL 275Global Governance1
IREL 285The International Relations of Latin America in the 21st Century1
IREL 350Globalization1
IREL 400Seminar: Topics in International Relations (Global Restructuring)1
IREL 400Seminar: Topics in International Relations (Making Globalization Work)1
IREL 400Seminar: Topics in International Relations (Economic Transition)1
IREL 410BRICS on the Global Stage1
POLS 211Third World Politics1
POLS 219Latin American Politics1
POLS 352Politics of Economic Development1
SOCI 213Race in Historical and Comparative Perspectives 11
SOCI 245Remaking America: Latin American Immigration1
SOCI 280Twentieth-century Afro-Caribbean and African-American Thought1
SOCI 290Caribbean Society Music and Ritual1
SOCI 310The Sociology of Developing Societies1
SOCI 312Globalization and Conflict1
SOCI 354Development, Dictators and Diaspora1

List C

Two Humanities courses on Latin American topics from different departments or programs selected from the following list. One course will be a course on Latin American history from the history department, and the other will be a course from the Spanish department, taught in the Spanish language, at the SPAN 222 Introduction to Latin American Literature level or above.

HIST 282Modern Latin America1
HIST 311U.S. History since 1865 11
HIST 311U.S. History since 1865 11
SPAN 222Introduction to Latin American Literature1
SPAN 264Hispanic Topics 11
SPAN 280Latin American Cultural Traditions1
SPAN 285Latino Literature in the U.S.1
SPAN 295Topics in Spanish 11
SPAN 323Latin American Short Story1
SPAN 346Utopia/Dystopia in Urban Latin America1
SPAN 348Gender in 20th-century Latin American Literature1
SPAN 360Literature and Film of the Hispanic World 11
SPAN 361Topics in Hispanic Literature 11
SPAN 362Topics in Hispanic Literature 11
SPAN 365Topics in Latin American Civilization1
SPAN 366Mexican Revolution: Literature and Art1
SPAN 367Latin American Fiestas and Identity1

List D

Two electives selected from the following list of courses on Latin American topics, chosen with approval of the student’s adviser in Latin American Studies:

ANTH 252Ritual, Resistance, and Rebellion in South America1
ECON 253Gender and Migration1
ECON 319Economic History of Women in the United States 11
ENST 325Nature, Wealth and Power1
GEOG 236Third World Development1
GEOG 237Grassroots Development: Nicaragua1
HIST 282Modern Latin America1
HIST 311U.S. History since 1865 (Latin America: 1945-1989) 11
HIST 311U.S. History since 1865 (Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy: 1940s to Present) 11
IREL 200International Relations: Topics/Issues 11
IREL 245Race, Nation-state and International Relations1
IREL 250Theories of International Relations1
IREL 252Political Economy of Global Resources1
IREL 270Global Governance of Climate Change1
IREL 275Global Governance1
IREL 285The International Relations of Latin America in the 21st Century1
IREL 350Globalization1
IREL 400Seminar: Topics in International Relations (Global Restructuring)1
IREL 400Seminar: Topics in International Relations (Making Globalization Work)1
IREL 400Seminar: Topics in International Relations (Economic Transition)1
IREL 410BRICS on the Global Stage1
LAMS 150Latin America: An Introduction1
LAMS 250Latin America: Challenges for the 21st Century1
LAMS 252Ritual, Resistance, Rebellion in South America1
LAMS 254Topics on Indigenous Latin America1
LAMS 285Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Latin America1
LAMS 295Modern Latin America1
LAMS 297Colonial Latin America1
LAMS 319Interdisciplinary Independent Study on Latin America1
LAMS 320Interdisciplinary Non-Traditional Study on Latin America1
LAMS 370Seminar on Latin America in the Global System1
LAMS 450Integrative Seminar in Latin American Studies1
LAMS 499Interdisciplinary Honors in Latin American Studies1
POLS 211Third World Politics1
POLS 219Latin American Politics1
POLS 352Politics of Economic Development1
SOCI 213Race in Historical and Comparative Perspectives 11
SOCI 245Remaking America: Latin American Immigration1
SOCI 280Twentieth-century Afro-Caribbean and African-American Thought1
SOCI 290Caribbean Society Music and Ritual1
SOCI 310The Sociology of Developing Societies1
SOCI 312Globalization and Conflict1
SOCI 354Development, Dictators and Diaspora1
SPAN 222Introduction to Latin American Literature1
SPAN 264Hispanic Topics 11
SPAN 280Latin American Cultural Traditions1
SPAN 285Latino Literature in the U.S.1
SPAN 295Topics in Spanish 11
SPAN 323Latin American Short Story1
SPAN 346Utopia/Dystopia in Urban Latin America1
SPAN 348Gender in 20th-century Latin American Literature1
SPAN 360Literature and Film of the Hispanic World 11
SPAN 361Topics in Hispanic Literature 11
SPAN 362Topics in Hispanic Literature 11
SPAN 365Topics in Latin American Civilization1
SPAN 366Mexican Revolution: Literature and Art1
SPAN 367Latin American Fiestas and Identity1
1

These courses will count toward a Latin American Studies major or minor when the content places significant emphasis on a Latin American topic.

Additional Courses

Additional courses with substantial Latin American content that do not appear in one of the lists above may be elected from the approved courses offered each semester under Latin American Studies (LAMS) in the current Class Schedule.

Proficiency and Competency in the Spanish Language

Latin American Studies majors are required to demonstrate proficiency in the Spanish language by successfully completing, at least, one course taught in the Spanish language at the SPAN 222 Introduction to Latin American Literature level or above.

Prerequisites Courses

Of the courses in Lists A, B, C, and D, the following courses have prerequisites and require permission of the instructor:

Prerequisite: ANTH 1091
Ritual, Resistance, and Rebellion in South America
Ritual, Resistance, Rebellion in South America
Prerequisite: ECON 1031
Gender and Migration
Prerequisites: ECON 256 or ECON 257 or ECON 2581
Economic History of Women in the United States
Prerequisite: POLS 170 and second-semester sophomore status1
Theories of International Relations
Prerequisite: ECON 1031
Political Economy of Global Resources
Global Governance (not open to first-year students)
Prerequisite: IREL majors; students should preferably have both ECON 227 and IREL 2501
Globalization
Prerequisite: second-semester junior or senior status
Seminar: Topics in International Relations
Prerequisite: any sociology or anthropology course1
The Sociology of Developing Societies
SPAN 222 through SPAN 465 require Spanish language proficiency equivalent to SPAN 208.1
LAMS 319 through LAMS 499
IREL 400Seminar: Topics in International Relations1
SOCI 213Race in Historical and Comparative Perspectives1
SOCI 310The Sociology of Developing Societies1
HIST 311U.S. History since 18651

Culminating Experience

During the senior year (or second semester of the junior year with the approval of the student’s Latin American Studies adviser), majors in Latin American Studies are required to complete one Culminating Experience course. Courses fulfilling this requirement include 300-level or higher courses with a LAMS designation or 300-level or higher courses on a Latin American topic taught by any faculty member affiliated with Latin American Studies. Within the Culminating Experience course, Latin American Studies majors will undertake a paper or a project that focuses on a Latin American topic and provides evidence of:

  1. application of interdisciplinary perspectives from the social sciences and humanities,
  2. grounding in specific theories and approaches in the field of Latin American Studies, and
  3. knowledge of primary informational and data base resources in the study of Latin America, thereby ensuring that majors complete coherent integrative work in the discipline of Latin American Studies. With the permission of the Latin American Studies adviser, a student who is taking an independent study or pursuing honors in Latin American Studies and who is enrolled in LAMS 319 Interdisciplinary Independent Study on Latin America or LAMS 499 Interdisciplinary Honors in Latin American Studies may satisfy the Culminating Experience requirement through the successful completion of an Independent Study project or an Honors Thesis.

Minor in Latin American Studies

Core Requirements

Students complete the interdisciplinary minor in Latin American Studies when they successfully complete a minimum of five courses selected according to the following criteria and have demonstrated competency in the Spanish language at the SPAN 207 Toward Advanced Spanish level or above:

One Latin American Studies course selected from the following list:

LAMS 150Latin America: An Introduction1
LAMS 250Latin America: Challenges for the 21st Century1
LAMS 252Ritual, Resistance, Rebellion in South America1
LAMS 254Topics on Indigenous Latin America1
LAMS 285Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Latin America1
LAMS 295Modern Latin America1
LAMS 297Colonial Latin America1
LAMS 319Interdisciplinary Independent Study on Latin America1
LAMS 320Interdisciplinary Non-Traditional Study on Latin America1
LAMS 370Seminar on Latin America in the Global System1
LAMS 450Integrative Seminar in Latin American Studies1
LAMS 499Interdisciplinary Honors in Latin American Studies1

List B

One Social Science course on Latin American topics from different departments or programs selected from the following list:

ANTH 252Ritual, Resistance, and Rebellion in South America1
ECON 253Gender and Migration1
ECON 319Economic History of Women in the United States 11
ENST 325Nature, Wealth and Power1
GEOG 236Third World Development1
GEOG 237Grassroots Development: Nicaragua1
IREL 200International Relations: Topics/Issues 11
IREL 245Race, Nation-state and International Relations1
IREL 250Theories of International Relations1
IREL 252Political Economy of Global Resources1
IREL 270Global Governance of Climate Change1
IREL 275Global Governance1
IREL 285The International Relations of Latin America in the 21st Century1
IREL 350Globalization1
IREL 400Seminar: Topics in International Relations (Global Restructuring)1
IREL 400Seminar: Topics in International Relations (Making Globalization Work)1
IREL 400Seminar: Topics in International Relations (Economic Transition)1
IREL 410BRICS on the Global Stage1
POLS 211Third World Politics1
POLS 219Latin American Politics1
POLS 352Politics of Economic Development1
SOCI 213Race in Historical and Comparative Perspectives 11
SOCI 245Remaking America: Latin American Immigration1
SOCI 280Twentieth-century Afro-Caribbean and African-American Thought1
SOCI 290Caribbean Society Music and Ritual1
SOCI 310The Sociology of Developing Societies1
SOCI 312Globalization and Conflict1
SOCI 354Development, Dictators and Diaspora1

List C

One Humanities course on Latin American topics from different departments or programs selected from the following list. One course will be a course on Latin American history from the history department, and the other will be a course from the Spanish department, taught in the Spanish language, at the SPAN 222 Introduction to Latin American Literature level or above.

HIST 282Modern Latin America1
HIST 311U.S. History since 1865 11
HIST 311U.S. History since 1865 11
SPAN 222Introduction to Latin American Literature1
SPAN 264Hispanic Topics 11
SPAN 280Latin American Cultural Traditions1
SPAN 285Latino Literature in the U.S.1
SPAN 295Topics in Spanish 11
SPAN 323Latin American Short Story1
SPAN 346Utopia/Dystopia in Urban Latin America1
SPAN 348Gender in 20th-century Latin American Literature1
SPAN 360Literature and Film of the Hispanic World 11
SPAN 361Topics in Hispanic Literature 11
SPAN 362Topics in Hispanic Literature 11
SPAN 365Topics in Latin American Civilization1
SPAN 366Mexican Revolution: Literature and Art1
SPAN 367Latin American Fiestas and Identity1

List D

Two electives selected from the following list of courses on Latin American topics, chosen with approval of the student’s adviser in Latin American Studies:

ANTH 252Ritual, Resistance, and Rebellion in South America1
ECON 253Gender and Migration1
ECON 319Economic History of Women in the United States 11
ENST 325Nature, Wealth and Power1
GEOG 236Third World Development1
GEOG 237Grassroots Development: Nicaragua1
HIST 282Modern Latin America1
HIST 311U.S. History since 1865 (Latin America: 1945-1989) 11
HIST 311U.S. History since 1865 (Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy: 1940s to Present) 11
IREL 200International Relations: Topics/Issues 11
IREL 245Race, Nation-state and International Relations1
IREL 250Theories of International Relations1
IREL 252Political Economy of Global Resources1
IREL 270Global Governance of Climate Change1
IREL 275Global Governance1
IREL 285The International Relations of Latin America in the 21st Century1
IREL 350Globalization1
IREL 400Seminar: Topics in International Relations (Global Restructuring)1
IREL 400Seminar: Topics in International Relations (Making Globalization Work)1
IREL 400Seminar: Topics in International Relations (Economic Transition)1
IREL 410BRICS on the Global Stage1
LAMS 150Latin America: An Introduction1
LAMS 250Latin America: Challenges for the 21st Century1
LAMS 252Ritual, Resistance, Rebellion in South America1
LAMS 254Topics on Indigenous Latin America1
LAMS 285Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Latin America1
LAMS 295Modern Latin America1
LAMS 297Colonial Latin America1
LAMS 319Interdisciplinary Independent Study on Latin America1
LAMS 320Interdisciplinary Non-Traditional Study on Latin America1
LAMS 370Seminar on Latin America in the Global System1
LAMS 450Integrative Seminar in Latin American Studies1
LAMS 499Interdisciplinary Honors in Latin American Studies1
POLS 211Third World Politics1
POLS 219Latin American Politics1
POLS 352Politics of Economic Development1
SOCI 213Race in Historical and Comparative Perspectives 11
SOCI 245Remaking America: Latin American Immigration1
SOCI 280Twentieth-century Afro-Caribbean and African-American Thought1
SOCI 290Caribbean Society Music and Ritual1
SOCI 310The Sociology of Developing Societies1
SOCI 312Globalization and Conflict1
SOCI 354Development, Dictators and Diaspora1
SPAN 222Introduction to Latin American Literature1
SPAN 264Hispanic Topics 11
SPAN 280Latin American Cultural Traditions1
SPAN 285Latino Literature in the U.S.1
SPAN 295Topics in Spanish 11
SPAN 323Latin American Short Story1
SPAN 346Utopia/Dystopia in Urban Latin America1
SPAN 348Gender in 20th-century Latin American Literature1
SPAN 360Literature and Film of the Hispanic World 11
SPAN 361Topics in Hispanic Literature 11
SPAN 362Topics in Hispanic Literature 11
SPAN 365Topics in Latin American Civilization1
SPAN 366Mexican Revolution: Literature and Art1
SPAN 367Latin American Fiestas and Identity1
1

These courses will count toward a Latin American Studies major when the content places significant emphasis on a Latin American topic.

Additional Courses

Additional courses with substantial Latin American content that do not appear in one of the lists above may be elected from the approved courses offered each semester under Latin American Studies (LAMS) in the current Class Schedule.

Proficiency and Competency in the Spanish Language

Competency in the fundamental skills of the Spanish language equivalent to the completion of SPAN 207 Toward Advanced Spanish is expected of Latin American Studies minors.

Prerequisites Courses

Of the courses in Lists A, B, C, and D, the following courses have prerequisites and require permission of the instructor:

Prerequisite ANTH 1091
Ritual, Resistance, and Rebellion in South America
Ritual, Resistance, Rebellion in South America
Prerequisite ECON 1031
Gender and Migration
Prerequisites: ECON 256 or ECON 257 or ECON 2581
Economic History of Women in the United States
Prerequisite: POLS 170 and second-semester sophomore status1
Theories of International Relations
Prerequisite ECON 1031
Political Economy of Global Resources
Global Governance (not open to first-year students)
Prerequisite: IREL majors; students should preferably have both ECON 227 and IREL 2501
Globalization
Prerequisite: second semester junior or senior status
Seminar: Topics in International Relations
Prerequisite: any sociology or anthropology course1
The Sociology of Developing Societies
SPAN 222 through SPAN 465 require Spanish language proficiency equivalent to SPAN 208.1
LAMS 319 through LAMS 499
IREL 400Seminar: Topics in International Relations1
SOCI 213Race in Historical and Comparative Perspectives1
SOCI 310The Sociology of Developing Societies1
HIST 311U.S. History since 18651

Courses

LAMS 150. Latin America: An Introduction. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to the history, cultures, and societies of Latin America.

LAMS 225. Becoming Latinos: A History. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3
History of Latin Americans and Latin American descendants in the United States from the nineteenth century to the present.

LAMS 250. Latin America: Challenges for the 21st Century. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Perspectives on the challenges facing Latin American peoples and nations in the 21st-century.

LAMS 252. Ritual, Resistance, Rebellion in South America. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3
The cultural and social groups inhabiting the South American west coast in historical context; implications for anthropological and social issues concerning Third World societies. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as ANTH 252.

LAMS 254. Topics on Indigenous Latin America. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Approaches to the indigenous peoples and cultures of Latin America.

LAMS 285. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Latin America. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Selected topics on Latin America addressed through disciplinary perspectives in the social sciences and the humanities.

LAMS 292. Service-Learning in Nicaragua. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
This course focuses on the connections between Nicaraguan development processes and Brigade-based service-learning. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as IREL 292 and GEOG 292.

LAMS 295. Modern Latin America. 1 Credit.

Lecture hours:3
This course traces and analyzes major developments in Latin American politics, society and culture from 1800 to the present. Crosslisted as HIST 282.

LAMS 296. Topics in Latin American Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3
Topics in Latin American history: pre-Columbian to the present.

LAMS 297. Colonial Latin America. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Latin American history from pre-Columbian cultures to wars for independence.

LAMS 2NT. Latin American Studies Non-traditional Study. 1 Credit.

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3
Nontraditional studies in a Latin American studies topic. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

LAMS 319. Interdisciplinary Independent Study on Latin America. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Individual research with a member of the Latin American Studies faculty. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

LAMS 320. Interdisciplinary Non-Traditional Study on Latin America. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Student-initiated academic study of a Latin American topic in conjunction with service learning, research, or internship initiatives. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

LAMS 370. Seminar on Latin America in the Global System. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
In depth study of Latin America in relation to other world regions. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

LAMS 3NT. Latin American Studies Non-traditional Study. 1-4 Credits.

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer; Lecture hours:Varies
Non-traditional study course in the Latin American Studies program. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

LAMS 450. Integrative Seminar in Latin American Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Integrative topics. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

LAMS 499. Interdisciplinary Honors in Latin American Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:Varies,Other:3; Repeatable
Supervised individual work on a topic approved by the thesis advisor in Latin American Studies. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

Faculty

Director: R. Douglas Hecock

Visiting Assistant Professor: Carmen Henne-Ochoa

Coordinating Committee: Elizabeth Durden (sociology), R. Douglas Hecock (political science), Linden F. Lewis (sociology), Alice J. Poust (Spanish), Alejandra Roncallo (international relations), Clare Sammells (anthropology), William Michael Schmidli (history), Paul H. Susman (geography), Peter R. Wilshusen (environmental studies)