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LAMS 237
Ancient Mesoamerica Crosslisted as ANTH 237, ETHN 237
Ancient civilizations of Mexico and Central America including the Ancient Maya, Aztecs, and Toltecs. Anthropological theories and methods dealing with archaeological data about urbanism, architecture, art, human-environment interaction, etc. in ancient Mesoamerica.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 6, 9
LAMS 271
Colonial Latin America Crosslisted as HIST 271, ETHN 271
Pre-1800 content.
Survey of Spanish and Portuguese America that stresses the European background, indigenous peoples, colonial institutions, church, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and the struggle for independence. Focus on the history of power and culture in order to understand colonial Latin America.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
LAMS 272
Modern Latin America Crosslisted as HIST 272, ETHN 272
Survey of the trajectory of the Latin American nation since independence that stresses political, economic, and social problems. Focus on history of power and culture in order to understand Latin America today.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
LAMS 277
Latin American Politics Crosslisted as POLS 277, ETHN 277
Constitutional and political development of selected Latin American countries; contemporary problems and institutions. Latin America in world affairs with special reference to the inter-American relations and the United States.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
LAMS 311
Prereqs: SPAN 305 or equivalent.
Lectures, oral discussions, and written work in Spanish.
Examination of important  forms and themes in the history of early Latin-American literature.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 459, SPAN 470
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
LAMS 312
Representative Spanish-American Authors Crosslisted as SPAN 312
Prereqs: SPAN 305 or equivalent.
Lectures, oral discussions, and written work in Spanish.
Masterpieces by great writers chosen from the Modernista period to the present time.
This course is a prerequisite for: SPAN 459, SPAN 470
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
LAMS 331
Latin American Civilization Crosslisted as SPAN 331
Prereqs: SPAN 300 or equivalent.
Lectures, oral discussions, and written work in Spanish.
Latin American culture, pre-Columbian to the present.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 9
LAMS 357
Mexican-American History Crosslisted as ETHN 357, HIST 357
Prereqs: Sophomore standing or permission.
Survey of Mexican-Americans in the United States emphasizing the Spanish-Mexican borderlands frontier, Mexican-American culture, the Anglo-American conquest, and the cultural conflict and fusion since the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
LAMS 373
Latin America and Global Relations Crosslisted as HIST 373, ETHN 373
Prereqs: Junior standing.
Analysis of the role of the Latin American nations in world affairs, emphasizing intellectual, economic, and diplomatic relations with the United States and Europe. Understanding of the position and problems of Latin America in the present world.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
LAMS 374
History of Brazil Crosslisted as HIST 374, ETHN 374
Prereqs: Sophomore standing.
History of Brazil from 1500 to the present, emphasizing political institutions, economic cycles, social structure, and religious and cultural patterns.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Groups: Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern or African History
LAMS 398
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3-4
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
Independent research or reading in Latin American Studies.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
LAMS 399H
Prereqs: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.
Open only to candidates for degrees with distinction or with high distinction or with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
LAMS 436
The Ancient Maya Crosslisted as ANTH 436/836
Introduction to the prehistory of the Maya region and its periphery. Features of the Ancient Maya political, economic, religious, gender and material structures. Main substantive, theoretical and political debates in Mesoamerican scholarship. Interdisciplinary research and the types of methods used to create knowledge about Maya civilization.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
LAMS 459
Spanish-American Poetry Crosslisted as SPAN 459/859
Prereqs: 6 hrs from: SPAN/LAMS 311, SPAN/LAMS 312, SPAN 314, SPAN 315.
Spanish-American poetry.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
LAMS 460
Spanish-American Novel Crosslisted as SPAN 460/860
Prereqs: SPAN 305 and six additional hours of Spanish 300-level courses above SPAN 305.
Spanish-American novels.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
LAMS 462
Spanish-American Short Story Crosslisted as SPAN 462/862
Prereqs: SPAN 305 and six additional hours of Spanish 300-level courses above SPAN 305.
Masterpieces of the Spanish-American short story from its origins. Works of the twentieth century by authors such as Horacio Quiroga, Jorge Luis Borges, Maria Luisa Bombal, Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortazar, Rosario Castellanos, and Luisa Valenzuela.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
LAMS 463
Indigenous Peoples of Latin America Crosslisted as HIST 463/863, ETHN 463
Includes Indian politics, ideologies about Latin American indigenous peoples, global issues, and inter-ethnic relationships in Latin America.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
LAMS 470
Women Writers of Spanish America Crosslisted as SPAN 470/870
Prereqs: 6 hrs from: SPAN/LAMS 311, SPAN/LAMS 312, SPAN 314, SPAN 315.
Masterpieces by women writers of Spanish America such as Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, Gabriela Mistral, Maria Luisa Bombal, and Victoria Ocampo.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
LAMS 478
Pro-seminar in Latin American Studies Crosslisted as ANTH 478/878, EDPS 478/878, GEOG 478/878, HIST 478/878, MODL 478/878, POLS 478/878, SOCI 478/878
Prereqs: Junior standing and permission.
Topical seminar required for all Latin American Studies majors.
An interdisciplinary analysis of topical issues in Latin American Studies.
Credit Hours: 3
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
LAMS 498
Topic varies.
Credit Hours: 3-4
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom

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