Academic Programs

Latin American Studies Major

The Latin American Studies major is designed to expand the students’ knowledge and experiences related to Latin America’s histories, societies, politics, political economies, racial relations, class formations, and social movements.

Catalog Entry for the Latin American Studies M

Major Declaration and Change Web Form

Latin American Studies Minor

If you are interested in the literature, history, and cultures of Latin America, you should consider a Latin American Studies minor. This minor will help you to see the connections between your courses in Latin American literature, history, and anthropology.

Learn More in the Catalog about the Latin American Studies Minor

Minor Declaration and Change Web Form

Course Offerings

Many unique courses are offered through the Latin American Studies major and minor. View the full list below.

 

FALL 2021

SPAN 450

Borges: Narrador y poeta

Blanca Aranda

5 Cr.

SPAN 440

Sociolinguística Hispánica

Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley 

5 Cr.

SPAN 340

Introduction to Hispanic Literature

Charles Patterson

5 Cr.

SPAN 332

Culture of Latin America

Blanca Aranda

5 Cr.

HIST 474

U.S. Latin American Relations

Pedro Cameselle-Pesce

5 Cr.

HIST 390

Colonial Latin America

Eben Levey

5 Cr.

HIST 273

Latin America: 1492-1824

Eben Levey

5 Cr.

AMST 203

Introduction to Latinx Studies

Lourdes Gutiérrez Nájera

4 Cr.

PLSC 397M

Migration in the Americas

Michael Jerome Wolff

5 Cr.

PLSC 398

Immigration Politics

Melina Juárez

4 Cr.

FAIR 246

Mariachi Music/Perform & Culture

Mark Miyake Yoshisuke

3 Cr.

 

WINTER 2022

SPAN 352

Survey Latin American Literature

Hugo García

5 Cr.

SPAN 340

Introduction to Hispanic Literature 

Blanca Aranda

5 Cr.

SPAN 332

Culture of Latin America

Ernest Hartwell

5 Cr.

SPAN 301

Grammar and Composition for Heritage Speakers

Ernest Hartwell

5 Cr.

HIST 390

Indigenous Latin America

Eben Levey

5 Cr.

HIST 274

Latin America:1824-Present

Eben Levey

5 Cr.

PLSC 397K

Latino Politics

Rudy Alamillo

5 Cr.

PLSC 396

Politics of Mexico

Rudy Alamillo

5 Cr.

PLSC 395

Politics of Latin America

Michael Jerome Wolff

5 Cr.

ANTH 345

Energy in the Global South

Josh Fisher

5 Cr.

 

SPRING 2022

SPAN 450

Studies in Hispanic Literature

Hugo García

5 Cr.

SPAN 430

Cultures Through Film

Hugo García

5 Cr.

SPAN 352

Survey Latin American Literature

Blanca Aranda

5 Cr.

SPAN 340

Introduction to Hispanic Literature 

Charles Patterson

5 Cr.

SPAN 340

Introduction to Hispanic Literature 

Joan Hoffman

5 Cr.

SPAN 332

Culture of Latin America

Ernest Hartwell

5 Cr.

SPAN 302

Grammar and Composition for Heritage Speakers

Ernest Hartwell

5 Cr.

HIST 490

Modern Mexico

Eben Levey

5 Cr.

HIST 390

Latin America Student Movements and Political Change

Pedro Cameselle-Pesce

5 Cr.

HIST 390

Liberation Theology and Latin America’s

Cold War

Eben Levey

5 Cr.

HIST 327

Soccer in Latin America

Pedro Cameselle-Pesce

5 Cr.

HIST 273

Latin America: 1492-1824

Eben Levey

5 Cr.

PLSC 404

Gangs and Organized Crime

Michael Jerome Wolff

4 Cr.

AMST 413

Bridging Barriers w/Migrants

María Timmons Flores

4 Cr.

AMST 314

Latinx Migrants in the U.S.

Lourdes Gutiérrez Nájera

4 Cr.

FAIR 246

Mariachi Music/Perform & Culture

Mark Miyake Yoshisuke

3 Cr.

FALL 2020

Number

Title

Instructor

Credits

SPAN 440

Topics in Hispanic Linguistics

Rodolfo Mata

5 Cr.

SPAN 430

Cultures Through Film

Blanca Aranda

5 Cr.

SPAN 332

Culture of Latin America

Ernest Hartwell

5 Cr.

SPAN 340

Introduction to Hispanic Literature

Joan Hoffman

5 Cr.

HIST 273

Latin America: 1492-1824

Ricardo López-Pedreros

5 Cr.

HIST 326

Immigration in the Americas

Pedro Cameselle-Pesce

5 Cr.

AMST 413

Bridging Barriers w/Migrants

María Timmons Flores

4 Cr.

PLSC 395

Politics of Latin America

Michael Jerome Wolff

5 Cr.

SOC 271

Immigration

Angela Elena Fillingim

5 Cr.

FAIR 246

Mariachi Music/Perform & Culture

Mark Miyake Yoshisuke

3 Cr.

 

WINTER 2021

Number

Title

Instructor

Credits

SPAN 450

Studies in Hispanic Literature

Ernest Hartwell

5 Cr.

SPAN 352

Survey Latin American Literature

Blanca Aranda

5 Cr.

SPAN 340

Introduction to Hispanic Literature

Hugo García

5 Cr.

SPAN 301

Grammar and Composition for Heritage Speakers

Rodolfo Mata

5 Cr.

HIST 274

Latin America:1824-Present

Ricardo López-Pedreros

5 Cr.

HIST 474

U.S. Latin American Relations

Pedro Cameselle-Pesce

5 Cr.

PLSC 404

Organized Crime and State in the Americas

Michael Jerome Wolff

4 Cr.

PLSC 398

Immigration Politics

Melina Juárez

4 Cr.

ENG 239

Latina/o Literatures

Lysa Rivera

5 Cr.

ANTH 316

Aztec, Inca, and Maya Archaeology

Staff

5 Cr.

ANTH 345

Energy in the Global South

Josh Fisher

5 Cr.

FAIR 246

Mariachi Music/Perform & Culture

Mark Miyake Yoshisuke

3 Cr.

 

SPRING 2021

Number

Title

Instructor

Credits

SPAN 430

Cultures Through Film

Hugo García

5 Cr.

SPAN 332

Culture of Latin America

Blanca Aranda

5 Cr.

SPAN 332

Culture of Latin America

Ernest Hartwell

5 Cr.

SPAN 340

Introduction to Hispanic Literature

Blanca Aranda

5 Cr.

SPAN 340

Introduction to Hispanic Literature

Ernest Hartwell

5 Cr.

SPAN 302

Grammar and Composition for Heritage Speakers

Rodolfo Mata

5 Cr.

HIST 327

Soccer in Latin America

Pedro Cameselle-Pesce

5 Cr.

HIST 390

Latin American Revolution

Ricardo López-Pedreros

5 Cr.

PLSC 397C

Populism and Democracy in the Americas

Michael Jerome Wolff

5 Cr.

PLSC 397D

Politics of Mexico

Rudy Alamillo

5 Cr.

PLSC 397K

Latino Politics

Rudy Alamillo

5 Cr.

SOC 397G

Latinx Experiences

Angela Elena Fillingim

5 Cr.

AMST 314

Contemporary Latino/a Issues

Lourdes Gutiérrez Nájera

4 Cr.

FAIR 246

Mariachi Music/Perform & Culture

Mark Miyake Yoshisuke

3 Cr.