This course is designed to introduce students to the field of Latin American Studies, discuss key contemporary issues, understand the historical roots of Latin American dilemmas and challenges, and explore the political implications for development and democracy in Latin America. The course includes journal keeping, group discussions, oral presentations and lectures presented by various experts.
An analytical approach to reciprocal interactions between the United States and Latin America. Key historical events and themes will be highlighted, such as territorial expansion, security needs, economic interests, political issues, domestic policies, drug trafficking, immigration, and cultural expressions. Original documents created in both regions will add to a more balanced view of different dimensions of this relationship. This course can also count toward the global studies program.
Using a comparative and multidisciplinary focus, this course will examine issues pertinent to the Mexican-American border. Major topics include immigration, history of the border States (focusing in the state of Texas), Chicano culture and language, gender roles, family life, work and issues affecting ethnic identity.
Courses covering various topics of interest in this particular discipline are offered regularly. Contact department chair for more information.
This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct in-depth study of a particular topic under the supervision of a faculty member. Contact the department chair for more information.
This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct research in a specific area of study, completed under the direction of a faculty mentor. Specific expectations of the research experience to be determined by the faculty. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.