LACS List of Courses


[Conversion table: JSIS course numbers in effect through Sum 2012]

This list contains information about courses offered at the University of Washington that count towards the Latin American and Caribbean Studies major or minor.  Courses are listed by departmental course number and are grouped by area of coursework in the major and minor.  The list does not include lower-level Spanish and Portuguese language courses (100- and 200- level grammar courses).

Information on quarterly course offerings is available at the Office of Student Services (111 Thomson), the LACS Program Office (122 Thomson), or on the LACS website.

Some courses not appearing on this list may count towards the major or minor requirements if they have significant Latin American content. Please consult the LACS Advisor regarding these cases.

For guidelines on cross-campus enrollment, see: http://www.washington.edu/uaa/advising/registration/ccregi.php

To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the student must earn a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 in all required classes in the following fields: core courses, electives, interdisciplinary seminar, senior thesis, and language.

Effective Winter 2007, the following courses will only count in the LACS ELECTIVES category for all majors taking the courses Winter 2007. CHSTU 101, 200, 330, 340, 356, 254, 256, 260, 405 and SPAN 321, 322, 333, 465. Students who took the courses prior to Winter 2007 can still count these in the CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICA COURSES.

COURSE # COURSE TITLE INSTRUCTOR
CREDITS
 
REQUIRED CORE COURSE
JSIS 201 Making of the 21st Century various 5
 
LATIN AMERICA HISTORY COURSES - 15 credits required
ARCHY 304 New World Prehistory  Minichillo 5
ARCHY 476 New World States and Empires   3
HIST 247 Before Global Health: The Histories of Public Health and International Health in the Global South A. Warren 5
HIST 388* Colloquium: Introduction to History (when LA content) (History majors only)
 

5,
max 10

HIST 494* Colloquium in Historiography (when LA content) (History majors only
  5
HIST 498* Colloquium in History (when LA content) (History majors only)
  5
HSTAA 185 Intro to Latin American History   5
HSTAA 282 The Social History of Mexico A. Warren 5
HSTAA 285 Latin American History Through Film   5
HSTAA 290* Topics in American History (when LA content)   5,
max 10
HSTAA 384 Latin America: Inter-American and Intra-Continental Relations   5
HSTAA 385 Colonial Society & Negotiation of Rule in L.A. and Caribbean   5
HSTAA 386 Challenges of Post-Coloniality in L.A. and Caribbean Rodriguez 5
HSTAA 480 Labor & Popular Movements in Latin America   5
HSTAA 481 History of Peru and the Andean Region A. Warren 5
HSTAA 482 History of Brazil: Colonial Period to the Present   5
HSTAA 486 History of Mexico: Colonial Origins to 1822   5
HSTAA 487 History of Mexico: 1822 to Present   5
HSTAA 488 History of Central America and the Caribbean   5
HSTAA 490B* Topics in American History (when LA content)   5
*Courses with asterisk are Special Variable Topic Courses, open to History majors ONLY until registration period 3. These may count only if the course has predominantly Latin America content.
 
CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICA COURSES - 15 credits required
ANTH 404 Peoples and Cultures of South America   5
ANTH/CHSTU 416 Comparative Social Movements: Mexico and the United States Peña 5
ANTH 418 Indian Heritage of Mexico and Central America Hunn 5
C LIT 315* National Cinema (when LA content) Steele 5
C LIT 321 Studies in Lit. of the Americas Diaz 5
C LIT 357* Literature & Film (when LA content) Steele 3 to 5
CHSTU 255 Mexican Women: Past and Present Salas 5
CHSTU 352 Mexican Immigration: A Comparative Analysis Gamboa 5
ECON 492 Economic Issues in Contemporary Latin America Brock 5
GEOG 330 Latin America: Landscapes of Change Lawson 5
GEOG 430 Contemporary Development Issues in Latin America Lawson 5
GEOG 495* Special Topics (when Latin America in the World Economy)   5
HIST 247 Before Global Health: The Histories of Public Health and International Health in the Global South A. Warren  
HSTAA 282 Social History of Mexico A. Warren 5
HSTAA 285 Latin American History Through Film Burgquist 5
JSIS 396* Latin America Study Abroad (when contemporary LA content)   max 15
JSIS 480 Special Topics - Latin America   max 15
JSIS A/
POL S 322
International Political Economy of Latin America (joint w/ POLS) Sinkler 5
JSIS A 324/ LSJ 322 Human Rights in Latin America Godoy 5
JSIS A/ POL S 342 Government and Politics of Latin America Lucero 5
JSIS A 489/
SPAN 489*
The Mexico US Border in Literature and Film (joint w/SPAN) Steele 5
JSIS D 451 Cultural Geography of Latin America   5
MUSIC 317 Music Cultures of the World: "The Americas" Dudley 5
MUSIC 433 Music of Latin America   3
PORT 310 Introduction to Lusophone Literature   3
PORT 335 Twentieth Century Brazilian Literature in English   5
SPAN 206 Arts and Culture of Oaxaca Gonzalez 3
SPAN 307 Introduction to Latin American Literature: Colonial Era to Early Independence Donnelly 3/5
SPAN 308 Introduction to Latin American Literature: Independence to Present   3
SPAN 317 Spanish and Latin American Literature in English Translation   5
SPAN 319 Mexican Literature   3
SPAN 334 Latin American Film Steele 3
SPAN 340 Introduction to Latin American Poetry   3
SPAN 395 Special Topics in Latin American Literature   5
SPAN 442 Latin American Colonial Theater and Performance Donnelly 5
SPAN 447 Modern Latin American Theater   5
SPAN 461 Topics in Latin American Cultural Studies Donnelly/
O'Hara
5
SPAN 468 Latin American Women   5
SPAN 473 Latin American Fiction: Nineteenth Century Donnelly 5
SPAN 474 Latin American Fiction: Twentieth Century Flores 5
SPAN 476 Contemporary Latin American Poetry   5
SPAN 477 Latin American Essay O'Hara 5
SPAN 479 The City and Latin American Literature O'Hara 5
SPAN 484 Latin American Literature: Modernismo to the Present O'Hara 5
SPAN 486/
JSIS A 486
Photography and Cultural Studies in Latin America Steele 5
SPAN 487 Mexican Cinema Steele 5
SPAN 488 The Fantastic in L.A. Literautre: Augusto Monterroso O'Hara 5
SPAN 489 The Mexico-U.S. Border in Literature and Film Steele 5
SPAN 492 Individual Authors and Special Topics in Latin American Literature   5,
max 10
UW Tacoma Courses - For guidelines on cross-campus enrollment, see: http://www.washington.edu/uaa/advising/registration/ccregi.php
T HISP 277 Latin American Literature   5
T HISP 323 The Making of Mexico   5
T HISP 325 Mexico: Problems and Perspectives   5
T HISP 376 Latin American Film   5
T HISP 410 Caribbean Basin: Selected Topics   5
T HISP 462 Women in Latin America   5
T HISP 463 Contemporary Cuban Culture   5
T HISP 476 Latin American Women Writers   5
TPOL S 224 Modern Latin America Griesse 5
TPOL S 434 Popular Movements in Latin America   5
TRELIG 461 Religion and Church in Latin America   5
*Courses with asterisk are Special Variable Topic Courses, open to students from that major ONLY until registration period 3. These may count only if the course has predominantly Latin America content.
 
ELECTIVES - 15 credits required (additional from History, Contemporary or Interdisciplinary lists may also apply)
ANTH/GWSS/JSIS B 345 Women and International Economic Development Ramamurthy 5
ART H 309* Special Topics (When LA Content)   5
ART H 400* Art History and Criticism (When LA Content)   5
CHSTU 101 Introduction to Chicano Studies Gamboa, Salas 5
CHSTU 200 Latinos in the United States Gamboa 5
CHSTU 254 Northwest Latinos, History, Community, Culture Gamboa 5
CHSTU 256 Chicanas: Gender and Race Issues Salas 5
CHSTU 260 Introduction to Chicano Politics Salas 5
CHSTU 330 Chicano/Chicana Autobiography Flores 5
CHSTU 340 Latino/a Theater Habell-Pallan 5
CHSTU 354 Unions, Labor, and Civil Rights in California and Pacific Northwest Agriculture Gamboa 5
CHSTU 356 The Chicano Family Salas 5
CHSTU 405 Advanced Chicano Studies Gamboa 5
CHSTU 498* Topics in Chicano Studies-(when LAS content) Habell-Pallan 5
ECON 491* Issues in Economic Development
(when LA content)
  5
GEOG 230 Urbanization and Development: Geographies of Global Inequality Lawson 5
GEOG 335 Geography of the Developing World
(joint w/ SIS)
  5
GEOG 344 Migration in the Global Economy (joint w/SIS) Mitchell 5
GEOG 371 World Hunger and Resource Development Jarosz 5
HIST 490* Topics in History (when LA content) Rafael 5
HSTAA 313* African Americans in the American West (when LA content) Taylor 5
HSTEU 361 Spain and Its Golden Age: 1469-1700   5
IBUS 330 Business Environment in Developing Nations Laschober 4
MUSAP 389* World Music (when LA content) Rebolloso 2 to 3
MUSIC 319* Afro-American Music (when LA content)   5
MUSIC 445* Topics in Ethnomusicology (when LA content)   3, max 9
POL S 403* Advanced Special Topics in International Relations (when LA content) Caporaso 5, max 10
POL S 405* American Politics Seminar (when LA content) Simon 5, max 10
POL S 447* Comparative Politics Seminar (when LA content)   5
PSYCH 250* Racism and Minority Groups (when LA content) Barrett 5
JSIS 200 States & Capitalism various 5
JSIS 202 Cultural Interactions various 5
SIS 302 Intercultural Relations (no longer offered) Warren 5
JSIS 396 Foreign Study - Latin America   max 15
JSIS 480 Special Topics - Latin America
  max 15
JSIS 497 Internship (if Latin America focus)
(max 5 credits applied to maj/minor)
  CR/NC
JSIS B 310/POL S 450 State-Society Relations in Third World Countries Callahan 5
JSIS B 331 Political Economy of Development

Latsch
Kale

5
JSIS B/ GWSS 333 Gender and Globalization: Theory and Process Ramamurthy 5
JSIS B 385 Industry and the State Whiting
Hamilton
5
JSIS B 433 Root Causes of Environmental Degradation in the Tropics Christie 5
JSIS D 450 Pol. Econ. of Women & Family in 3rd World (if taught by LAS faculty)   5
SPAN 321 Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies Geist 3
SPAN 322 Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Studies   5
SPAN 333 Hispanic Film Studies   3
SPAN 339* Women Writers in English Translation (when LA content)   3
SPAN 350* Drama (when LA content)   3
SPAN 351* Poetry (when LA content)   3
SPAN 352* Fiction (when LA content)   3
SPAN 439* Women Writers (when LA content)   5
SPAN 465 Contemporary Chicano Literature Flores 5
SPAN 475 Latin American Poetry: Colonial through Nineteenth Century Donnelly 5
SPAN 483 Latin American Literature: Origins to Independence Donnelly 5
SPAN 491* Topics in Hispanic Literature (when LA content)   5
*Courses with asterisk are Special Variable Topic Courses, open to students from that major ONLY until registration period 3. These may count only if the course has predominantly Latin America content.
 
INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINARS
ANTH 469* Special Topics (when LA content) Peña 5
GEOG 430 Contemporary Development Issues in Latin America Lawson 5
JSIS 480 Special Topics-Latin America   5
JSIS A 489 The US Mexico Border in Literature and Film Steele 5
JSIS A 492 Latin American Studies Seminar various 5
*Courses with asterisk are Special Variable Topic Courses, open to students from that major ONLY until registration period 3. These may count only if the course has predominantly Latin America content.
 
    REQUIRED:  SENIOR PAPER/PROJECT WITH UW LACS PROGRAM PROFESSOR
JSIS 493 Senior Paper/Project various 2

 

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