Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Latin American Studies

 

Faculty

M. A. Mahony (860-832-0119, mahonym@ccsu.edu-on leave fall 2009) and C. Liard-Muriente (860-832-2732), Co-coordinators; A. Adams, W. Brown-Foster, G. Caliendo-Reed, G. Cueto, J. C. del Alma, F. Donis (Director of the Center for Caribbean and Latin American Studies), D. Dornan, R. Fernandez, F. Gagliardi, V. Garcia, A. Garcia-Lozada, P. Iannone, G. Mejía, S. Mendez-Mendez, A. Morales, C. Pope, M. Salinas, K. Sugg, L. Uribe

 

Program Overview

The program offers a broad and flexible interdisciplinary approach designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of Latin America, providing a unique opportunity for students to transcend disciplinary limits and master an integrated view of the social, geographical, cultural, economic, political, and historical forces shaping this major region of the world.

A brochure describing the programs in depth is available from the coordinators.

Programs

Major in Latin American Studies, BA

Students wishing to construct a major program in Latin American studies may do so using the framework provided by the BA in international studies.

 

Minor in Latin American Studies (18 credits)



GEOG 434Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean3
GEOG 436South America3
HIST 281History of Latin America to 18233
HIST 282History of Latin America Since 18233
  
and 6 credits from the following:

ANTH 428Cultures of Latin America3
ECON 435Economic Development3
GEOG 459*Field Studies in Regional Geography3-6
HIST 493*Directed Readings in History3
HUM 490*The Culture and Civilization of Other Lands3
IS 240Caribbean Culture Patterns3
IS 245Puerto Rico3
IS 490*Field Studies Abroad3-6
PS 235International Relations3
PS 420Government and Politics of Latin America3
SPAN 261Business Spanish3
SPAN 316Latin American Civilization3
SPAN 376Spanish American Literature II3
  
In addition, students will use 6 credits from the following to satisfy their general education requirements, except when exempted: 
SPAN 125 Intermediate Spanish I3
and 


SPAN 126Intermediate Spanish II3
   or

SPAN 225Intermediate Spanish III3
and 


SPAN 226Intermediate Spanish IV3
  
*Courses can be used to satisfy program requirements with the approval of the program coordinator. Courses taken as a part of this minor may not also be used to fulfill requirements of the student's major. Note prerequisites where applicable.
  

Minor in Caribbean Studies (18 credits)



IS 240Caribbean Culture Patterns3
IS 245Puerto Rico3
GEOG 434Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean3
and 9 credits from the following: 

ANTH 428Cultures of Latin America3
ECON 435Economic Development3
GEOG 459Field Studies in Regional Geography3-6
PS 420Government and Politics of Latin America3
SPAN 316Latin American Civilization3
  
Note prerequisites where applicable.

  
Students selecting these minors must register with the program coordinator.

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