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. Cueto, J. C. del Alma, F. Donis (Director of the Center for Caribbean and Latin American Studies), D. Dornan, F. Gagliardi, V. Garcia, A. Garcia-Lozada, L. Glaser, 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 434 Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean 3  
GEOG 436 South America 3  
HIST 281 History of Latin America to 1823 3  
HIST 282 History of Latin America Since 1823 3  
        
and 6 credits from the following:    
ANTH 428 Cultures of Latin America 3  
ECON 435 Economic Development 3  
GEOG 459* Field Studies in Regional Geography 3-6  
HIST 493* Directed Readings in History 3  
HUM 490* The Culture and Civilization of Other Lands 3  
IS 240 Caribbean Culture Patterns 3  
IS 245 Puerto Rico 3  
IS 490* Field Studies Abroad 3-6  
PS 235 International Relations 3  
PS 420 Government and Politics of Latin America 3  
SPAN 261 Business Spanish 3  
SPAN 316 Latin American Civilization 3  
SPAN 376 Spanish American Literature II 3  
        
In addition, students will use 6 credits from the following to satisfy their general education requirements, except when exempted: 
SPAN 125  Intermediate Spanish I 3  
and       
SPAN 126 Intermediate Spanish II 3  
   or      
SPAN 225 Intermediate Spanish III 3  
and       
SPAN 226 Intermediate Spanish IV 3  
        
*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 240 Caribbean Culture Patterns 3  
IS 245 Puerto Rico 3  
GEOG 434 Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean 3  
and 9 credits from the following:     
ANTH 428 Cultures of Latin America 3  
ECON 435 Economic Development 3  
GEOG 459 Field Studies in Regional Geography 3-6  
PS 420 Government and Politics of Latin America 3  
SPAN 316 Latin American Civilization 3  
        
Note prerequisites where applicable.    
      
Students selecting these minors must register with the program coordinator.  
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