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Latin American Studies

 

Latin American ConcentrationThe concentration in Latin American Studies is designed to help students develop an interdisciplinary understanding of culture, history, politics and contemporary issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. The concentration is designed to present a broad regional approach to Latin America and to provide the student with a general knowledge and sympathetic understanding of the people and problems of this important area of the world. Latin American Studies is a flexible concentration that allows students to explore a wide range of subjects of particular interest. This flexibility allows the possibility of combining Latin American Studies with other Honors College concentrations such as History, Political Science, Anthropology, Spanish Language, International Studies, or Environmental Studies.

The Latin American Studies concentration presents numerous opportunities after graduation. The interdisciplinary nature of the program prepares the student for further study in any number of academic fields at the graduate level. Students who take upper division courses in Spanish to fulfil the elective requirements of the concentration should be well prepared to enter graduate programs in Language and Literature. Students who complete their language requirements and focus their electives in Political Science, History, Anthropology, or Latin American Studies should be prepared to enter graduate programs in those disciplines. The Latin American Studies concentration also provides valuable preparation for careers in diplomatic service, international organizations, education, banking, foreign missions, business, and consulting.

Available Options: Concentration in Latin American Studies (students who complete the requirements of the Honors College Latin American Studies concentration will also receive a Certificate in Latin American Studies from FAU); Minor in Spanish.

Advisory Board:

Dr. Carmen Cañete Quesada
Dr. Tim Steigenga
Dr. Rachel Corr (on sabbatical 2014-15)
Dr. Miguel Vazquez

 

 

CONCENTRATION IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

 

Course # Course Name Credits
SPN 1120 Honors Beginning Spanish Language and Culture I 4
SPN 1121 Honors Beginning Spanish Language and Culture II 4
SPN 2220 Honors Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I 4
SPN 2221 Honors Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture II 4
  Honors Introductory courses in Latin American Studies 3
  Honors courses in Latin American Politics 3
  Honors courses in Culture and Society of Latin America 3
  Electives in Latin American Studies 12
LAS 4970 Honors Thesis 9
  Total Credits 49

Study Abroad:  Students who wish to concentrate in Latin American Studies must spend at least one summer or semester studying abroad in Latin America. Study abroad courses may be used to fulfill the language, core or elective requirements of the Latin American Studies concentration  (if approved by the advisory board). Language: Students may satisfy the language requirements by demonstrating proficiency equivalent to SPN 2221 by taking the CLEP exams, by completing a more advanced course, or by some other means acceptable to the Advisory Board.

CONCENTRATION

Introduction to Latin American Studies: 
Concentrators must take one of the courses listed below.

INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

 

Course # Course Name Credits
IDS 2931 or IDS 4933 Honors History, Politics, Civilization 
and Culture in Latin America
3
SPT2530 Honors Hispanic Culture and Civilization 3

POLITICS OF LATIN AMERICA Politics of Latin America: 
Concentrators must take one of the courses listed below.

 

Course # Course Name Credits
CPO 4305 Honors Religion and Politics in Latin America 3
CPO 4303 Honors Latin American Politics 3
INR 3248 Honors Exporting Democracy: 
U.S. Policy Toward Latin America
3

CULTURE AND SOCIETY OF LATIN AMERICA Culture and Society of Latin America: 
Concentrators must take one of the courses listed below.

Course # Course Name Credits
ANT 3332 Honors Peoples of Latin America 3
ANT 4331 Honors Anthropology of the Andes 3
ANT 3404 Honors How Cultures Remember 3
ELECTIVES

Students must complete four elective courses with substantial content in Latin America or the Caribbean. These courses must be drawn from at least two different disciplines. The following courses may be used to fulfill the elective requirement. Courses used for other concentration requirements cannott be used as electives. Students are reminded they need 45 upper-level (3000 or 4000-level) credits to graduate.

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES ELECTIVES
Course # Course Name Credits
SPN 3400 Honors Advanced 
Spanish Language and Culture 1
4
SPW 3030 Honors Introduction to Hispanic Literature 3
SPW 3136 Honors Latin American Literature: Pre-Colombian and Colonial 3
SPW 3134 Honors Latin American Literature: 
Modernism to Post-Boom
3
SPW 4930 Honors Special Topics 
in Spanish or Latin American Literature
3
SPW 4492 Honors Nov sima Literatura del Caribe 3
CPO 4305 Honors Religion and Politics in Latin America 3
CPO 4303 Honors Latin American Politics 3
INR 3248 Honors Exporting Democracy: 
U.S. Policy Toward Latin America
3
ANT 3332 Honors Peoples of Latin America 3
ANT 4930 Honors Collective Memory, 
History and Culture
3
ANT 4331 Honors Anthropology of the Andes 3

Honors Thesis: Concentrators will register for a thesis preparation course during the spring semester of their junior year (3 credits) and will write an honors thesis in Latin American studies during their senior year (6 credits).

Certificate in Latin American Studies is available through FAU.

 

   

 

 

 

 
Last Modified 7/17/14