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LACS 4091S

Practicum in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Credit Hours:
1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.

Practical use of sociopolitical, geographical, and cultural knowledge of Latin America will be put to use through community involvement or with a locally relevant LACSI project. Students will work on planned and systematic activities coordinated by the instructor of record.

Nontraditional Format:

Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that either employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. The course uses service-learning as the primary pedagogical tool for teaching course objectives. Students will work on a comprehensive project(s) and may be required to send considerable time outside the classroom. Students will be engaged in the service-learning component for approximately 75-100% of overall instructional time. Students will be earning up to 3 hours of credit for service learning projects in a Latin American community or for a LACSI relevant project. Students will be enhancing their knowledge of Latin American culture, and the practicum will be monitored by an instructor of record. Short reaction essays, an experience journal, and final paper may be required.

Offered every year.


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