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Spring 2024 LACSI Courses

LACS 1000 (2 Sections): Introduction to LACS

The interdisciplinary study of Latin America and the Caribbean. Examination of ethnic and cultural diversity and issues of gender, race, class, and culture within Latin American and Caribbean society. Consideration will also be given to the historical, political, economic, geographic, and social experiences of Latin American and Caribbean ethnic and cultural groups with special attention to their diversity and unity.

Offered Tuesday/Thursday 9:35AM - 10:50AM & 11:10AM - 12:25PM


LACS 4911: Latin American and Caribbean Studies Senior Capstone Seminar

To enhance the knowledge gained and deepen the appreciation of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Students will demonstrate proficiency in the major regional language of choice.

Offered Tuesday/Thursday 11:10AM – 12:25PM


LACS(ANTH)(SOCI) 4311/6311: Critical Concepts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Covers a range of theories and perspectives instrumental to Latin American and Caribbean Studies across disciplines and over time. Examples include dependency theory, liberation theology, subaltern studies, the decolonial turn, indigenous epistemologies, and Latin American feminisms. Concepts addressed may include colonialism, imperialism, coloniality, criollismo, indigenismo, mestizaje, hybridity, testimonio, and lo popular.

Offered on Tuesday/Thursday 12:45PM – 2:00PM


LACS (JRLC) 5060: Telenovelas, Culture, and Society

Examination of the connections between media, culture, and society as participants study the world's most watched television genre: the Latin American telenovela. The class focuses on the
genre's contexts of production, consumption, regulation, and globalization, and analyzes telenovelas as a public forum for the negotiation of sociocultural issues.

Offered on Tuesday/Thursday 3:55PM – 5:10PM


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