Latino/Latin American Studies (LLS)

LLS 8145  LATINO/-A POLITICS (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the dynamism and growth of the role of Latinos, as a group of political actors, in the United States. This course provides students with an exposure to and understanding of various concepts and dimensions of this phenomenon, including historical and contemporary Latino political thought and the efforts to increase political empowerment (representation and participation) and influence through grassroots, social, and political movements. (Cross-listed with PSCI 8145, LLS 3140, PSCI 3140)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): PSCI 1100 is recommended.

LLS 8286  INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF LATIN AMERICA (3 credits)

Analysis of the role of Latin American states in the international political arena. Emphasis upon developing, applying and testing an explanatory theory of international politics through the study of the inter-American system: the regional, institutional and ideological environment, power relations, policies and contemporary problems. (This course fulfills the department's international politics requirement). (Cross-listed with LLS 4280, PSCI 4280, PSCI 8286)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): PSCI 2500 or equivalent is recommended.

LLS 8685  GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF LATIN AMERICA (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the political institutions, processes, and public policies of the states of Latin America. (Cross-listed with LLS 3680, PSCI 3680, PSCI 8685)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): PSCI 2500 or equivalent is recommended.

LLS 8906  INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3 credits)

This course is designed for those students who are independently pursuing an area of Latino/Latin American Studies that is not covered under the existing curriculum. The student will be supervised by a member of the faculty of the LLS program. All course assignments, requirements, and expectations will be clearly indicated in advance. May be repeated for credit, up to six hours, under a different topic.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission of LLS faculty member required.

LLS 8916  CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN LLS: SOCIAL SCIENCES (3 credits)

A discussion-led course on current and evolving issues and questions pertaining to the Latino and Latin American immigrant population in the United States and its transnational ties to Latin America and the Caribbean. Topics fall within the social sciences. The course may also include service-learning assignments when appropriate. (Cross-listed with LLS 4910.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): A graduate student in good standing and instructor permission.

LLS 8926  CONTEMPORARY TOPICS IN LLS:HUMANITIES (3 credits)

This course is an interdisciplinary topical approach that explores various aspects of Latino/Latin American Studies. Selected topics will be suitable for examination from the perspective of the humanities (literature, art, dance, music, theatre, and philosophy topics). Topics and disciplines will vary from term to term. Course description will be announced in advance. Repeatable up to nine credits if content differs. (Cross-listed with LLS 4920.)

LLS 8956  LATIN AMERICAN STUDY ABROAD (1-3 credits)

This course is designed as an international study abroad course that will introduce undergraduate and graduate students to the dynamism of socio-cultural, economic and political changes taking place across Latin America. Note: International travel and special fees required. (Cross-listed with LLS 4950)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior standing or Junior standing with permission of the department. LLS 1000 or LLS 1010 or equivalent and departmental permission.