Courses in Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS)
2300 LATIN AMERICAN CULTURES is a survey course that develops a broader understanding of the diverse cultures of Latin America beginning with pre-Colombian societies and continuing to the present. Students will be exposed to historical, political, and social factors throughout Latin America as well as study thematic and cultural elements that contribute to the face of Latin America today. One of two required courses in the Latin American and Latino Studies minor. Also is a humanities elective in the UCA Core "Diversity in World Cultures" area.
2310 LATINOS IN THE UNITED STATES is a survey course that provides a basic overview and understanding of Latinas/os in the United States. Students will critically examine Latino populations by studying the historical, cultural, and socioeconomic development of Latino groups in U.S. history. Attention is given to how migration, ethnicity, gender, class, and politics shape the U.S. Latino experience with emphasis on the historically larger represented groups: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Dominicans. One of two required courses in the Latin American and Latino Studies minor. Also is a humanities elective in the UCA Core "Critical Inquiry" area.
3300 TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINO STUDIES is a topics class that addresses themes and issues pertinent to Latin American and Latino Studies. Course content will include a diverse range of topics. May be repeated for credit under different topics.