Courses by Topics

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Courses by Topics

Note: Students choosing their own topics for research papers must select a topic related to Latin America and the Caribbean. All courses must have at least 25 percent Latin American and Caribbean content to count toward the major.

Courses with a blank (_____) at the end of their titles are typically topics or seminar courses that may be repeated for credit. Usually these courses offer different topics each time they are taught. Students should check with the course instructor about the requirements to take the course and what the topic will be when it is offered.

I. Culture, Literature, and the Arts

  • LAA 302/602 Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (may be repeated as topic changes)
  • LAA 332 Language and Society in Latin America
  • LAA 334/634 Indigenous Traditions of Latin America
  • LAA 503 Race, Gender, Ethnicity and Nationalism in Latin America
  • MUSC 305 Music of Latin America
  • MUSC 312 Music in the Andes
  • MUSC 313 Music in Mexico and the Caribbean
  • PORT 300 Brazilian Culture
  • PORT 340/540 Textual Analysis and Critical Reading
  • PORT 347 Brazilian Studies
  • PORT 365 Studies in Brazilian Film
  • SPAN 448: Spanish Language and Culture for Business
  • SPAN 460 Colonial Spanish-American Studies
  • SPAN 462: Twentieth Century Spanish-American Studies
  • SPAN 463: National Traditions in Spanish America
  • SPAN 468 National Traditions: El Caribe Hispano
  • SPAN 560: Colloquium on Latin American Film

II. Society, Politics, and Economics

  • ANTH 379 Indigenous Traditions of Latin America
  • ANTH 380 Peoples of South America
  • ANTH 501 Indigenous Development in Latin America/Contemporary Mesoamerica
  • ANTH 506 Ancient American Civilizations: Mesoamerica
  • ANTH 507 The Ancient Maya
  • ANTH 508 Ancient American Civilizations: The Central Andes
  • ANTH 562 Mexamerica
  • ANTH 674 Political Anthropology
  • HIST 121 Modern Latin America
  • HIST 365 Invention of the Tropics
  • HIST 371 Cultural History of Latin America
  • HIST 575 History of Mexico
  • HIST 576 History of Central America
  • HIST 578 Social History of South America
  • HIST 579 History of Brazil
  • IBUS 415 Business in Latin America
  • LAA 302/602 Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (may be repeated as topic changes)
  • LAA 332 Language and Society in Latin America
  • LAA 334/634 Indigenous Traditions of Latin America
  • LAA 503 Race, Gender, Ethnicity and Nationalism in Latin America
  • POLS 658 Theories of Politics in Latin America
  • POLS 659 Political Dynamics of Latin America
  • SOC/AMS 332 The United States in Global Context
  • SOC 531 Global Social Change

Contact Info

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 320
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-4213
785-864-3800
latamst@ku.edu
http://latamst.ku.edu/
Jill S. Kuhnheim, Director
785-864-1126

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 320
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-4213
785-864-3800
latamst@ku.edu
http://latamst.ku.edu/
Peter Haney, Assistant Director and Undergraduate Advisor
785-864-1127
Karen Cook, Advising Specialist
785-864-3500
kuizen@ku.edu

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 320
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-4213
785-864-3800
latamst@ku.edu
http://latamst.ku.edu/
Jill S. Kuhnheim, Director
785-864-1127
Tony Rosenthal, Associate Director and Graduate Advisor
785-864-4213
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