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Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor

Phone: 843.953.5701

Douglas Friedman, Director

This interdisciplinary minor and program will expose students to the cultures, history, politics, economy, and languages of our Latin American and Caribbean neighbors.

Requirements

Credit Hours: 18

At least nine hours in the minor at the 200 level or above must be earned at the College of Charleston.

Not more than nine of the required credit hours may be in any one discipline (excluding LACS).

NOTE: Students are encouraged to fulfill their language requirement in Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, or French. Students are encouraged to spend one summer or semester in a study abroad program in Latin America or the Caribbean.

Required course:

LACS 101

Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Two courses selected from:

ANTH 325

Peoples and Cultures of Latin America

ANTH 327

Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean

ARTH 205

Pre-Columbian Art and Culture

HIST 262

Colonial Latin America

HIST 263

Modern Latin America

HIST 364

Sugar and Slaves in Colonial Brazil

HIST 365

Modern Brazil

LACS 103

Introduction to Contemporary Cuba

LACS 104

Introduction to Contemporary Chile

LACS 105

Introduction to Contemporary Brazil

LACS 106

Introduction to Contemporary Argentina

LTPO 150

Portuguese Literature in (English) Translation

LTPO 250

Portuguese Literature in (English) Translation: A Foreign Literature

LTPO 270

Studies in Brazilian Film

LTPO 280

Studies in Brazilian Civilization and Culture Through Literature

LTPO 350

Portuguese Literature in (English) Translation: A Foreign Author

LTPO 450

Portuguese Literature in (English) Translation: Comparative Literature

LTSP 252

Contemporary Latin American Literature in Translation

LTSP 254

Society, History, and Culture in Spanish-American Literature

LTSP 256

The Magic and The Real in Latin American Literature and Film

POLI 340

Politics of Latin America

POLI 351

The Politics of Contemporary Brazil

POLI 245

Cuban Revolution

SPAN 333

Topics in Hispanic Cultures

Electives (including the above):

ANTH 362

Social and Cultural Change

ANTH 328

Aztecs, Maya, and Their Ancestors

ARTH 255

Latin American Colonial Art

ENGL 233

Survey of Non-Western Twentieth-Century Literature

ENGL 234

Survey of Third World Masterpieces

ENGL 358

Colonial and Postcolonial British Literature

FREN 320

A Survey of Francophone Literature

FREN 326

A Survey of Francophone Civilization

HIST 261

Special Topics in Asia, Africa and Latin America

HIST 361

Special Topics in Asia, Africa and Latin America

HIST 366

Comparative Slavery in the Americas

HIST 461

Research Seminar in Asia, Africa, and Latin America

LACS 200

Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

LACS 300

Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

LACS 332

Latin American Politics and Society in Film

LACS 400

Independent Study in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

POLI 347

International Development: Theories and Practices

POLI 266

International Diplomacy Studies

SOCY 362

Social and Cultural Change

SPAN 315

Special Assignment Abroad

SPAN 328

Spanish Language Study Abroad

SPAN 333

Topics in Hispanic Cultures

SPAN 371

Survey of Spanish-American Literature I

SPAN 372

Survey of Spanish-American Literature II

SPAN 447

Spanish Dialectology

SPAN 454

Contemporary Spanish-American Poetry

SPAN 455

Contemporary Spanish-American Fiction

SPAN 456

Contemporary Spanish-American Theatre

SPAN 457

Early Colonial Spanish-American Texts

SPAN 458

Contemporary Hispanic-Caribbean

NOTE: Departmental Special Topics, Tutorials, Independent Studies, and Internships as appropriate.