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List of Supporting Courses (See Course Descriptions)

Culture, History, and Society

  • LCS 509/SOC 576/ International Migration: History, Theory, Methodology
  • LCS 510 Workers and Globalization
  • LCS 511 Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • LCS 515 U.S. Latino Culture and Literature
  • LCS 551 Gender and Class in Latin American Development
  • LCS 556/POS 556 Authoritarian and Comparative/
  • Representative Regimes in Latin America
  • LCS 560 Urban Poverty in Latin America
  • LCS 565  Latinos and Inequality in America
  • LCS 572/GOG 572 Issues in Latin American Geography
  • LCS 573/GOG 573 Comparative Metropolitan Planning
  • LCS 575 Caribbean Migration
  • LCS 585/ECO 585 Land and Labor in Latin America
  • LCS 593/POS 593 International Relations of Latin America
  • LCS 599 Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (as advised)
  • LCS 695 Independent Study and Research (1-6 cr.) (as advised)
  • ANT 533 Mesoamerican Archaeology
  • ANT 633 Seminar in Mesoamerican Archaeology
  • ANT 641 Seminar in Mesoamerican Ethnology
  • ANT 643 Seminar in the Native Mesoamerican Texts and Literature
  • ANT 648 Seminar in South American Ethnology
  • ANT 666* Seminar in Ethnohistory
  • ANT 667/PLN 672 Housing Problems and Policies in Third World Cities
  • HIS 569 History of Mexico
  • HIS 570 History of the West Indies and Central America
  • HIS 572 History of Brazil
  • HIS 665 Readings in Latin American History
  • HIS 667 Seminar in Latin American History         
  • SOC 640 Gender Inequality

Language, Literature, and Fine Arts

  • LCS 514/SPN519 Literature of the Hispanic Caribbean
  • LCS 515 U.S. Latino Culture and Literature
  • LCS 517/SPN 513 Cultural Foundations of Latin American Literature
  • SPN 500 a/b Intensive Introduction in Spanish
  • SPN 527 Spanish American Poetry Since Modernism
  • SPN 605 Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism
  • SPN 606 Applied Critical Theory
  • SPN 680 Introduction to Literary Research

Advanced Methods Courses

Students enrolled in the LACS track of the Spanish Ph.D. program should take an advanced methods course in a field related to the dissertation topic. Choosing this course should be made in consultation and with the approval of the student's LACS graduate advisor.
The following are some of the methods courses accepted by the Department to satisfy this requirement:

  • ANT 508 Proseminar in Ethnology
  • ANT 600 Quantitative Methods in Anthropology
  • ANT 608 Field methods in Ethnology
  • HIS 590 Quantitative Methods in History
  • HIS 591 Research and Writing in History
  • HIS 594 Readings and Practicum in Oral and Video History
  • SOC 509 Research Methods
  • SOC 535 Qualitative Research Techniques
  • SPN 605 Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism
  • SPN 606 Applied Critical Theory
  • SPN 685 Methods in Research
  • ENG 542 Literary Theory since 1950
  • ENG 642 Trends in Critical Theory
  • WWS 565 Feminist Theory

* In order to receive credit for this course toward the Ph.D. degree, students must work on Latin American, Caribbean, or U.S. Latino related topics.

Explanation of course prefixes:

  • AAS Africana Studies
  • PLN Planning
  • AOS Administration & Policy Studies
  • POR Portuguese
  • POS Political Science
  • ANT Anthropology
  • SOC Sociology
  • ECO Economics
  • SPN Spanish
  • GOG Geography
  • ESOC Educational Sociology
  • HIS History
  • TBI Languages and Cultures Education
  • LCS Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • WSS Women’s Studies