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Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies
 

Doctoral Concentration in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Cultural Studies

(LACS Ph.D. Concentration - Code 013107)
(Please include code under Program Information in your application.)
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List of Supporting Courses

Culture, History, and Society

  • LCS 506 Leaders and Society of the English Speaking Islands
  • LCS 507 Three Island Revolutions
  • LCS 508 Seminar: U.S. Latinos
  • LCS 509/SOC 576 International Migration: Migration and Transnationalism
  • LCS 510 Workers and Globalization in the Americas
  • LCS 511 Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • LCS 515 Los Latinos en E.E.U.U.: Historia y Cultura
  • LCS 551/WSS 557 Gender and Class in Latin American Development
  • LCS 556/POS 556 Authoritarian and Comparative/
           Representative Regimes in Latin America
  • 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 666* Seminar in Ethnohistory
  • 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
  • SOC640 Gender Inequality

Language, Literature, and Fine Arts

  • LCS 514 Literature of the Hispanic Caribbean
  • LCS 515 Los Latinos en E.E.U.U.: Historia y Cultura
  • LCS 517 Cultural Foundations of Latin American Literature
  • SPN 500 Intensive Introduction in Spanish
  • SPN 502 Spanish Syntax and Morphology
  • SPN 505 History of the Spanish Language
  • SPN 507 Language and Ideology in the Spanish Speaking World
  • SPN 508 Advanced Spanish Communication
  • SPN 509 Methodology of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language
  • SPN 510 Topics in Spanish Language or Linguistics
  • SPN 512 Introduction to Spanish Cultural Studies
  • SPN 514 Latin American Cinema
  • SPN 515 Imagined Spaces
  • SPN 516 Topics in Hispanic Cultural Studies
  • SPN 517 Popular Culture
  • SPN 521 Spain in Transit; from the Transition to the Present
  • SPN 523 Decentering Gazes in Contemporary Spanish Cinema
  • SPN 529 Literature and Culture in the Boaderlands
  • SPN 606 Applied Critical Theory
  • SPN 681 Seminar: Novel
  • SPN 685 Topics in Hispanic Linguistics
  • SPN 694 Directed Readings in Spanish
  • SPN 793 College Teaching of the Spanish Language
  • POR 502 Linguistic Structure of Modern Portuguese
  • POR 505 History of the Portuguese Language
  • POR 512 Survey of Brazilian Literature
  • ANT 528 Mesoamerican Linguistics
  • ANT 533 Mesoamerican Writing Systems
  • ANT 571 Mesoamerican Language Instruction

Advanced Methods Courses

Students enrolled in the LACS track of the Spanish Ph.D. program should take LCS (SPN) 511 introduction to Cultural Studies or 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 606 Applied Critical Theory
  • SPN 685 Topics in Hispanic Linguistics
  • ENG 542 Literary Theory since 1950
  • ENG 642 Current 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

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