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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions L Latin American Studies LAST
Latin American Studies LAST

Instruction offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts.

Junior Courses
Latin American Studies 211       Latin America: People, Places and Popular Culture
An introduction to Latin America, one of the most diverse and dynamic regions in the world. What is the origin of this diversity? How does this diversity manifest itself in today’s places and cultures? An interdisciplinary approach is taken to answering these questions, as the course material integrates archaeology, history, political science, economics, geography, anthropology, and cultural studies to introduce students to the region.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Latin American Studies 211 and 201 will not be allowed.
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Senior Courses
Latin American Studies 301       Field Study in Latin America
An experiential learning course, designed to provide a framework for the student's empirical learning experience during the Latin American Studies Field School. Provides a forum for the sharing of cross-cultural experiences among the students, as they analyze and reflect on the realities of life in Latin America. Students will be expected to live with a local family during the Field School, to take an active part in discussions, and to participate in events and field trips.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Co-ordinator.
Notes:
Normally offered during the Spring or Summer Intersession.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Latin American Studies 303       Latin American Field Research
In a Latin American field setting, this course guides students in integrating their own observations and experiences with scholarly readings on themes of relevance and importance to the particular setting. Attention is paid to the archaeological and historical contexts as well as present day economic, political, and social issues of Latin America. The regional and theoretical focus of the material will vary according to the location at which the course is given.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Program Co-ordinator.
Notes:
Normally offered during the Spring or Summer Intersession.
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Latin American Studies 311       Critical Contemporary Issues in Latin America
An analysis of critical issues that provides students with a framework for understanding Latin America today. Examines themes of contemporary importance, which may include human rights, indigenous issues, energy, the environment, democratization, poverty and inequality, social movements, migration, and the region’s relationship with the United States.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Latin American Studies 311 and 203 will not be allowed.
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Latin American Studies 401       Integrative Seminar in Latin American Studies
An advanced seminar involving research on a special Latin American topic integrating a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives (e.g. political science, anthropology, geography, cultural studies).
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Latin American Studies 201 or 211; and 203 or 311, and 48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents).
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Latin American Studies 501       Directed Study in Latin American Studies
Students devise a research question and carry out a program of independent research with a specialist on a topic in the area of Latin American Studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
48 units (8.0 full-course equivalents) and consent of the Program Co-ordinator.
Notes:
Students must contact the Program Co-ordinator well in advance of the first day of classes to arrange an independent study course.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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