2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Latin American Studies, B.A.

Latin American Studies critically examines the societies of Latin America, including Brazil, through a wide range of literary and non-literary texts. The program exposes students to diversity of thought and beliefs within divergent cultural paradigms.

Requirements

Required Courses

Latin American Studies is available as a major in the BA degree. It consists of 33 credit hours.
PORT 10103Portuguese for Beginners

3

AND

PORT 10203Portuguese for Beginners 2

3

 

Two of the following:

SPAN 31103Oral Communication in Spanish

3

SPAN 31203Writing in Spanish

3

SPAN 31403Advanced Spanish Grammar

3

 

One of the following:

SPAN 32103Culture of Latin America

3

SPAN 32203Popular Cultures of Spanish-speaking Countries

3

 

One of the following:

SPAN 32703Panorama of Latin American Literature 1 (Pre-1820)

3

SPAN 32803Panorama of Latin American Literature 2 (Post 1820)

3

 

One elective (3 credits) in SHS at the 30000 or 40000 level

Three electives at the 30000 level or above

LAST 40003 Latin American Studies Senior Seminar

A student may not double major in both LAST and Spanish & Hispanic Studies.

**Students interested in pursuing Portuguese beyond 10203 should talk to the LAST director about possible incentives, such as study abroad scholarships.

***When the course focuses on Latin America, see the approved list of courses below.

Study Abroad

Study Abroad is strongly recommended for all LAST majors. Besides the enormous improvement in speaking ability, the international experience will enhance career opportunities and cross-cultural competence. For the LAST major, 15 credit hours may be earned in Study Abroad programs. If the student earns 6 of those credits while on a TCU sponsored summer program, then the student may still apply 9 credit hours to the major from a semester-long program. For students in a year-long program, 21 credit hours of the LAST major may be earned in study abroad. If the student earns 6 of those credits while on a TCU sponsored summer program, then the student may still apply 15 credits to the major from a semester-long program.

Study Abroad courses SPAN 30013 and SPAN 30023 may be taken as electives to fulfill the LAST major requirements if taken in Latin America.

In order to receive credit, the student must meet with the Spanish & Hispanic Studies study abroad advisor as well as the Center for International Studies prior to departure to obtain approval for coursework abroad to transfer to TCU.

Students are encouraged to consider studying abroad in Brazil. By completing PORT 10103 and PORT 10203 at TCU, students will be prepared to participate in a pre-approved study abroad program such as ISA or IES in Brazil. Students may therefore fulfill the language requirement for a B.A. in AddRan College by Studying Portuguese. Additionally, students may apply study abroad credits in Portuguese to their LAST major.

Co-curricular Engagement and Internships

Students are encouraged to contact the Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies for information about off-campus cultural resources. Students interested in doing an internship should read the department's internship policy at http://span.tcu.edu/internship.asp. (See Appendix D.)

Course List

The following courses may count toward the LAST major

Courses taught within the Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies

SPAN 32103Culture of Latin America

3

SPAN 32203Popular Cultures of Spanish-speaking Countries

3

SPAN 32403Cinema of Latin America

3

SPAN 32703Panorama of Latin American Literature 1 (Pre-1820)

3

SPAN 32803Panorama of Latin American Literature 2 (Post 1820)

3

SPAN 39000Special Topics in Hispanic Literature and Culture

1.00-3.00

SPAN 41403Latin American Poetry and Theatre

3

SPAN 41503Latin American Short Story

3

SPAN 41603Latin American Novel

3

SPAN 41803Afro-Hispanic Literature

3

SPAN 41903Hispanic Women Writers

3

SPAN 42103Luso-Brazilian and Hispanic Literatures

3

PORT 10103Portuguese for Beginners

3

PORT 10203Portuguese for Beginners 2

3

PORT 20990International Residential Study

1.00-20.00

PORT 30000Portuguese Study Abroad

1.00-15.00

PORT 30863Culture of Brazil

3

PORT 30990International Residential Study

1.00-20.00

LAST 40003Latin American Studies Senior Seminar

3

Courses taught outside the Department of Spanish and Hispanic Studies


ANTH 30333Mexican American Culture

3

ANTH 30403Perspectives on Human-Animal Relationships

3

ANTH 30673Anthropology and Religion

3

ANTH 30703Archaeology of Mexico and Peru

3

ANTH 30723Ethnology of Selected Areas

3

ANTH 40333

ARHI 20083American Indian Art

3

ARHI 20093Art of Mexico from 1500 to the Present

3

ARHI 30143Inka and Their Predecessors: Ancient South American Art

3

ARHI 30153The Aztec, Maya, Olmec

3

ARHI 30163Maya Art and Architecture

3

ECON 30463Latin American Economics

3

ENGL 30703Contemporary Latino Literature

3

ENGL 30713Mexican American Culture

3

GEOG 30503Topics in Regional Geography

3

GEOG 30523Geography of Latin America

3

GEOG 40010Field Studies in Geography

1.00-6.00

HIST 10723History of Latinas/os in the United States

3

HIST 10923Latin American History: Colonial Period

3

HIST 10933Latin American History: National Period

3

HIST 20923Honors History of Latin American Civilization to 1830

3

HIST 20933Honors History of Latin American Civilization since 1830

3

HIST 30903Indigenous Movements in Latin America

3

HIST 30913History of Central America

3

HIST 30923The United States and Latin America

3

HIST 30933Revolution in Latin America

3

HIST 30943The Spanish Borderlands

3

HIST 30973Biography in LatinAmerican History

3

HIST 30993History of Mexico

3

HIST 40713Indians of the Greater Southwest

3

HIST 40743History of Texas

3

LTNO 20003Introduction to Latina/o Studies

3

NURS 30063Global Perspectives in Health

3

PORT 20103Portuguese for Beginners 3

3

PORT 20203Intermediate Portuguese

3

RELI 10043Understanding Religion: Society and Culture

3

RELI 30463Being Latina/o and Religious in the U.S.

3

RELI 30493Latina/o Religion, Law and Identity

3

RELI 30843Latina Feminist Religious Thought

3

RELI 30673Anthropology and Religion

3