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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

College of Letters & Science

Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies

Kristin Pitt, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and William Vélez, Professor of Sociology, Co-coordinators
Alida Cardós Whaley, Advisor, Northwest Quadrant, Bldg. B. Rm. 2484, (414) 229-4703, alida@uwm.edu

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Latino Studies Program in the College of Letters & Science, in cooperation, offer a unique major in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies. The curriculum is designed to ensure that students acquire foundational knowledge of U.S. Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean history and cultures; develop analytical and critical thinking skills; learn the comparative approach to studies of cultures; and gain insight into Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean cultures from a variety of perspectives. Students take introductory courses in Latin American/Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies and two integrated courses that focus on similarities and differences among people of both areas. In addition, students choose their elective courses from many different departments, and they must select at least two courses each from clusters 1 and 2.

1. Artistic Expression
2. Social and Natural Sciences
3. Language and Communication Skills

A final research project will serve as a culminating experience in the major. Students will learn and demonstrate research skills in examining an issue or a problem that is relevant to the major, i.e., that integrates Latino and Latin American/Caribbean studies.

Course of Study: Major

Students are required to complete a minimum of 33 credits in the major, at least 15 of which must be taken at the advanced level (300 and above) in residence at UWM. The College requires that all students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the major attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work. The following are required:

Core Courses (15 credits)
Both of the following introductory courses:

LACS 101

Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies

3

LATINO 101

Introduction to Latino Studies

3

Two of the following integrated courses with both Latina/o and Latin American-Caribbean content:

COMPLIT 365

Literatures and Cultures of the Americas: Subtitle

CURRINS 550

Using Children’s Literature to Explore Latin America/Latino Cultural Heritage

ENGLISH 316

World Cinemas (with appropriate subtitle)

ENGLISH 394

Theories of Mass Culture: “Latino and Latin America Popular Culture” subtitle

HIST 372

Topics in Global History (with appropriate subtitle)

LACUSL 200

Selected Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies: (Subtitle)

LACUSL 300

Advanced Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies: (Subtitle)

LACUSL/THEATRE 324

Theatre in the Americas: Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Theatre

LACUSL 699

Independent Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Integrated Studies

LATINO/SOCIOL 423

Latino Immigration and Incorporation: (Subtitle)

One of the following capstone courses:

LACUSL 680

Senior Research Project (3 cr.)

LACUSL 699

Advanced Independent Study

In semesters when LACUSL 680 is not offered, students may complete the capstone requirement by taking LACUSL 699, Advanced Independent Study, with an appropriate faculty member from the LACUSL associated faculty. L&S guidelines require that the student: 1) conduct independent research; 2) evaluate & integrate prior research; and 3) present the findings in a professional manner & context; and that the sponsoring faculty member provide clear guidelines on how performance will be evaluated. The student also may substitute an existing course in one of the curricular codes represented by the majors electives, provided that it satisfies the L&S research requirement for that major and provided that the major research project undertaken as part of that course has a distinctly LACUSL topic.

Electives (18 credits). Electives may be selected from integrated courses as well as from the three course clusters listed below. Students must take at least two courses from Cluster 1, at least two from Cluster 2, and up to two from Cluster 3. At least three different departmental curricular codes must be represented among the electives. A course taken to satisfy the Integrative requirement may not count as an elective. A maximum of 3 credits in an internship (LACUSL 289 or LACUSL 489) may count as an elective for the major.

1. Artistic Expression

   

ARTHIST 104

African, New World, and Oceanic Art and Architecture

ARTHIST 251

Introduction to the Art and Architecture of Latin America

ARTHIST 367

Latin American Modernisms

ARTHIST 373

Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica

ARTHIST 375

Art of the Aztec Empire

COMPLIT 365

Literatures and Cultures of the Americas: (Subtitle)

CURRINS 550

Using Children’s Literature to Explore Latin American/Latino Cultural Heritage

DANCE 414

Dance History: African Dance Through the Diaspora

ENGLISH 279

Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature

ENGLISH 316

World Cinemas (with appropriate subtitle)

ENGLISH 374

Survey of U.S. Latino/a Literature

ENGLISH 394

Theories of Mass Culture (with appropriate subtitle)

ENGLISH 523

Studies in U.S. Latino/a Literature

LACUSL/THEATRE 324

Theatre in the Americas: Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Theatre

PORTUGS 225

Understanding Brazil

PORTUGS 360

Brazilian Culture: (Subtitle)

PORTUGS 380

Luso-Brazilian Literature in Translation

PORTUGS 457

Seminar in Brazilian Literature

SPANISH 371

Introduction to Latino Literature in English

SPANISH 373

Topics in Latino Literature in English: (Subtitle)

SPANISH 472

Survey of Spanish-American Literature and Civilization

SPANISH 507

Seminar on Spanish-American Literature: (Subtitle)

SPANISH 575

Seminar on 18th and 19th Century Spanish-American Literature and Civilization: (with appropriate subtitle)

SPANISH 577

Seminar on Modern Spanish-American Literature and Civilization: (with appropriate subtitle)

2. Social and Natural Sciences

   

AFRICOL 320

Black Cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean

AFRICOL 334

Survey of Black American and Black Brazilian Societies

AFRICOL 414

The Black Woman in America, Africa, and the Caribbean

AFRICOL 418

Race, Class, and Gender in the Caribbean

ANTHRO 225

The Aztec Empire

ANTHRO 309

Archaeology of Central and South America

ANTHRO 310

Archaeology of Middle America

ANTHRO 311

The World of the Ancient Maya

ANTHRO 315

Peoples and Cultures of Mexico and Central America

ANTHRO 497

Study Abroad Peru: Peru Past and Present, Archaeological Perspectives

ATM SCI 297/497

Study Abroad Mexico: Air Pollution and Ancient Cultures

BIO SCI 297/497

Study Abroad Panama: Tropical Biology

ECON 353

Economic Development

ED POL 212

Educational Issues in Spanish-Speaking Communities

ED POL 460

The Chicano Experience

ED POL 560

Education and Hispanics

ETHNIC 102

Transnational Migrations: Asian-, Arab-, Euro-American, and Latino Identity

ETHNIC 245

Indians, Artists, and Conquistadores: The U.S. Southwest

GEOG 421

Geography of Latin America

GEOG 482

Cultural Geography of Latin America

HIST 180

Latin American Society and Culture

HIST 267

History of Latinos in the United States

HIST 290

Topics in Global History: Ethnicity and Media: U.S., Latin America, and Caribbean subtitle

HIST 372

Topics in Global History: “Latino and Latin American/Caribbean Cities” (previously offered as UrbPlan 692); “History of Media” subtitles

HIST 393

History of Mexico

HIST 400

Topics in Latin American and Caribbean History (with appropriate subtitle)

HIST 404

Topics in American History: “Tale of Two Cities – Milwaukee and Los Angeles” subtitle

LACUSL 200

Selected Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies: (Subtitle)

LACUSL 300

Advanced Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies : (Subtitle)

POL SCI 325

Latin American Politics

POL SCI 346

U.S.-Latin American Relations

SOCIOL 323

Perspectives on Latino Communities

3. Language and Communication Skills. Students are allowed to count up to two courses from this cluster. Courses from this cluster are not required.

ANTHRO/LINGUIS 570

Issues in Bilingualism

COMMUN 350

Intercultural Communication

COMMUN 550

International and Global Communication

COMMUN 675

Communication in International Mediation and Peacebuilding

CURRINS 542

History and Politics of Second Language Education

ENGLISH 404

Language, Power, and Identity

ETHNIC 200

Racial Minorities in the U.S.

FRENCH 303

Conversation and Composition: Intermediate Level

FRENCH 311

French for International Business/Professional Communication: Oral Emphasis

FRENCH 325

Intensive Grammar and Usage

FRENCH 361

French for International Business/Professional Communication: Writing Focus

FRENCH 401

French for Reading Knowledge

JAMS 450

Race and Ethnicity in the Media

LINGUIS 420

Introduction to Second Language Acquisition

PORTUGS 310

Composition and Conversation

PORTUGS 446

The Portuguese-Speaking World: Sociolinguistic Perspectives

SOCIOL 324

Comparative Race Relations

SPANISH 120

Spanish for Health Professionals I

SPANISH 121

Spanish for the Health and Social Services

SPANISH 308

Advanced Writing and Reading

SPANISH 318

Advanced Speaking and Listening

SPANISH 319

Advanced Speaking and Listening for Heritage Speakers

SPANISH 332

Business and Legal Spanish I

SPANISH 338

Spanish for Health Professionals I

SPANISH 341

Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

SPANISH 347

Introduction to Translation: Spanish to English

SPANISH 348

Introduction to Translation: English to Spanish

SPANISH 349

Introduction to Interpreting

SPANISH 350

Introduction of Literary Analysis

SPANISH 388

Health Issues in the Hispanic World

SPANISH 441

History and Dialects of the Spanish Language

SPANISH 442

Business and Legal Spanish II

SPANISH 446

Hispanic Sociolinguistics

SPANISH 449

Advanced Court Interpreting

SPANISH 595

Spanish for Reading Knowledge

A 3-credit internship course may count toward elective credit:

LACS 289

Internship, Lower Division

LACS 489

Internship, Upper Division

LACUSL 289

Internship, Lower Division

LACUSL 489

Internship, Upper Division

LATINO 289

Internship, Lower Division

LATINO 489

Internship, Upper Division

With approval of program coordinator, a relevant course not currently listed above may be substituted.

Faculty
(A complete list of LACUSL faculty members is available at www4.uwm.edu/lacusl/facultystaff)

Nancy Bird-Soto, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Gilberto Blasini, Assoc. Prof., PhD, English
University of California, Los Angeles
Dir., Film Studies Program

Brenda Cárdenas, Assoc. Prof., PhD, English
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Christopher Davis-Benavides, Assoc. Prof., MFA, Visual Arts
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Raoul Deal, Sr. Lect., MFA, Cultures and Communities
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

César Ferreira, Prof., PhD, Spanish and Portuguese
University of Texas at Austin

Enrique Figueroa, Asst. Prof., PhD, Governmental Affairs
University of California, Davis
Dir., Roberto Hernández Center

Jean Hudson, Assoc. Prof., PhD, Anthropology
University of California, Santa Barbara

Michelle Lopez-Ríos, Asst. Prof., MFA, Theatre
University of Houston

Aims McGuinness, Assoc. Prof., PhD
University of Michigan

Kristin Pitt, Assoc. Prof., PhD, Comparative Literature
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sandra Pucci, Assoc. Prof., PhD, Linguistics
University of Southern California

Joseph Rodríguez, Assoc. Prof., PhD, History
University of California, Berkeley

Kristin Ruggiero, Prof., PhD, History
Indiana University
Dir., Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Paru Shah, Asst. Prof., PhD
Rice University

William Vélez, Prof., PhD, Sociology
Yale University

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