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Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Coordinator and Advisor: Alida Cardós Whaley, NWQ B, Room 2484, alida@uwm.edu, (414) 229-4703
LACS Program Committee Chair: Jean Hudson, jhudson@uwm.edu, (414) 229-4175

http://uwm.edu/latin-american-caribbean-us-latino-studies/certificates/latin-american-caribbean-studies-certificate/ Please note: The College of Letters & Science charges an additional special course fee for Distance Education (online) sections. These sections can be distinguished by a section number beginning with 2-- (e.g., 201, 202). If the special course fee is not listed in the Schedule of Classes, please contact Andy Cuneo, L&S Student Academic Services, via e-mail, acuneo@uwm.edu, or phone (414) 229-2787.
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LACS 101(SPANISH 173): Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies (3 units; U ; HU)

Lectures and discussion of a range of topics relating to Latin America and the Caribbean that lead to an understanding of the cultures of these areas.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 001 25274 9:30 AM-10:45 AM TR 09/04-12/13 Sugiyama, Natasha CRT 124  

LACS-199: Independent Study: (1 - 3 units; U )

Independent work under supervision of faculty or academic staff member. For further information, consult the program director.

Notes:
Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 GPA, writ cons instr, progr dir, & asst dean for SAS.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 199 16011 - 09/04-12/13   OFF CAMPUS  

LACS-289: Internship in Latin American/Caribbean Studies, Lower Division (1 - 6 units; U )

Application of basic principles of history in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.

Notes:
One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.50 gpa, cons supervising faculty member.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 6 FLD 001 20971 - 09/04-12/13   ROOM TBA  

LACS-296: UROP Apprenticeship (1 - 3 units; U )

Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff.

Notes:
One credit for 45 hrs research. Retakable to 9 cr max in any combinations of UROP apprenticeship courses. Prereq: acceptance to UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 FLD 001 20972 - 09/04-12/13   ROOM TBA  

LACS-297: Study Abroad: (1 - 12 units; U )

Designed to enroll students in UWM-sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially-prepared program course work.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 12 LEC 101 18709 - 09/04-12/13   OFF CAMPUS  

LACS-489: Internship in Latin American/Caribbean Studies, Upper Division (1 - 6 units; U )

Application of basic principles of Latin American/Caribbean studies in business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.

Notes:
One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.50 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 6 FLD 001 20973 - 09/04-12/13   ROOM TBA  

LACS-496: Advanced UROP Apprenticeship (1 - 3 units; U )

Advanced undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty of staff.

Notes:
One cr for 45 hrs research. Retakable to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP apprenticeship courses. Prereq: acceptance to UROP; prior UROP apprenticeship or equiv rsrch experience.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001 16012 - 09/04-12/13   ROOM TBA  

LACS-497: Study Abroad: (1 - 12 units; U/G )

Designed to enroll students in UWM-sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially-prepared program course work.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 12 LEC 101 18710 - 09/04-12/13   OFF CAMPUS  

LACS-699: Advanced Independent Study (1 - 3 units; U )

Advanced level independent work under the supervision of a Latin American/Caribbean studies faculty or academic staff member.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max in any combination of LACS/Latino 698, LACS 699, & Latino 699. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, progr dir, & asst dean for SAS.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001 16013 - 09/04-12/13   ROOM TBA  

 
Additional Courses - Latin Am & Caribbean Studies
 
AFRIC-418: Race, Class, and Gender in Latin America and the Caribbean (3 units; U )

An analysis of race, class and gender in the evolution of political, economic, and social structures in Caribbean and Latin American societies.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 24957 5:00 PM-7:40 PM M 09/10-12/13 Saint Jacques, Ermitte AUP 104  
Consent required to audit.

ANTHRO-309: Archaeology of Central and South America (3 units; U/G )

Main pre-Columbian cultures and civilizations of Central and South America, including the Caribbean.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st; Anthro 103(P) or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 201 24700 - 09/04-12/13 Hudson, Jean ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

ECON-774: Economic Development - Theory (3 units; G )

Theories relating to production, distribution, and capital formation in less-developed nations.

Notes:
Prereq: grad st; Econ 301(P) & 302(P).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 25322 5:30 PM-8:10 PM R 09/04-12/13 Mohtadi, Hamid BOL B80  

FRENCH-204: Fourth-Semester French (3 units; U )

Continuation of French 203. Review of main grammatical concepts. Readings in modern French and Francophone literature.

Notes:
Prereq: grade of C or better in French 203(P) or level 4 score on French placement exam or cons instr; French 213(R). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (11 retro cr).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 20521 10:00 AM-10:50 AM MWF 09/04-12/13 Hill, Lindsey BOL B40  

FRENCH-325: Intensive Grammar and Usage (3 units; U )

Grammatical structures; levels of styles; written accuracy and proficiency.

Notes:
Prereq: French 303(215)(P) or cons instr.Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 21106 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 09/04-12/13 Alkhas, Anita NWQ G567  

HIST-372: Topics in Global History: (3 units; U/G )

Selected issues in global history.

Notes:
May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; completion of GER English Composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Road Trip: Politics and Culture in the 1950s
    3 LEC 001 24192 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 09/04-12/13 McGuinness, Aims HLT G90 PDF
Undergraduate credit only, this semester.
Consent required to audit

PORTUGS-103: First-Semester Portuguese (4 units; U )

Beginner-level Portuguese; listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    4 LEC 001 21043 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 09/04-12/13 Antunes, Susana CRT B84  
          11:00 AM-11:50 AM F        

PORTUGS-203: Third-Semester Portuguese (3 units; U )

Intermediate-level continuation of Portugs 104. Development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing; review of first-year grammatical concepts. Readings in modern literary and non-literary texts.

Notes:
Prereq: Portugs 104(P) or equiv. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (8 retro cr).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 20808 10:00 AM-10:50 AM MW 09/04-12/13 Antunes, Susana CRT B74  
          10:00 AM-10:50 AM F        

PORTUGS-360: Luso-Brazilian Culture: (3 units; U ; HU)

One or more aspects of contemporary culture in the Portuguese-speaking world.

Notes:
In English.May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
A Journey Through Music of the Lusophone World
HU   3 LEC 001 24213 4:30 PM-7:10 PM M 09/10-12/13 Antunes, Susana CRT 209  

SPANISH-203: Third-Semester Spanish (3 units; U )

Continuation of Spanish 104. Review of the main grammatical concepts. Readings in modern Spanish and Spanish-American literature.

Notes:
Generates L&S credits for demonstrated equivalent preparation (8 retro crs). Prereq: grade of C- or better in Spanish 104(P) or level 3 score on Spanish placement exam.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 20124 9:00 AM-9:50 AM MWF 09/04-12/13 Garcia Mendez, Belen CRT 219  
    3 LEC 002 21135 10:00 AM-10:50 AM MWF 09/04-12/13 Bzeniuk, Daria NWQ G571  
    3 LEC 003 20125 11:00 AM-11:50 AM MWF 09/04-12/13 Garcia Mendez, Belen MER 316  
    3 LEC 004 20649 12:00 PM-12:50 PM MWF 09/04-12/13 Splittgerber, Brock MER 315  
    3 LEC 005 20126 1:00 PM-1:50 PM MWF 09/04-12/13 Libbey, Allison NWQ 1935  
    3 LEC 006 25077 2:00 PM-2:50 PM MWF 09/04-12/13 Splittgerber, Brock MER 315  
    3 LEC 007 20625 5:30 PM-6:45 PM MW 09/04-12/13 Martinez-Geijo Roman, Laura CRT 319  
    3 LEC 008 22362 7:00 PM-8:15 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Martinez-Geijo Roman, Laura CRT B25  

SPANISH-204: Fourth-Semester Spanish (3 units; U )

Continuation of Spanish 203. Review of the main grammatical concepts. Readings in modern Spanish and Spanish-American literature.

Notes:
Generates L&S credits for demonstrated equivalent preparation (11 retro crs). Prereq: grade of C- or better in Spanish 203(P) or level 4 score on Spanish placement exam.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 20777 9:00 AM-9:50 AM MWF 09/04-12/13 Bzeniuk, Daria NWQ G578  
    3 LEC 002 20127 10:00 AM-10:50 AM MWF 09/04-12/13 Huercanos Esparza, Inigo NWQ G570  
    3 LEC 003 20841 12:00 PM-12:50 PM MWF 09/04-12/13 Huercanos Esparza, Inigo CRT B19  
    3 LEC 004 20128 1:00 PM-1:50 PM MWF 09/04-12/13 Oceguera Hernandez, Saul CRT B19  
    3 LEC 005 20129 5:30 PM-6:45 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Bzeniuk, Daria CRT B19  

SPANISH-308: Advanced Writing and Reading (3 units; U )

Development of proficiency in different writing styles; emphasis on the most difficult aspects of Spanish through reading and other exercises.

Notes:
Counts as repeat of Spanish 305 and 316. Generates L&S credits for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro credits). Prereq: C- or better in Spanish 204(P), or score level 5 on Spanish placement exam, or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 20983 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 09/04-12/13 Suarez-Felipe, Ester NWQ G544  
    3 LEC 002 21141 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 09/04-12/13 McCaw, Robert NWQ G578  
    3 LEC 003 21142 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Butera, Brianna NWQ G589  
    3 LEC 004 20931 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 09/04-12/13 Mendez-Santalla, I NWQ G596  
    3 LEC 005 21143 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Suarez-Felipe, Ester CRT 209  
    3 LEC 006 20984 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Sotomayor, Maria NWQ G589  

SPANISH-318: Advanced Speaking and Listening (3 units; U )

Development of oral proficiency in relation to Hispanic culture.

Notes:
For non-heritage Spanish speakers. Students cannot receive credit for both 318 and 319. Generates L&S credits for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr). Prereq: C- or better in Spanish 204(P), or score level 5 on Spanish placement exam, or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 21144 9:30 AM-10:45 AM TR 09/04-12/13 Mendez-Santalla, I NWQ G566  
    3 LEC 002 20651 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 09/04-12/13 Sotomayor, Maria NWQ G589  
    3 LEC 003 21701 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Mendez-Santalla, I NWQ G575  
    3 LEC 004 20652 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 09/04-12/13 Sotomayor, Maria NWQ G596  

SPANISH-319: Advanced Speaking and Listening for Heritage Speakers (3 units; U )

Development of full proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking skills in Spanish for students with native/near-native command of these skills.

Notes:
Open only to heritage Spanish speakers. Others with near-native proficiency admitted at instr discretion. Students cannot receive credit for both 318 and 319. Generates L&S credits for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro credits). Prereq: C- or better in Spanish 204(P), or score level 5 on Spanish placement exam, or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 20653 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Suarez-Felipe, Ester CRT B25  

SPANISH-332: Business and Legal Spanish I (3 units; U )

Business and legal language and practice in Spanish-speaking countries.

Notes:
Prereq: Spanish 308(P); Spanish 318(C) or 319(C).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 20166 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 09/04-12/13 Mendez-Santalla, I NWQ G589  

SPANISH-338: Spanish for Health Professionals (3 units; U )

Acquisition of intermediate conversational and written skills in medical terminology in Spanish through a communicative approach. For health care students.

Notes:
Prereq: Spanish 308(P); & grade C- or better in Spanish 318(P) or 319(P) or equiv.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 21691 9:30 AM-10:45 AM TR 09/04-12/13 Sotomayor, Maria NWQ G589  
Priority given to students in relevant areas of study.
Consent required to audit.

SPANISH-341: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 units; U )

Spanish linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics, and sociolinguistics.

Notes:
Generates L&S credits for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr). Prereq: Spanish 308(P); Spanish 318(C) or 319(C).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 25078 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Wheatley, Kathleen CRT B13  
    3 LEC 002 22927 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Butera, Brianna CRT B19  

SPANISH-348: Introduction to Translation: English to Spanish (3 units; U/G )

Basic skills necessary for professional translation. Translation of texts from English into Spanish. Summarizing texts; sight translation.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st; Spanish 308(P); Spanish 318(C) or 319(C).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 25079 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Zeise, Magaly CRT B84  
Consent required to audit.

SPANISH-350: Introduction to Literary Analysis (3 units; U )

Designed to acquaint students with the critical tools needed to analyze texts and conduct research.

Notes:
Prereq: Spanish 308(P); Spanish 318(C) or 319(C).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 20932 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Ferreira, Cesar CRT B19  
    3 LEC 002 22928 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 09/04-12/13 McCaw, Robert CRT B19  

SPANISH-472: Survey of Spanish-American Literature and Civilization (3 units; U )

Literature in Spanish America from Modernism to the present.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st; Spanish 350(P).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 20839 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 09/04-12/13 Bird-Soto, Nancy NWQ G589 Word

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