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Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Coordinator and Advisor: Alida Cardós Whaley, NWQB Room 2484, alida@uwm.edu, (414) 229-4703

Please visit: https://uwm.edu/latin-american-caribbean-us-latino-studies/certificates/latin-american-caribbean-studies-certificate/ 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 50540 9:30 AM-10:45 AM TR 01/22-05/09 Oceguera Hernandez, Saul MIT 195  

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 001 45808 - 01/22-05/09   TBA  

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 50541 - 01/22-05/09   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 50542 - 01/22-05/09   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 48452 - 01/22-05/09   TBA  

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 50543 - 01/22-05/09   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 45809 - 01/22-05/09   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 48453 - 01/22-05/09   TBA  

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 45810 - 01/22-05/09   TBA  

 
Additional Courses - Latin Am & Caribbean Studies
 
ANTHRO-214: Ancient Civilizations of Latin America (3 units; U )

A comparative archaeological overview of various civilizations that flourished in Latin America prior to the arrival of Spanish conquistadors in the early 16th century.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201 58273 - 01/22-05/09 Sherman, Robert ONLINE WEB  
Audit never allowed.

ARTHIST-104: African, New World and Oceanic Art and Architecture (3 units; U ; HU)

Major art forms in oceanic, pre-Columbian, American Indian, and African art; their functions and meanings.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201 52309 - 01/22-05/09 Boor, Jocelyn ONLINE WEB  

ECON-775: Economic Development - Policy (3 units; G )

Planning, case studies, and empirical analysis of less-developed nations.

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

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 SEM 001 58126 5:30 PM-8:10 PM R 01/22-05/09 Mohtadi, Hamid BOL B76  

FILMSTD-316: World Cinema: (3 units; U )

National cinemas in first, second, and/or third world nations; relationships among representation, narrative, and social forms.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. CompLit 316, English 316 & FilmStd 316 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr. st or English 290(P); satisfaction of OWC-A.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Latina and Latin American Women Directors
    3 LEC 001 52028 5:00 PM-7:30 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Blasini, Gilberto CRT 104 PDF
Crosslisted with LACUSL.
Crosslisted with Women and Gender Studies.
No auditors allowed.
Consent required to audit.

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 49784 10:00 AM-10:50 AM MW 01/22-05/09 Callahan, Amy CRT 221  
Course taught partially online. Internet access req'd. Regular UWM tuition assessed.
    3 LEC 002 50502 5:30 PM-6:45 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Anderson, Eric CRT 303  

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 49786 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Russell, Nicolas CRT 309  

FRENCH-401: French for Reading Knowledge (3 units; U )

For students with little or no previous knowledge of French; especially useful to graduate students fulfilling a language requirement.

Notes:
Does not count toward the French major or minor. Prereq: jr st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
  (FEE) 3 LEC 201 53405 - 01/22-05/09 Callahan, Amy 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.

HIST-180: Latin American Society and Culture (3 units; U ; SS)

Lecture course designed to familiarize students with the broad parameters of Latin American history, emphasis on themes of continuity and change.

Notes:
No cr for students with cr in Hist 388, 389, or 390. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
SS   3 LEC 001 58607 6:00 PM-7:15 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Galvan, Raul HLT 190  

PORTUGS-104: Second-Semester Portuguese (4 units; U )

Continuation of Portugs 103.

Notes:
Prereq: Portugs 103(P) or equiv. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (4 retro cr).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    4 LEC 001 50471 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Antunes, Susana CRT B74  
          11:00 AM-11:50 AM F     CRT B84  

PORTUGS-204: Fourth-Semester Portuguese (3 units; U )

Intermediate-level continuation of Portugs 203. Development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing; review of first-year grammatical concepts. Readings in modern literary and non-literary texts.

Notes:
Prereq: Portugs 203(P) or equiv. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (11 retro cr).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 50416 9:00 AM-9:50 AM MWF 01/22-05/09 Antunes, Susana CRT B74  

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
Discovering Lusophone Culture Through Food
HU   3 LEC 001 58789 4:00 PM-6:40 PM M 01/28-05/09 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 49733 9:00 AM-9:50 AM MWF 01/22-05/09 Garcia Mendez, Belen CRT 109  
    3 LEC 002 50721 11:00 AM-11:50 AM MWF 01/22-05/09 Garcia Mendez, Belen NWQ G589  
    3 LEC 003 51307 1:00 PM-1:50 PM MWF 01/22-05/09 Oceguera Hernandez, Saul CRT B25  
    3 LEC 004 50331 5:30 PM-6:45 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Bzeniuk, Daria 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 50341 9:00 AM-9:50 AM MWF 01/22-05/09 Huercanos Esparza, Inigo NWQ G589  
    3 LEC 002 50598 10:00 AM-10:50 AM MWF 01/22-05/09 Huercanos Esparza, Inigo NWQ G596  
    3 LEC 003 49734 12:00 PM-12:50 PM MWF 01/22-05/09 Splittgerber, Brock NWQ G589  
    3 LEC 004 49735 2:00 PM-2:50 PM MWF 01/22-05/09 Splittgerber, Brock NWQ G570  
    3 LEC 005 49736 7:00 PM-8:15 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Bzeniuk, Daria CRT B25  

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 50413 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 01/22-05/09 Sotomayor, Maria NWQ G571  
    3 LEC 002 51308 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Suarez-Felipe, Ester NWQ G570 Word
    3 LEC 003 50740 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Martinez-Geijo Roman, Laura NWQ G578  
    3 LEC 004 59572 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Butera, Brianna CRT B74  
    3 LEC 005 52522 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Suarez-Felipe, Ester NWQ G566 Word
    3 LEC 006 50414 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Suarez-Felipe, Ester NWQ G558 Word

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 50276 9:30 AM-10:45 AM TR 01/22-05/09 Mendez-Santalla, I NWQ G578  
    3 LEC 002 50415 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Sotomayor, Maria NWQ G571  
    3 LEC 003 50277 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Sotomayor, Maria NWQ G571  
    3 LEC 004 59277 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Mendez-Santalla, I NWQ G571  
    3 LEC 005 53175 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Mendez-Santalla, I NWQ G578  

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 50638 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Suarez-Felipe, Ester NWQ G570  

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 50300 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Wheatley, Kathleen CRT B25  
    3 LEC 002 50345 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Butera, Brianna CRT B74  

SPANISH 342 (442): Business and Legal Spanish II (3 units; U )

Business terminology and concepts; instruction in the legal terminology of Hispanic countries; preparation of documents.

Notes:
Prereq: Spanish 308(P); Spanish 318(C) or 319(C); or cons instr.
Not open to University Special Students

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 50279 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Mendez-Santalla, I NWQ G558  

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 50164 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 01/22-05/09 Vater, Katie BOL B68  
    3 LEC 002 50344 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Ferreira, Cesar CRT B13  

SPANISH-388: Health Issues in the Hispanic World (3 units; U )

Different aspects of the health care system in the U.S. in relation to the Hispanic culture(s).

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 51299 9:30 AM-10:20 AM T 01/22-02/26 Sotomayor, Maria NWQ G571  
          9:30 AM-10:45 AM TR 03/05-03/07      
          9:30 AM-10:45 AM T 03/12-04/23      
          9:30 AM-10:45 AM R 05/02      
          9:30 AM-10:45 AM TR 05/07-05/09      
Course taught partially online. Internet access req'd. Regular UWM tuition assessed.
Consent required to audit.

SPANISH-470: Survey of Hispanic Literature and Civilization (3 units; U )

Literature in Spain and Spanish America from the Middle Ages to 1880.

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

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 50620 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 01/22-05/09 McCaw, Robert CRT 319  

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 59273 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 01/22-05/09 Ferreira, Cesar CRT 303  

SPANISH 491(461): Topics in Hispanic Culture: (3 units; U/G )

The culture of a group of Hispanic people from a particular social and/or historical perspective, with a focus on one or more manifestations of that culture.

Notes:
May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; Spanish 350(P); 3 cr from Spanish 470(P) or 472(P) or 474(P).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Immigration in Contemporary Spanish Culture
    3 LEC 001 53143 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 01/22-05/09 Vater, Katie NWQ G596  

SPANISH 541(441): History of the Spanish Language (3 units; U/G )

External and internal history of the evolution of the Spanish language.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st; Spanish 341(P); 3 cr from Spanish 443(P) or 444(P) or 446(P), or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 58790 4:30 PM-7:10 PM W 01/22-05/09 Wheatley, Kathleen CRT B25  
Taught with Spanish 701. Graduate students in Spanish must enroll in Spanish 701.

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