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Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ Studies
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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LACUSL-199: Independent Study (1 - 3 units; U )

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

Notes:
Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.50 gpa; writ cons instr, prog coord, & asst dean for SAS.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001 22177 - 09/04-12/13   ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.

LACUSL-289: Internship in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies, Lower Div (1 - 6 units; U )

Application of basic principles of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino studies in business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship.

Notes:
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 22175 - 09/04-12/13   ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.

LACUSL-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 combination 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 22174 - 09/04-12/13   ROOM TBA  

LACUSL-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 001 18712 - 09/04-12/13   OFF CAMPUS  

LACUSL-489: Internship in Latin American, Caribbean, and US Latino Studies, Upper Level (1 - 6 units; U )

Application of basic principles of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino studies in business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship.

Notes:
Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.50 gpa; written cons supervising prof.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 6 IND 001 22176 - 09/04-12/13   ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.

LACUSL-496: UROP Apprenticeship, Upper Level (1 - 3 units; U )

Advanced-level undergraduate research in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or academic staff. One credit for 45 hours research.

Notes:
Retakable to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP apprenticeship courses. Prereq: jr st; acceptance to UROP; prior on conc reg in UROP seminar.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001 22179 - 09/04-12/13 Pacifico, David ROOM TBA  

LACUSL-497: Study Abroad: (1 - 12 units; U )

Designed to enroll students in UW-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 18711 - 09/04-12/13   OFF CAMPUS  
Consent required to audit.

LACUSL 680(LACS 680): LACUSL Senior Research Project (3 units; U )

Independent capstone project for the LACUSL major, integrating Latin@ and Latin American/Caribbean perspectives on a topic selected by the student in consultation with their faculty mentor.

Notes:
Prereq: sr st; declared LACUSL major.
Not open to University Special Students

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 IND 001 22631 - 09/04-12/13   ROOM TBA  

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

Advanced independent work under supervision of faculty or academic staff member. For further information, consult the program coordinator.

Notes:
Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.50 gpa; written cons instr, prog coord, & asst dean for SAS.
Not open to University Special Students

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001 22178 - 09/04-12/13   ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.

 
Additional Courses - Lat Am, Carib, & US Lat Studi
 
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.

ANTHRO-570: Issues in Bilingualism (3 units; U/G )

Study of bilingual competence, bilingual community, and second language acquisition from sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, and general linguistic standpoints.

Notes:
Anthro 570 & Linguis 570 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 25578 3:30 PM-4:45 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Pucci, Sandra MER 315 PDF

COMMUN-350: Intercultural Communication (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

Overview of U.S. intercultural communication, including communication issues for interracial and interethnic communication.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 001 20535 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 09/04-12/13 Bradford, Lisa MER 348  
Consent required to audit.
CD,SS   3 LEC 002 20894 9:30 AM-10:45 AM TR 09/04-12/13 Adebayo, Comfort MER 344  
Consent required to audit.

COMMUN-550: International and Global Communication (3 units; U/G )

Models, theories, and contexts of relational communication between people from different nation states, viewed from interpersonal, small group, organizational, and rhetorical perspectives.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st; Commun 350(P) or 450(P); satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req; or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 201 25397 - 09/04-12/13 Lim, Tae-Seop 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.
Consent required to audit.

CURRINS-542: History and Politics of Second Language Education (3 units; U/G )

General overview of the history, politics, legal and social contexts of language education in the United States today.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
Not open to University Special Students

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 19413 5:00 PM-7:40 PM W 09/04-12/13 Joseph, Tatiana AUP 116  
            W   Lopez Jauregui, Gabriel    
Consent required to audit.

ECON-353: Economic Development (3 units; U )

Examination of determinants of growth, modernization, poverty, and inequality in developing countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Analysis of development strategies.

Notes:
Prereq: Econ 103(P) & 104(P).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 202 21175 - 09/04-12/13 Mohtadi, Hamid 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.

ED POL-460: The Chicano Experience (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

This course surveys important issues shaping the Chicano experience in U.S. society by focusing on immigration, the Barrio, Repatriation, Zoot Suit, Chicano-police riots, etc.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001 24842 5:00 PM-7:40 PM T 09/04-12/13 Tapia, Javier BOL 281  

ENGLISH-404: Language, Power, and Identity (3 units; U/G )

The use of distinctive language varieties to construct identity and maintain power relations within a society.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 20335 4:30 PM-7:10 PM W 09/04-12/13 Mayes, Patricia CRT 118  

FRENCH-303: Conversation and Composition: Intermediate Level (3 units; U ; HU)

Development of ability to understand, read, speak and write French, with emphasis on everyday language and culture.

Notes:
Prereq: grade C or better in French 204(P) or level 5 score on French placement exam or cons instr; may be taken conc w/French 204 w/grade B or better in French 203(P). Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (14 retro cr).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 001 20175 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 09/04-12/13 Cordova, Sarah CRT 327 Word
HU   3 LEC 002 20907 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Anderson, Eric NWQ G540  

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-200: Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues: (3 units; U ; SS)

This course examines the historical dimensions and demonstrates the importance of historical thinking for the understanding of contemporary problems and crises.

Notes:
May be retaken w/chg in topic. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Allies, Guests, & 'Trespassers': Latinxs in the US
SS   3 LEC 001 25081 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 09/04-12/13 Hernandez, Kimberly HLT 180 PDF

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

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  

LATINO-101: Introduction to Latino Studies (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

Analyses of the historical and structural forces which have shaped the experience of Latinos in the U.S., including the relationship between Latinos and social institutions.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 001 20333 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 09/04-12/13 Hernandez, Kimberly HLT 180 PDF

LINGUIS-420: Introduction to Second Language Acquisition (3 units; U/G )

Principles and methods of describing and comparing the structure of two or more languages with emphasis on the implications of this comparison for language learning.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st; Linguis 350(P) or equiv.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 24103 5:00 PM-7:40 PM R 09/04-12/13 Eckman, Fred MER 315  
If prerequisite has not been met, contact instructor for consent.

LINGUIS-570: Issues in Bilingualism (3 units; U/G )

Study of bilingual competence, bilingual community, and second language acquisition from sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, and general linguistic standpoints.

Notes:
Anthro 570 & Linguis 570 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 25521 3:30 PM-4:45 PM TR 09/04-12/13 Pucci, Sandra MER 315 PDF

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  

SOCIOL-323: Perspectives on Latino Communities (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

Sociological analysis of the experiences of Latinos. Examination of immigration and mode of incorporation from theoretical perspectives. Emphasis on Chicanos, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans.

Notes:
Latino 323 & Sociol 323 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st & any Sociol 100-level course or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 201 25026 - 09/04-12/13 Velez, William 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.

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-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

THEATRE-324: Theatre in the Americas: Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Theatre (3 units; U ; A,CD; FEE)

Survey of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latina/o theatre and performance. History and cultures of the Americas that shape these productions.

Notes:
Counts as repeat of LACS 324 or Latino 324. LACUSL 324 & Theatre 324 are jointly-offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
A,CD (FEE) 3 LEC 201 25443 - 09/04-12/13 Rios, Alvaro ONLINE WEB PDF
Additional Tuition $21.80/cr.
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.
Consent required to audit.

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