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Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ Studies
Established in 1965, CLACS is designated a National Resource Center for Language and Area Studies by the U.S. Department of Education, jointly with the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program at UW-Madison.
Interim Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS):
Natasha Borges Sugiyama, Associate Professor of Political Science.
sugiyamn@uwm.edu; 414-229-4401 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-200: Special Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ Studies: (3 units; U )

Various topics that integrate the experiences of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ populations, environments, and/or cultures.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Counts as repeat of LACS/Latino 200 w/same topic. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
LatinX Id Films 90-2010
    3 LEC 201 55129 - 01/22-05/10 Basa, Elaine ONLINE WEB PDF
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

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 47371 - 01/22-05/10   OFF CAMPUS  
Consent required to audit.

 
Additional Courses - Lat Am, Carib, & US Lat Studi
 
AFRICOL-414: The Black Woman in America, Africa, and the Caribbean (3 units; U )

A comparison of the roles and impact of the black women on American, African and Caribbean societies.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 201 54664 - 01/22-05/10 Lang, Charmaine ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

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   3 LEC 201 53308 - 01/22-05/10 Boor, Jocelyn ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

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 51977 9:30 AM-10:45 AM TR 01/22-05/10 Dellinger, Jonathan MER 248  
Consent required to audit.
CD,SS   3 LEC 202 53222 - 01/22-05/10 Dellinger, Jonathan ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
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 001 49903 4:00 PM-6:40 PM R 01/22-05/10 Mohtadi, Hamid BOL B52  
    3 LEC 202 50911 - 01/22-05/10 Mohtadi, Hamid ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

ETHNIC-102: Transnational Migrations: Asian-, Arab-, Euro-American and Latino Identity (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

Modern and contemporary social and cultural processes of migration and identity; role of law as 'gatekeeping'; history of nativism, interethnic relations, and community formation.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001 52593 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 01/22-05/10 Walzer, Joseph MIT 191  

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 49914 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/22-05/10 Anderson, Eric MER 321  

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 49915 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 01/22-05/10 Alkhas, Anita NWQ G566  

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
    3 LEC 201 55182 - 01/22-05/10 Callahan, Amy ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to regular tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

HIST-229: History of Race, Science, and Medicine in the United States (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

Education and professionalization of minorities in science, medicine, and nursing; minorities as patients and scientific subjects; biographies of minority scientists; scientific theories of racial inferiority.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 401 54131 12:00 PM-12:50 PM MW 01/22-05/10 Haigh, Thomas PHY 135  
CD,HU     DIS 601 54132 2:00 PM-2:50 PM M 01/22-05/10   HLT G84  
CD,HU     DIS 602 54133 1:00 PM-1:50 PM M 01/22-05/10   HLT G90  
CD,HU     DIS 603 54134 10:00 AM-10:50 AM T 01/22-05/10   HLT 180  
CD,HU     DIS 604 54135 1:00 PM-1:50 PM T 01/22-05/10   HLT G88  
CD,HU     DIS 605 54136 11:00 AM-11:50 AM W 01/22-05/10   NWQ G540  

HIST-393: History of Mexico (3 units; U/G )

An upper-division survey course spanning all periods of Mexican history, with special emphasis on the historical origins and development of major contemporary issues.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st or cons instr; satisfaction of GER English composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001 54140 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/22-05/10 McGuinness, Aims HLT 190  
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 50735 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 01/22-05/10 Lopez, Nelson BOL B56 Word

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 50028 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 01/22-05/10 Hernandez, Kimberly HLT 180 PDF

PORTUGS-225: Understanding Brazil: (3 units; U ; HU)

Topics in Brazilian culture and society.

Notes:
May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Understanding Brazil through Film
HU   3 LEC 001 54770 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 01/22-05/10 Antunes, Susana CRT 109  

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 50600 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 01/22-05/10   NWQ G558  
    3 LEC 002 51689 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 01/22-05/10   NWQ G570  
    3 LEC 003 50966 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 01/22-05/10   NWQ G558  
    3 LEC 004 53659 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 01/22-05/10   NWQ G558  
    3 LEC 005 50601 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 01/22-05/10   CRT B13  

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 50447 9:30 AM-10:45 AM TR 01/22-05/10   NWQ G558  
    3 LEC 002 50602 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/22-05/10   NWQ G571  
    3 LEC 003 50448 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/22-05/10   NWQ G558  
    3 LEC 004 54832 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 01/22-05/10   CRT B19  

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 50843 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 01/22-05/10 Suarez-Felipe, Ester KEN 1150  

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 50450 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 01/22-05/10 Mendez-Santalla, I NWQ G571  

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 50321 9:30 AM-10:45 AM TR 01/22-05/10 Vater, Katie NWQ G571  
    3 LEC 002 50519 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/22-05/10 Bird-Soto, Nancy NWQ G570 Word

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 51676 9:30 AM-10:45 AM TR 01/22-05/10 Sotomayor, Maria NWQ G570  
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 50823 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 01/22-05/10 McCaw, Robert CRT B63  

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 50734 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 01/22-05/10 Ferreira, Cesar NWQ G596