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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ANTH 3512 Peoples and Cultures of South America Three credits. The diverse peoples and cultures of South America. History, sociocultural system, and contemporary issues and impacts resulting from globalization from an anthropological perspective.

ANTH 3513 Peoples and Cultures of Caribbean and Central America. Three credits. The diverse peoples and cultures of Mexico and Central America. History, sociocultural system, and contemporary issues and impacts resulting from globalization from an anthropological

ANTH 3521 Mesoamerican Archaeology. Prerequisite: 3hours anthropology. Archaeology of Mesoamerica to include the findings of archaeology of the initial settlement of Mesoamerica; the origins, adaptations, and development of major prehistoric Mesoamerican cultural traditions such as the Olmec, Maya, and Aztec; and the major theoretical contributions of Mesoamerican archaeology.

Art 3871 Art of the Americas. (Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica). Three credits. Prerequisite: ART 1930or permission of the instructor. Content varies; covers Pre Columbian visual arts expressions in Meso-America. Interpretation and relevant art historical theory.

ART 3872 Art of the Americas. (Survey of Andean Art). Three credits. Prerequisite: ART 1930 or permission of the instructor. Content varies; covers Pre-Columbian visual arts expressions in South America. Interpretation and relevant art historical theory.

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ART 3880 Latin American Art. Three credits. Prerequisite: ART 1930 or permission of instructor. A survey of the art of Latin America from the period of Independence (1821) to the present, focusing on architecture, sculpture, and painting from Mexico through South America. Impact of these cultural expressions on Hispanic/Chicano/Latino arts of the United States.

ECON 4470 Economic Development of the Third World. Three credits. Prerequisites: ECON 2410, 2420; junior standing. Conditions and problems of the less-developed countries; causes, processes, and consequences of economic development; introduction to basic growth models, development theories, and strategies for development. Economic
as well as noneconomic factors studied.

GEOG 3401 Field Course. Three Credits. Supervised study in the American Southwest examining the diverse physical and cultural geography of the region along with the Indian, Hispanic and Anglo occupations.

GEOG 3420 Geography of Latin America. Three credits. Geographic regions of Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America.

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GEOG 4280 Special Problems and Topics in Geography—“Spanish Borderlands.” One to six credits. Field based course that focuses on the Hispano Homeland of north-central New Mexico. The sub region is examined spatially and temporally.

HIST 4480 South America. Three credits. Cultural, economic, and political traditions since 1492.

HIST 4490 Mexico and the Caribbean. Three credits. (Same as AAS 4490.) The development of cultural, economic, and political traditions since 1492.

HIST 4510 Colonial Latin America. Three credits. Examines the indigenous societies present before European colonization and the first encounters in Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. Analyses the political structures imposed by the Spanish as well as the social and cultural implications of colonialism and miscegenation.

HIST 4520 Modern Latin America. Three credits. Prerequisite: HIST 1010, 1020, 1110, 2040, or 2050. Nineteenth- and twentieth- century Latin America. Examines colonial background, then focuses on the post-Independence period. Explores economic, political, social, and cultural developments since Independence.

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HIST 4530 Latin American-United States Relations. Three credits. Relations between the United States and Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with emphasis on the effect of cultural differences on inter-American diplomacy.

PS 3210 International Relations. Three credits. Prerequisite: P S 1010. The state system and national power, balance of power, balance of terror, game theory, psychological aspects of international conflict, decision making, diplomacy and negotiation, war, disarmament, and collective security.

PS 3900 Latin American Politics. Three credits. Prerequisite: P S 1010. Emphasis on the comparative analysis of structures, functions, and aspects of Latin American political cultures and systems.

PORT 1010 Elementary Portuguese I. Three credits. Portuguese grammar with readings and oral exercises designed to improve the student's ability to understand the written and spoken language.

PORT 1010 Elementary Portuguese I. Three credits. Portuguese grammar with readings and oral exercises designed to improve the student's ability to understand the written and spoken language.

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PORT 2010 Intermediate Portuguese I. Three credits. Prerequisite: PORT 1020 or permission of instructor. A review of Portuguese grammar with readings and oral exercises designed to improve the student's skills and understanding of Brazilian culture.

PORT 2020 Intermediate Portuguese II. Three credits. Prerequisite: PORT 2010 or permission of instructor. Continuation of PORT 2010.

SPAN 1010 Elementary Spanish I. Three credits. A foundation course in reading, writing, speaking Spanish with an emphasis on conversation. Carries General Studies credit (I-B).

SPAN 1020 Elementary Spanish II. Second semester. Three credits. Prerequisite: SPAN 1010 or advanced placement. A continuation of materials introduced in 1010.

SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish I. Three credits . Prerequisites: SPAN 1020 or advanced placement. A review of Spanish grammar with reading and oral exercises designed to improve the ability to understand the written and spoken language.

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SPAN 2020 Intermediate Spanish II. Second semester. Three credits. Prerequisite: SPAN 2010 or advanced placement. A continuation of 2010.

SPAN 2105 Introduction to Latin American Studies. Three credits. (Same as P S 2105, SOC 2105, ART 2105, ANTH 2105, GEOG 2105.) A multidisciplinary, team-taught introduction to Latin America. Covers the cultures and societies of the region: pre-history, history, geography, politics, art, languages, and literatures. Required course for all Latin American Studies minors.

SPAN 3070 Introduction to Latin American Civilizations and Cultures. Three credits. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 or permission of instructor. Historical and cultural overview of Latin America from its early Pre-Columbian origins to this region's dynamic realities in the
twenty-first century.

SPAN 4040 Latin American Literature I. Three credits. Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Latin American literature from pre-Columbian times through Romanticism. Prose fiction and non-fiction, poetry, and drama included.

SPAN 4045 Topics in Hispanic Cinema. Three credits. Prerequisite: SPAN 3020 or permission of the instructor. A cultural study of the peoples and societies of Latin America and Spain through film.

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SPAN 4050 Latin American Literature II. Three credits. Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Major works of Latin American literature from the late nineteenth century to the present.

SPAN 4090 Special Topics in Latin American Literature or Culture. Three credits. Prerequisite: SPAN 3080 or permission of instructor. Topics selected from specialized areas of Latin American literature or culture.

SPAN 4910 Directed Readings in Latin American Literature and Culture. One to six credits. Prerequisites: 15 hours of Spanish or permission of instructor. Individualized intensive reading in primary and secondary sources relating to a specific topic in Latin American literature or culture.

SPAN 4560 Intercultural Communication. Three credits. (Same as AA S 4560.) The dynamics of the communication process as it functions in intercultural contexts; training for successful cross-cultural communication interactions.


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