M.A. in Latin American Studies

Courses

LTAM 5000. Graduate Topics in Latin American Studies . (3) Intensive treatment of a topic in Latin American Studies, depending on student needs and staff resources. May be repeated for credit as topics vary ( On demand).

LTAM 5116. Culture and Conflict in the Amazon . (3) Crosslisted as ANTH 4616. This course examines Brazilian development strategies in the Amazon and explores how these policies have affected both the environment and the various populations living in the Amazon. Topics covered include environmental degradation, human rights abuses, culture change, migration, and globalization. ( On demand)

LTAM 5120. Advanced Business Spanish I. (3) Crosslisted as SPAN 5120. Prerequisites: Post-baccalaureate status, B.A. in Spanish, or permission of the Department. Advanced studies in Business Spanish, intensive practice in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and translation in functional business areas such as economics, management, and marketing. (Fall)

LTAM 5121. Advanced Business Spanish II. (3) Crosslisted as SPAN 5121. Prerequisites: Post-baccalaureate status, B.A. in Spanish, courses or permission of the Department. Advanced studies in Business Spanish, intensive practice in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and translation in functional business areas such as marketing, finance, and import-export. (Spring)

LTAM 5310. Studies in Spanish American Poetry. (3) Crosslisted as SPAN 5210. Prerequisites: Post-baccalaureate status, B.A. in Spanish, or permission of the Department. Studies of 19th and 20th century Spanish American poetry. (On demand)

LTAM 5311. Studies in Spanish American Prose Fiction. (3) Crosslisted as SPAN 5211. Prerequisites: Post-baccalaureate status, B.A. in Spanish, or permission of the Department. Studies of 19th and 20th century Spanish American prose fiction. (On demand)

LTAM 5312. Studies in Spanish American Theater. (3) Crosslisted as SPAN 5212. Prerequisites: Permission of the Department. Studies of 20th century Spanish American theater. (On demand)

LTAM 5600. Seminar in Latin American Studies . (3) Crosslisted as LTAM 4600. A seminar involving in-depth research and analysis of a topic suitable for interdisciplinary study and exploration of a variety of methodological approaches. May be repeated for credit as topics vary ( Fall and Spring) .

LTAM 6000. Advanced Graduate Topics in Latin American Studies . (3) Intensive treatment of a topic in Latin American Studies, depending on student needs and staff resources. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

LTAM 6100. Seminar in Latin American Politics . (3) An analysis of contemporary Latin American politics ( Alternate Years) .

LTAM 6250. Comparative Slavery and Race Relations. (3) Crosslisted as HIST 6250. Prerequisite: permission of the department. Slavery in the New World through its abolition including Indian and African slaves, the slave trade, the economics of slavery, and the impact of slavery on modern race relations in the Americas . (Alternate years)

LTAM 6251.  Seminar in Colonial Latin American History (3) Crosslisted as HIST 6151. Prerequisite: permission of the department.  A seminar devoted to selected themes in colonial Latin American history.  This course provides an introduction to research methods, documentary sources, and the critical analysis of historical literature.  Topics will change.  Course may be repeated for credit.  (Alternate years)

LTAM 6252.  Seminar in Modern Latin American History (3) Crosslisted as HIST 6152. Prerequisite: permission of the department. A seminar devoted to selected themes in modern Latin American history.  This course provides an introduction to research methods, documentary sources, and the critical analysis of historical literature.  Topics will change.  Course may be repeated for credit.  (Alternate years)

LTAM 6300. Seminar in Latin American Thought. (3) An examination of Latin American thought from the Spanish Conquest to the present day. Emphasis on colonialism and postcolonialism as well as ethnic, racial, class, national, and gender identity ( Alternate years)

LTAM 6307. Advanced Studies in Spanish American Literature. (3) Crosslisted as SPAN 6007. Prerequisite: permission of the Department. Study of selected works, writers, literary genres, periods, and schools from Spanish America . May be repeated for credit as topics vary. (On demand)

LTAM 6350. Histories of Latin American Architecture. (3) Crosslisted as ARCH 6050. This course will survey the ways by which Latin American architectures (both north and south of the US/Mexico border) have come to be seen within the western canon. In this sense, this course is not purely historical; rather, the class will explore Latin American architectures chronologically but from a post-colonial perspective rooted in the present ( Alternate years)

LTAM 6400. Internship. (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of the Department. Supervised work experience in Latin America or related to Latino/a and Latin American Studies issues in the Charlotte area, accompanied by a written project.

LTAM 6800. Directed Readings . (3) Prerequisite: prior written consent of instructor and Director of Latin American Studies. Coverage of topics through individually designed reading programs and scheduled conferences with a faculty member. May be repeated for credit.

LTAM 6801. Directed Research. (3) Prerequisite: prior written consent of instructor and Director of Latin American Studies. Investigation of a topic in Latin American Studies culminating in a research paper.

LTAM 6910. Thesis Tutorial. (3) Independent study with a faculty advisor chosen by the student to conduct research for the M.A. thesis.

LTAM 6920. Masters Thesis. (3) Preparation of the masters thesis under the supervision of the thesis committee.

LTAM 6950. Comprehensive Examination (3) Preparation for and completion of the comprehensive exam option of the M.A. in Latin American Studies based on a reading list compiled in consultation with three examiners from at least two different departments.