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Approved Courses

Latin American Studies Approved Courses by Semester

The following course listings are tentative. For the most updated version, please see the university class schedule.

Area Studies Electives

Anthropology

  • ANTH 3128: Andean Cultures 
  • ANTH 3140: Cultures of Latin America (IR)
  • ANTH 3153: Black Atlantic: Anthro. of the African Diaspora (IR)
  • ANTH 3154: Brazilian Culture (IR)
  • ANTH 3321: The Classic Maya
  • ANTH 3322: Mesoamerican Archeology
  • ANTH 4950: Culture, Ecology, and Sustainability Field School in Todos Santos (Study Abroad)
  • ANTH 5211: Biology of Native Americans

Art History

  • ARTH 3510: Modern Latin American Art
  • ARTH 3520: Brazilian Art
  • ARTH 3540: Border Visual Culture
  • ARTH 3550: Latin America Avant-Gardes
  • ARTH 4510: Special Topics in Latin American Art and Visual Culture
  • ARTH 4530: Chicano Art
  • ARTH 4590: Senior Seminar in Latin American Art and Visual Culture

English

  • ENGL 3770: Chicana/o Literature (DV)
  • ENGL 3780: Global Literature (when taught by Prof. Alberto)
  • ENGL 5850: Studies Latina/-o Literature

Ethnic Studies

  • ETHNC 3860: La Chicana
  • ETHNC 4560: Chicano Civil Rights Movement
  • ETHNC 5300: US Latino Diaspora 
  • ETHNC 5350: Diaspora, Transnationalism & U.S. Community
  • ETHNC 5590: Intensive Spanish, Culture & Community in Mexico
  • ETHNC 5663: Criminal Justice & Law 
  • ETHNC 5730: Chicana Feminist Theories

History

  • HIST 3300: History of Mexico
  • HIST 3350: History of Brazil
  • HIST 4075: Intro to the History of Science
  • HIST 4270: Empire and Exploration 1400-1750
  • HIST 4290: Americas after Columbus
  • HIST 4300: Topics in Latin American History
  • HIST 4310: Gender and Power in Latin America
  • HIST 4315: Latin America in Film
  • HIST 4540: Chicana/o History since 1849 (DV)
  • HIST 4550: Latinos in the United States
  • HIST 4640: America in Global Perspective

Political Science

  • POLS 3520: Government and Politics of Mexico
  • POLS 3550: Comparative Politics of Latin America
  • POLS 3560: Community Engagement in Costa Rica (Study Abroad)
  • POLS 3960: Complexity, Community, and Change in Cuba (SA)
  • POLS 5410: New Democracies
  • POLS 5490: International Relations of Latin America
  • POLS 5600: Democracy in Latin America

Portuguese & Brazilian Studies

  • PTGSE 3050: Topics in Literature and Culture
  • PTGSE 3580: Contemporary Issues
  • PTGSE 4510: Business Portuguese
  • PTGSE 4560: Brazilian Culture and Civilization
  • PTGSE 4630: Intro to Brazilian Literature
  • PTGSE 4710: Luso-Brazilian Cinema
  • PTGSE 4900 The Fantastic/Sci-Fi in Brazilian Lit.

Spanish

  • SPAN 3070: Intro Textual Analysis
  • SPAN 3510: Business Spanish
  • SPAN 3520: Business Spanish II
  • SPAN 3580: Health & Culture for Spanish Speaking Countries
  • SPAN 3940: Community Engaged Learning 
  • SPAN 4560: Latin American Culture and Society
  • SPAN 4600: U.S. Latino Literature
  • SPAN 4630: Survey of Spanish American Literature
  • SPAN 4770: Hispanic Film and Culture 
  • SPAN 4720: Hispanic Narrativel
  • SPAN 4900: Special Topics
  • SPAN 5240: Linguistic Structure of Spanish
  • SPAN 5241: Topics in Spanish Linguistics
  • SPAN 5242: Spanish Pronunciation and Phonetics

Other Departments

  • BIOL 3450: Rainforest Ecology (SF, IR)
  • BUS 3930: Brazil and the Global Economy
  • CMP 4380: Reconnecting Communities to Water in Mexico (SA)
  • ECON 5460: Latin American Economic History and Development 
  • GNDR 5755: Gender and Power in Latin America
  • GEOG 3670: Geography of Latin America (IR)
  • H EDU 3035: Medical Spanish
  • H EDU 5800: Justice and Health in the Dominican Republic (SA)
  • NAHTL 3010: Third Year Nahuatl
  • PHIL 3013: Philosophy of Borges
  • SOC 3383: Latina and Latino Sociology
  • SOC 3741: Migrants & Communities 
  • SW 3700: Families, Culture, and Social Context in Oaxaca (SA)

Cultures & Languages Across the Curriculum

The University of Utah offers students the exciting opportunity to apply their proficiency in a second language to the study of academic content in fields such as Art History, Communication, History, Marketing, Sociology and Political Science.

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Last Updated: 9/28/22