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  Spanish 2201 and 2002 : Intermediate Spanish  
These classes are the first and second semester of intermediate Spanish.  Topics include a review of grammar, and practice in conversation, intensive writing and reading.  

8 hours Spanish 2001 and 2002 + 12 hours from classes below = 20 hours

 

Classes to be offered Fall 2014

 

 

 

Past Semesters

Classes offered Spring 2014

Classes to be offered Fall 2013
Classes to offered Spring 2011
Classes to be offered Fall 2011
Classes to be offered Spring 2012
Classes to be offered Fall 2012

 

 

 

12 hours  
Four courses from the following to total 12 hours, with no more than two courses from any one single department.  *Courses with an asterisk must be approved for that semester by the Chair of the Committee . 
ANT 3602 Peoples and Cultures of South America.(NEEDS A WAIVER TO COUNT--SEE THE LAS COORDINATOR)
*ENG 4850 Studies in Third World Literature . Focused study of major region, theme or writers in nonwestern or third world literature. Readings are studied in their socio-culture and historical contexts. May be taken twice with permission of the Department chairperson and the Dean, College of Arts and Humanities. (NEEDS A WAIVER TO COUNT--SEE THE LAS COORDINATOR) flag  
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*ECN 4875 Area Studies. A study of economic conditions and development problems in a specific geographical area such as Tropical Africa, Middle East, or Latin America. The topic will very from semester to semester; the course may be repeated with each change of topic. Prerequisite: ECN 2802G or permission of instructor. (NEEDS A WAIVER TO COUNT--SEE THE LAS COORDINATOR)

 

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GEG 3070. Geography and Culture of Middle America. (3-0-3) F. Middle America. This course studies the natural and cultural landscapes of Middle America including Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. Special attention is given to the geographical identity and cultural diversity of the region. Topics include environmental issues, colonial history, natural resources, industrialization, geopolitical contexts, transportation, agriculture, population patterns, urban growth and migration. 3.000 Credit hours taught by Dr. Betty Smith

GEG 3080. Geography and Culture of South America. (3-0-3) F. South America. This course studies the natural and cultural landscapes of South America. Special attention is given to the geographical identity and cultural diversity of the region. Topics include environmental issues, colonial history, natural resources, industrialization, geopolitical contexts, transportation, agriculture, population patterns, urban growth and migration. 3.000 Credit hours taught by Dr. Betty Smith

GEG 3970 - Study Abroad. See STA 3970. Environment, Society and Culture of Ecuador (3 weeks summer)4 credit hours taught by Dr. Betty Smith - not offered summer 2011

GEG 4400 - Independent Study. (Arr.-Arr.-1-3) F, S. Intensive individual study on a topic selected by student with approval of instructor and with permission of the department chairperson. May be taken for no more than six semester hours total. 1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours per semester taught by Dr. Betty Smith

HIS 3260 Modern Latin America. Survey of Latin America from Independence, including the nineteenth century struggle between liberation and conservation, the Mexican Revolution, popularist and authoritarian paths to the development, the Cuban and Central American Revolutions, and the recent rise of neo-liberalism.   
HIS 3255 Colonial Latin America.   The course studies the evolving of the Latin American societies in the pre-Hispanic and Hispanic eras. It starts dealing with the old civilizations of the Latin American past: Incas, Mayas, Aztecs; but also with smaller kingdoms and "chefferies", Araucanos in Chile, Patagones en Argentina, etc.. It will explore later the Spanish viceroyalties, particularly of Mexico and Peru, to end with a discussion of the Bourbon reforms and the struggles for Latin American Independence.  
HIS 4855 Law, Disorder and Resistance in Mexico: Bandits and Rebels c. 1400-1997. On demand. This course explores banditry, revolt, and the use of controlled substances in Mexican history as a means of understanding economic, social and political problems in Mexican history from the 15th century to the present. flag  
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HIS 4850 Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean . The course explores the modern history of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean from the rebellion of the "black jacobins" of Haiti and the Dominican Republic (colonial Santo Domingo) to the revolutions of the 1970s and 1980s in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala. It will also deal with the social and economic structures that contain Latin American development and the unrest that these have provoked and still provoke in that region of the American continent.  FLS 3520  Modern Spanish American Literature. Introduction to Spanish American literature from 1886 to present. Prerequisite: FLS 3000 or permission of the department chairperson.
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FLS 3540 Race and Gender In Spanish American Literature (Dr. Vanesa Landrus)

This course examines the dynamics of identity construction of the black and female subject in Spanish America from the early colonial period to the end of the nineteenth century. We will study the evolution of racial and gender constraints as seen through legal documents, chronicles, religious literature, poetry, newspapers and magazines. The course focuses on how black and female bodies were categorized and constructed within specific political and cultural contexts by colonial and nineteenth century authorities and other intellectual sectors of the population. We will explore how these subaltern subjects destabilized the political and social order in their search for freedom and power.

FLS 3201 Business Spanish. Oral and written communication in the Hispanic business world. Prerequisite: FLS 3000, its equivalent or permission of the department chairperson.

FLS 4320   Latin American Culture and History. Prerequisite: Three years of college Spanish or permission of the department chairperson. 

*FLS 4275 Internship. (Credit/No Credit Only) A foreign or nationally based language learning experience in which the student applies and develops skills learned in Spanish courses outside the traditional classroom. No more than four semester hours toward the minor in the language in lieu of Advanced Conversation courses. Prerequisites: Two years of a college level foreign language and FLS 3000 or 3050, or a score of "intermediate-high" according to ACTFL guidelines; permission of the department chairperson.
 

FLS 4520 Survey of Early Spanish Literature. Survey of Spanish American literature from the Colonial period to 1886. Prerequisite: FLS 3000 or permission of the department chairperson.

*FLS 4400 Independent Study. Intensive individual study of a topic in Spanish, selected by the student in collaboration with the instructor and under the general supervision of the instructor. Note: A maximum of three semester hours of credit may be applied to the major or minor in Spanish. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chairperson. Minimum GPA of 2.5, junior or senior standing and majoring in Foreign Languages. flag  
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*FLS 4650 Topics in Hispanic Literature (Women Writers of Spain and Latin America). Prerequisite: Three years of college Spanish or permission of the department chairperson. Course may be taken twice with consent of the department chairperson.  

FLS 4650 Special Topics: “Space and Identity in Spanish America Literature.” This course focuses on the representations of space and geographic locations in fiction (novels/short stories), essays, journals and the press in Spanish America from the Colonial period through the end of the 20th Century. We will explore how Spanish American writers have used these representations as a means of defining social and political boundaries as well as for the construction of national, ethnic, cultural and personal identities.Class discussion, papers, and written assignments will be in Spanish.

 
FLS 3500 Hispanic Short Story. The history, develoment and meaning of short stories in Spanish. Prerequisite: FLS 3000 or permission of the department chairperson.

*FLS 4650 Topics in Hispanic Literature  “Theater Practicum in Spanish”. El objetivo principal de la clase es preparar a los estudiantes para que hagan la representación de una o más obras teatrales en público. También, habrán lecturas sobre las diferentes corrientes del teatro que han afectado a Latino América y España. Prerequisite: Three years of college Spanish or permission of the department chairperson. Course may be taken twice with consent of the department chairperson.
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4400 LAS. Latin American Studies. On demand. Individual study of a topic of the student's choice under the direction of a faculty member approved by the Chairperson of the Latin American Studies Committee. The student must submit and receive approval of a detailed study plan prior to central registration. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Latin America Studies minor; consent of supervision faculty member and permission of the CHairperson of the Latin American Studies Committee.

*3970 EIU Study Abroad. This is not a course. This entry refers to study abroad courses offered by academic departments at EIU through the School of Adult and Continuing Education during either the fall or spring semester of the summer term. Credit varies, with 15 semester hours being the maximum credit that can be earned. For details and information about courses and programs currently available, consult the chairperson of the department of interest, the School of Adult and Continuing Education, or the Office of International Programs.

*PLS 3373 International Political Economy. Analysis from a political science perspective of modern, theories of political development approaches; poverty in the global South; and the politics of governmental economic institutions in the international arena. Prerequisite: Three semester hours of political science or permission of the instructor. (NEEDS A WAIVER TO COUNT--SEE THE LAS COORDINATOR) *PLS 4933 Ideologies of the Third World Nations. Survey of Third World political thought with a focus on the ideologies of nationalism, revolution, socialism, and democratic reform. Prerequisite: Three semester hours of political science or permission of the instructor. (NEEDS A WAIVER TO COUNT--SEE THE LAS COORDINATOR)
PLS 3333 Politics of Latin America and the Caribbean. F-even-numbered-years. This course examines the political environment of selected Latin American and Caribbean states. Special emphasis will be given to political development and the impact of various internal and external actors on democratization, modernization, and state-society relations.  
*ECN 4806   
*FLE 2500 
FLG (FLE) 3062 
GEG & ESC 4998  
GEG & ESC 4996  
 

 

Vanesa Landrus, Ph.D., Chair  Latin American Studies Minor Committee
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