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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "LASC-Certificate in Latin American Studies"

LASC - Certificate in Latin American Studies

LASC 100 Challenge of the Cities (3) Also offered as: URSP100. Credit only granted for: LASC100 or URSP100. Contemporary urban patterns, trends and problems. Major urban issues, such as: population change, the economy, land use, housing, neighborhood development, fiscal and unemployment crises; and social, environmental, and political controversies of metropolitan areas. International urbanization patterns and policies.

LASC 148 Special Topics in Latin American Studies (3) Topics to be announced when offered.

LASC 234 Issues in Latin American Studies I (3) Also offered as: SPAN234, PORT234. Credit only granted for: LASC234, SPAN234, or PORT234. Interdisciplinary study of major issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Latin America's cultural mosaic, migration and urbanization. Democratization and the role of religions. Taught in English.

LASC 235 Issues in Latin American Studies II (3) Also offered as: SPAN235, PORT235. Credit only granted for: LASC235, SPAN235, or PORT235. Major issues shaping Latin American and Caribbean societies including the changing constructions of race, ethnicity, gender and class as well as expressions of popular cultures and revolutionary practices. A continuation of LASC/PORT/SPAN234, but completion of 234 is not a prerequisite. Taught in English.

LASC 248 Special Topics in Latin American Studies (3) Topics to be announced when offered.

LASC 269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

LASC 348 Special Topics in Latin American Studies (3) Topics to be announced when offered.

LASC 369 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

LASC 403 Research and Information Sources in Latin American Studies (1) Corequisite: LASC458. Recommended: LASC234 and LASC235. Restriction: Senior standing. Also offered as: SPAN403. A foundational course in Latin American Studies information sources. Students will devise a search strategy and explore reference materials available to the Latin American Studies researcher.

LASC 423 Research Sources and Methods in Latin America Studies (3) Research methodologies in Latin American studies.

LASC 448 Special Topics in Latin American Studies (3) Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Intensive study of a selected topic related to Latin American Studies.

LASC 458 Senior Capstone Course in Latin American Studies (3) Prerequisite: LASC234 and LASC235; or permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Restriction: Must be in Latin American Studies Certificate program; and senior standing. Capstone course for advanced students in the Latin American Studies Certificate Program or other students with appropriate preparation. Interdisciplinary topics will vary each semester.

LASC 499 Independent Study in Latin American Studies (1-3) Restriction: Permission of instructor. Independent Study in Latin American Studies.

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