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Latin American Studies Major

The major in Latin American Studies is designed to further understanding of the societies and cultures of Latin America as viewed from regional and global perspectives. The Latin American Studies major builds on a foundation of language and literature, history, history of art, theater studies, humanities, and the social sciences; its faculty is drawn from many departments and professional schools of the University.

The major:  The major in Latin American Studies is interdisciplinary. With two goals in mind—intellectual coherence and individual growth—the student proposes a course of study that must satisfy the requirements listed below. The proposed course of study must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies. Though all students choose courses in both the humanities and the social sciences, they are expected to concentrate on one or the other.

Prerequisite to the major is knowledge of the two dominant languages of the region, Spanish and Portuguese. Depending on their interests, students select one language for two years of instruction and the other for one. Other languages necessary for research may in appropriate circumstances be substituted for the second language with the consent of the director of undergraduate studies. Students are encouraged to meet the language requirements as early as possible. Courses used to satisfy the language prerequisite may not be counted toward the major.

The major itself requires twelve term courses: one introductory course approved by the director of undergraduate studies; eight courses related to Latin America from departmental offerings or from a provided list of electives (two of these electives should be seminars) and the senior essay, LAST 491. The eight Latin American content courses should be selected from the following categories: two courses in the social sciences (anthropology, economics, or political science), two courses in history, two courses in Spanish American or Brazilian literatures beyond the language requirement, one course in one of the following areas: art, architecture, film studies, music, and theater studies.  Recommended courses are SPAN 266 and 267.
Students must enroll in three seminars or upper-level courses during their junior and senior years. For a list of seminars, students should consult the director of undergraduate studies. Elective seminars must be approved by the director of undergraduate studies.

Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of study abroad opportunities during summers or through the Year or Term Abroad program.

The senior essay is a research paper written usually in one term (LAST 491). Students choose their own topics, which may derive from research done in an earlier course. The essay is planned in advance in consultation with a qualified adviser and a second reader. In preparing the senior essay, Latin American Studies majors may undertake field research in Latin America. Students are encouraged to apply for summer travel grants through the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies to conduct field research for their senior thesis. The Albert Bildner prize is awarded to an outstanding Junior who submits an application in Spanish or Portuguese in addition to the English application essay. Information about these and other grants is available on the Web at studentgrants.yale.edu 

Prerequisites:  2 years of 1 language (Spanish or Portuguese), 1 year of the other

Number of courses:  12 term courses beyond prerequisites (including senior essay)

Distribution of courses:  1 intro course approved by DUS; 8 courses related to Latin America in specified fields, one a seminar from approved list; 2 electives; 3 seminars or upper-level courses in junior and senior years 

Senior requirement:  Senior essay (LAST 491)

Electives within the major:
Students wishing to count toward the major courses that do not appear on this list should consult with the director of undergraduate studies.   

Directed reading and senior essay courses

Other courses relevant to the major
A list of courses intended as a guide to students in preparing their programs is available at the office of the director of undergraduate studies and in the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies. Qualified students may also elect pertinent courses in the Graduate School and in some of the professional schools with permission of the director of graduate studies and the director of undergraduate studies.

Official Yale College program and course information is found in Yale College Programs of Study, available on line at http://catalog.yale.edu/ycps/.

Latin American Studies Courses 2013-14 (please download pdf from link/button above.)

 

AFAM 352

Caribbean Diasporic Literature 

Hazel Carby

W 1.30-3.20

AFAM 723/AMST 645

CaribbeanDiasporicIntellectual 

Hazel Carby

T 1.30-3.20

AMST 552

EpistemologiesHealthMed&Sci 

P. Sean Brotherton

T 9.25-11.15

AMST 623

WorkingGroupGlobalization&Cult 

Michael Denning

M 1.30-3.20

AMST 645

CaribbeanDiasporicIntellectual 

Hazel Carby

W 7.00-8.50p 

AMST 649

Rdngs in Latina or Latino Hist 

Stephen Pitti

W 9.25-11.15 

ANTH 427

Topics in Medical Anthropology

Sean Brotherton

Spring

ANTH 561

AnthroGlobalEconDvlpmntCnsrvtn 

Carol Carpenter

T 10.30-1.20

ANTH 572

Disaster,Degradation,Dystopia 

Michael Dove

 

ANTH 598

AdvReadingSocSciDvlpmt&Cnsrvtn 

Carol Carpenter

T 2.30-5.20

ANTH 717

Maya Hieroglyphic Writing 

Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

T 9.25-11.15

CPLT 674/SPAN 660

Cervantes' Don Quixote 

Roberto Gonzalez-Echevarria

W 3.30-5.20

ECON 467/GLBL 307

EconEvolutn: Latn Amer&Caribbean

Ernesto Zedillo

Spring

ER&M 217/AMST 284

Introductn to Latino/a Studies 

Albert Laguna

MW 1.00-2.15

ER&M 229

Marxism & Social Movts: 20th C 

Michael Denning

TTh 1.00-2.15

ER&M 311/AMST 311

Latina/o New Haven

Alicia Schmidt Camacho

W 9.25-11.15

ER&M 315/AFAM 336/AMST 336

Lit&CultrHispaniola&ItsDiaspra 

Dixa Ramirez

F 9.25-11.15

ER&M 348/AMST 404/HIST 185J

Latina/o Histories 

Stephen Pitti

Th 1.30-3.20

ER&M 406/AFAM 375/AMST 362

Gender inCaribbean Women'’sLit 

Dixa Ramirez

Th 9.25-11.15

ER&M 422/AMST 320

Latino New York 

Albert Laguna

T 3.30-5.20

F&ES 659

The Practice of Silviculture 

Mark Ashton

MW 8.30-10.20

F&ES 729

Caribbean Coastal Dvlpmnt 

Gaboury Benoit

MW 10.30-11.50

F&ES 899

Haiti:SustainDvlpmntPostDisast 

Gordon Geballe

Th 1.00-3.50

GLBL 812

Criminal Law & Mass Atrocity 

Michael Reed Hurtado

Th 1.30-3.20 RKZ 06

HIST 282

Golden Age Spain 

Carlos Eire

TTh 1.30-2.20

HIST 351J

The Cuban Revolution

Bustamante

Spring

HIST 364J

Hist of theCaribbean 1898-Pres 

Anne Eller

Th 1.30-3.20

HIST 426J

Decolonizatn in ComparPerspctv 

Amanda Behm

W 3.30-5.30

HIST 763

Rdngs in Latina or Latino Hist 

Stephen Pitti

W 9.25-11.15

HIST 809

Portugal and Its Empire 

Stuart Schwartz

T 1.30-3.20

HIST 814

Law&Politics Iberian Atlantic 

Marcela Echeverri Munoz

M 3.30-5.20

HIST 819

Citizenship Post Emancipation 

Anne Eller

T 9.25-11.15

HSAR 378/AFAM 178/AFST 188

BlackAtlanticVisualTradition

Robert Thompson

Spring

HSHM 437

The Global Crisis of Malaria 

Frank Snowden

T 1.30-3.20

LAST 001/SPAN 050/PORT 001

LatinAmerican Short Fiction TR

Paulo Moreira

TTh 9.00-10.15

LAST 168/PLSC 168

Law &Politics of Globalization

Alec Stone Sweet

Spring

LAST 214/PLSC 378/SOCY 170

Contesting Injustice 

Elisabeth Wood

TTh 1.30-2.20

LAST 223/SPAN 223

Spanish in Film 

Margherita Tortora

MW 1.00-2.15

LAST 224/SPAN 224

SpanishInInternatPolitcs&Media

Teresa Carballal

Spring

LAST 225/SPAN 225

SpanishFor Medical Professions 

Mercedes Carreras

TTh 9.00-10.15

LAST 243/SPAN 243

Advanced Spanish Grammar

Terry Seymour

Fall & Spring

LAST 247/PORT 247/SPAN 247

IntroToCulturesOfLatinAmerica 

Paulo Moreira

TTh 1.00-2.15

LAST 262/SPAN 262

StudiesInSpanish Literature II

Leslie Harkema

MW 2.30-3.45

LAST 267/SPAN 267

[StudiesIn LatinAmerican Lit II]

Roberto González Echevarría

Spring

LAST 361/HIST 361

History of Brazil

Stuart Schwartz

Spring

LAST 362/SPAN 327

Religion&Lit:SpanishMiddleAges

Kevin Poole

Spring

LAST 363/SPAN 363

History OfThe Spanish Language

Kevin Poole

MW 9.00-10.15

LAST 364/HIST 363

LatinAmerica sinceIndependence

Marcela Echeverri

Spring

LAST 410/ECON 462/EP&E 228

Econ of HumanCapital LatinAmer 

Douglas McKee

W 1.30-3.20

LAST 471

Directed Reading

Aníbal González

Fall & Spring

LAST 491

The Senior Essay

Aníbal González

Fall & Spring

LAST 491

The Senior Essay

Aníbal González

Fall and Spring

LITR 262

Poetry of the Americas

Stefan Esposisto

Spring

LITR 189

Cervantes's Don Quijote TR 

Roberto Gonzalez-Echevarria

Spring

PLSC 415

Religion and Politics 

Sigrun Kahl

MW 4.00-5.15

PORT 120

Elementary Portuguese II 

Vanessa Revheim Cunha

M-F 9.25-10.15

PORT 120

Elementary Portuguese II 

Selma Vital

M-F 10.30-11.20

PORT 120

Elementary Portuguese II 

Marta Almeida

M-F 11.35-12.25

PORT 120

Elementary Portuguese II 

Vanessa Revheim Cunha

M-F 10.30-11.20

PORT 120

Elementary Portuguese II 

Fabiana DePaula

M-F 11.35-12.25

PORT 140

Intermediate Portuguese II 

Marta Almeida

M-F 10.30-11.20

PORT 140

Intermediate Portuguese II 

Selma Vital

M-F 11.35-12.25

SPAN  620

Italo-Hispanic Neoplatonism 

Susan Byrne

W 1.30-3.20

SPAN  720

Aesthetics Youth SpanSilverAge 

Leslie Harkema

T 3.30-5.20

SPAN  987

Rlgn&NovelCntmprySpanAmerNarr 

Anibal Gonzalez Perez

Th 2.30-4.20

SPAN 075

Golden Age Theater 

Susan Byrne

TTh 2.30-3.45

SPAN 110

Elementary Spanish I 

Maripaz Garcia

M-F 9.25-10.15

SPAN 111

Elementary Spanish I 

Maria Lourdes Sabe

M-F 10.30-11.20

SPAN 112

Elementary Spanish I 

Sebastian Diaz

M-F 10.30-11.20

SPAN 113

Elementary Spanish I 

Staff

M-F 11.35-12.25

SPAN 120

Elementary Spanish II 

Veronica Mayer

M-F 8.20-9.10

SPAN 121

Elementary Spanish II 

Juliana Ramos-Ruano

M-F 9.25-10.15

SPAN 122

Elementary Spanish II 

Diego Del Rio Arrillaga

M-F 9.25-10.15

SPAN 123

Elementary Spanish II 

Ian Althouse

M-F 9.25-10.15

SPAN 124

Elementary Spanish II 

Janelle Gondar

M-F 10.30-11.20

SPAN 125

Elementary Spanish II 

Juliana Ramos-Ruano

M-F 10.30-11.20

SPAN 126

Elementary Spanish II 

Matthew Tanico

M-F 10.30-11.20

SPAN 127

Elementary Spanish II 

Maripaz Garcia

M-F 10.30-11.20

SPAN 128

Elementary Spanish II 

Stephanie Rohner Stornaiuolo

M-F 11.35-12.25

SPAN 129

Elementary Spanish II 

Maria Lourdes Sabe

M-F 11.35-12.25

SPAN 130

Intermediate Spanish I 

Lissette Reymundi

M-F 9.25-10.15

SPAN 131

Intermediate Spanish I 

Oscar Gonzalez Barreto

M-F 9.25-10.15

SPAN 132

Intermediate Spanish I 

Oscar Gonzalez Barreto

M-F 10.30-11.20

SPAN 133

Intermediate Spanish I 

Lissette Reymundi

M-F 10.30-11.20

SPAN 134

Intermediate Spanish I 

Sybil Alexandrov

M-F 10.30-11.20

SPAN 135

Intermediate Spanish I 

Margherita Tortora

M-F 10.30-11.20

SPAN 136

Intermediate Spanish I 

Margherita Tortora

M-F 11.35-12.25

SPAN 140

Intermediate Spanish II 

Fernando Riva Camino

M-F 9.25-10.15

SPAN 141

Intermediate Spanish II 

Maria Rios

M-F 9.25-10.15

SPAN 142

Intermediate Spanish II 

Rosamaria Leon

M-F 10.30-11.20

SPAN 142

SpanishForHeritage Speakers II 

Sybil Alexandrov

MWF 11.35-12.25

SPAN 143

Intermediate Spanish II 

Terry Seymour

M-F 10.30-11.20

SPAN 144

Intermediate Spanish II 

Maria Pilar Asensio-Manrique

M-F 10.30-11.20

SPAN 145

Intensive Intermediate Spanish 

Barbara Safille

M-F 9.25-11.15

SPAN 145

Intermediate Spanish II 

Juan Pablo Rodriguez Argente del Castillo

M-F 10.30-11.20

SPAN 146

Intermediate Spanish II 

Rosamaria Leon

M-F 11.35-12.25

SPAN 147

Intermediate Spanish II 

Sebastian Diaz

M-F 11.35-12.25

SPAN 148

Intermediate Spanish II 

Maria Pilar Asensio-Manrique

M-F 11.35-12.25

SPAN 243

Advanced Spanish Grammar 

Sonia Valle

MWF 10.30-11.20

SPAN 243

Advanced Spanish Grammar 

Terry Seymour

MWF 11.35-12.25

SPAN 243

Advanced Spanish Grammar 

Sonia Valle

MWF 11.35-12.25

SPAN 354

Indigensm inSpanAmerLit&Cultur 

Anibal Gonzalez Perez

TTh 1.00-2.15

SPAN 367/HIST 227

Spanish Civil War:Words&Images

Noël Valis

MW 11.35-12.50

SPAN 479

DirectedReadings/IndivResearch 

Susan Byrne

HTBA

SPAN 504

Spanish for Reading 

Maria Pilar Asensio-Manrique

TTh 9.00-10.15

SPAN 790

MethodologiesMdrnLangTeaching 

Ame Cividanes

M 3.30-6.30p

 

 

 

 

 

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