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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.)

 

 

Latin American Studies Offerings and Related Courses Fall 2014

 

Course

Title

Instructor

Schedule

AFAM 112

NewYorkMambo: BlackCreativity

Robert Thompson

TTh 11:35am-12:25pm

 

AFAM 338

Caribbean Poetry

Anthony Reed

Th 2:30pm-4:20pm

 

AFST 420

PoliticsOfDevelopmentAssistnce

David Simon

HTBA

 

 

AMST 336

Lit&CultrHispaniola&ItsDiaspra

Dixa Ramirez

W 1:30pm-3:20pm

 

AMST 337

Urban Latina/o Literature

Dixa Ramirez

W 1:30pm-3:20pm

 

AMST 411

Idea of the Western Hemisphere

Staff

Th 1:30pm-3:20pm

 

ANTH 382

Environmental Anthropology

Carol Carpenter

HTBA

 

 

ANTH 409

Anthropology of Climate Change

Michael Dove

HTBA

 

 

EP&E 245

GlobalFirms&NationalGovernmnts

Joseph LaPalombara

HTBA

 

 

EP&E 246

PoliticsOfDevelopmentAssistnce

David Simon

HTBA

 

 

ER&M 200

IntroToEthnicityRace&Migration

Alicia Camacho

TTh 1pm-2:15pm

 

ER&M 314

Urban Latina/o Literature

Dixa Ramirez

W 2:30pm-4:20pm

 

ER&M 317

The Politics of Migration

Margaret Peters

HTBA

 

 

ER&M 341

Mexico since Independence

Gilbert Joseph

TTh 2:30pm-3:45pm

 

ER&M 342

Revolution&ColdWarLatinAmerica

Gilbert Joseph

T 1:30pm-3:20pm

 

EVST 020

SustainableDevelopment inHaiti

Gordon Geballe

TTh 9am-10:15am

 

EVST 345

Environmental Anthropology

Carol Carpenter

Th 9:25am-11:15am

 

EVST 422

Anthropology of Climate Change

Michael Dove

Th 2:30pm-4:20pm

 

F&ES 020

SustainableDevelopment inHaiti

Gordon Geballe

TTh 9am-10:15am

 

FILM 363

RadicalCinemas ofLatin America

Moira Fradinger

HTBA

 

 

HIST 253J

Cultur&Dissidnce:GoldnAgeSpain

Maria Jordan

T 1:30pm-3:20pm

 

HIST 325

Intro to LatinAmerican History

Anne Eller

MW 10:30am-11:20am

HIST 362J

Cold War in the Third World

Jeremy Friedman

T 1:30pm-3:20pm

 

HIST 372J

Revolution&ColdWarLatinAmerica

Gilbert Joseph

T 1:30pm-3:20pm

 

HIST 377J

Freedom &Abolition inLatinAmer

Marcela Echeverri
Munoz

W 9:25am-11:15am

 

HIST 465

Idea of the Western Hemisphere

Staff

Th 1:30pm-3:20pm

 

LAST 150

Adv Practice in Portuguese

Gilbert Joseph

TTh 2:30pm-3:45pm

 

LAST 266

StudiesIn Latin American Lit I

Rolena Adorno

TTh 11:35am-12:50pm

 

LAST 318

Globalization Space

Keller Easterling

MW 10:30am-11:20am

LAST 372

Revolution&ColdWarLatinAmerica

Gilbert Joseph

T 1:30pm-3:20pm

 

LAST 377

Freedom &Abolition inLatinAmer

Marcela Echeverri Munoz

W 9:25am-11:15am

 

LAST 394

World Cities and Narratives TR

K. David Jackson

T 1:30pm-3:20pm

 

LAST 406

PoliticsOfDevelopmentAssistnce

David Simon

HTBA

 

 

LAST 471

Directed Reading

Anibal Gonzalez Perez

HTBA

 

 

LAST 491

The Senior Essay

Anibal Gonzalez Perez

HTBA

 

 

PLSC 124

The Politics of Migration

Margaret Peters

HTBA

 

 

PLSC 152

GlobalFirms&NationalGovernmnts

Joseph LaPalombara

HTBA

 

 

PLSC 430

PoliticsOfDevelopmentAssistnce

David Simon

HTBA

 

 

PORT 110

Elementary Portuguese I

Selma Vital

MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

PORT 110

Elementary Portuguese I

Staff

MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

PORT 110

Elementary Portuguese I

Staff

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

PORT 110

Elementary Portuguese I

Fabiana DePaula

MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

PORT 112

PortuguesForRomnceLangSpeakrsI

Staff

HTBA

 

 

PORT 130

Intermediate Portuguese I

Marta Almeida

MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

PORT 130

Intermediate Portuguese I

Marta Almeida

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

PORT 249

CurrentIssues in BrazilCulture

Paulo Moreira

TTh 11:35am-12:50pm

 

PORT 394

World Cities and Narratives TR

K. David Jackson

T 1:30pm-3:20pm

 

PORT 410

The Brazilian Short Story  TR

K. David Jackson

MW 1pm-2:15pm

 

PORT 471

Directed Reading or Research

K. David Jackson

HTBA

 

 

PORT 491

The Senior Essay

K. David Jackson

HTBA

 

 

PORT 492

The Senior Essay

K. David Jackson

HTBA

 

 

SPAN 060

FreshmanColloq:LiteraryStudies

Susan Byrne

MW 4pm-5:15pm

 

SPAN 110

Elementary Spanish I

Staff

MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

SPAN 110

Elementary Spanish I

Staff

MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

SPAN 110

Elementary Spanish I

Maripaz Garcia

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

SPAN 110

Elementary Spanish I

Staff

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

SPAN 110

Elementary Spanish I

Staff

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

SPAN 110

Elementary Spanish I

Margherita Tortora

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

SPAN 110

Elementary Spanish I

Sebastian Diaz

MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

SPAN 110

Elementary Spanish I

Maripaz Garcia

MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

SPAN 110

Elementary Spanish I

Maria Lourdes Sabe

MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

SPAN 110

Elementary Spanish I

Margherita Tortora

MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

SPAN 120

Elementary Spanish II

Sybil Alexandrov

MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

SPAN 120

Elementary Spanish II

Margherita Tortora

MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

SPAN 120

Elementary Spanish II

Maria Pilar
Asensio Manrique

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

SPAN 120

Elementary Spanish II

Sybil Alexandrov

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

SPAN 120

Elementary Spanish II

Juliana Ramos-Ruano

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

SPAN 120

Elementary Spanish II

Barbara Safille

MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

SPAN 120

Elementary Spanish II

Maria Pilar
Asensio-Manrique

MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

SPAN 120

Elementary Spanish II

Oscar Gonzalez Barreto

MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

SPAN 125

Intensive Elementary Spanish

Maria Lourdes Sabe

MTWThF 9:25am-11:15am

SPAN 130

Intermediate Spanish I

Veronica Mayer

MTWThF 8:20am-9:10am

SPAN 130

Intermediate Spanish I

Terry Seymour

MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

SPAN 130

Intermediate Spanish I

Sonia Valle

MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

SPAN 130

Intermediate Spanish I

Sebastian Diaz

MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

SPAN 130

Intermediate Spanish I

Matthew Tanico

MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

SPAN 130

Intermediate Spanish I

Janelle Gondar

MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

SPAN 130

Intermediate Spanish I

Sonia Valle

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

SPAN 130

Intermediate Spanish I

Sebastian Diaz

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

SPAN 130

Intermediate Spanish I

Lissette Reymundi

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

SPAN 130

Intermediate Spanish I

Ian Althouse

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

SPAN 130

Intermediate Spanish I

Lissette Reymundi

MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

SPAN 130

Intermediate Spanish I

Diego Del Rio Arrillaga

MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

SPAN 130

Intermediate Spanish I

Stephanie Rohner
Stornaiuolo

MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

SPAN 132

SpanishFor Heritage Speakers I

Sybil Alexandrov

MWF 11:35am-12:25pm

SPAN 140

Intermediate Spanish II

Oscar Gonzalez Barreto

MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

SPAN 140

Intermediate Spanish II

Barbara Safille

MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

SPAN 140

Intermediate Spanish II

Maria Pilar
Asensio-Manrique

MTWThF 9:25am-10:15am

SPAN 140

Intermediate Spanish II

Mercedes Carreras

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

SPAN 140

Intermediate Spanish II

Rosamaria Leon

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

SPAN 140

Intermediate Spanish II

Oscar Gonzalez Barreto

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

SPAN 140

Intermediate Spanish II

Ame Cividanes

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

SPAN 140

Intermediate Spanish II

Barbara Safille

MTWThF 10:30am-11:20am

SPAN 140

Intermediate Spanish II

Rosamaria Leon

MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

SPAN 140

Intermediate Spanish II

Ame Cividanes

MTWThF 11:35am-12:25pm

SPAN 250

Composition & Analysis

Kevin Poole

TTh 9am-10:15am

SPAN 266

StudiesIn Latin American Lit I

Rolena Adorno

TTh 11:35am-12:50pm

SPAN 353

Spanish Amer Vanguardist Lit

Anibal Gonzalez Perez

TTh 1pm-2:15pm

SPAN 478

DirectedReadings/IndivResearch

Susan Byrne

HTBA

SPAN 491

The Senior Essay

Susan Byrne

HTBA

 

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