Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

Students gain a broad understanding of contemporary issues and develop a critical and informed view of Latin American history and culture. In addition, students develop real-world skills that are necessary to achieving success, such as:

  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Research, writing, and communications
  • Understanding of international issues
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • A sense of global citizenship

Three introductory core courses, LAMS 1100, LAMS 1101 and LAMS 1102, explore the rich flavours of Latin American politics, history, arts, and culture. Second-year courses are more in-depth and offer opportunities for creative learning via blogs, presentations, and debates.

Elective courses are available in:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • English
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Spanish
  • Women’s Studies

The interdisciplinary approach allows students to learn about Latin America from a wide range of academic perspectives.

Latin American Studies offers opportunities for students to connect with people and organizations from the vibrant local Latin American community. A non-credit lecture series, film screenings, and Latin America Week are just a selection of the activities featured outside the classroom.

CURRICULUM

Within the framework of the general requirements of the Associate of Arts Degree, students must complete a minimum 60 credits including:

Courses Credits
All of
LAMS 1100 Introduction to Latin America
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course considers the environmental and institutional foundations as well as the developmental processes of Latin America using an interdisciplinary approach.

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Three of
LAMS 1101 Latin American Culture Perspectives
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Former title: Latin American Cultural

This course considers the developmental processes and cultural dynamics of contemporary Latin America from an interdisciplinary perspective.

More Information »

LAMS 1102 Trouble in Paradise: Environmental Issues in Latin America
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course will look at environmental problems and solutions in Latin America. Topics covered include: development policies, urbanization, industrialization, and resource extraction. The goal is to understand the nature and scope of the environmental crisis facing the region. Emphasis will be placed on the many Latin American social movements that are addressing the crisis. We will look at examples of communities working on agroecology, urban farming, food sovereignty, mounting resistance to mega-projects (drilling, mining, logging etc.) and those working with international NGOs to conserve fragile ecosystems like that of the Amazon, as well as those movements building alternative development models, such as producer co-ops, farmers' markets, fair trade and eco-tourism initiatives.

Prerequisite(s): LAMS 1100 is recommended.

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LAMS 2203 Conflict and Change in Latin America
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

A broad survey of Latin American history beginning with the European roots and continuing with the conquest, the institutions of the Hispanic empire in America, independence, revolution, and the contemporary era.

Prerequisite(s): LAMS 1100 and 1101 recommended.

More Information »

LAMS 2205 Latin American Writers Resist
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course as of Spring Semester 2020

Latin American literature is a powerful force for social change. In this course, students compare, contrast, and analyze a variety of literature in translation from a wide range of Latin American countries, reflecting on the impact of context (the country, time period, social, cultural, political, and economic situations) on these texts. They explore how writers use literature to confront injustice related to gender, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, environment, land ownership, indigenous struggles, migration, and asylum, and apply this to a range of global issues outside Latin America.

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LAMS 2206 Latin America in a Globalized World
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course explores how globalization and policies of financial, trade, and investment liberalization are affecting Latin America and examines the role played by international institutions and multilateral organizations in shaping the political economy of the region. Case studies will be used to examine changes within rural and urban sectors, changing labour and migration patterns and to illustrate how Latin Americans are responding to these changes at the local, community and national levels.

Prerequisite(s): LAMS 1100 and 1101 recommended.



More Information »

Three of
AHIS 1111 Worldviews: A Global Approach to Art
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course offers students a global perspective on the origin and purpose of art as a shared visual medium used to express ideas about our human experience and the world around us. With a focus on the arts of Asia and the Americas, issues essential to an understanding of global history such as power, influence and authority, race and gender identity, and colonial impact will be considered.

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ANTH 1160 Regional Studies in Anthropology: Latin America
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introduction to and overview of cultural development and diversity in Latin America from pre-conquest times to the present. The student will be given a broad theoretical perspective to selected topics of anthropological interest. This is a survey course and is intended to give a comprehensive background and a base for future studies.

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ANTH 2234 Ancient Civilization: Origins, Development and Collapse
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

The origins and development of urban cultures and attendant states and empires represents one of the most important institutions of the modern global community. Between 10-15,000 years ago some populations began to aggregate in year-round villages based upon horticulture and/or agriculture. This led to the development of the earliest urban centres. Today, the majority of the global population lives in cities thanks to agricultural-industrial economies. This course investigates the process of cultural developments arising from settled lifestyles, food production systems, and the development of complex socio-political institutions, including models of cultural collapse. A regional focus is followed using examples from the Near East, Easter Island and the Andean region of South America.

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GEOG 2250 Economic Geography
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces the basic concepts and theories of economic geography and examines the changing geography or 'global shift' of economic activity within the contemporary world economy. The course examines the economic, political, and social relations that are part of modern market economies, as well as the role played by key economic actors such as business, government, labour, and consumers. The significance of changing technology over time and space, and issues related to development and globalization are also discussed.

Prerequisite(s): Any one of GEOG 1100, 1120, 1130, 1150, 1155, 1160, 1170, 1110, 2210, 2270 or another Social Science alternative with the permission of the instructor.

More Information »

LAMS 1101 Latin American Culture Perspectives
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Former title: Latin American Cultural

This course considers the developmental processes and cultural dynamics of contemporary Latin America from an interdisciplinary perspective.

More Information »

LAMS 1102 Trouble in Paradise: Environmental Issues in Latin America
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course will look at environmental problems and solutions in Latin America. Topics covered include: development policies, urbanization, industrialization, and resource extraction. The goal is to understand the nature and scope of the environmental crisis facing the region. Emphasis will be placed on the many Latin American social movements that are addressing the crisis. We will look at examples of communities working on agroecology, urban farming, food sovereignty, mounting resistance to mega-projects (drilling, mining, logging etc.) and those working with international NGOs to conserve fragile ecosystems like that of the Amazon, as well as those movements building alternative development models, such as producer co-ops, farmers' markets, fair trade and eco-tourism initiatives.

Prerequisite(s): LAMS 1100 is recommended.

More Information »

LAMS 2203 Conflict and Change in Latin America
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

A broad survey of Latin American history beginning with the European roots and continuing with the conquest, the institutions of the Hispanic empire in America, independence, revolution, and the contemporary era.

Prerequisite(s): LAMS 1100 and 1101 recommended.

More Information »

LAMS 2205 Latin American Writers Resist
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course as of Spring Semester 2020

Latin American literature is a powerful force for social change. In this course, students compare, contrast, and analyze a variety of literature in translation from a wide range of Latin American countries, reflecting on the impact of context (the country, time period, social, cultural, political, and economic situations) on these texts. They explore how writers use literature to confront injustice related to gender, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, environment, land ownership, indigenous struggles, migration, and asylum, and apply this to a range of global issues outside Latin America.

More Information »

LAMS 2206 Latin America in a Globalized World
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course explores how globalization and policies of financial, trade, and investment liberalization are affecting Latin America and examines the role played by international institutions and multilateral organizations in shaping the political economy of the region. Case studies will be used to examine changes within rural and urban sectors, changing labour and migration patterns and to illustrate how Latin Americans are responding to these changes at the local, community and national levels.

Prerequisite(s): LAMS 1100 and 1101 recommended.



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PCCN 1201 Peace and Conflict in the Modern World
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

See POLI 1145

The history of war; causes and consequences of war; the nuclear threat; the relationship of the arms race to other global problems; arms control and disarmament; Canada's role.

POLI 1145 is one of the core courses of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program.

Only offered in the Fall Semester.

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POLI 1145 Peace and Conflict in the Modern World
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

The history of war; causes and consequences of war; the nuclear threat; the relationship of the arms race to other global problems; arms control and disarmament; Canada's role.

POLI 1145 is one of the core courses of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program.

More Information »

PCCN 1202 Conflict and Conflict Resolution
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

An examination of levels of conflict from the interpersonal to the international. The roots and dynamics of conflict; the means and history of conflict resolution; mediation and peacekeeping.

Only offered in the Spring Semester.

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POLI 1140 Introduction to International Relations
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introduction to the politics of world society, its historical development, the major forms of analysis of global political structures and foreign policies, and contemporary security problems.

More Information »

POLI 1250 Politics in the Developing Nations
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course examines the political, social and economic forces at work in the "Third World," sometimes called the "developing" or "majority" world (e.g., Cuba, South Africa, Indonesia). The countries covered vary with the instructor.

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POLI 2240 International Political Economy
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introduction to the elements of international political economics including trade, monetary issues, trans-national corporations, poverty, dependency, development, and the environment. Any previous Political Science or Economics course is helpful.

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SPAN 1115 Beginner's Spanish I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Beginner's courses in oral and written language; a prerequisite to the concentrated study of Spanish. Introductory courses for students who have no previous knowledge of Spanish.

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SPAN 1205 Spanish Conversational Skills
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

A first year course designed to teach students to "Think on their feet" by means of activities emphasizing speaking and listening skills. Native speakers of Spanish not admitted.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum of SPAN 1115 or 1118 (or equivalent) with at least a "C+". May be taken after or concurrently with SPAN 1215, 1218, 2119, 2219.

More Information »

SPAN 1215 Beginner's Spanish II
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Beginner's courses in oral and written language; a prerequisite to the concentrated study of Spanish. Introductory courses for students who have no previous knowledge of Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1115.

More Information »

SPAN 2119 Spanish Language and Literature I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Oral and written practise including grammar review and composition; the reading of selected authors in the Spanish language.

A student who has attended secondary school in Spanish speaking country may not register in any first or second year Spanish course without permission of the Department.

Prerequisite(s): Grade 12 Spanish or SPAN 1215 or 1218 with a "C+" grade or higher. May not be taken concurrently with SPAN 1118.

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SPAN 2219 Spanish Language and Literature II
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Oral and written practise including grammar review and composition; the reading of selected authors in the Spanish language.

A student who has attended secondary school in Spanish speaking country may not register in any first or second year Spanish course without permission of the Department.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2119. May not be taken concurrently with SPAN 1218.

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WMST 1195 Special Topics I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This number is reserved for Women's Studies courses that may be offered from time to time by:
a) College Women's Studies Faculty who may wish to present a special interest course in their field of expertise; or
b) Visiting Women's Studies Lecturers.

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites will be announced in the Registration Guide and Course Schedule.

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Within the framework of the general requirements of the Diploma in Arts and Science, students must complete a minimum 60 credits including:

Courses Credits
All of
LAMS 1100 Introduction to Latin America
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course considers the environmental and institutional foundations as well as the developmental processes of Latin America using an interdisciplinary approach.

More Information »

Three of
LAMS 1101 Latin American Culture Perspectives
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Former title: Latin American Cultural

This course considers the developmental processes and cultural dynamics of contemporary Latin America from an interdisciplinary perspective.

More Information »

LAMS 1102 Trouble in Paradise: Environmental Issues in Latin America
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course will look at environmental problems and solutions in Latin America. Topics covered include: development policies, urbanization, industrialization, and resource extraction. The goal is to understand the nature and scope of the environmental crisis facing the region. Emphasis will be placed on the many Latin American social movements that are addressing the crisis. We will look at examples of communities working on agroecology, urban farming, food sovereignty, mounting resistance to mega-projects (drilling, mining, logging etc.) and those working with international NGOs to conserve fragile ecosystems like that of the Amazon, as well as those movements building alternative development models, such as producer co-ops, farmers' markets, fair trade and eco-tourism initiatives.

Prerequisite(s): LAMS 1100 is recommended.

More Information »

LAMS 2203 Conflict and Change in Latin America
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

A broad survey of Latin American history beginning with the European roots and continuing with the conquest, the institutions of the Hispanic empire in America, independence, revolution, and the contemporary era.

Prerequisite(s): LAMS 1100 and 1101 recommended.

More Information »

LAMS 2205 Latin American Writers Resist
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course as of Spring Semester 2020

Latin American literature is a powerful force for social change. In this course, students compare, contrast, and analyze a variety of literature in translation from a wide range of Latin American countries, reflecting on the impact of context (the country, time period, social, cultural, political, and economic situations) on these texts. They explore how writers use literature to confront injustice related to gender, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, environment, land ownership, indigenous struggles, migration, and asylum, and apply this to a range of global issues outside Latin America.

More Information »

LAMS 2206 Latin America in a Globalized World
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course explores how globalization and policies of financial, trade, and investment liberalization are affecting Latin America and examines the role played by international institutions and multilateral organizations in shaping the political economy of the region. Case studies will be used to examine changes within rural and urban sectors, changing labour and migration patterns and to illustrate how Latin Americans are responding to these changes at the local, community and national levels.

Prerequisite(s): LAMS 1100 and 1101 recommended.



More Information »

Three of
AHIS 1111 Worldviews: A Global Approach to Art
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course offers students a global perspective on the origin and purpose of art as a shared visual medium used to express ideas about our human experience and the world around us. With a focus on the arts of Asia and the Americas, issues essential to an understanding of global history such as power, influence and authority, race and gender identity, and colonial impact will be considered.

More Information »

ANTH 1160 Regional Studies in Anthropology: Latin America
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introduction to and overview of cultural development and diversity in Latin America from pre-conquest times to the present. The student will be given a broad theoretical perspective to selected topics of anthropological interest. This is a survey course and is intended to give a comprehensive background and a base for future studies.

More Information »

ANTH 2234 Ancient Civilization: Origins, Development and Collapse
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

The origins and development of urban cultures and attendant states and empires represents one of the most important institutions of the modern global community. Between 10-15,000 years ago some populations began to aggregate in year-round villages based upon horticulture and/or agriculture. This led to the development of the earliest urban centres. Today, the majority of the global population lives in cities thanks to agricultural-industrial economies. This course investigates the process of cultural developments arising from settled lifestyles, food production systems, and the development of complex socio-political institutions, including models of cultural collapse. A regional focus is followed using examples from the Near East, Easter Island and the Andean region of South America.

More Information »

GEOG 2250 Economic Geography
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces the basic concepts and theories of economic geography and examines the changing geography or 'global shift' of economic activity within the contemporary world economy. The course examines the economic, political, and social relations that are part of modern market economies, as well as the role played by key economic actors such as business, government, labour, and consumers. The significance of changing technology over time and space, and issues related to development and globalization are also discussed.

Prerequisite(s): Any one of GEOG 1100, 1120, 1130, 1150, 1155, 1160, 1170, 1110, 2210, 2270 or another Social Science alternative with the permission of the instructor.

More Information »

LAMS 1101 Latin American Culture Perspectives
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Former title: Latin American Cultural

This course considers the developmental processes and cultural dynamics of contemporary Latin America from an interdisciplinary perspective.

More Information »

LAMS 1102 Trouble in Paradise: Environmental Issues in Latin America
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course will look at environmental problems and solutions in Latin America. Topics covered include: development policies, urbanization, industrialization, and resource extraction. The goal is to understand the nature and scope of the environmental crisis facing the region. Emphasis will be placed on the many Latin American social movements that are addressing the crisis. We will look at examples of communities working on agroecology, urban farming, food sovereignty, mounting resistance to mega-projects (drilling, mining, logging etc.) and those working with international NGOs to conserve fragile ecosystems like that of the Amazon, as well as those movements building alternative development models, such as producer co-ops, farmers' markets, fair trade and eco-tourism initiatives.

Prerequisite(s): LAMS 1100 is recommended.

More Information »

LAMS 2203 Conflict and Change in Latin America
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

A broad survey of Latin American history beginning with the European roots and continuing with the conquest, the institutions of the Hispanic empire in America, independence, revolution, and the contemporary era.

Prerequisite(s): LAMS 1100 and 1101 recommended.

More Information »

LAMS 2205 Latin American Writers Resist
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course as of Spring Semester 2020

Latin American literature is a powerful force for social change. In this course, students compare, contrast, and analyze a variety of literature in translation from a wide range of Latin American countries, reflecting on the impact of context (the country, time period, social, cultural, political, and economic situations) on these texts. They explore how writers use literature to confront injustice related to gender, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, environment, land ownership, indigenous struggles, migration, and asylum, and apply this to a range of global issues outside Latin America.

More Information »

LAMS 2206 Latin America in a Globalized World
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course explores how globalization and policies of financial, trade, and investment liberalization are affecting Latin America and examines the role played by international institutions and multilateral organizations in shaping the political economy of the region. Case studies will be used to examine changes within rural and urban sectors, changing labour and migration patterns and to illustrate how Latin Americans are responding to these changes at the local, community and national levels.

Prerequisite(s): LAMS 1100 and 1101 recommended.



More Information »

PCCN 1201 Peace and Conflict in the Modern World
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

See POLI 1145

The history of war; causes and consequences of war; the nuclear threat; the relationship of the arms race to other global problems; arms control and disarmament; Canada's role.

POLI 1145 is one of the core courses of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program.

Only offered in the Fall Semester.

More Information »

POLI 1145 Peace and Conflict in the Modern World
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

The history of war; causes and consequences of war; the nuclear threat; the relationship of the arms race to other global problems; arms control and disarmament; Canada's role.

POLI 1145 is one of the core courses of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program.

More Information »

PCCN 1202 Conflict and Conflict Resolution
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

An examination of levels of conflict from the interpersonal to the international. The roots and dynamics of conflict; the means and history of conflict resolution; mediation and peacekeeping.

Only offered in the Spring Semester.

More Information »

POLI 1140 Introduction to International Relations
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introduction to the politics of world society, its historical development, the major forms of analysis of global political structures and foreign policies, and contemporary security problems.

More Information »

POLI 1250 Politics in the Developing Nations
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course examines the political, social and economic forces at work in the "Third World," sometimes called the "developing" or "majority" world (e.g., Cuba, South Africa, Indonesia). The countries covered vary with the instructor.

More Information »

POLI 2240 International Political Economy
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introduction to the elements of international political economics including trade, monetary issues, trans-national corporations, poverty, dependency, development, and the environment. Any previous Political Science or Economics course is helpful.

More Information »

SPAN 1115 Beginner's Spanish I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Beginner's courses in oral and written language; a prerequisite to the concentrated study of Spanish. Introductory courses for students who have no previous knowledge of Spanish.

More Information »

SPAN 1205 Spanish Conversational Skills
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

A first year course designed to teach students to "Think on their feet" by means of activities emphasizing speaking and listening skills. Native speakers of Spanish not admitted.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum of SPAN 1115 or 1118 (or equivalent) with at least a "C+". May be taken after or concurrently with SPAN 1215, 1218, 2119, 2219.

More Information »

SPAN 1215 Beginner's Spanish II
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Beginner's courses in oral and written language; a prerequisite to the concentrated study of Spanish. Introductory courses for students who have no previous knowledge of Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1115.

More Information »

SPAN 2119 Spanish Language and Literature I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Oral and written practise including grammar review and composition; the reading of selected authors in the Spanish language.

A student who has attended secondary school in Spanish speaking country may not register in any first or second year Spanish course without permission of the Department.

Prerequisite(s): Grade 12 Spanish or SPAN 1215 or 1218 with a "C+" grade or higher. May not be taken concurrently with SPAN 1118.

More Information »

SPAN 2219 Spanish Language and Literature II
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Oral and written practise including grammar review and composition; the reading of selected authors in the Spanish language.

A student who has attended secondary school in Spanish speaking country may not register in any first or second year Spanish course without permission of the Department.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2119. May not be taken concurrently with SPAN 1218.

More Information »

WMST 1195 Special Topics I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This number is reserved for Women's Studies courses that may be offered from time to time by:
a) College Women's Studies Faculty who may wish to present a special interest course in their field of expertise; or
b) Visiting Women's Studies Lecturers.

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites will be announced in the Registration Guide and Course Schedule.

More Information »

Courses Credits
All of
LAMS 1100 Introduction to Latin America
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course considers the environmental and institutional foundations as well as the developmental processes of Latin America using an interdisciplinary approach.

More Information »

Three of
LAMS 1101 Latin American Culture Perspectives
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Former title: Latin American Cultural

This course considers the developmental processes and cultural dynamics of contemporary Latin America from an interdisciplinary perspective.

More Information »

LAMS 1102 Trouble in Paradise: Environmental Issues in Latin America
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course will look at environmental problems and solutions in Latin America. Topics covered include: development policies, urbanization, industrialization, and resource extraction. The goal is to understand the nature and scope of the environmental crisis facing the region. Emphasis will be placed on the many Latin American social movements that are addressing the crisis. We will look at examples of communities working on agroecology, urban farming, food sovereignty, mounting resistance to mega-projects (drilling, mining, logging etc.) and those working with international NGOs to conserve fragile ecosystems like that of the Amazon, as well as those movements building alternative development models, such as producer co-ops, farmers' markets, fair trade and eco-tourism initiatives.

Prerequisite(s): LAMS 1100 is recommended.

More Information »

LAMS 2203 Conflict and Change in Latin America
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

A broad survey of Latin American history beginning with the European roots and continuing with the conquest, the institutions of the Hispanic empire in America, independence, revolution, and the contemporary era.

Prerequisite(s): LAMS 1100 and 1101 recommended.

More Information »

LAMS 2205 Latin American Writers Resist
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course as of Spring Semester 2020

Latin American literature is a powerful force for social change. In this course, students compare, contrast, and analyze a variety of literature in translation from a wide range of Latin American countries, reflecting on the impact of context (the country, time period, social, cultural, political, and economic situations) on these texts. They explore how writers use literature to confront injustice related to gender, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, environment, land ownership, indigenous struggles, migration, and asylum, and apply this to a range of global issues outside Latin America.

More Information »

LAMS 2206 Latin America in a Globalized World
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course explores how globalization and policies of financial, trade, and investment liberalization are affecting Latin America and examines the role played by international institutions and multilateral organizations in shaping the political economy of the region. Case studies will be used to examine changes within rural and urban sectors, changing labour and migration patterns and to illustrate how Latin Americans are responding to these changes at the local, community and national levels.

Prerequisite(s): LAMS 1100 and 1101 recommended.



More Information »

SPAN 1115 Beginner's Spanish I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Beginner's courses in oral and written language; a prerequisite to the concentrated study of Spanish. Introductory courses for students who have no previous knowledge of Spanish.

More Information »

SPAN 1205 Spanish Conversational Skills
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

A first year course designed to teach students to "Think on their feet" by means of activities emphasizing speaking and listening skills. Native speakers of Spanish not admitted.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum of SPAN 1115 or 1118 (or equivalent) with at least a "C+". May be taken after or concurrently with SPAN 1215, 1218, 2119, 2219.

More Information »

SPAN 1215 Beginner's Spanish II
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Beginner's courses in oral and written language; a prerequisite to the concentrated study of Spanish. Introductory courses for students who have no previous knowledge of Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1115.

More Information »

SPAN 2119 Spanish Language and Literature I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Oral and written practise including grammar review and composition; the reading of selected authors in the Spanish language.

A student who has attended secondary school in Spanish speaking country may not register in any first or second year Spanish course without permission of the Department.

Prerequisite(s): Grade 12 Spanish or SPAN 1215 or 1218 with a "C+" grade or higher. May not be taken concurrently with SPAN 1118.

More Information »

SPAN 2219 Spanish Language and Literature II
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

Oral and written practise including grammar review and composition; the reading of selected authors in the Spanish language.

A student who has attended secondary school in Spanish speaking country may not register in any first or second year Spanish course without permission of the Department.

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 2119. May not be taken concurrently with SPAN 1218.

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