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Latin American Studies Program


5054 Academic Quadrangle, (604) 291-3146 Tel, (604) 291-5799 Fax, www.sfu.ca/las

Director

J.A.C. Brohman BA (Car), MA, PhD (Calif)

Professor Emeritus

J. Garcia Prof Lit (Peru), MA (Alta), DoctCert (Madrid)

Contributing Faculty
Associate Professor

G. Otero BA (Monterrey), MA (Tex), PhD (Wis)

Assistant Professor

A. Hira BA (Georgetown), MA (G Washington), PhD (Claremont)**

Senior Lecturer

M. Escudero-Faust BA, MA (S Fraser) PhD (Br Col)

Associate Members

R.E. Boyer, History

J. Brohman, Geography

A. Clapp, Geography

M. Escudero-Faust, Sociology

J. Garcia, Sociology and Anthropology*

M. Gates, Anthropology

R.W. Jamieson, Archaeology

R.C. Newton, History*

G. Otero, Sociology

*emeritus

**joint appointment with political science

Advisor

Ms. K. Payne, 5056 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -3726

The Latin American Studies Program, administered by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, offers specialized courses in the study of contemporary Latin America from a multidisciplinary perspective. The programs provide a sound background for students intending to pursue careers in teaching, journalism, travel, community relations, law, diplomacy, government, international trade, international development projects, as well as those intending to pursue advanced scholarly work. An integral complement to the degrees offered is the multidisciplinary field school in Latin America.

Minor Program

Latin American studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to offer students the maximum opportunity to integrate their understanding of Latin America and its relationship with Canada, the Pacific Rim, and the world.

Language Requirements

Although all courses are taught in English, students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of Spanish (the equivalent of two college level courses) or Portuguese or, in exceptional circumstances, French. This ability is a recommended skill for upper division courses that frequently require independent investigation of specialized topics.

Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete 12 credit hours of Latin American Studies credit, including the following.

LAS 100-3 Images of Latin America

LAS 140-3 Cultural Heritage of Latin America

LAS 200-3 Introduction to Latin American Issues

The remaining three credit hours must be completed in other LAS or Latin American content courses.

Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete 15 upper division credit hours of Latin American studies, including at least 12 in LAS 300 and 400 division courses. The remaining three credit hours may be taken from upper division Latin American content courses.

Extended Minor Program

This program consists of the lower division requirements for a joint major and the upper division requirements for a minor. Students' programs must be approved by the advisor of the program.

Joint Major Programs

An interdisciplinary joint major combines selected disciplines leading to a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of business administration. Courses used toward the upper division Latin American studies requirements may not be used as part of the other discipline's credit requirements, or vice versa. The individual disciplines participating in this program are anthropology, archaeology, business administration, communication, economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology.

Language Requirements

Students must complete the following four courses, or equivalents.

SPAN 102-3 Introductory Spanish I

SPAN 103-3 Introductory Spanish II

SPAN 201-3 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 202-3 Intermediate Spanish II

Latin American Studies Requirements
Lower Division Requirements

A minimum of 12 lower division hours is required including the following.

LAS 100-3 Images of Latin America

LAS 140-3 Cultural Heritage of Latin America

LAS 200-3 Introduction to Latin American Issues

The remaining three credit hours are taken from the approved list of Latin American content courses. See "Courses with Exclusive Latin American Content".. See "Courses with Partial Latin American Content"..

Note: Students must also satisfy the lower division requirements of the selected joint discipline. (Please consult with appropriate department.)

Upper Division Requirements

A minimum of 40 upper division credit hours is required, including at least 20 in upper division Latin American studies, and 20-32 upper division credits in the joint discipline selected, as specified below.

Students must complete 20 upper division credit hours of Latin American studies credit, including at least 16 in both LAS 300 and 400 division courses. The remaining four credit hours may be taken from the approved list of Latin American content courses.

Other Discipline Requirements

To satisfy the requirements of the other joint major discipline, students must complete 20-32 credit hours, as indicated below for the specific discipline.

Anthropology

See "Joint Major in Sociology or Anthropology and Latin American Studies"..

Archaeology

Students must complete 20 credit hours in archaeology in the 300 and 400 division.

Business Administration

See "Joint Major in Business Administration and Latin American Studies"..

Communication

Students must complete 24 communication upper division credit hours, including CMNS 347, 362, and 446 and also the faculty requirements of the Faculties of Applied Sciences or Arts, subject to the degree the student desires: bachelor of arts (Faculty of Applied Sciences) or bachelor of arts (Faculty of Arts).

Economics

Students must complete 25 upper division credit hours including ECON 301, 305-5, and BUEC 333 and at least one 400 division ECON or BUEC course (excluding ECON 431, 435 and BUEC 433).

Geography

Students must complete 32 credit hours in Geography as specified: 20 credit hours of 300 division courses including at least one course from Section A; and 12 credit hours of 400 division courses including at least one regional course on Latin America.

History

Students must complete 24 credit hours of 300 and 400 level history courses, of which 12 hours must be in 400 level courses. Students must take at least two courses from any two groups, and at least one from the remaining group. For a description of the three groups, see "Major Program"..

Political Science

Students must complete 32 credit hours in upper division political science, as required for political science majors. (POL 337 may not be used to satisfy LAS requirements.)

Sociology

Students must complete 20 credit hours in upper division sociology and must fulfil the theory and methods requirements as specified for the sociology major program.

Courses with Exclusive Latin American Content

Students should see "Undergraduate Courses". or the department concerned regarding prerequisites and descriptions for these courses. Because departments offer courses which are taught by faculty with different professional interests, credit will be given only when these courses are taught by instructors shown above as associated faculty. Other courses may be offered in addition to the ones below. Consult the Latin American studies advisor for a complete list each semester.

ARCH 273-3 Archaeology of the New World

ARCH 330-3 Prehistory of Latin America

BUS 439-3 North American International Trade Issues

GEOG 263-3 Selected Regions*

GEOG 466-4 Latin American Regional Development

HIST 208-3 Latin America: The Colonial Period

HIST 209-3 Latin America: The National Period

HIST 458-4 Problems in Latin American Regional History

HIST 459-4 Problems in the Political and Social History of Latin America

POL 337-4 Government and Politics: Selected Latin American Nations I

SA 263-4 Peasants, Proletarians and the Global Economy*

SA 321-4 Social Movements*

SA 363-4 Processes of Development and Underdevelopment*

SA 392-4 Latin America

SPAN 352-3 Texts of the Colonial Period

SPAN 456-5 Selected Topics in Modern Latin American Narrative

SPAN 457-5 Selected Topics in Modern Latin American Poetry and Theatre

*when the selected region is Latin America

Courses with Partial Latin American Content

Courses with partial Latin American content, or in which Latin America may be emphasized in a given semester, may fulfil program requirements when the content is appropriately focused on the Latin American region. In questionable situations, consult course outlines in the department's general office and confer with the Latin American Studies program advisor for specific authorization. Students wishing to take a special topics course for credit toward a program in Latin American Studies should have the course approved by the coordinator.

CMNS 347-4 Communication in Conflict and Intervention

CMNS 444-4 Political Economy of International Communication

CMNS 446-4 The Communication of Science and Transfer of Technology

ECON 355-4 Economic Development

ECON 362-4 Economics of Natural Resources

GEOG 422-4 Geography of the Third World

HIST 104-3 History of the Americas to 1763

HIST 299-3 Problems in History

HIST 324-4 Slavery in the Americas

HIST 485-4 Studies in History I (Special Topics)

HIST 486-4 Studies in History II (Special Topics)

POL 342-4 Relations Between Developed and Developing Nations

POL 345-4 The Nation-State and the Multinational Corporation

POL 433-4 Comparative Developing Systems

SPAN 240-3 Introduction to Hispanic Literature

SPAN 460-3 Selected Topics

Field School

The LAS field school is unique in Canada, providing the opportunity to complete a full semester in Latin America and at the same time, to gain through direct experience a deeper insight into the culture, politics, and economy of this increasingly important region. Faculty and up to 30 students travel every second year to a selected location.

Cooperative Education

The program is for qualified students who wish practical experience in Latin American studies related fields. For admission, students must have completed 30 credit hours with a minimum 2.75 CGPA. Prior to admission, students should complete LAS 100, 140, 200 and SPAN 102. Transfer students must complete at least 15 semester hours at SFU.

See "Cooperative Education". for details. Arrangements for work semesters are made through the Faculty of Arts coop coordinator and they should be consulted at least one semester in advance.



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