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Latino/Latina/Latin American Studies immersion

The Latino/Latina/Latin American studies immersion allows students to study Latino or Latin American culture. The goal is to introduce students to the customs and culture (history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, music) of Latin America or of Latinos in the U.S. Students become aware of the relationship between language and culture, and of the differences between their own language and culture and those of Spanish-speaking countries or Brazil. 

Notes about this immersion:

  • This immersion is closed to students majoring in applied modern language and culture who have chosen the Spanish language track, as well as students majoring in international and global studies who have chosen a focus area on Spanish or Portuguese language or Latin American studies. 
  • Students are required to complete at least one course at the 300-level or above as part of the immersion.
  • This immersion consists of three culture courses. If a student chooses, one of the three courses may be substituted for a Spanish or Portuguese language course. Students who have prior study of either language must take a placement exam through the department of modern languages to determine the appropriate level language course to complete.
Choose three of the following:
   ANTH-235    Immigration to the U.S.
   ANTH-255    Regional Archaeology*
   ANTH-335    Culture and Politics in Latin America
   ANTH-350    The Global Economy and the Grassroots
   ARTH-561    Latin American Art
   ARTH-572    Art of the Americas
   MLPO-201    Beginning Portuguese I
   MLPO-202    Beginning Portuguese II
   MLPO-301    Intermediate Portuguese I
   MLPO-302    Intermediate Portuguese II
   MLPO-401    Advanced Portuguese I
   MLPO-402    Advanced Portuguese II
   MLSP-201A    Beginning Spanish IA
   MLSP-201B    Beginning Spanish IB
   MLSP-202    Beginning Spanish II
   MLSP-301    Intermediate Spanish I
   MLSP-302    Intermediate Spanish II
   MLSP-315    Hispanic Culture and Civilization
   MLSP-401    Advanced Spanish I
   MLSP-402    Advanced Spanish II
   MLSP-351    Gender and Sexuality in Hispanic Studies
   MLSP-352    Caribbean Cinema
   MLSP-353    Trauma and Survival in First-Person Narrative

* This course may be used when the topic focuses on Mesoamerica.