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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Web Page: http://coss.fsu.edu/lacs/

Director: Lee Metcalf (Social Sciences); Director of Internships and Professional Development: Na'ama Nagar (Political Science)

The Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) is designed to inspire and develop knowledge and experience of the region. Interdisciplinary by design, cooperating departments support innovative blends of teaching and research with the goal of providing undergraduates a solid grasp of Latin America's present and past, and emphasizing major aspects of the region's unique structures. Additionally, majors and minors are encouraged to participate in the related programs in Costa Rica and Panama. As the intellectual home for an interdisciplinary community of scholars, students, and visitors, LACS supports a range of research and teaching amid a broader array of sponsored lectures, cultural events, and internships.

The baccalaureate program may be viewed as preparation for graduate school in various fields or as leading to professions in government and international service, multinational commerce, law, teaching, and translation.

Computer Skills Competency

All undergraduates at Florida State University must demonstrate basic computer skills competency prior to graduation. As necessary computer competency skills vary from discipline to discipline, each major determines the courses needed to satisfy this requirement. Undergraduate majors in Latin American and Caribbean studies satisfy this requirement by earning a grade of "C–" or higher in CGS 2060 or CGS 2100.

Requirements for a Major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Students majoring in the program are to construct their study program around three components: (1) a language requirement, (2) an area-specific coursework requirement, and (3) a concepts and theories tool requirement The total hour requirements for the major are thirty-six semester hours beyond the liberal studies requirements (with a grade of "C–" or better in each of the Latin American and Caribbean studies courses. As this is an interdisciplinary program, no minor is required.

In addition to a 2.0 overall GPA, all students must meet "mapping" requirements. See http://www.academic-guide.fsu.edu for more information.

Language Requirement

All students are also required to complete a relevant area language or demonstrate proficiency to the intermediate college level Spanish, Portuguese, French, or some other relevant area language. Students are encouraged to bring their chosen language up to an effective level of proficiency in both reading and speaking by either taking additional coursework on the campus of Florida State University or by participating in a semester- or summer-abroad program in their relevant cultural area as such programs become available. These programs should be administered by, affiliated with, or approved by Florida State University. To encourage the achievement of language proficiency, language coursework hours taken beyond the intermediate college level may be counted toward the required thirty-six semester hours for the major.

Area Specific Course Requirement

Students are to select at least twenty-four semester hours of area specific coursework from the approved list of area-specific courses. Note that special topic area-specific courses may be approved from time to time; for the most current list, students are encouraged to view the term-specific courses posted on the International Studies Blackboard Organization site.

Concept and Theory Course Requirement

Students are to select at least six semester hours of coursework from the approved list of concept and theory courses. Students should carefully select these courses in consultation with their academic advisor to ensure that the courses meet any required prerequisites for the approved courses.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Major with an emphasis in Business

This degree program combines the regular Latin American and Caribbean studies major with a planned series of business courses. The requirements for this degree are to complete a relevant area language or demonstrate proficiency to the intermediate college level in Spanish, Portuguese, French, or some other relevant area language, twenty-one semester hours in Latin American and Caribbean studies coursework, and fifteen semester hours in multinational business courses. The Latin American and Caribbean studies coursework is to be selected from the area specific courses. With this degree, there is no concepts and theories requirement. Students are also to select between two fifteen semester hour business coursework options listed below, an international marketing track or an international finance track. The prerequisites for both tracks include ECO 2013 and 2023, which may be taken as part of the student's liberal studies requirements. In addition, students opting for the international finance track must complete ACG 2021 as a prerequisite. Students should seek advising from the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program advisor in 211 Bellamy about registering for business courses.

International Marketing/Management Track

MAN 3240 Organizational Behavior

MAN 3600 Multinational Business Operations (Prerequisites: ECO 2013, ECO 2023)

MAR 3023 Basic Marketing Concepts (Prerequisite: ECO 2023)

And six hours selected from:

MAN 4401 Management of Labor and Industrial Relations (Prerequisite: MAN 3240)

MAN 4605 Cross-Cultural Management (Prerequisite: MAN 3240)

MAN 4680 Selected Topics in International Management (Valencia, Spain) (Prerequisites: ECO 2013, ECO 2023, MAN 3600)

MAN 4701 Business and Society (Prerequisite: MAN 3240)

MAR 4156 Multinational Marketing (Prerequisite: MAR 3023, MAN 3600)

Another related course approved by the Latin American and Caribbean studies program advisor

International Finance Track

FIN 3244 Financial Markets, Institutions, and International Finance Systems (Prerequisites: ACG 2021, ECO 2013)

FIN 3403 Financial Management of the Firm (Prerequisites: ACG 2021, ECO 2023)

MAN 3600 Multinational Business Operations (Prerequisites: ECO 2013, ECO 2023)

And six hours selected from:

FIN 4424 Problems in Financial Management (Prerequisites: FIN 3244, FIN 3403)

FIN 4504 Investments (Prerequisites: FIN 3244, FIN 3403, STA 3014)

FIN 4514 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management (Prerequisite: FIN 4504)

FIN 4604 Multinational Financial Management (Prerequisites: FIN 3403, FIN 3244)

GEB 4455 Perspectives on Free Enterprise (Prerequisites: FIN 3244, FIN 3403)

Another related course approved by the LACS program advisor

Study Abroad

Students majoring in Latin American and Caribbean studies are strongly encouraged to study abroad. See https://international.fsu.edu/ for more information on the various options available through Florida State International Programs

Students should consult with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Director about any other study abroad programs they wish to pursue. Coursework taken in overseas locations must be approved in advance for credit toward the major.

Internship

The Latin American and Caribbean studies program encourages students to take advantage of internships with an area focus. Information on possible placements can be found on the International Studies Blackboard Organization site. All application materials, which are also available on the International Studies Blackboard Organization site, must be submitted and all internships must be approved a semester prior. See the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program advisor in 211 Bellamy for further information.

Honors in the Major

The Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies offers honors in the major to encourage talented juniors and seniors to undertake independent and original work as part of the undergraduate experience. For requirements and other information, see the "University Honors Office and Honor Societies" chapter of this General Bulletin.

Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Students pursuing a minor in the program must complete eighteen semester hours of Latin American and Caribbean studies coursework beyond the liberal studies requirement. In this case none of the broader comparative concepts and theories courses will count toward the eighteen semester hour minimum. Students may select freely from all area-specific courses. Modern languages course numbered above 2999 may count toward the minor. Nine of the eighteen semester hours must be numbered above 2999. A maximum combined total of six semester hours in internship or directed individual study may apply to the minor.

Approved Courses

Note: Descriptions of specific courses can be found under the individual departments in which they are taught. In addition to the courses listed below, special topics courses may be approved by the program director in any particular term. These courses appear on the term course lists and are available at the International Studies Blackboard Organization site as well as the program office in 211 Bellamy.

Area Specific Courses (twenty-four credit hours)

Anthropology

ANT 4163 Mesoamerican Archaeology (3)

ANT 4166r Regional Civilizations in Ancient Mesoamerica (3)

ANT 4227r Topics in Pre-Colombian Art and Iconography (3)

ANT 4309 Conquest of the Americas (3)

ANT 4323 Peoples and Cultures of Mexico and Central America (3)

ANT 4337 Peoples and Cultures of Amazonia (3)

Art History

ANT 4337 Peoples and Culture of Amazonia (3)

ARH 3612 Visual Cultures of the Americas (3)

ARH 4372 Spanish Colonial Art: The Hapsburg Period, 1492/1506-1700 (3)

ARH 4413 Spanish Colonial Art: The Bourbon Period, 1700-1821/1898 (3)

Communication

ADV 3410 Hispanic Marketing Communication (3)

Economics

ECS 4013 Economics of Development (3)

English

AML 3630 Latino/a Literature in English (3)

Geography

GEA 4405 Latin America (3)

History

LAH 1093 Latin America: A Cross Cultural History (3)

LAH 3411 History of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (3)

LAH 3456 History of Panama Since 1940 (3)

LAH 3500 History of South America (3)

LAH 3734 Latin American History Through Film (3)

LAH 4430 History of Mexico (3)

LAH 4470 History of the Caribbean (3)

LAH 4600 History of Brazil (3)

LAH 4723 Race and Class in Colonial Latin America (3)

LAH 4748 Social Revolutionary Movements in Latin America (3)

Hospitality

HFT 4205 Conversational Spanish for Hospitality Managers (3)

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

LAS 4905r Directed Individual Study (3)

LAS 4935r Honors Work (3)

LAS 4940r Internship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (1–6)

Modern Languages and Linguistics

POR 3140 Portuguese for Advanced Students of Spanish I (3)

POR 3141 Portuguese for Advanced Students of Spanish II (3)

PRT 3391r Brazilian Literature and Film in Translation (3)

SPN 3350 Spanish for Heritage Speakers (3)

SPN 3440 Language and Culture in Business (3)

SPN 3520 Cultures of Latin America (3)

SPN 4540r Regional Cultural Studies (3)

SPN 4740 Hispanic Sociolinguistics (3)

SPT 3130 Latin American Literature in Translation (3)

SPT 3391r Hispanic Cinema (3)

SPW 3030 Approaching Hispanic Literature (3)

SPW 3132 Readings from Early Spanish America (3)

SPW 3493 Readings from Modern Spanish America (3)

SPW 4140r The Poetics of Hispanic Love and Violence (3)

SPW 4150r Transatlantic Encounters (3)

SPW 4301r Hispanic Culture and Performance (3)

SPW 4491 Spanish American Women Writers (3)

SPW 4770 Caribbean Literature (3)

Music

MUH 4541 Music of Latin America I (3)

MUH 4542 Music of Latin America II (3)

MUH 4543 Music in the Caribbean (3)

MUN 2800r World Music Ensemble (0–1) (Caribbean Salsa Ensemble, Caribbean Steel Band Ensemble, Andean Music Ensemble)

Political Science

CPO 3034 Politics of Developing Areas (3)

CPO 3303 Politics of Latin America (3)

INR 4244 Studies in International Politics: Latin America (3)

Religion

REL 3128r Topics in Religion in the Americas (3)

REL 4562 Modern Roman Catholicism (3)

Sociology

SYD 2740 Sociology of Law and Hispanics (3)

SYD 4700 Race and Minority Group Relations (3)

Urban and Regional Planning

URP 4402 Sustainable Development Planning in the Americas (3)

Concept and Theory Courses (six credit hours)

Recommended Prerequisite Social Science-Concepts and Theories

CPO 2002 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics (3)

ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

INR 2002 Introduction to International Relations (3)

Other Concepts and Theories

ANT 2410 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)

ANT 3212 Peoples of the World (3)

ANT 3610 Language and Culture (3)

ANT 4241 Anthropology of Religion (3)

ARH 2000 Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision (3)

ARH 3056 History and Criticism of Art I (3)

ARH 3057 History and Criticism of Art II (3)

ECO 3303 History of Economic Ideas (3)

ECO 4704 International Trade (3) [with ECO 2013, ECO 2023, and ECO 3101 as prerequisites]

ECO 4713 International Finance (3) [with ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 as prerequisites]

ECS 3003 Comparative Economic Systems (3) [with ECO 2013 and ECO 2023 as prerequisites]

GEA 1000 World Geography (3)

GEO 1400 Human Geography (3)

GEO 3502 Economic Geography (3)

GEO 4421 Cultural Geography (3)

GEO 4471 Political Geography (3)

HUM 3321 Multicultural Dimensions of Film and 20th-Century Culture (3)

INR 3004 Geography, History, and International Relations (3)

INR 3084 Terror and Politics (3) [with INR 2002 as prerequisite]

INR 3502 International Organizations (3) [with INR 2002 as prerequisite]

INR 3603 Theories of International Relations (3) [with INR 2002 as prerequisite]

INR 4011 Political Responses to Economic Globalization (3) [with INR 2002 as prerequisite]

INR 4075 International Human Rights (3) [with INR 2002 as prerequisite]

INR 4078 Confronting Human Rights Violations (3) [with INR 2002 as prerequisite]

INR 4083 International Conflict (3) [with INR 2002 as prerequisite]

INR 4102 American Foreign Policy (3) [with INR 2002 as prerequisite]

INR 4124 Statecraft (3) [with INR 2002 as prerequisite]

INR 4334 American Defense Policy (3) [with INR 2002 as prerequisite]

INR 4702 Political Economy of International Relations (3) [with INR 2002 as prerequisite]

MUH 2051 Music in World Cultures (3)

PAD 3003 Public Administration in American Society (3)

PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

PHI 2630 Ethical Issues and Life Choices (3)

PHI 3670 Ethical Theory (3)

PHI 3700 Philosophy of Religion (3)

PHI 3800 Philosophy of the Arts (3)

PHI 3882 Philosophy in Literature (3)

PHM 2300 Introduction to Political Philosophy (3)

PHM 3331r Modern Political Thought (3)

PHM 3400 Philosophy of Law (3)

PHM 4340r Contemporary Political Thought (3)

PSY 2012 General Psychology (3)

PUP 3002 Introduction to Public Policy (3)

PUR 3002 Public Relations Techniques (3)

REL 1300 Introduction to World Religions (3)

REL 3142 Religion, the Self and Society (3)

REL 3170 Religious Ethics and Moral Problems (3)

SOP 3004 Social Psychology (3)

SYA 4010 Sociological Theory (3)

SYG 1000 Introductory Sociology (3)

SYG 2010 Social Problems (3)

SYO 3530 Social Classes and Inequality (3)

SYP 3000 Social Psychology of Groups (3)

SYP 3350 Collective Action and Social Movements (3)

SYP 3454 The Global Justice Movement (3)

SYP 3540 Sociology of Law (3)

Additional Latin American and Caribbean Studies Courses (Six credit hours)

Select from any approved Latin American and Caribbean studies course or an approved internship.

Definition of Prefix

LAS—Latin American Studies

Undergraduate Courses

LAS 4905r. Directed Individual Study (3). May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours when content varies. Can be repeated within the same semester.

LAS 4935r. Honors Work (3). This course allows students to participate in supervised research and produce a paper describing the results of that work. Open to participants in the University and department honors program. May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.

LAS 4940r. Internship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (1–6). Prerequisites: Completion of sixty semester hours, completion of fifteen semester hours in LACS, an overall or LACS GPA of 3.0, and advisor permission one semester in advance. This internship in an approved organization provides practical experience in a number of fields, in which the student may apply interdisciplinary knowledge of the region and specific disciplinary training. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve semester hours.