Appendix A - Courses

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

LACS*6000 Research Methods Seminar U [0.50]
This course will introduce students to the field and research methods of various disciplines and of interdisciplinary studies, and it will familiarize them with field-relevant research skills and methodologies.
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures
LACS*6010 Latin American Identity & Culture I F [0.50]
This is the first of the two required LACS culture core courses. They will address theoretical issues relevant to Latin American identities and cultures, and will use these as heuristic devices in the study of major and marginalized cultural events, narratives, and visual and musical expressions. In LACS*6010 students will analyze the concept of "hybridity" and study how hybrid culture has been incorporating past with the present, and how it is and has been incorporating local and African forms and themes with European and US derived high culture.
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures
LACS*6020 Latin American Identity & Culture II W [0.50]
This course is a continuation of LACS*6010. Students going on an exchange may replace this course with a similar course taken at the exchange university. This course will study minority cultures and the relationship of the periphery and the centre. Feminist, queer, Latina/o and indigenous marginalized cultures will be studied in the context of Internationalism and Globalization.
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures
LACS*6030 Globalization & Insecurity in the Americas F [0.50]
An analytical,critical and inerdisciplinary introductory overview of Latin America and the Caribbean in the larger context of the Americas, from the point of view of the security and insecurity of its people. It will concentrate on the interplay of environmental, economic, social, political, and cultural factors upon such security in an era of globalization.
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures
LACS*6040 Novel & Nation in Spanish America U [0.50]
This course will study the constitution of Spanish American nation in the novel since 1900 from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Particular attention will be paid to the novel's appropriation of foreign artistic and cultural influences to articulate Spanish American history.
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures
LACS*6050 Globalization & Latin American Representation in Art W [0.50]
This course will examine the continuous flow of large, temporary high-profile identity-based "blockbuster" exhibitions based on Latin American and Caribbean art in Canada and the United States. These exhibitions play a key role as cultural agents, and raise questions of the concept of converging visual cultures.
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures
LACS*6100 Research Project U [1.00]
This research project will result in a major paper of about 15,000 words. The student chooses a topic and writes a paper on the topic with the guidance of a faculty member. The topic must be approved by the Graduate Program Committee.
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures
LACS*6200 Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies U [0.50]
An independent study course, the nature and content of which is agreed upon between the individual student and the person offering the course.
Restriction(s): Instructor and Graduate Co-ordinator signatures required. Course cannot be taken in first semester.
Department(s): School of Languages and Literatures
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1