Latin American Studies
LAS 380 (CA) Latin American Cinema (1)
[Crosslisted with SPAN 380]
This course examines films, features and documentaries, by and about Latin Americans. It focuses on the political, economic, social, and aesthetic tensions that characterize the region and contextualize cinematic production. It explores the constitution of Latin American cultural identity through film. Conducted in English. Students wishing to receive credit in Spanish must produce all written work in this language.
- General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Creating in the Arts
- Offering: Alternate years in spring
- Instructor: Varas
LAS 497W Senior Thesis in Latin American Studies (1)
In the Senior Thesis, students are expected to integrate various components of the major program in the analysis of a topic of special interest. Topics must be proposed to and approved by the Latin American Studies faculty. The thesis will normally be written in English, but the incorporation of documentation and references in Spanish will be required. Also, a multi-page précis of the thesis in Spanish must accompany the thesis. The thesis is presented to a faculty examination committee upon its completion.
- General Studies Requirement Fulfillment: Writing-centered
- Prerequisite: Senior standing in Latin American Studies
- Offering: Annually
- Instructor: Staff