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Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) Courses

LACS 1001 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies I

An introduction to the history, culture, societies, and literatures of the region. Students will get a broad overview of the region and will be introduced to the disciplines used to study these societies.
Lectures three hours per week.

LACS 1002 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies II

An interdisciplinary introduction to the major political, economic, environmental, and geographical issues confronting the region.
Lectures three hours per week.

LACS 4001 [0.5 credit]
Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

An examination of the major issues confronting Latin America and the Caribbean including democratization, economic integration, indigenous and women’s movements, human rights, social justice, and political change.
Prerequisite(s): fourth year standing or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours per week.

LACS 4819 [0.5 credit]
Latin America and the World

Latin America's changing relations with states, international institutions and non-state actors in the Global North and South. Topics may include security, South-South cooperation, trade, investment and transnational migration and drug trafficking.
Also listed as PSCI 4819.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing or permission from the Institute.
Seminar three hours a week.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca