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Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
2201 Dunton Tower
613-520-2368
http://carleton.ca/iis/programs-of-study/

This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Global and International Studies (B.G.In.S.)

Note: Details regarding graduation requirements, the international experience requirement, and the language requirement for the B.G.In.S. degree can be found at the B.G.In.S. program page.

Specialization in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
B.G.In.S. Honours (20.0 credits)

A. Credits Included in Major CGPA (12.0 credits)
1.  4.5 credits in: Core Courses4.5
GINS 1000 [0.5]
Global History
GINS 1010 [0.5]
International Law and Politics
GINS 1020 [0.5]
Ethnography, Globalization and Culture
GINS 2000 [0.5]
Ethics and Globalization
GINS 2010 [0.5]
Globalization and International Economic Issues
GINS 2020 [0.5]
Global Literatures
GINS 3010 [0.5]
Global and International Theory
GINS 3020 [0.5]
Places, Boundaries, Movements and Global Environmental Change
GINS 4090 [0.5]
Honours Seminar in Global and International Studies
2.  7.5 credits in: the Specialization7.5
Note: Language Requirement - Students choosing the Latin America and Caribbean Studies Specialization must fulfil their language requirement with a language relevant to Latin American and the Caribbean other than English. The Program Director will maintain a list of those languages suitable for meeting this requirement.
a. 1.0 credit in : Foundations
LACS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies I
LACS 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies II
b. 1.0 credit from: History
HIST 2308 [0.5]
Colonial Latin America
HIST 2309 [0.5]
Modern Latin America
HIST 2710 [0.5]
Introduction to Caribbean History
c. 0.5 credit from: Politics
PSCI 3204 [0.5]
Politics of Latin America
PSCI 3205 [0.5]
Mexican Politics
d. 3.0 credits from: Courses with LACS Content
ANTH 2640 [0.5]
Andean Ethnography
ANTH 2650 [0.5]
Ethnography of Mesoamerica
ENGL 2956 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas I
ENGL 2957 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas II
GEOG 3023 [0.5]
Cities in a Global World
GEOG 3025 [0.5]
Geographies of Selected Regions
GEOG 3030 [0.5]
Regional Field Excursion
GINS 3900 [0.5]
International Placement
GINS 4900 [0.5]
Tutorial in Global and International Studies
GINS 4908 [1.0]
Honours Research Essay
HIST 3403 [1.0]
Comparative Slavery and Emancipation in the Atlantic World
HIST 3704 [0.5]
Aztecs
HIST 3710 [0.5]
Themes in Caribbean History
HIST 3712 [0.5]
Social History of Mexico
HIST 3713 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
HIST 4700 [1.0]
Seminar in World History
HIST 4915 [0.5]
Topics in History (topics in LACS)
e. 1.5 credits from: Context
ANTH 2020 [0.5]
Race and Ethnicity
ANTH 2040 [0.5]
Anthropology and Gender
ANTH 2850 [0.5]
Development and Underdevelopment
ANTH 3020 [0.5]
Studies in Race and Ethnicity
ANTH 3027 [0.5]
Studies in Globalization and Human Rights
ECON 3508 [0.5]
Introduction to Economic Development
ENGL 3965 [0.5]
Intro to Postcolonial Theory
GEOG 2200 [0.5]
Global Connections
GEOG 2300 [0.5]
Space, Place and Culture
GEOG 3021 [0.5]
Geographies of Culture and Identity
GEOG 3024 [0.5]
Understanding Globalization
GEOG 3209 [0.5]
Sustainability and Environment in the South
GEOG 3404 [0.5]
Geographies of Economic Development
GEOG 4024 [0.5]
Seminar in Globalization
HIST 3217 [0.5]
Empire and Globalization
HIST 3405 [0.5]
U.S. Foreign Policy 1865-1941
HUMR 2202 [0.5]
Power Relations and Human Rights
HUMR 2401 [0.5]
Political Repression: Impacts and Responses
HUMR 3501 [0.5]
Social, Economic and Cultural Rights
HUMR 3502 [0.5]
Corporations and Human Rights
HUMR 3503 [0.5]
Global Environmental Justice
HUMR 4402 [0.5]
Terror and Human Rights
LAWS 3208 [0.5]
International Trade Regulation
PSCI 2102 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global South
PSCI 3105 [0.5]
Imperialism
PSCI 3307 [0.5]
Politics of Human Rights
PSCI 3502 [0.5]
Gender and Politics: Global South
PSCI 3502 [0.5]
Gender and Politics: Global South
PSCI 3600 [0.5]
International Institutions
PSCI 3802 [0.5]
Globalization and Human Rights
PSCI 4104 [0.5]
Development in the Global South - Theory and Practice
PSCI 4500 [0.5]
Gender and Globalization
PSCI 4505 [0.5]
Transitions to Democracy
f. 0.5 credit in: Capstone Seminar
LACS 4001 [0.5]
Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
PSCI 4819 [0.5]
Latin America in the World
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits)
3.  8.0 credits in: Free Electives8.0
C. Additional Requirements
4. The International Experience requirement must be met.
5. The Language requirement must be met.
Total Credits20.0

Stream in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
B.G.In.S. General (15.0 credits)

Credits Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits)
1.  4.0 credits in: Core Courses4.0
GINS 1000 [0.5]
Global History
GINS 1010 [0.5]
International Law and Politics
GINS 1020 [0.5]
Ethnography, Globalization and Culture
GINS 2000 [0.5]
Ethics and Globalization
GINS 2010 [0.5]
Globalization and International Economic Issues
GINS 2020 [0.5]
Global Literatures
GINS 3010 [0.5]
Global and International Theory
GINS 3020 [0.5]
Places, Boundaries, Movements and Global Environmental Change
2.  4.0 credits from: the Stream4.0
Note: Language Requirement - Students choosing the Latin America and Caribbean Studies Stream must fulfil their language requirement with a language relevant to Latin American and the Caribbean other than English. The Program Director will maintain a list of those languagages suitable for meeting this requirement.
a. Foundations
LACS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies I
LACS 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies II
b. History
HIST 2308 [0.5]
Colonial Latin America
HIST 2309 [0.5]
Modern Latin America
HIST 2710 [0.5]
Introduction to Caribbean History
c. Politics
PSCI 3204 [0.5]
Politics of Latin America
PSCI 3205 [0.5]
Mexican Politics
d. Courses with LACS Content
ANTH 2640 [0.5]
Andean Ethnography
ANTH 2650 [0.5]
Ethnography of Mesoamerica
ENGL 2956 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas I
ENGL 2957 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas II
GEOG 3023 [0.5]
Cities in a Global World
GEOG 3025 [0.5]
Geographies of Selected Regions
GEOG 3030 [0.5]
Regional Field Excursion
GINS 3900 [0.5]
International Placement
HIST 3403 [1.0]
Comparative Slavery and Emancipation in the Atlantic World
HIST 3704 [0.5]
Aztecs
HIST 3710 [0.5]
Themes in Caribbean History
HIST 3712 [0.5]
Social History of Mexico
HIST 3713 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
e. Context
ANTH 2020 [0.5]
Race and Ethnicity
ANTH 2040 [0.5]
Anthropology and Gender
ANTH 2850 [0.5]
Development and Underdevelopment
ANTH 3020 [0.5]
Studies in Race and Ethnicity
ANTH 3027 [0.5]
Studies in Globalization and Human Rights
ECON 3508 [0.5]
Introduction to Economic Development
ENGL 3965 [0.5]
Intro to Postcolonial Theory
GEOG 2200 [0.5]
Global Connections
GEOG 2300 [0.5]
Space, Place and Culture
GEOG 3021 [0.5]
Geographies of Culture and Identity
GEOG 3024 [0.5]
Understanding Globalization
GEOG 3209 [0.5]
Sustainability and Environment in the South
GEOG 3404 [0.5]
Geographies of Economic Development
HIST 3217 [0.5]
Empire and Globalization
HIST 3405 [0.5]
U.S. Foreign Policy 1865-1941
HUMR 2202 [0.5]
Power Relations and Human Rights
HUMR 2401 [0.5]
Political Repression: Impacts and Responses
HUMR 3501 [0.5]
Social, Economic and Cultural Rights
HUMR 3503 [0.5]
Global Environmental Justice
LAWS 3208 [0.5]
International Trade Regulation
PSCI 2102 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global South
PSCI 3105 [0.5]
Imperialism
PSCI 3307 [0.5]
Politics of Human Rights
PSCI 3502 [0.5]
Gender and Politics: Global South
PSCI 3600 [0.5]
International Institutions
PSCI 3802 [0.5]
Globalization and Human Rights
B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits):
3.  7.0 credits in: Free Electives7.0
C. Additional Requirements
4. The Language requirement must be met.
Total Credits15.0

Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (4.0 credits)

This minor is available to all undergraduate degree students with the exception of those in the B.G.In.S. Specialization or Stream in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Requirements
1.  1.0 credit in:1.0
LACS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies I
LACS 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies II
2.  1.0 credit from Approved Latin American and Caribbean Studies Electives at the 2000-level or higher1.0
3.  1.0 credit from Approved Latin American and Caribbean Studies Electives at the 3000-level or higher1.0
4.  0.5 credit from:0.5
LACS 4001 [0.5]
Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
LACS 4819 [0.5]
Latin America and the World
5.  0.5 credit from Approved Latin American and Caribbean Studies Electives at the 4000-level or higher0.5
6. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
Total Credits4.0

 Notes:

  1. Other courses may be substituted for the credits specified in item two, when material on Latin American and Caribbean topics are central to the course. Such substitutions must be individually approved by the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS). Students are encouraged to consult course descriptions of Special Topics courses.

Approved Latin American and Caribbean Studies Electives

Note: access to these courses is not guaranteed, and may depend on space availability and the satisfaction of other requirements such as course prerequisites.

Anthropology
ANTH 2640 [0.5]
Andean Ethnography
ANTH 2650 [0.5]
Ethnography of Mesoamerica
ANTH 2670 [0.5]
Ethnography of Brazil
ANTH 2850 [0.5]
Development and Underdevelopment
ANTH 3600 [0.5]
Studies in Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples
ANTH 4730 [0.5]
Colonialism and Post-Colonialism
Economics
ECON 3508 [0.5]
Introduction to Economic Development
ECON 4507 [0.5]
The Economics of Development
ECON 4508 [0.5]
International Aspects of Economic Development
English
ENGL 2956 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas I
ENGL 2957 [0.5]
Literatures of the Americas II
ENGL 3965 [0.5]
Intro to Postcolonial Theory
ENGL 3972 [0.5]
Studies in Postcolonial Lit.
ENGL 4947 [0.5]
Issues in Diaspora Lit.
ENGL 4975 [0.5]
Issues in Postcolonial Theory
ENGL 4976 [0.5]
Issues in Postcolonial Lit.
ENGL 4802 [0.5]
Race, Ethnicity and Canadian Lit.
Geography
GEOG 3209 [0.5]
Sustainability and Environment in the South
History
HIST 2308 [0.5]
Colonial Latin America
HIST 2309 [0.5]
Modern Latin America
HIST 2710 [0.5]
Introduction to Caribbean History
HIST 3403 [1.0]
Comparative Slavery and Emancipation in the Atlantic World
HIST 3704 [0.5]
Aztecs
HIST 3710 [0.5]
Themes in Caribbean History
HIST 3712 [0.5]
Social History of Mexico
HIST 3713 [0.5]
Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
HIST 4700 [1.0]
Seminar in World History
Human Rights
HUMR 3501 [0.5]
Social, Economic and Cultural Rights
HUMR 3503 [0.5]
Global Environmental Justice
HUMR 4201 [0.5]
Citizenship and Human Rights
Migration and Diaspora Studies
MGDS 2000 [0.5]
Migration and Diaspora Studies
Political Science
PSCI 2102 [0.5]
Comparative Politics of the Global South
PSCI 2602 [0.5]
International Relations: Global Political Economy
PSCI 3204 [0.5]
Politics of Latin America
PSCI 3205 [0.5]
Mexican Politics
PSCI 4105 [0.5]
Selected Problems in Development in the Global South
Sociology
SOCI 3020 [0.5]
Studies in Race and Ethnicity
 

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

Regulations

In addition to the program requirements described here, students must satisfy:

  1. the University regulations including the process of Academic Performance Evaluation (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar).
  2. For B.G.In.S. students the regulations pertaining to the B.G.In.S. degree (see the Global and International Studies section of this Calendar).