Academic Catalog 2008-2009 
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Academic Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAS 301 - Advanced Spanish Language & Literature Seminar

As the foundation course for the Language and Literature concentration, this course focuses on the social, cultural, political, economic and religious issues of Latin America in the target language. Students examine how Latin Americans view their neighbors to the north and around the world through conversations, conferences and related literature. This concentration is designed to 1) Expand students’ Spanish language skills through a seminar taught exclusively in Spanish, a practicum with a Latin American organization, and the daily use of Spanish while living with a Costa Rican host family; 2) Examine Latin America through its literature, using it as a means to examine society and culture; 3) Meet and interact with prominent literary figures in the region; 4) Take part in work/service opportunities; 5) Attend local theatrical and film productions.

Corequisites: Corequisites: LAS 350.

Notes: Enrollment is limited to students admitted to the Latin American Studies Program, a study abroad semester based in Costa Rica.