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

LAS 310 - Latin American History, Contemporary Issues and Perspectives

This seminar introduces the social, historical, political, economic, philosophical and theological currents that constitute Latin American society and culture. The course includes personal discussions with Latinos and field trips to various sites. This seminar is designed to introduce students to the historical development of Latin America, including selected case studies; the variety of analytical perspectives from which the Latin American reality is explained and understood; the character, past and present, of U.S. policy in the region; and the nature and influence of the economic reality in the region. Enrollment is limited to students admitted to the Latin American Studies Program, a study abroad semester based in Costa Rica.