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Below you will find the list of courses offered through the College's schools, departments, and programs. This list includes important information about each course, including the course description, credit hours, prerequisites, repeatability, and more. Use the filters to narrow your search.


25 courses found. Showing results 1–10.
  • LTAM-C 101 Elementary Haitian Creole I (4 cr.) Introduction to Haitian Creole, the vernacular language of Haiti spoken by over 9 million people; conversational drills, grammatical explanations and exercises, listening comprehension training, aspects of Haitian culture.
  • LTAM-C 102 Elementary Haitian Creole II (4 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in LTAM-C 101 or consent of instructor. Focus on reading non-specialized texts and learning about the rich, African-based folk culture and religion of the world's first black republic.
  • LTAM-C 201 Intermediate Haitian Creole I (3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in LTAM-C 102 or consent of instructor. Builds on skills acquired in LTAM-C 102 with the aim of improving conversational fluency and the ability to read nonspecialized texts.
  • LTAM-C 202 Intermediate Haitian Creole II (3 cr.) P: Grade of C or higher in LTAM-C 201 or consent of instructor. Focus on expanding and refining conversational skills, reading and writing more specialized texts, and increased knowledge of Haitian culture and history.
  • LTAM-L 205 Haitian Culture and Society (3 cr.) Covers key aspects of Haitian culture, as the first Black nation in the Western Hemisphere and in the Caribbean. Explores Haitian history, politics, environment, and humanitarian relief and development in the context of gender relations, religion, medicine, education, work, migration, race, and class. No knowledge of Haitian Creole is required.
  • LTAM-L 210 Latin America & Caribbean: Cultures, Histories, and Politics (3 cr.) Explores the politics and histories of the peoples and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean, including the Indigenous, African, and European roots and heritages of the Americas. Topics include pre-Columbian civilizations, colonialism, nations and nationalism, multiculturalism, decolonization, slavery, race, empire, sexualities, new religions, emergent cultural communities and identities.
  • LTAM-L 211 Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean (3 cr.) Explores social issues, cultural identities, political movements, and lived experience of the diverse communities of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean in historical perspective, including sexualities, multiculturalism, the rise of capitalism, US imperialism, tourism, heritage, religious beliefs and practices, legacies of slavery, struggles for democracy, and structures of domination.
  • LTAM-L 226 Topics in Latin American Studies (3 cr.) An introduction to different aspects of Latin American and Caribbean cultures and societies. Topics will vary. May be repeated with a different focus (country or region) for a maximum of 6 credit hours in LTAM-L 226 and LTAM-L 200.
  • LTAM-L 230 Maya Cultures, Religion, Communities & Identity in Mexico and Guatemala (3 cr.) Explores Maya cultures, peoples, prophecies, histories, cosmologies, rituals, literatures, hieroglyphs, politics, poetry, spiritualities, time, calendars, rap music videos, and revitalization in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. The focus on contemporary Maya includes an historical overview of Maya civilization from origins to nation states. Students learn an inter-disciplinary cultural approach relying on film, fiction, and popular media.
  • LTAM-L 275 Altered States: Spirituality, Power, Healing (3 cr.) Explores the meanings and practices of altering consciousness, also known as "shamanism," in relation to spirituality and spiritualism and to health and healing of individuals and communities. Considers ethnographic and historical contexts throughout the Americas, with a focus on Latin American cultures, especially Maya, Huichol, Andean, Mestizo, and Mapuche.