Every semester there are some one hundred courses offered with Latin American content at UNM.
LAS qualifying courses are drawn from more than 20 different departments and schools across campus and must contain at least 40 percent of content directly related to Latin America. To help students identify appropriate courses, each semester we compile a booklet of courses which students can consult before the registration period commences. Below are the most recent listings.
Students can work with faculty to add more Latin American content to courses that do not meet the 40% threshold with the LAS Course Content Form.
LAS courses are diverse and taught by some of the most dynamic faculty members on campus! Below are two examples of courses being offered in Fall 2019.
Latinos in a Global Society
CCS 460 | Josue Aciego
This course examines the economic, social, and political circumstances of Latinos during a modern era of globalization. The course focuses on the unique challenges that Latino individuals and families face (e.g., immigration enforcement) as part of their post-immigration experiences. The course focuses on issues of education, labor, and well-being as indicators of social development as a field of study seeking to create equitable opportunities for Latinos. Readings begin with a foundational understanding of globalization followed by an examination of Mexicans and other Latinos and by an examination of specific issues such as health. The readings in the course come from a variety of sources that widen our understanding of the socioeconomic and sociopolitical forces faced by these immigrant communities. Considerable attention is given to indigenous immigrants and their functioning as an emerging and important population.
Latin American Culture and Society
LTAM 400 | Dr. Sergio Ascencio-Bonfil
This course is intended as an introduction to the cultures and societies of Latin America from an interdisciplinary perspective. Latin America is a rich and diverse region, with a wide range of peoples; cultures; political, economic and ecological systems; religions and languages. The course surveys the region using materials drawn from both the humanities and social sciences. It is designed to develop a deep and complex understanding of Latin American culture, politics, history and contemporary affairs utilizing materials drawn from both the humanities and social sciences. It also aims to develop general skills in analytical thinking, methods of interpretation, perceptive reading and competent writing. Thematic areas may vary based on instructor expertise but will cover a range of disciplinary approaches to the region.
This course is required for all majors and minors who have not previously taken LTAM 254 or 255