Courses

LABS 5301. Issues in Border Studies.

Issues in Border Studies (3-0) An analysis of selected aspects of the culture, society, politics, government, environment, and economy of the U.S.-Mexico border region. An interdisciplinary academic experience will be conducted through reading and an exploration of data sets available on the region. Students will become familiarized with interaction patterns between Northern Mexico and the U.S. Southwest.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

LABS 5302. Contemporary Latin America.

Contemporary Latin America (3-0). The course will acquaint students with key dynamics and problems in contemporary Latin America. It examines the historic roots and possible outcomes of these trends, including social structures and institutions, such as government, religion, family, education, stratification, urban and rural development, economics, and migration.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

LABS 5304. Spl Topics in the Humanities.

Special Topics in the Humanities (3-0). This course presents an examination of a relevant subject regarding Latin America or the U.S.-Mexico Border from the humanities or the fine arts perspective. Topics will vary and will be drawn from literature, history, languages, cultural studies, fine arts, and philosophy.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (LABS 5301 w/B or better AND LABS 5302 w/B or better)

LABS 5305. Spl Topics in Political Issues.

Special Topics in Political Issues (3-0). This course presents an examination of a relevant subject regarding Latin America or the U.S.-Mexico Border from the political sciences perspective. Topics will vary.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (LABS 5301 w/B or better AND LABS 5302 w/B or better)

LABS 5306. Spl Topics: Social/Cult Issues.

Special Topics in Social and Cultural Issues (3-0). This course presents an examination of a relevant subject regarding Latin America or the U.S.-Mexico Border from the social and or behavioral sciences perspective. Topics will vary and will be drawn from linguistics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and communications.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (LABS 5301 w/B or better AND LABS 5302 w/B or better)

LABS 5389. LABS Special Topics.

Examination of a particular topic or theme regarding the border or Latin America from a disciplinary or inter- disciplinary perspective. Topics will vary according to instructor and semester. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies. It will be taught with the consent of the professor and with the approval of the program's advisor.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

Prerequisite(s): (LABS 5301 w/B or better AND LABS 5302 w/B or better)

LABS 5390. Research in LA/Border Studies.

Research in Latin American and Border Issues (3-0) A seminar designed to teach research methodology, emphasizing the integration of techniques of different disciplines, based on the study of a specific theme germane to the study of Latin America and/or the U.S.-Mexico border region. Research and writing of a substantial paper on a special topic is required.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
3 Lecture Hours
0 Other Hours

LABS 5398. Thesis.

Thesis (0-0-3) Initial work on the thesis.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of LAB

LABS 5399. Thesis.

Thesis (0-0-3) Continuous enrollment required while work on the Thesis continues.

3 Credit Hours
3 Total Contact Hours
0 Lab Hours
0 Lecture Hours
3 Other Hours

Major Restrictions:
Restricted to majors of LAB

Prerequisite(s): (LABS 5398 w/P or better)