GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCESLATIN AND NORTH AMERICAN STUDIES MASTERS PROGRAM


Must courses

LNA 501 Latin America: Past, Present and Future Trends (3-0)3

This course introduces students to the historical development of Latin American societies, states, economies and political systems. It focuses on the social structures, different state forms and the economic problems of the Latin American countries in an historical perspective. Each week, we will explore a general theme of an historical period in detail, together with case studies (mostly larger countries in the region) that detail and illustrate the key issues under analysis. We will compare and contrast different interpretations of Latin American societies, states, economies and political systems, and lay out strengths and weaknesses of each interpretation. We will also understand the diversity of economic, social and political structures in Latin America and undertake comparisons between different countries in this region.

 

LNA 502 North America: Past, Present and Future Trends (3-0)3

This course aims to offer an examination of changing American political, economic, social and cultural patterns. While it surveys the history of North America from colonization through the period of nation-state buliding of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, it also focuses on relationships among three countries in terms of politics, economy and culture. In this sense, it also covers contemporary issues in North America, like NAFTA, migration, trade and cultural issues. Placing the area in its historical context and covering contemporary issues, this course also aims to provide an discussion of future trends in North America.   

 

LNA 500 Prothesis Seminer (NC)
LNA 589 Term Project (NC)
LNA 599 Master Thesis (NC)
LNA 8XX Special Studies (NC)

Three Levels of Must Language Courses: Spanish (NI)
SPAN201, SPAN202, SPAN203, SPAN204, SPAN205 and SPAN206