UT Austin
Graduate Catalog
1999-2001



CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of Graduate Studies Committees

APPENDIX
Course Abbreviations
 

Chapter 4: Fields of Study

Latin American Studies


The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was published.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Latin American Studies: LAS

381. Topics in Latin American Studies.
A varied selection of topics each semester, taught by different faculty members and visiting professors. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics are offered on the letter-grade basis only; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Migration.
Same as Sociology 389K (Topic 4: Migration).

Topic 2: Latin American Demography.
Same as Sociology 389K (Topic 5: Latin American Demography).

Topic 3: Modernization and Change in Latin America.
Same as Sociology 395K (Topic 2: Modernization and Change in Latin America).

Topic 4: Mexican Americans.
Same as Sociology 395L (Topic 3: Mexican Americans).

Topic 5: Health and Development in Latin America.
Same as Sociology 396L (Topic 6: Health and Development in Latin America).

Topic 6: Housing Practices and Public Policy in Latin America.
Same as Sociology 396L (Topic 8: Housing Practices and Public Policy in Latin America).

Topic 8: International Business Fellows Seminar.
Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 6: International Business Fellows Seminar); Middle Eastern Studies 380; and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 380. Multidisciplinary seminar for students in area studies, business administration, law, and public policy. The faculty includes both academics and business leaders. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380S (Topic 2: International Business Fellows Seminar), International Business 395 (Topic: International Business Fellows Seminar), Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 8), and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic: International Business Fellows Seminar), Post-Soviet and East European Studies 380.

Topic 9: The Brazilian Left, 1900 to the Present.
Same as American Studies 395C. American Civilization 395C and Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 9) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 10: Recent Brazil, 1919 to the Present.
Same as American Studies 395D. American Civilization 395D and Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 10) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 11: Information Resources on, and Services for, Hispanic Americans.
Information needs of Hispanic Americans; roles of academic, public, and school libraries in meeting those needs.

Topic 12: Information Resources on Latin America.
Historical survey of sources of information on Latin America: bibliographical literature from and about Latin America during the colonial, national, and contemporary periods; various types of book and nonbook sources of information available to contemporary scholars. Additional prerequisite: Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese and consent of instructor.

Topic 13: Internal and External Third-World Communication Issues.
Same as American Studies 391 (Topic 1: Internal and External Third-World Communication Issues). American Studies 391 (Topic 1: Internal and External Third-World Communication Issues) and Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 13) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 14: Introduction to the Sociology of Latin America.
Same as Sociology 395K (Topic 14: Introduction to the Sociology of Latin America).

Topic 15: Local Economic Development.

Topic 16: Maya Hieroglyphic Writing.
Additional prerequisite: Consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 17: Development Communication.
Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 2: Development Communication) and Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 34: Development Communication). Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic 58: Development Communication), 380T (Topic: National Development and Social Change), Latin American Studies 381 (Topic: National Development and Social Change), 381 (Topic 17), Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic: National Development and Social Change), Radio-Television-Film 387D (Topic: Development Communication), 387D (Topic: National Development and Social Change). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 18: New Approaches to Third-World Development.
Same as Sociology 396L (Topic 9: New Approaches to Third-World Development).

Topic 19: Political Economics of International Communication.
Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 380T (Topic 66: Political Economics of International Communication), Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 19), Radio-Television-Film 393P (Topic: Political Economics of International Communication). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

Topic 20: Regional Planning in Latin America.

Topic 21: Business in Emerging Markets.
Same as Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic 36: Business in Emerging Markets). Only one of the following may be counted: Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 21), 381 (Topic: Business in Developing Countries), Middle Eastern Studies 381 (Topic: Business in Developing Countries).

382. Conference Course in Latin American Studies.
Individual study to be arranged with a faculty member. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser.

384L. Topics in Latin American Politics.
A varied selection of topics each semester, taught by different faculty members and visiting professors. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Brazilian Public Policies.
Same as Government 384L (Topic 1: Brazilian Public Policies). Two class hours and one conference hour a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields and consent of the graduate adviser. Some reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is recommended.

Topic 2: Latin American Urban Politics.
Same as Government 384L (Topic 2: Latin American Urban Politics). Two class hours and one conference hour a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields and consent of the graduate adviser. Some reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is recommended.

Topic 3: Development Policy.
Same as Government 384M (Topic 6: Development Policy). Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 4: Policy Analysis.
Same as Government 384M (Topic 2: Policy Analysis). Study of the nature and operation of the national policy-making process. Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 5: Politics and Society in the Third World.
Same as Government 390L (Topic 15: Politics and Society in the Third World). Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields and consent of the graduate adviser.

Topic 6: Comparative Politics: Latin America.
Same as Government 390L (Topic 18: Comparative Politics: Latin America). Additional prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework in government or related fields and consent of the graduate adviser.

386. Topics in Latin American History.
A varied selection of topics each semester, to allow curriculum flexibility for faculty members and visiting scholars. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

388. Topics in Latin American Geography.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Latin American Studies 381 and 388 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Regional Geography of Latin America.
Same as Geography 385 (Topic 1: Latin America). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Historical Geography of Colonial Mexico.
Same as Geography 388C. The encounter of Spanish and indigenous cultures and ecologies; regional diversity of agricultural, urban, and economic development from 1521 to 1810; ethnic transformation and new socioeconomic configurations.

Topic 3: Latin American Cultures, Environment, and Development.
Same as Geography 395D. Exploration through Latin American examples of issues of cultural identity and territory, adaptive strategies, environmental impact, conservation, cultural survival, parks and people, and sustainable development. Only one of the following may be counted: Geography 395C, Latin American Studies 388 (Topic 3), 388 (Topic: Culture and Development). Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 4: Environment and Health in Latin America.
Same as Geography 380D. Issues related to health, health care, and development in Latin America and the Caribbean, considered with the recognition that health depends on the interactions of social, economic, and political factors as well as on health care services.

391. Topics in Latin American Anthropology.
A varied selection of topics each semester, taught by different faculty members and visiting professors. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Ethnohistory and Archaeology of the Caribbean.
Same as Anthropology 384M (Topic 10: Ethnohistory and Archaeology of the Caribbean).

Topic 2: Mesoamerica.
Same as Anthropology 384M (Topic 4: Mesoamerica).

Topic 3: Problems in Development in Latin America.
Same as Anthropology 391 (Topic 16: Problems in Development in Latin America). Discussion seminar on the agrarian question, the urban question, "Lo Mexicano," and current changes in Mexico.

Topic 4: The Mayan Languages.
Same as Anthropology 389 (Topic 2: The Mayan Languages). Three lecture hours and five laboratory hours a week for one semester. Additional prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 5: Race and Ethnicity in American Society.
Same as Anthropology 389K (Topic 19: Race and Ethnicity in American Society).

391K. Topics in Latin American Economics.
A varied selection of topics each semester, taught by different faculty members and visiting professors. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Seminar on the Mexican Economy.
Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in economics and six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science or business.

Topic 2: Current Issues in Latin American Economics.
Latin American Studies 391K (Topic 2) and 391K (Topic: Current Economic Issues in Latin America) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in economics and six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science or business.

Topic 3: Latin American Economic Models.
Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in economics and six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science or business.

Topic 4: Entrepreneurship and Development in Latin America.
Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in economics and six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science or business.

392P. Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature, Culture, Civilization, and Linguistics.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

392S. Topics in Hispanic Literature, Culture, Civilization, and Linguistics.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

395. Comparative Cultural Studies of the Americas.
A varied selection of topics each year, providing cooperation between the Latin American studies program and other area studies programs on campus, with a focus on cultural policy in multiethnic societies. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser in Latin American studies.

397R. Secondary Report.
Preparation of a report to be counted toward the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Latin American studies and consent of the supervising professor and the graduate adviser.

698. Thesis.
The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Latin American studies and consent of the supervising professor and the graduate adviser; for 698B, Latin American Studies 698A.

398R. Master's Report.
Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Latin American studies and consent of the supervising professor and the graduate adviser.

399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.
Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Latin American Studies 399R, 699R, or 999R.



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