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The Center for Latin American Studies advances knowledge about Latin America and the Caribbean and its peoples throughout the Hemisphere, enhances the scope and quality of research, teaching, and outreach in Latin American, Caribbeans and Latinx Studies.


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FOT 4801 Theory and Practice of Foreign Language Translation 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides a historical and theoretical basis in translation studies, exposure to different translation techniques, introduction to some of the ethical, political and cultural discussions in the field, and practical experience. Discussion is based on close readings of original and translated texts in various media and from a variety of disciplines.

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

FOT 4803 Foreign Language Translation for the Professions 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Develop the practice of instrumental translation skills in a variety of technical domains, including translation for new media, medical, legal, and business environments. Focuses on the technical, cultural, and terminological problems that characterize localization and globalization as governing criteria of translation in today's knowledge economy.

Prerequisite: FOT 4801.

FOT 4810 Advanced Foreign Language Translation Workshop 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Advanced variable content seminar focusing on special topics in translation such as literary translation translation history and criticism cross-cultural communications and translation ethics and the philosophy of translation.

Prerequisite: FOT 4801 and (CHW 4150 or FOT 4803 or FRE 3320 or FRE 4420 or HBR 4930 or JPN 4415 or POR 4930 or RUS 4503 or RUS 4504 or SPN 3435 or SPN 3930 or SPN 4930). Co-enrollment in elective course with certificate administrator approval.

LAS 2001 Introduction to Latin American Studies 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Interdisciplinary introduction to the study of Latin American societies and cultures. Provides general knowledge of Latin America and its people, preparing students for future coursework in Latin American studies. (H or S, and N)

Attributes: General Education - Humanities, General Education - International, General Education - Social Science

LAS 3930 Special Topics in Latin American Studies 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Variable topics in Latin American studies.

LAS 4905 Individual Work 1-3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Qualified students choose a topic in Latin American studies that cuts across disciplines. Students work under the supervision of a faculty member affiliated to the Center for Latin American Studies.

LAS 4911 Undergraduate Research in Latin American Studies 0-3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Course provides firsthand, supervised research in Latin American Studies. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application in Latin American Studies.

LAS 4935 Latin American Area Seminar 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Multidisciplinary variable topics seminar. Required of all candidates for the undergraduate certificate and minor in Latin American studies. (WR)

Prerequisite: requires advance approval.

Attributes: Satisfies 6000 Words of Writing Requirement