LATIN AMERICAN and IBERIAN STUDIES

CONCENTRATION

Interdivisional

Website:  http://lais.bard.edu/

Updated August 15, 2017

 

 

Advising Faculty

 

1.     Nicole Caso - Spanish (coordinator)

2.     Susan Aberth - Art History (on sabbatical fall ‘17)

3.     Christian Crouch - History

4.     Omar G. Encarnación - Political Studies

5.     Patricia López-Gay – Spanish

6.     Melanie Nicholson - Spanish (on sabbatical fall ’17, leave of absence spring ‘18)

7.     Miles Rodriguez – History

 

 

Concentration Requirements

 

Latin American and Iberian Studies (LAIS) is a multidisciplinary concentration incorporating such diverse disciplines as literature, political studies, anthropology, history, economics, art history, and dance.  LAIS concentrators moderate both into a primary divisional program and into LAIS, usually through a concurrent Moderation, by fulfilling the primary program's requirements and the following LAIS requirements.

 

 

Moderation Requirements:

 

Two of the following LAIS core courses:

·         Anthro 201 Gender and Inequalities in Latin America

·         Anthro 256 Race and Ethnicity in Brazil

·         Art History 160 Survey of Latin American Art

·         LAIS/HIST 202 Latin America: Discovery/Nation

·         LAIS/HIST 120   Modern Latin America since Independence

·         LAIS/HIST 220 Mexican History and Culture

·         PS 214 US-Latin American Relations

·         PS 222 Democracy in Latin America

·         Spanish 202 Intermediate Spanish II

·         Spanish 301 Introduction to Spanish Literature

·         Spanish 302 Introduction to Latin American Literature

               

 

Graduation Requirements:

 

Three additional LAIS cross-listed elective courses, at least 1 of which should be a 300-level seminar.

 

At least one, and preferably two, of the five LAIS courses should be taken outside of the student’s home division and should not be Spanish language courses. 

 

For students majoring in the Division of Social Studies or Art, basic proficiency in Spanish is also required, as shown by courses taken (SPAN 106 or 110), by placement exam, or by demonstrated speaking ability.

 

The Senior Project must have a geographical, linguistic, or conceptual link with Latin America, Spain, or Portugal, and have at least one LAIS faculty member on the project board.