Thank you for your patience!
We understand there has been a lot of uncertainty and we want to make sure we are keeping each of you informed to ensure you are aware of the courses being offered. In the table below, you will see the courses that we currently have that are part of LALS for Fall 2020. PLEASE NOTE: The following list might change and therefore times will be updated on July 15, 2020, when the university gives us the most up to date information.
|LALS Course||Title||Instructor||Method of Instruction|
|Anth 119A||LALS100||C. Golden||Remote|
|POL 144A||LALS100||A. Trelles||Remote|
|AAS 124||F. Smith||Remote|
|HISP 111B||F. Smith||Remote|
|HISP 158A||M. Duran||Hybrid|
|HISP 164B||J. Leon Ospina||Hybrid|
|HIST 175B||G. Childs||Remotely|
|HISP 193B||J. Leon Ospina||Hybrid|
|HISP 198||J. Mandrell||Hybrid|
The Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program at Brandeis University offers an interdisciplinary major and minor. The program draws on faculty in nine departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management and Brandeis International Business School. Although individual classes might emphasize local and regional studies, the LALS major and minor moves beyond a particular area to view communities and regions as embedded within global processes.
The deep commitment of faculty in LALS to a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Latin America and Latinos is evidenced in the range of courses available and the distribution requirements. This structure enables students to appreciate the subject matter in its rich social, economic, political, cultural and historical implications, encouraging students to develop methodological flexibility. While embracing such intellectual breadth, the LALS 100 seminar required of all majors and the fact that many students focus on one or two departments in completing the major promotes depth in at least one disciplinary approach.