Summer Course Offerings 2017!

Summer courses are here! Study fascinating Latin America-related topics, such as drugs in Mexico and race in Latin America, from the air-conditioned comfort of your home computer this summer. Details about enrolling can be found on


CLAS is pleased to offer for your consideration:



LAS 150B1: Modern Latin America: Race, Rights, and Revolution, Summer I

This course serves as an interdisciplinary introduction to the people, places, and culture of Latin America. Please contact Dr. Kathleen O'Brien ( for more information.



LAS 195A: The US/Mexico Border: From Separation to Globalization, Summer I &II

This course looks at the various complex issues surrounding the US/Mexico border region. Contact Professor Colin Deeds ( for more information.



LAS 348: Drug Wars and Oil Fortunes in Latin America, Summer I

This course looks at the economic, political, and social complexities of the drug trade and oil industries in Latin America. Contact Professor Chris Yutzy ( for more information.


LAS 354: Drugs and Violence in Mexico, Summer II

This course focuses on the current drug conflict in Mexico, including the Mexican government's approach to combating crime and the DEA's involvement in the country. Contact Professor Colin Deeds ( for more information.


LAS 363: Black Lives Matter Across the Americas, Summer I

This course asks the question: how is race experienced in countries such as Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia? Contact Dr. Antonio Jose Da Silva ( for more information.

LAS 364: Development in 20th Century Latin America, Summer II

This course offers a general introduction to contemporary Latin America from the perspective of political economy. Please contact Dr. Matias Bianchi ( for more information.