SP 2023 Courses


Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of OSU courses related to Latin America. If you are interested in a specific course to meet the Area Studies requirement of the FLAS fellowship and it is not listed here, contact CLAS Assistant Director Mark Hoff (hoff.96@osu.edu) for guidance.

If you are an instructor and teach a course with 25% or more Latin American content that does not appear in this listing, please notify CLAS Assistant Director Mark Hoff (hoff.96@osu.edu) so it can be added. 


AFAMAST 3310 - Global Perspectives on the African Diaspora

Study of historical processes, key figures and ideas, and cultural expressions of the worldwide dispersion of people of African descent from different times and places. (50%) 


AEDECON 2580 - Feast or Famine: The Global Business of Food  

Global and regional trends in food consumption and production are surveyed. Trade, technological change, and other responses to food scarcity are analyzed. (25%)  

AEDECON 4540 - International Commerce and the World Economy  

Application of trade theory and policies to world trade that impacts global business. (25%)

AEDECON 4597.01 - Food, Population, and the Environment    

Worldwide population increases, food production, and environmental stress; policy options for lessening these concerns, especially in low-income countries. Cross-listed with INTSTDS 4597.01 (25%)  

AEDECON 6400 - Regional and International Development  

Application of economic theory and methods to current problems in regional and international economic development. (25%) 


ANIMSCI 3600(E) - Global Food and Agriculture  

The integration of food, agriculture, environment, resources, technology, culture, and trade on a global scale. (25%) 

ANIMSCI 4004.01 - Small Ruminant and Pseudo Ruminant (Sheep, Goat, Lamb, Alpaca, & Deer) Production and Management  

Application of science and basic principles of nutrition, genetics, physiology, and marketing to the production and management of small ruminants. (25%) 


ANTHROP 2202(H) - An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 

Comparative survey of traditional and contemporary peoples. (25%) 

ANTHROP 3027 - Disasters & Health 

This class will help students understand the causes of disasters, how humans respond, its relationship to health and well-being. Likewise, how we can appropriately prevent and respond to disasters. Students will examine the causes of disasters from hazards such as earthquakes, volcano eruptions and climate change related events such as hurricanes. (50%) 

ANTHROP 3597.02 - Women, Culture, and Development 

An analysis of the dramatic changes occurring in women’s lives in response to development and modernization. (25%) 

ANTHROP 5602 - Women's Health in Global Perspective 

A cross-cultural comparison of the political, economic, social, and biological issues surrounding women's health. (25%) 

ANTHROP 5701 - Health & Healing in Latin America and the Caribbean

A biocultural examination of traditional and western healing practices and health disparities across the Latin American region. This course considers diverse perspectives on disease causality and prevention including shamanism, ethnophysiology, and ethnobotany. (100%)


ARTEDUC 2600 - Visual Culture: Investigating Diversity & Social Jusice

A study of the artists, the artworks, and art worlds from diverse ethnic cultures in North America. This course will develop students' skills in writing, reading, critical thinking, and oral expression and foster an understanding of the pluralistic nature of institutions, society, and culture(s) of the United States. (25%)

ARTEDUC 5675 - International Intercultural Relations

Explores cultural exchange as a policy tool of international cultural engagement, nation branding, and cultural diplomacy. Also considers international festival and exhibitions, cultural trade, and international collaboration. (25%)


BUSADM 2798 - Study Tour: Costa Rica

Designed to provide an orientation to students who will embark on an international experience and once there, will enable students across countries to learn from each other. (100%)

BUSADM 3760 - Exploring Culture in International Environments 

Through individual reflections, activities, and discussions, students participating in Fisher's International Student Exchange Program will be challenged to view knowledge and experiences from multiple perspectives. (25%) 


BUSMHR 2000 - Introduction to International Business 

Basic coverage of world trade and investment problems, and introduction to multinational corporation strategies and the various types of environments in which they do business. (25%) 

BUSMHR 4021 - Institutions of the International Business Environment 

Major international institutions and the role they play in international business and commerce. (25%) 

BUSMHR 7022 - GAP: Global Applied Projects 

Students attend lectures on project management, cultural awareness, other relevant topics, and work part-time on self-managed teams guided by Coach/Faculty Advisor, and travel abroad to work full-time to complete assignment and deliver final presentation to client. (100% if Mexico or Brazil) 


BUSMGT 4253 - Global Marketing

Examines the theory of marketing across national borders, as well as marketing and market research within different foreign environments, including the development of marketing strategies by the international company. (25%) 


BUSFIN 4255 - International Finance 

The goal is to provide a framework for making financial decisions in an international context. The course is divided into three sections: 1) the international financial environment, 2) international investment analysis, and 3) international corporate finance. Students will be exposed to a broad range of topics, including some of the latest developments in global financial markets. (25%) 


CRPLAN 4597 - The Global Environment in Planning 

A review of challenges in developed and developing countries, examining planning issues associated with economic developing, social equity, growth, and rural development. (25%) 


COMM 3597.01 - International Perspectives on Communication

Perspectives on communication media from different parts of the world. (25%)


COMPSTD 2301 - Introduction to World Literature

Analysis of oral and written literatures of diverse cultures and historical periods. (25%)

COMPSTD 3360 - Introduction to Globalization and Culture 

History and contemporary dimensions of globalization. (25%) 

COMPSTD 3603 - Love in World Literature 

Representations of love in world literature; emphasis on mythological, psychological, and ideological aspects of selected representations in different cultures and time periods. (25%) 

COMPSTD 3658 - Folklore of the Americas

Comparative study of folklore and folk groups of the Americas; topic varies: folk narratives, beliefs, customs, practices of Latino/a, Asian, African, Native, and Anglo cultures. (25%)

COMPSTD 3903 - World Literature: Theory and Practice

Discussion of world literatures in theoretical, historical, and cultural contexts, with particular attention to translation, language, nationalism, globalization, and internationalism. (25%)

COMPSTD 4597.02 - Global Culture


Examines contemporary global cultural flows, the concepts useful in analyzing them, and the questions they raise about power and cultural change. (25%)

COMPSTD 4597.03 - Global Folklore

Examines contemporary folklore around the world; introduces students to key concepts in folklore scholarship; focuses on transmission and transformation of cultural knowledge and practice, particularly in situations of conflict or upheaval. (25%)

COMPSTD 6425 - Introduction to Latino Studies 

Introduction to history, politics, and cultural production of Latino/a communities in the US and its borderlands. (33%) 


DANCE 3402 - Dance in Global Contexts 

Surveys dance forms from around the globe, offering insights into the religious, social, and political functions of dances in their historical and contemporary practices. (25%) 


ECON 4130 - World Economic Development in Historical Perspective 

A survey of economic development from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. (25%) 

ECON 4140 - Economic History of the Americas 

A survey of economic development in the Americas through the 20th century. (25%) 


EDUTL 6808 - Multicultural and Global Perspectives on Teaching and Learning 

Examines knowledge, pedagogy, reforms, and resources that support education for cultural diversity and equity in an interconnected world. (25%) 

EDUTL 7645 - Issues and Research in Foreign Language Testing and Assessment

Focuses on theories and practices for testing and assessing the knowledge and skills of second language learners. Topics include constructing tests and assessments, validity, reliability, grading, and test score interpretation test scores. (25%) 


ENGR 2797.02 / 5797.02 - Engineering Study Abroad in Central America 

Study abroad in Central America. (100%) 

ENGR 2797.03 / 5797.03 - Engineering Study Abroad in South America 

Study abroad in South America. (100%) 

ENGR 5797.22S - Guatemala Service-Learning 

Participating students will: (i) learn about poverty challenges, needs, and potential technical solutions, (ii) complete technical design/evaluation challenges, (iii) learn about Guatemalan history, culture, and current events, and (iv) learn about trip logistics/rules, (v) travel to Guatemala and support group objectives. (100%) 

ENGR 5797.24 - Sustainable Community Development - Honduras 

The course seeks to provide an opportunity for students to experience application of a broad range of engineering & non-engineering skillsets in a team-based environment working towards sustainable outcomes to humanitarian development challenges. Student teams from OSU & Zamorano University will work collaboratively with nonprofit Heart to Honduras to develop & support community-driven projects. (100%) 


ENR 3530 - Women, Environment, and Development

Interdisciplinary study of women's roles as environmental stewards and in resource-based development in global context. Attention given to gender differences in environmental and rural development practices. (25%)


FRIT 3054 - The 21st-Century Skill: Intercultural Competence for Global Citizenship

Meets requirements of GE category Citizenship for a Just and Diverse World.

(Virtual Exchange or Intercultural Team Project must be related to Latin America; coordinate with instructor)


GEOG 2750 - World Regional Geography 

Examination of the human and physical geographic structure of all world regions. (25%) 

GEOG 2800 - Our Global Environment 

Introduction to global environmental issues, including the interaction of physical and social factors in the causes of and strategies for ameliorating environmental problems. (25%) 

GEOG 3701 - The Making of the Modern World 

The geographies of modernity and their formation: the world market, the global polity, diasporas and constructing difference, colonialism, the transformation of nature, Eurocentricity, post-modernity. (25%) 

GEOG 3900 - Global Climate Change: Causes and Consequences 

Examines the natural and human factors that force changes in our climate and environment and explores strategies for a sustainable environment in the future. (33%) 

GEOG 5700 - Geography of Development 

Political economy of development; development theory; the historical geography of capitalist development; and contemporary development practices and strategies. (25%) 


HISTORY 2115 - Women and Gender in Latin America

Women, gender relations, reproductive rights, and women's response to the impact of religion and the state in Latin America from the Conquest to the present. (100%)

HISTORY 2650 - The World since 1914 

Global perspective on major forces that shaped the world since 1914. Provides students with factual knowledge and a critical interpretive framework for responsible global citizenship. (25%) 

HISTORY 3105 - History of Brazil

History of Brazil during colonial and independence periods with major emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. (100%)


INTSTDS 2500 - Introduction to Development Studies  

Examines theories of political and international economy and development, as well as the historical geography of global capitalism. (25%) 

INTSTDS 2580 - Feast or Famine: The Global Business of Food

Global and regional trends in food consumption and production are surveyed.  Trade, technological change, and other responses to food scarcity are analyzed. (25%)

INTSTDS 3850 - Introduction to Globalization   

Analysis of globalization in its various aspects, economic, political, environmental and technological, as well as of its extent and desirability. (25%) 

INTSTDS 4597.01 - Food, Population, and the Environment

Issues related to world-wide population increases, food production, and associated environmental stress; policy options for lessening these concerns, especially in low-income countries. (33%)

INTSTDS 4850 - Understanding the Global Information Society

Invites students to think critically about the global networks that are shaping the new knowledge creation & sharing processes. To monitor news, investigate web resources & gather information for assignments, report & case study analysis. (25%)

INTSTDS 5640 - Globalization and Latin America: Multi-Disciplinary Approaches   

Explores current debates on globalization in Latin America and recent and interrelated transformations in the economies, politics, and cultures of the region. (100%) 


LAW 7700 - Human Rights

International norms and procedures for the enforcement of the rights of individuals, including treaties and the activities of international agencies. (25%)

LAW 7712 - International Law

International agreements; status of states and individuals; recognition; jurisdiction; international claims; expropriation; human rights; sovereign immunity; war and peace; law of the sea; presidential congressional power. (25%)


LING 3601 - Language, Race, & Ethnicity in the U.S.

Objective examination of the relationship between language, race and ethnicity in the context of varieties of English used by minority ethnic and racial groups in the U.S. Includes discussion of Latino dialects, Afro-Latino identity, Mock Spanish, codeswitching, etc. (25%)

LING 3603 - Language Across Cultures 

Investigation of relationships between language and culture in different societies with a view to shedding light on cross-cultural similarities and differences. (25%) 

LING 5651 - Languages in Contact

Study of the effects of language contact on the structure of the involved languages, and of the characteristics of the individuals and communities involved in language contact. (25%)


MUSIC 2208.22 / 7780.22 - Andean Music Ensemble (note: only 1 cr.; FLAS area studies courses must be 3 cr.)

Learning to play and perform music from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina. The course explores various musical genres within the Andean region. (100%) 

MUSIC 3348 - Music on the Move in a Globalized World 

Survey of globalization’s effects on musical cultures around the world; explores both the role of diasporic migration and the use of recording and broadcasting technology. (25%) 


NURSING 3430 - Cultural Competence in Health Care: US and Global Contexts 

Introduction to concepts and techniques for the provision of culturally competent care within the U.S. and across global contexts. Cross-listed with NRSADVN 3430. (25%) 


POLITSC 1200 - Introduction to Comparative Politics 

Intro to modern nation-states outside the United States: problems of state- and nation-building, representation, conflict, and making of government policy in selected countries. (50%) 

POLITSC 1300 - Global Politics 

Cooperation and conflict in world politics. Covers basic theories of international relations, security, political economy, international organizations, and the environment. (25%) 

POLITSC 3220 - Politics of the Developing World 

A general introduction to the theoretical and substantive literature dealing with the historical development and contemporary characteristics of the new states of Latin America, Asia, and Africa. (50%) 


PORTGSE 2330 - Introduction to Brazilian Culture

Integrated, multidisciplinary overview of modern Brazilian culture in terms of its visual, plastic, musical, literary, dramatic, and popular arts within socio-economic and political context. (100%) 

PORTGSE 2331 - Portuguese Culture and Society

Examines Portuguese culture, taking into account intersections with other cultural contexts (e.g., in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas). (100%)

PORTGSE 5510 - Literatures and Cultures in Portuguese, From the Middle Ages to Neoclassicism 

Overview of literature and culture in the Portuguese-speaking world from the twelfth to the eighteenth centuries. (100%) 

PORTGSE 5650 - Studies in Literatures and Cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking World 

Intensive exploration of a specific topic or problem; topic varies, for example: modern Brazilian novel, Luso-African literature, Portuguese poetry since 1974. (100%) 


PUBHLTH 2010 - Critical Issues in Global Public Health 

Introduction to current and emerging global health issues. (25%) 

PUBHLTH 7000 - Public Health in Developing Countries

Overview of core public health principles and practices applied to global health issues. (25%)


SOCWORK 1140 - Minority Perspectives: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender 

Examination of the structure of human societies, cultures, and institutions from the perspective of oppressed minority populations. (50%) 

SOCWORK 5004 - International Social Work 

Examines a variety of social issues through a global perspective and the role of culturally diverse and country-specific responses to social problems. (25%) 

SOCWORK 5005 - Human Trafficking: Domestic and Global Perspectives 

Examines domestic and global human trafficking from a social work perspective. (25%) 


SOCIOL 2310 - Sociology of Gangs

Broad range of topics related to gang activity with a focus on why individuals join gangs, societal consequences of gangs, and social policy. (25%)

SOCIOL 2463 Social Inequality: Race, Class, & Gender

The study of social inequality with a focus on inequalities by race/ethnicity, gender, and class. (25%)

SOCIOL 3200 - Sociology of Immigration 

Provides a sociological understanding of contemporary migration both globally and with a particular focus on the U.S. (50%) 

SOCIOL 3302 - Technology and Global Society 

Social aspects of technology, social change, and technological development; underdevelopment and the global economy. (25%) 

SOCIOL 3460 - Environmental Justice 

Examines environmental issues from a sociological perspective, especially human causes of environmental change such as technology, population, and consumption, and social reactions. (25%) 

SOCIOL 3597.01 - World Problems in Global Context 

Sociological analysis of contemporary world societies – non-industrialized, industrializing, and industrialized – with special attention to major social institutions and patterns of social change. (25%) 

SOCIOL 3597.02 World Population Problems

General introduction to population studies, emphasizing how population growth and structure have caused or aggravated social problems in various countries. (25%)

SOCIOL 5450 - Sociology of Global Health and Illness 

Sociological study of international health and illness and related behaviors, disease processes, correlates of diseases, global efforts to improve health, and comparative health care systems. (25%) 


SPANISH 2208.22 - Andean Music Ensemble (note: only 1 cr.; FLAS area studies courses must be 3 cr.)

In this course, students learn to play and perform music from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina. The course explores various musical genres within the Andean region. (100%) 

SPANISH 2332 - Introduction to Andean and Amazonian Cultures 

Historical formation of contemporary societies in the Andean and Amazonian regions, including their ethnic, social, and cultural features; taught in English. (100%) 

SPANISH 3450(H) - Introduction to the Study of Literature and Culture in Spanish

Strategies for reading literary and cultural texts from Spain and Spanish America. (100%) 

SPANISH 4557.20 - Introduction to Other Latino Literature in the U.S.  

Study of works by "other Latino" writers, that is, authors from less represented groups within the larger Latino population in the U.S. The "other Latino" writers are part of the new migratory flows between the U.S. and Latin America. (50%) 

SPANISH 4560 - Introduction to Spanish American Culture

Major elements in the culture of the peoples of Spanish America. (100%)

SPANISH 4565H - Latin American Indigenous Literatures and Cultures

Introduction to continuities and transformations that link Latin American colonial indigenous texts with contemporary cultural expression. (100%)

SPANISH 4570 - Latin Soundscapes: Musical Cultures of Latin America

Since colonial times, the Latin American region has produced a wealth of musical genres, styles, hybrids, & fusions that allows for exploration of relevant social, cultural, economic, and political issues. This course surveys the richness, diversity, & representation of Latin American music through selection of musical, literary, filmic, & historical texts. (100%)

SPANISH 4580 - Latin American Film

Study of Latin American film; special attention is paid to the relationship between film and the society in which it is produced. (100%)

SPANISH 5389 - US Latino Languages and Communities 

We discuss the diversity of Latino experiences and the central role of language in the development of a "Latino" identity, as well as its role in local understandings of ethnicity, gender, and social class. (50%) 

SPANISH 5640 - Globalization and Latin America: Multi-disciplinary Approaches 

Explores current debates on globalization in Latin America and recent and interrelated transformations in the economies, politics, and cultures of the region. (100%) 

SPANISH 5660 - Seminar in Latin American Literatures and Cultures 

Intensive study of a major theme, author, literary, or cultural problem related to Latin America. (100%) 

SPANISH 5689S - Spanish in Ohio: An Experiential Course


Interaction with Hispanic and LatinX community organization representatives, educators and business leaders in Ohio; intensive & extensive practice with Spanish as spoken by native and heritage speakers from the U.S. & abroad. Fulfills the Experiential Component of the Spanish Major. (100%)

SPAMNISH 6705 - Introduction to Latino Studies

Introduces graduate students to the broad themes, concepts, and questions raised in the interdisciplinary field of Latina/Latino studies. (50%)

SPANISH 7550 - Studies in Independence & 19th-Century Latin American Literatures & Cultures


In-depth study of a major topic or problem in Latin American literatures and cultures of the independence period and the 19th century. (100%)

SPANISH 7780.22 - Andean Music Ensemble 

In this course, students learn to play and perform music from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina. The course explores various musical genres within the Andean region (100%) 

SPANISH 8894 - Literatures and Cultures Colloquium (1 cr., SPPO only)

Forum for presentation of research (100%) 


THEATRE 5771.06 - International Theatre and Performance 

Advanced study of a focused international theatre history topic such as African, Spanish and Portuguese, Asian theatre, theatre masks, puppets, Irish diaspora. (25%)


WGSST 2305 - A World of Genders and Sexualities

Investigates gender and sexuality in transnational and cross-cultural perspective. (25%)

WGSST 3530 - Women, Environment, & Development

Interdisciplinary study of women's roles as environmental stewards and in resource-based development in global context. Attention given to gender differences in environmental and rural practices. (50%)

WGSST 4560 - Crossing Borders with Mexican-American and Chicana Feminisms 

Provides a general overview of Chicana feminist theory and practice from the early 1970's to the present. (50%)

WGSST 5450 - Global Human Trafficking: Realities and Representations

This course will introduce students to the development of human trafficking as it has been understood and represented by governments, policymakers, the media, and popular culture. The objective of this course is to scrutinize common understandings and representations of trafficking and to consider the advantages and disadvantages of such understandings and representations. (25%)