LASC/SPAN234: Issues in Latin American Studies I
Fall 2014, MW 2:00pm - 3:15pm, Education Hall, Room 1315
Program: University of Maryland Latin
American Studies Center (LASC)
Instructor: Reid Gustafson
Latin American Studies Center (LASC)
Main Office Loca
LASC/SPAN234: Readings Assessment/Country Follow-Up 1
1.) What is the overall thesis of Eakins essay?
2.) Identify two supporting arguments Eakin makes to support this thesis.
3.) Do you agree with Eakins argument? Why or why not?
Assignment Sheet/Rubric: Reading Assessment and/or Country Follow-Ups
As noted in the syllabus, ten times during the semester you will be asked to complete a short opennote/closed-book reading assessment/country follow-up based on:
The assigned reading fo
Assignment Sheet/Rubric: Community Assessment Paper/Presentation
As stated in the syllabus, for the Community Assessment Response Paper and Oral Presentation you must
attend a cultural event that you can relate to this course and write a two-page response
LASC234/SPAN234: Midterm Exam Study Guide
Long Essay Questions (50% of midterm).1
Short Essay Questions (50% of midterm, 25% per essay question).1
Thinking Strategies and Key Terms.2
LASC234/SPAN234: Final Exam Study Guide (Fall 2014)
2 Long Essay Questions.1
2 Short Essay Questions.2
Thinking Strategies, Key Terms, List of Material, & Readings.4
Part 1: 2 Long Ess
LASC234/SPAN234 Assignment Sheet/Rubric: Film Analysis Paper
As stated in the syllabus, this course requires you to write a two-page essay in which you analyze
the film Tambin la lluvia and develop a critical argument related to this film. We will be
LASC234/SPAN234 Assignment Sheet/Rubric: Country Analysis Paper
As stated in the syllabus, your are required to write a four-page argument essay in which you
identify a particular issue or a set of issues in your country and develop a thesis that assesses
Questions Pentacostals in Central America, (PBS, 2010).
Narrator, Steve OHagen
1) OHagen describes pentacostalism as washing away 400 years of Catholicism.
Why is that? What is the evidence of that?
-In just a few decades this evangelical Christian moveme
LASC 234: Issues in Latin American Studies I
Final Exam Review Sheet
Part I. Identifications. You will be asked to identify 8 of the following terms. In doing so,
make sure you use specifics (other proper nouns, places, dates, etc) AND explain the
Pero Vaz de Caminha
Wrote letter to Manuel I of Portugal
Gives accurate account of what Brazil used to look like in the 1500s
Describes how Native Americans gave conquistadors many of their possessions for the
Describes Native Ameri
According to the American Anthropological Association race was modeled after a
theorem of the Great Chain of Being, which posited natural categories on a hieracy established
by God or nature which denotes that race was a mode of classification linked spec