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2014 New Student Fall Orientation

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Welcome to the Institute of Latin American Studies!

Our staff is excited to share all that our institute has to offer, including multidisciplinary courses taught by experts in the field, cultural and education events, scholarships and resources for study in Latin America, and tools to assist you in your research and study of Latin America. Please familiarize yourself with the Institute of Latin American Studies through this orientation page. Feel free to contact our staff, including Student Affairs Coordinator Eliza Kwon-Ahn (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) and Department Research Assistant Annel Hernandez (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) , with any other questions that you may have. Bienvenidos! Bem-vindos! 



For All New Students

New ILAS Courses - Fall 2014 (Last Updated on August 25, 2014)
List of Approved Latin American Studies Courses (Graduate level - Last Updated on August 25, 2014)
Information about the NYC Consortium for Latin American Studies, shared courses with NYU
Approved NYU Cross-Registration Classes (Updated on July 15, 2014)
NYU Cross-Registration Form
ILAS Interest Form
Regional Certificate in Latin American Studies
Spanish and Portuguese Class Listings (Updated on )
Language Proficiency vs. Language Placement Information
Language Proficiency Exam Information (SIPA students only)
Latin American Student Association 
Columbia Departmental Contact Information (Under Construction)
ILAS Student Funding Opportunities
Latin American and Iberian Studies Columbia University Libraries Collection


Orientation Materials Specific to MARSLAC Students

MARSLAC Student Guideline (Fall 2014)
MARSLAC Degree Checklist Form
MARSLAC Important Dates
Columbia University Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Form                                                                      SIPA Cross-Registration Information for MARSLAC Students


Sample Course Syllabi from Columbia  

Dictatorship that Changed Brazil

US-Latin American Relations: From WWII - Present

Latin American Politics

Political, Social & Economic Development in Brazil I

Development of Urban Informality


Sample Course Syllabi from NYU Cross Registration Classes

Special Topics: Comparative Racisms in the Americas

Literature and Cinema Before Authoritarian State Cuba

Democracy, Culture and Power in Latin American Education

Engage, Excile, and Errancy: Narrating Haiti After the U.S. Occupation

Latin American and Caribbean Intellectual History

Beginning Quechua I

Intermediate Quechua I