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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 6.16

Title

College of Arts and Sciences. Latin American Area Studies Program Records

Creator

Latin American Area Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, South Dakota State University

Dates

1985, 1991, 1999

Extent

0.21 linear feet (1 small document case)

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item . College of Arts and Sciences. Latin American Studies Program Records. UA 6.16. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The Latin American Area Studies Program was designed to enable students to cross college and departmental lines to pursue, with the study of Spanish, a coordinated study of the geographical, cultural, socio-economic and political life of Latin American countries. The collection is composed of newsletters and an announcement for a course in Latin American politics.

Historical Note

The Latin American Area Studies Program first appeared in the 1976/78 general catalog. The program description has changed little since its beginnings.

The Latin American Area Studies Program is designed to enable students to cross college and departmental lines to pursue, with the study of Spanish, a coordinated study of the geographical, cultural, socio-economic and political life of Latin American countries.

The program is primarily vocational. The curriculum is tailored for those desiring a Latin American background in conjunction with a disciplinary specialization in fields such as history, economics, political science, geography, anthropology, Spanish American literature and sociology, or in one of the professional colleges. As a result, the student will normally carry a major in a particular discipline such as Food and Nutrition or Agronomy together with the Latin American Area Studies program.

This program provides preparation for additional vocational opportunities in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, nursing, Foreign Service, Peace Corps, international business and numerous positions with government, the United Nations and private corporations involved with or in Latin America. It also facilitates improved communication and understanding between the peoples of these countries and the United States.

Contents Note

This collection is composed of newsletters and a course announcement. The newsletters consist of two newsletters: 1) the Latin American Area Studies Program from the fall of 1985, and 2) the South Dakota chapter of the American Association for Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Also included is a poster announcing a course on Latin American politics in the Latin American Area Studies Program.

Key Words

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. South Dakota Chapter

South Dakota State University. Latin American Area Studies Program.

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Latin American Area Studies Program Records Container List. UA 6.16

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11La Llunura - South Dakota Chapter of the AATSP (newsletter)1991 circa
12Latin American Area Studies News (newsletter)1985
13Latin American Politics - LAAS 302 (course announcement)1999

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright note

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

Arranged and Described by

Crystal J. Gamradt, 2000 March 23, additions made 2008 August 14.