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Latin American & Latinx Studies

Fall 2002 Courses

Latin American Credit
  • **HI 108 COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA (W/F, 10:10-11:30; M, 10:10-11:05) Examines Latin American society from initial encounters between Europeans and Native Americans to early nineteenth-century Wars of Independence. Focuses on interactions among Native American, African and European peoples and institutions. Topics include conquest and colonization; church, crown and conquistador; labor and environment; class and caste; women; and commerce in principal Spanish districts (Peru, Central Mexico and the Maya lands), Portuguese Brazil and French Saint Domingue (Haiti). (Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement) (4 cr) J. Dym
  • LS2 198: IMAGES OF LATINAS (T/Th 11:10-12:30) This course will focus on the experience of Latinas as portrayed in their literary work. In studying the interplay of cultural, historical, political, and socio-economic factors affecting Latinas' roles and gender relationships, we will be able to identify the uniqueness of their experiences and its expression within the diverse multicultural society of the United States. Interdisciplinary perspectives include literature, literary criticism, history and cultural studies. (3 cr) V. Rangil
  • AN 243 LATIN AMERICAN INDIANS (M/W 4:00-5:20) A survey of indigenous peoples & cultures in Mexico, Central America, & South America. Examines the persistence & change of indigenous cultures as they ahve intersected with broader social forces since European conquest and colonization. Topics include contemporary indigenous movements as they influence regional politics, economic deevelopment,e nvironmental change, nationalism, and the construction of racial, ethnic and gender identities. (Meets non-Western Requirement) (3 cr) M. Ennis-McMillan
  • AN 349: MEDICAL ANTHROPLOGY (M 11:15AM-12:10PM; Tu/Th 2:10-3:30) A survey of field of medical anthropology that introduces students to crosscultural study of the body, health,d isease, illness, suffering, and healing. The couse examines several theoretical perspectives 9ethnomedical, biocultural, interpretive, and political economic). Topics include birthing, maternal and child health, infections diseases, death and dying, and other issues across the life cycle in diverse geographic settings. Prerequisite: AN 101 and 270 or permission of instructor. (4 cr) M Ennis-McMillan
  • **GO 309: LATIN AMERICA & THE US (T/Th 11:10-12:30) An examination of the relations between Latin America & the United States, including their political, strategic, and economic aspects. The course reviews some of the major theoretical interpretations of these relations and analyzes some crucial historical events & developments before focusing on crucial contemporary topics including collective security, revolutionary change, imperialism and nationalism, economic issues, human rights and democracy, drug traffic, and migration. Prerequisite: GO 103 or permission of the instructor. (3 cr) A. Vacs
  • **FS 320 STUDIES IN SPANISH-AMERICAN POETRY (M/W 2:30-3:50) A study of the development of Spanish American poetry from Modernismo to the present in the work of poets such as Darío, Nervo, Valencia, Mistral, Torres, Bodet, Neruda, Paz. Prerequisite: FS 211 or 212 or permission of instructor. (in Spanish) (3 cr) J. C. Lertora
  • **HI 361H: TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICA: WAR & PEACE IN 20th C. LATIN AMERICA (M/W 4:00-5:20) In-depth examination of social, economic, political and intellectual causes > and consequences of important revolutionary movements in 20th Century Latin America. The course will consider cases of successful and unsuccessful attempts to achieve political change ranging from the Mexican and Cuban Revolutions, to Central America's road from war to peace in the 1980s and 1990s to the indigenous insurgent Zapatista movement in Chiapas, Mexico. Issues considered will include roles of national versus regional > institutions, international interest and impact, religion, and class & ethnicity. (3 cr) J. Dym

Partial Latin American Credit for Minor

  • EC 314: INternational Economics (MW 4:00-5:20) An analysis of international economic relations with an emphasis on policy issues. Topics include: commodity composition and direction of trade, tariffs, US comercial policy, international and regional trade agreements, and international financial relations. Prerequisites: EC 103 and 104. (3 cr) M. Odekon
  • GO 339 International Political Economics A. Vacs

** Qualifies for International Affairs Minor