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Latin American & Latinx Studies

Spring 2003 Courses

Latin American Credit
  • **HI 109 CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICA (M 1:25-2:20; Tu/Th, 2:10-3:30) Introduces the economic, political, social, and intellectual history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin America. The course material is organized both thematically and chronologically, focusing on a series of topics key to understanding the emergence of the former colonies of Spain, Portugal, France, and England into a group of distinct nation-states. Topics include legacies of empire, political participation, and national identity in multi-cultural contexts, as well as dictatorship and democratization.  (4 cr) J. Dym (CD)
  • **GO 209: THE LATIN AMERICAN PUZZLE (MWF 12:20-1:15) A comprehensive analysis of Latin american political, social and economic processes and institutions from a multidisciplinary perspective. The course examines Latin America's political development, ethnic problems, gender roles and economic strategies as well as the changing role of institutions such as the state, socioeconomic organizations, the church and the military. It considers how Latin American societies changed after independence while noting those political, social and economic aspects that remained unchanged. The objective of the course it to provide a critical examination of the evolution and transformation of Latin America while offering the analytical elements necessary to interpret similar processes in other geographical areas and historical periods. (4 cr) A. Vacs (LS2)
  • **FS 212: SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE (2 sections: T/Th 9:10-11:00; T/Th 3:40-5:30)
    A study of the main currents of Spanish American literature from Colonial times to the present.  Such authors as Sor Juana, Gallegos, Darío, Carpentier, Mistral, Neruda, Paz and Cortázar will be studied.  Prerequisite: FS 208 or permission of instructor. (4 cr) J. Lertora(Humanities)
  • FS 220: LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM, SPANISH (M 11:15-12:15) (1 cr) V. Rangil
  • **HI 228: RACE, CLASS & GENDER IN LATIN AMERICA (T/Th 11:10-12:30) Looks at how different ideas about race, class and gender have shaped Latin Anerican politics and societies from the colonial times to the present. Themes covered include: interactions of Iberian, American, African & Asian peoples; official and unofficial management of multethnic and multicultural societies; scientific racism, and the relations between theories of race and development of ideas about class, gender and nation. (3 cr) J. Dym (WS)
  • AN 260 SOUTHWEST INDIANS (MWF 10:10-11:05)
    An examination of the cultures, histories, and current socioeconomic situation of Native Americans in the Southwest region of the United States. Groups such as the Navajo, Pueblo, and Apache will be studied within the context of Spanish and Anglo contact to better understand issues of diversity, resistance to domination, and cultural change. Prerequisite: AN 101, 242, or permission of instructor. (3 cr)  J. Sweet (NW)
  • **FS 332: CULTURE OF SPANISH AMERICA II (MW 4:00-5:20)
    An exploration of Spanish America's historical, cultural and artistic development from independence to the present. Students will focus on issues of nation building and identity as expressed in fiction and nonfiction, and on the impact of both revolutionary movements and dictatorial regimes on the developments of literature and art. Prerequisite: FS212 or permission of instructor. (3 cr) P. Rubio

Partial Latin American Credit for Minor

  • AH 103: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and Americas (Tu/Th 3:40-5:00; Section 01: F: 10:10-11:05 or Section 02: F 11:15-12:10.) A survey of the arts of Africa (South of the Sahara), Oceania (the South Sea Islands), and native North, Central and South America. This course examines a variety of styles, techniques and socioreligious functions of the arts and architecture of thewe non-Western cultural areas (NW; humanities) (4 cr) L. Aronson

** Qualifies for International Affairs Minor