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Latin American & Latinx Studies

Spring 2005 Courses

Latin American Credit
  • HI 108 COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA (MW 2:20-3:50PM)  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) (3 cr) (SS, CD) J. Dym
  • AH 251 01 PRE COLOMBIAN ART HISTORY OF MEXICO (W/F 8:40AM-10:00AM) Detailed examination of Pre-Columbian art and architecture of the indigenous civiliations of Mexico, particularly the Aztecs, the Mixtecs and the Zapotecs and the major Mexican art traditions that preceded them. (3 cr) E. Mandell
  • AH 251 03 BIOGRAPHY OF MEXICO CITY (TU/TH 2:10-3:30PM) For more than five centuries Mexico City has been a flourishing cultural and artistic site as Tenochtitlan, capital city of the Aztec empire, then colonial seat of New Spain and capital of independent Mexico. Traces the history of the art and architecture produced within this cosmopolitan megalopolis from the Pre-Columbian period to the late twentieth century addressing religious, artistic, and political spaces and incorporating music, film, and literature. (3 cr) E. Mandell
  • AN 205 MESOAMERICAN ARCHEOLOGY (TU/TH 2:10-03:30) (3 cr) L. Miroff.
  • FS 212: SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE (TU/TH 3:40-5:00PM; W 4:00-04:55PM) We will be reading Poetry, Narrative and Theatre from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Authors such as Darío, Neruda, Mistral, Cortázar, Paz, Rulfo, Bombal, and Valenzuela will be studied. Prerequisite: FS 208 or permission of instructor. (4 cr) B. Loyola (Humanities)
  • FF 220: LANGUAGES ACROSS CURRICULUM, SPANISH (Th, 3:40-4:35PM)(1cr) P. Rubio
  • FS 221: SPANISH LANG/LIT DISCUSSION (W 2:30-3:25 PM) (1cr) P. Rubio
  • 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)
  • HI 229 WAR & PEACE IN 20th C. LATIN AMERICA (M/W 4:00-5:20PM) What is war? When is peace? What makes a "just" war? Examines social, economic, political and intellectual causes and consequences of important internal and international wars in 20th-century Latin America considering cases ranging from the Mexican Revolution to Central America's road from war to peace in the 1980s and 1990s to US interventions in the Caribbean and military dictatorships in South America. Questions will be addressed from historical, philosophical, political scientific, artistic, and literary perspectives. (3 cr) J. Dym (LS2)
  • FS 321 SPANISH AMERICAN DRAMA (M/W 2:30-3:50PM) Study development of Spanish American drama from the seventeenth century ot the Present, including such authors as Alarcón, Sor Juana, Usigli, Garro, Carballido, Wolff, Gambaro, Sánchez. (Prerequisite: FS 211 or 212, or permission of instructor). (3 cr) J. Lertora  

Partial Latin American Credit for Minor

  • FF 223 THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD (TU/TH 11:10AM-12:30PM; F 11:15AM-12:10PM) (3 cr) H. Jouad.
  • HI 375R COLLOQUIUM IN HISTORY (Tu, 3:40-5PM). "Atlantic Revolutions." In this research seminar, students will develop their own research projects that examine revolutionary change in the "Atlantic World" of Europe, North America, Africa & South America. J. Dym (4 cr)