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Latin American & Latinx Studies

Spring 2006 Courses

Latin American Credit
  • BI 325 TROPICAL ECOLOGY, 3 cr. (TUTH, 9:40-11) M. Raveret-Richter
    An introduction to the ecology of tropical regions, with an emphasis on Central and South American forests. In this course, we will take an ecological approach to investigating the patterns, processes, and organisms characterizing tropical ecosystems. We will study the forces that gave rise to tropical biodiversity, and discuss both the preservation and destruction of tropical ecosystems.
  • TX-301 001 TROPICAL FIELD ECOLOGY, 2 cr. (W, 5:55-6:50), M Raveret-Richter
    (Travel Seminar to Costa Rica) Tropical Field Ecology TX301 (2 credits) and its required companion course Tropical Ecology BI 325 (3 credits) together comprise a field and classroom based introduction to the ecology of tropical regions. After weekly seminars in preparation for the trip, Tropical Field Ecology students will travel over spring break 2006 to the cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica. Working from Pacific and Atlantic slope bases at the Los Llanos (http://www.mvinstitute.org/newsite/llanos/llnosnat.html) and San Gerardo (http://www.acmcr.org/iestaciones.htm) field stations students, under the guidance of course staff and local resource faculty, will study tropical communities and the organisms that inhabit them. Course activities will include interpretive hikes and analytical field problems in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Children's Eternal Rainforest, and Punta Morales Marine Station, visits to butterfly and frog conservation facilities, on-site discussions of agricultural practices and their ecological impacts, discussions with local conservation biologists, and many chances to observe and analyze how a variety of organisms, including humans, make a living in a tropical cloud forest community.
  • FS 208 WRITING IN SPANISH, 4 cr.
         Section 001, (TH, 1:05-2; MW, 2:30-3:50) C. Grant,
         Section 002, (TUTH, 12:40-2; W, 2:55-3:50) W. Mudrovic
         Section 003, (TUTH, 3:40-5) B. Loyola
  • FS 212 SURVEY OF SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE, 4 cr. (MW, 2:30-4:20) P. Rubio
    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.
  • FS 220 LANGUAGES ACROSS CURRICULUM, SPANISH, 1 cr. (TH, 1:05-2) P. Rubio
  • FS 272: SPANISH LANG/LIT DISCUSSION, 1 cr. (TH, 2:30-3:25) P. Rubio
  • FS 363 002 SPANISH AMERICAN JEWISH LITERATURE, 3 cr. (TUTH 12:40-2) B. Loyola
    Advanced literary or cultural study in an author, a genre, a period, or a topic.
  • GO 209 LATIN AMERICAN PUZZLE, 4 cr. (MW, 2:30-3:50) A. Vacs
    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 remain unchanged. The objective of the course is 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.
  • HI 108 COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA, 3 cr. (TUTH, 11:10-12:30) J. Dym
    Explores Latin America 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 commoner; labor and environment; class and caste; women; and commerce in principal Spanish districts (Peru, Central America, and Mexico), Portuguese Brazil, and French Saint Domingue (Haiti).
  • HI 228 RACE/CLASS/GENDER LATIN AMERICA, 3 cr. (TUTH, 2:10-3:30) J. Dym
    Looks at how different ideas about race and ethnicity have shaped Latin American politics and societies from colonial times to the present. Themes covered include: interactions of Iberian, American, African, and Asian peoples; official and unofficial management of multiethnic and multicultural societies; scientific racism; and the relation between theories of race and development of ideas about class, gender, and nation.

Partial Latin American Credit for Minor

  • AH 251 ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM II, 3 cr. (TUTH, 6:30-7:50) L. Whittemore
  • FF 223 THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD, 4 cr. (W, 6-9; F, 1:25-2:20) H Jaouad
  • HI 363 B ATLANTIC REVOLUTIONS, 1492-1818, 4 cr. (WF 12:20-1:40) J. Dym
  • SO-218W ETHNICITY AND INEQUALITY, 4 cr. (MWF, 11:15-12:10) G Aquino