Spring 2007 Courses
Latin American Credit
- AH 208: MESOAMERICA AND SOUTH AMERICA | WF, 10:10-11:30, L. Aronson
- AN 205: MESOAMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY | WF, 10:10-11:30, S. Bender
- FS 212: SPANISH AMERICAN LIT | TuTh, 9:40-11:00, b. Loyola
- FS 323: SPANISH IN THE MEDIA | TuTh, 2:10-3:30, C. Grant
- GO209: LATIN AMERICAN PUZZLE | MWF, 12:20-1:15, 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 109: CONTEMPORARY LATIN AMERICA | MWF, 9:05-10:00, L. Roopnarine
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 that are 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 multicultural contexts, as well as dictatorship and democratization. (Fulfills social sciences requirement; designated as a Cultural Diversity course.)
- HI 217-002: CARIBBEAN REVOLUTIONS | WF, 10:10-11:30, L. Roopnarine
This course focuses on the transformation of Caribbean society through major revolutionary trends. Particular emphasis will be on how Caribbean society structured around dominance was able to develop a sense of individual, national and regional identity. Among the revolutions that will be examined include the Haitian (1804), Cuban (1959), and Grenadian (1979).
- HI 330E: MODERN CARIBBEAN | TuTh, 12:40-2:00, L. Roopnarine
This course examines the modern Caribbean from the Spanish American War of 1898 to the contemporary period. Emphasis will be on colonial resistance, adaptation and political independence. Other themes such as the challenges of political stability, poverty and progress, sound economic development, revolutions, migration, creolization, coolitude and Caribbean international relations will be explored. Various analytical and methodological approaches will be used.
Partial Latin American Credit
- AM 236: JAZZ: A MULTICULTURAL EXPRESSION | WF, 12:20-1:40, L. Rosengarten