Spring 2008 CoursesLatin American Credit
- FS 212: SPANISH AMERICAN LIT | M, 1:25-2:20 & TuTh, 2:10-3:30, B. Loyola
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 363-001: NATION BUILDING | TuTh, 2:10-3:30, M. Lander
In this course students will analyze the work of some of the most prominent writers of the period whose work explored issues of nation, identity, class and race. Through different literary genres, students will look at how these texts prescribed, described and formulated the concepts that contributed to the building of the Spanish American "Nation." The course includes films and novels that recreate the period such as García Márquez's El general en su laberinto. Some of the writers and thinkers that students will read are Simón Rodríguez, Esteban Echeverría, Ricardo Palma and Teresa de la Parra among others.
- FS 363-002: ICONOS EN LIT, CINE LATINO | TuTh, 12:40-2:00, V. Rangil
Los textos que vamos a examinar en este curso reinterpretan figuras icónicas, mitos y leyendas de las Américas. Vamos a analizar cómo se manifiestan de manera contemporánea estas historias "viejas". Prestaremos especial atención a los diferentes significados que tienen las nuevas versiones de figuras tradicionales o históricas y a los comentarios que esas versiones nos ofrecen sobre las condiciones actuales en que viven los latinos en EEUU. Teniendo en cuenta la influencia del contexto social, político e histórico, estudiaremos las conexiones que existen entre narrativa, identidad y cultura.
- GO 209: LATIN AMERICAN PUZZLE | MWF, 10:10-11:05, 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 230W: HISTORY THROUGH TRAVEL: LATIN AMERICA | TuTh, 11:10-12:30, J. Dym
An examination of the ideas and impact of European and North American travel narratives on historical knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean from the sixteenth through the early twentieth centuries. Students examine accounts by conquerors, diplomats, pirates, scientists, missionaries and tourists to consider what questions and analytical methods allow for interpretation of the factual or fictional elements in these important sources for the creation of historical knowledge about travelers, their values, the lands they visited, and the people, environments and cultures they described. (Fulfills social sciences requirement; when offered as HI 230W, fulfills expository writing requirement.)
Partial Latin American Credit for Minor
- BI 325: TROPICAL ECOLOGY | WF, 12:20-1:40, M. Raveret-Richter
- FF 220: LAC: French | M, 2:30-3:25, C. Evans
- FF 223: THE FRANCOPHONE WORLD | WF, 12:20-1:40 & Tu, 7-8, H. Jaouad
- FS 220: LAC: Spanish | W, 2:30-3:25, P. Rubio