Fall 2007 Courses
Latin American Credit
Latin American Credit
- LA 377: LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES COLLOQUIUM Theme: "LATIN AMERICA TODAY: POLITICS AND CULTURE" Tu, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM, Latin American Studies Faculty
- FS 212-001: SPANISH AMERICAN LIT | TuTh, 2:10-3:30 & M, 12:20-1:15, Unit Coordinator
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.
- FS 324B: SPAN AMER & LATINO FILM | TuTh, 12:40-2:00, V. Rangil
A study of films produced and directed by Spanish, Spanish American, and Latino filmmakers. Students will learn about film theory and cinematographic techniques, and will analyze the specific social, cultural, and historical thematic of the films. In readings and discussions, students will address cultural differences, gender studies, and aesthetic concepts. The course will be offered on a bi-yearly, alternating basis.
- GO 309: LATIN AMERICA AND U.S. | Tu/Th 11:10AM-12:30PM, A. Vacs
Examines relations between Latin America & the United States, including political, strategic, and economic aspects. The course reviews some major theoretical interpretations of these relations and analyzes some crucial historical events & developments and contemporary topics including collective security, revolutionary change, imperialism and nationalism, economic issues, human rights and democracy, drug traffic, and migration. Prerequisite: GO 103/instructor’s permission.
- HI 108: COLONIAL LATIN AM | 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). (Fulfills social sciences requirement; designated as a Cultural Diversity course.)
- HI 330A: POL/SOC LAT AM: MEXICO | M, 6:00-9:00, J. Dym
A consideration of the important aspects of Mexican politics, economy, society, and culture in historical context, through analysis of key works by historians. From the encounters of Indian, African, and Spaniard in the fifteenth century through the populist movements of the early 21st century, Latin American society and political systems have developed both in tandem with and distinctly from the United States. This semester, we will consider topics such as: colonial heritage; the war of 1848; nineteenth-century state formation; the Mexican Revolution; 1968; urbanization; intellectual currents; popular culture; women; indigenous peoples and modern societies; and migrations.
- TX 201B-002: FROM BUENOS AIRES TO SANTIAGO | Th, 5:00-6:00, P. Rubio/A. Vacs
This seminar examines key themes in Argentinian and Chilean politics, economic development and culture by focusing on four cities: Buenos Aires and La Plata in Argentina, and Santiago and Valparaíso in Chile. We will center our study on both the 19th and 20th centuries; on the emergence of a strong middle and organized working class, the growing participation of women, the impact of immigration and the development of cultural landscapes with vibrant literature, music and art. We will examine the rise of political democracies and their abrupt end with the military dictatorships of the ‘70s. We will also study the emergence of La Plata as the first planned city in Latin America, and Valparaíso’s rise as the most important city in Latin America’s Pacific coast due to the influx of commerce from the Atlantic to the Pacific and vice versa before the construction of the Panama Canal.
Students will appreciate the different ways in which the study of the urban experience in the Southern Cone allows them to understand, from various disciplines and perspectives, the development of these two countries as they struggle to establish their own cultural identity, to foster their economic development, social well being and political stability.
- TX 202-002: TRAVEL: ARGENTINA/CHILE | P. Rubio/A. Vacs
Partial Latin American Credit for Minor
- AH 103: AFRICA, OCEANIA, AMERICAS | Lecture, WF, 10:10-11:30, Unit Coordinator
- LAB: 001, M, 9:05-10:00
- LAB: 002, M, 10:10-11:05
- FS 220: LANGUAGES ACROSS CURRICULUM, FRENCH | M, 10:10-11:05, C. Evans
- FS 220: LANGUAGES ACROSS CURRICULUM, SPANISH | Th, 2:10-3:05, P. Rubio