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Courses - Fall 2009


SPAN 106. Images of Latin America in Fiction and Film.

SPAN 107. Identity Matters in Latin American Literature and Culture.

SPAN 120A,B. Survey of Spanish Literature.

SPAN 125A,B. Survey of Spanish American Literature.

SPAN 126. In Short: Latin American Story Telling.

SPAN 129. Early Modern Women Writers.

SPAN 130. Theaters of the Body in Contemporary Latin/o American Literature and Culture.

SPAN 135. Contemporary Latin American Fiction.

SPAN 140. From the “Boom” to “Literatura Lite”: Gender and Genre in Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture.

SPAN 142. Tropicalizations: Transcultural Representations of Latinidad.

SPAN 145. 20th-Century Spanish American Theatre.

SPAN 146. El Deseo de la Palabra: Poetry or Death.

History (HIST)

31. Colonial Latin America.

32. Latin America Since Independence.

35. The Caribbean: Crucible of Modernity.

36. Women of Honor, Women of Shame: Women’s Lives in Latin America and the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean, 1300-1900.

Social Sciences

ANTH 162. Andes Culture.

ECON 153. Urban and Regional Economics.

POLI 60. The Global Politics of Food and Agriculture.

SOC 30 CH. Chicanos/as in Contemporary Society.

SOC 141 CH. Chicanas and Latinas in the U.S.

SOC 150 CH. Chicanos/Latinas and Education.

Core courses must be chosen from the following:


SPAN 101. Introduction to Literary Analysis. Each semester.

History (HIST)

100D. Social and Economic History of South America.

100I CH. Identity and Culture in Latin America.

100N CH. The Mexico-United States Border.

100NB CH. U.S. and Latin American Relations.

100Q CH. Social Movements in 20th Century Mexico.

HIST 100U BK. Pan-Africanism and Black Radical Traditions.*

HIST 100(x). Sexuality, Empire, and Race in the Modern Caribbean.*

HIST 110(x). Gender & Nation in Modern Latin America and the Caribbean.*

HIST 143 BK. Slavery and Freedom in the New World.*

HIST 145. Afro-Latin America.*

Social Sciences

POLI 165. The Politics of Modern Latin America

Electives may be chosen from the following:

ANTH 128. Prehistory of the Americas.

ARHI 182. Social History of North American Art; Colonial Times to 1900.

ARHI 184. Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism.

ECON 123. International Economics.

ECON 126. Economic Development.

HIST 17. Chicano/a History.*

HIST 100C CH. Latina Feminist Traditions.*

MUS 065. Introduction to World Music.

MUS 070. Introduction to Ethnomusicology: Issues, Approaches and Conflicts.

MUS 072. Gendering Performance.

MUS 073. Music, Ritual and Gender in Latin America.

MUS 078. Music of the African Diaspora: Shango in the New World.

MUS 109. Writing About Music and Culture: Ethnomusicology Through Musical Ethnographies.

POLI 5. Comparative Politics.

POLI 7. U.S. Foreign Policy.

POLI 8. Introduction to International Relations.

POLI 170. Introduction to International Political Economy.

POLI 178. Political Economy of Development.

SPAN 105. Spanish and Latin American Film.

* To be taken after completion of Core and Introductory History courses.

Latin American Component in a Broader Context

At least one course must be chosen from the following:

* Art Hist 182. Social History of North American Art: Colonial Times to 1900. Ms. Pohl.

* Art Hist 184. Social History of North American Art: The 20th Century. Ms. Pohl.

* Econ 126. Economic Development. Mr. Andrabi.

* Hist 17CC. Chicano/a /Latino/a History. Mr. Summers Sandoval

* Hist 100-Y. Christian, Muslim and Jew in Medieval Spain. Mr. Wolf.

* Music 65. Introduction to World Music. Ms. Hagedorn.

* Music 78. Music of the African Diaspora: Shango in the New World. Ms. Hagedorn.

Program Requirements

* 190. Senior Tutorial. Required of all majors during the first semester of the senior year. Prepares students for their senior exercise, emphasizing integrative analytical methods and important topics in the core disciplines chosen by students for their exams or senior theses. Each fall.

* 191. Senior Thesis. With permission of the Latin American Studies Committee, students may elect to write a senior thesis. Thesis projects require substantial original research, writing and interpretation. Students select and work closely with an adviser who is the primary reader. A second reader in the other core discipline will also read the thesis. Each spring.

* 193. Senior Comprehensive Examination. The three-hour comprehensive examination consists of written field examinations in two chosen core disciplines taken during the spring semester of the senior year. Prerequisite: 190. Each spring.