Fall 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LALC 101-01 Introduction to Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies
Instructor: J Mark Ruhl
Course Description:
A multi-disciplinary, introductory course designed to familiarize students with the regions through a study of their history, economics, politics, literature, and culture in transnational and comparative perspective. The purpose of the course is to provide a framework that will prepare students for more specialized courses in particular disciplines and specific areas of LALC studies. Required of all LALC majors. This course fulfills the Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement.
1330:TF   DENNY 313
LALC 200-01 Get Up, Stand Up! Bob Marley as Artist and Activist
Instructor: Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-01.This course situates reggae superstar Bob Marley within a larger framework of artist/activists, Pan-Africanists, and postcolonial revolutionary figures. The face of Bob Marley is emblazoned on T-shirts sold in mainstream department stores, and figures prominently on posters and textiles that adorn American college students dorm rooms. His music is celebrated in regions as diverse as the UK, Japan, New Zealand, and Tanzania. Were all familiar with commercials promoting tourism in Jamaica that feature Bob Marleys track, One Love. Less familiar is the history of Bob Marleythe socio-political environment in which he was raised, the cultures that shaped his music, the historical figures that influenced his ideology and politics, the development and nature of his spirituality, and the commodification of his image in transnational global markets. These are among the issues that will be explored in this course. Bob Marley is a cultural icon whose music continues to have a significant impact on the development of postcolonial and counter-hegemonic consciousness, artistic production, and activism in the Caribbean, Africa, Britain, and the US. The course will introduce students to scholarly and popular writing about, as well as filmic representations of, Bob Marleys life, art, and politics.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 110
LALC 200-02 Approaches to Africana Studies
Instructor: Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 200-01.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 07
LALC 230-01 Early Latin American History to 1800
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 130-01.
0900:TR   DENNY 313
LALC 242-01 Brazilian Cultural and Social Issues
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PORT 242-01.Taught in English.
1330:MR   BOSLER 306
LALC 262-01 South American Archaeology
Instructor: Hendrik Van Gijseghem
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 262-01 and ARCH 262-01.
1130:MWF   DENNY 313
LALC 283-01 Latin American-U.S. Relations
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 283-01.
1500:MR   DENNY 110
LALC 300-01 Cubania and Cuban Cinema
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with SPAN 380-01 and FLST 310-04.Part of the Cuban Mini-Mosaic.This course, taught in Spanish, investigates the role of Cuban cinema in visualizing the nation, Cubanness, and cultural belonging. We will explore how film and documentary media shape national subjectivities in their presentation of history, culture, gender, sexuality, and politics. We will further our inquiry through readings, both in English and Spanish, from books and scholarly articles. Students should expect to invest a significant amount of time on film viewings outside of class, assigned readings, and multiple writing assignments as they sharpen their ability to analyze film content and technique.
1330:TF   BOSLER 314
LALC 390-01 Historical Representations 19c. Chilean Lit.: Fight for Independence to War of the Pacific
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description:
Cross-listed with SPAN 410-01.This seminar examines several major historical events and sociopolitical issues of nineteenth-century Chile and their re-conceptualizations in the foundational literary texts of the era. Topics may include: the wars of independence and the search for political order, the conservative settlement, the war against the Peru-Bolivian Confederation, the Liberal impulse, the formation of the Generation of 1842, and the War of the Pacific. To fully engage with the most pressing issues of the past, we will frequently consult primary source materials, including digitized reproductions of 19th century periodicals and political documents. Following the bicentennial celebration of Chiles independence in 2010, we will also consider how several of the historical and literary figures and historical events have been commemorated in more contemporary times, through film, television programs, and other media.
1330:W   BOSLER 314
LALC 490-01 Latin American Interdisciplinary Research
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Research into a topic concerning Latin America directed by two or more faculty representing at least two disciplines. Students must successfully defend their research paper to obtain course credit. The paper is researched and written in the fall semester for one-half course credit and then defended and revised in the spring semester for the other half credit. Prerequisite: senior majors.
1330:W   WESTC 1
Courses Offered in AFST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
AFST 220-01 Get Up, Stand Up! Bob Marley as Artist and Activist
Instructor: Patricia van Leeuwaarde Moonsammy
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 200-01.This course situates reggae superstar Bob Marley within a larger framework of artist/activists, Pan-Africanists, and postcolonial revolutionary figures. The face of Bob Marley is emblazoned on T-shirts sold in mainstream department stores, and figures prominently on posters and textiles that adorn American college students dorm rooms. His music is celebrated in regions as diverse as the UK, Japan, New Zealand, and Tanzania. Were all familiar with commercials promoting tourism in Jamaica that feature Bob Marleys track, One Love. Less familiar is the history of Bob Marleythe socio-political environment in which he was raised, the cultures that shaped his music, the historical figures that influenced his ideology and politics, the development and nature of his spirituality, and the commodification of his image in transnational global markets. These are among the issues that will be explored in this course. Bob Marley is a cultural icon whose music continues to have a significant impact on the development of postcolonial and counter-hegemonic consciousness, artistic production, and activism in the Caribbean, Africa, Britain, and the US. The course will introduce students to scholarly and popular writing about, as well as filmic representations of, Bob Marleys life, art, and politics.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 110
Courses Offered in ANTH
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ANTH 262-01 South American Archaeology
Instructor: Hendrik Van Gijseghem
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 262-01 and LALC 262-01.
1130:MWF   DENNY 313
Courses Offered in ARCH
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ARCH 262-01 South American Archaeology
Instructor: Hendrik Van Gijseghem
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 262-01 and LALC 262-01.
1130:MWF   DENNY 313
Courses Offered in FLST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
FLST 310-04 Cubania and Cuban Cinema
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-01 and SPAN 380-01.Part of the Cuban Mini-Mosaic.This course, taught in Spanish, investigates the role of Cuban cinema in visualizing the nation, Cubanness, and cultural belonging. We will explore how film and documentary media shape national subjectivities in their presentation of history, culture, gender, sexuality, and politics. We will further our inquiry through readings, both in English and Spanish, from books and scholarly articles. Students should expect to invest a significant amount of time on film viewings outside of class, assigned readings, and multiple writing assignments as they sharpen their ability to analyze film content and technique.
1330:TF   BOSLER 314
Courses Offered in HIST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HIST 130-01 Early Latin American History to 1800
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 230-01.
0900:TR   DENNY 313
HIST 283-01 Latin American-U.S. Relations
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 283-01.
1500:MR   DENNY 110
Courses Offered in PORT
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PORT 242-01 Brazilian Cultural and Social Issues
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 242-01.Taught in English
1330:MR   BOSLER 306
Courses Offered in SPAN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SPAN 380-01 Cubania and Cuban Cinema
Instructor: Margaret Frohlich
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 310-04 and LALC 300-01.Part of the Cuban Mini-Mosaic.This course, taught in Spanish, investigates the role of Cuban cinema in visualizing the nation, Cubanness, and cultural belonging. We will explore how film and documentary media shape national subjectivities in their presentation of history, culture, gender, sexuality, and politics. We will further our inquiry through readings, both in English and Spanish, from books and scholarly articles. Students should expect to invest a significant amount of time on film viewings outside of class, assigned readings, and multiple writing assignments as they sharpen their ability to analyze film content and technique.
1330:TF   BOSLER 314
SPAN 410-01 Historical Representations 19c. Chilean Lit.: Fight for Independence to War of the Pacific
Instructor: Angela DeLutis-Eichenberger
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 390-01.This seminar examines several major historical events and sociopolitical issues of nineteenth-century Chile and their re-conceptualizations in the foundational literary texts of the era. Topics may include: the wars of independence and the search for political order, the conservative settlement, the war against the Peru-Bolivian Confederation, the Liberal impulse, the formation of the Generation of 1842, and the War of the Pacific. To fully engage with the most pressing issues of the past, we will frequently consult primary source materials, including digitized reproductions of 19th century periodicals and political documents. Following the bicentennial celebration of Chiles independence in 2010, we will also consider how several of the historical and literary figures and historical events have been commemorated in more contemporary times, through film, television programs, and other media.
1330:W   BOSLER 314