Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ANTH 262-01 South American Archaeology
Instructor: Maria Bruno
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 262-01 and LALC 262-01.
1130:MWF   DENNY 103
Courses Offered in ARCH
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ARCH 262-01 South American Archaeology
Instructor: Maria Bruno
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 262-01 and LALC 262-01.
1130:MWF   DENNY 103
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 110
HIST 315-01 Immigration, Race and the Nation in Latin America
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-01. Characterized by a racially and ethnically diverse population, race has been contested terrain in the countries of Latin America. After independence, some countries embraced the mixed heritage of their populations as a distinctive feature of their national identities while others tried to change it by implementing active policies of immigration, especially from Europe. By looking at different national cases in comparison, this course explores how notions of race, ethnicity, and nationhood have varied in Latin America over time. The course will focus on both the views of key intellectuals and policy-makers as well as on the experiences and actions of peoples of diverse origins. It will discuss topics such as the legacy of slavery, racial democracy, indigenous policies, nationalism and nativism, and the comparative experiences of European and Asian immigrants in the region. Class discussion will give special attention to the different ways in which scholars have approached these topics over time.
1500:MR   WESTC 1
Courses Offered in LALC
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 200-02 Global Urban Poverty
Instructor: Anthony Barnum, Susan Rose
Course Description:
Cross-listed with SOCI 230-01.Global Urban Poverty is designed to provide a view of major social problems facing humanity in developing urban environments. Understanding that there is one planet and that what happens to peoples in one location affects peoples in another is an important part of living in the 21st century. As developing nations undergo a demographic shift from rural to urban majority populations, the stresses placed on government infrastructure in the areas of sanitation, housing, education, safety and security are immense. Urban poverty affects not only the poor, but also the affluent, as cities become contested sites. This course examines major social problems within the context of developing world urban poverty and seeks to stimulate students to evaluate their own lives in the context of larger social forces.
1500:WF   DENNY 311
LALC 230-01 Early Latin American History to 1800
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 130-01.
0900:TR   DENNY 110
LALC 242-01 Brazilian Cultural and Social Issues
Instructor: Edvan Brito, Mariana Past
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PORT 242-01. Course taught in English.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 321
LALC 262-01 South American Archaeology
Instructor: Maria Bruno
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 262-01 and ARCH 262-01.
1130:MWF   DENNY 103
LALC 300-01 Immigration, Race and the Nation in Latin America
Instructor: Marcelo Borges
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 315-01. Characterized by a racially and ethnically diverse population, race has been contested terrain in the countries of Latin America. After independence, some countries embraced the mixed heritage of their populations as a distinctive feature of their national identities while others tried to change it by implementing active policies of immigration, especially from Europe. By looking at different national cases in comparison, this course explores how notions of race, ethnicity, and nationhood have varied in Latin America over time. The course will focus on both the views of key intellectuals and policy-makers as well as on the experiences and actions of peoples of diverse origins. It will discuss topics such as the legacy of slavery, racial democracy, indigenous policies, nationalism and nativism, and the comparative experiences of European and Asian immigrants in the region. Class discussion will give special attention to the different ways in which scholars have approached these topics over time.
1500:MR   WESTC 1
Courses Offered in PORT
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PORT 242-01 Brazilian Cultural and Social Issues
Instructor: Edvan Brito, Mariana Past
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 242-01. Course taught in English.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 321
Courses Offered in SOCI
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SOCI 230-01 Global Urban Poverty
Instructor: Anthony Barnum, Susan Rose
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 200-02.Global Urban Poverty is designed to provide a view of major social problems facing humanity in developing urban environments. Understanding that there is one planet and that what happens to peoples in one location affects peoples in another is an important part of living in the 21st century. As developing nations undergo a demographic shift from rural to urban majority populations, the stresses placed on government infrastructure in the areas of sanitation, housing, education, safety and security are immense. Urban poverty affects not only the poor, but also the affluent, as cities become contested sites. This course examines major social problems within the context of developing world urban poverty and seeks to stimulate students to evaluate their own lives in the context of larger social forces.
1500:WF   DENNY 311