Spring 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
AFST 220-04 The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1850
Instructor: Jeremy Ball
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 272-01 and LALC 272-01.During several centuries of European colonization in the New World, a thriving slave trade forced the emigration of millions of Africans across the Atlantic-an immigration far larger than the simultaneous immigration of Europeans to the same regions. We will address not only the workings of the slave trade on both sides (and in the middle) of the Atlantic, but also the cultural communities of West and West-Central Africa and encounters and exchanges in the new slave societies of North and South America. Through examination of work processes, social orders, cultural strategies and influences, and ideas about race and geography, across time and in several regions, we will explore the crucial roles of Africans in the making of the Atlantic world. This course fulfills the Social Sciences (Division II) distribution requirement and Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement.
1030:MWF   DENNY 303
Courses Offered in HIST
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
HIST 272-01 The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1850
Instructor: Jeremy Ball
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-04 and LALC 272-01. During several centuries of European colonization in the New World, a thriving slave trade forced the emigration of millions of Africans across the Atlantic-an immigration far larger than the simultaneous immigration of Europeans to the same regions. We will address not only the workings of the slave trade on both sides (and in the middle) of the Atlantic, but also the cultural communities of West and West-Central Africa and encounters and exchanges in the new slave societies of North and South America. Through examination of work processes, social orders, cultural strategies and influences, and ideas about race and geography, across time and in several regions, we will explore the crucial roles of Africans in the making of the Atlantic world. This course is cross-listed as LALC 272. Offered every two years.
1030:MWF   DENNY 303
Courses Offered in LALC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LALC 200-02 Global Urban Poverty
Instructor: Anthony Barnum
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.
1030:MWF   DENNY 211
LALC 251-01 Latin American Government and Politics
Instructor: J Mark Ruhl
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 251-01. An introduction to the politics of contemporary Latin America. Emphasis is placed upon the varied political institutional responses to socio-economic change in the Americas. Major countries to be analyzed include Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Cuba. Prerequisite: one course in political science or Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies. This course is cross-listed as POSC 251.
1330:TF   DENNY 313
LALC 272-01 The Atlantic Slave Trade and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1450-1850
Instructor: Jeremy Ball
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-04 and HIST 272-01. During several centuries of European colonization in the New World, a thriving slave trade forced the emigration of millions of Africans across the Atlantic-an immigration far larger than the simultaneous immigration of Europeans to the same regions. We will address not only the workings of the slave trade on both sides (and in the middle) of the Atlantic, but also the cultural communities of West and West-Central Africa and encounters and exchanges in the new slave societies of North and South America. Through examination of work processes, social orders, cultural strategies and influences, and ideas about race and geography, across time and in several regions, we will explore the crucial roles of Africans in the making of the Atlantic world. This course is cross-listed as HIST 272. Offered every two years.
1030:MWF   DENNY 303
LALC 300-01 Cultures of Soccer (Futebol/Fútbol) in Latin America
Instructor: Shawn Stein
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PORT 380-01 and SPAN 380-01.Taught in EnglishWith billions of fans, soccer (Brazilian futebol, Spanish American ftbol or European football) is the world's most popular sport. The populist nature of soccer has been both celebrated and criticized by Latin American intellectuals nearly since its arrival to the American continent in the late-nineteenth century. In order to gain a greater understanding of the phenomenon that takes place in stadiums, fields, and homes across the planet, this course examines cultural production (literature, film and art) of soccer in Latin America and scholarship on sport and society, with a focus on the impact that both the beautiful and ugly elements of the game have on individual and collective identities (nation/region, sex/gender, ethnicity, class and religion).
1330:TF   BOSLER 313
Courses Offered in PORT
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PORT 231-01 Portuguese Conversation and Composition
Instructor: Carolina Castellanos
Course Description:
Advanced practice in oral and written Portuguese. In-class work focuses primarily on oral practice through presentations and class-wide discussions of these presentations, of current events, readings and films, as well as small group practice emphasizing everyday situations. Out-of-class work focuses on writing and revision of compositions with emphasis on both grammar and style. Prerequisite: 116, 115 or permission of the instructor.
1030:MWF   BOSLER 307
PORT 380-01 Cultures of Soccer (Futebol/Fútbol) in Latin America
Instructor: Shawn Stein
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 300-01 and SPAN 380-01.Taught in EnglishWith billions of fans, soccer (Brazilian futebol, Spanish American ftbol or European football) is the world's most popular sport. The populist nature of soccer has been both celebrated and criticized by Latin American intellectuals nearly since its arrival to the American continent in the late-nineteenth century. In order to gain a greater understanding of the phenomenon that takes place in stadiums, fields, and homes across the planet, this course examines cultural production (literature, film and art) of soccer in Latin America and scholarship on sport and society, with a focus on the impact that both the beautiful and ugly elements of the game have on individual and collective identities (nation/region, sex/gender, ethnicity, class and religion).
1330:TF   BOSLER 313
Courses Offered in POSC
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
POSC 251-01 Latin American Government and Politics
Instructor: J Mark Ruhl
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LALC 251-01. An introduction to the politics of contemporary Latin America. Emphasis is placed upon the varied political institutional responses to socio-economic change in the Americas. Major countries to be analyzed include Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Cuba. Prerequisite: one course in political science or Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies. This course is cross-listed as LALC 251.
1330:TF   DENNY 313
Courses Offered in SOCI
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SOCI 230-01 Global Urban Poverty
Instructor: Anthony Barnum
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.
1030:MWF   DENNY 211
Courses Offered in SPAN
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
SPAN 380-01 Cultures of Soccer (Futebol/Fútbol) in Latin America
Instructor: Shawn Stein
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PORT 380-01 and LALC 300-01.Taught in EnglishWith billions of fans, soccer (Brazilian futebol, Spanish American ftbol or European football) is the world's most popular sport. The populist nature of soccer has been both celebrated and criticized by Latin American intellectuals nearly since its arrival to the American continent in the late-nineteenth century. In order to gain a greater understanding of the phenomenon that takes place in stadiums, fields, and homes across the planet, this course examines cultural production (literature, film and art) of soccer in Latin America and scholarship on sport and society, with a focus on the impact that both the beautiful and ugly elements of the game have on individual and collective identities (nation/region, sex/gender, ethnicity, class and religion).
1330:TF   BOSLER 313