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Spring 2017 Class Schedule - updated August 28, 2016 at 07:15 am

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
LATI 181-01  Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm Ernesto Capello
*Cross-listed with HIST 181-01*

LATI 245-01  Latin American Politics
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am Paul Dosh
*Cross-listed with POLI 245-01*

LATI 249-01  Regional Geog of Latin America
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am Eric Carter
*Cross-listed with GEOG 249-01*

LATI 255-01  Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm Olga Gonzalez
*Cross-listed with ANTH 255-01*

LATI 281-01  The Andes: Race, Region, Nation
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm Ernesto Capello
*Cross-listed with HIST 281-01*

LATI 307-01  Introduction to the Analysis of Hispanic Texts
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm J. Ernesto Ortiz Diaz
*Cross-listed with HISP 307-01; first day attendance required*

LATI 308-01  Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Studies
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm Alicia Munoz
*Cross-listed with AMST 308-01 and HISP 308-01; first day attendance required*

LATI 394-01  Science, Empire, Vis Culture
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm Ernesto Capello
*Cross-listed with HIST 394-01*

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Fall 2016 Class Schedule - updated August 28, 2016 at 07:15 am

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
LATI 141-01  Latin America Through Women's Eyes
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 214 Paul Dosh
*Cross-listed with POLI 141-01 and WGSS 141-01*

LATI 194-02  Politics of Truth and Memory in Latin America
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 05 Olga Gonzalez
*First Year Course; first day attendance required; cross-listed with ANTH 194-02* This course examines and critically analyzes various approaches to the study of how different individuals and communities in particular historical and cultural scenarios in contemporary Latin America create meanings about their past experience with political violence. The course addresses questions related to the tension between remembering and forgetting, the presence of conflicting memories and truths and how these are negotiated or not through distinct forms of representation. The cultural analysis of different means of representation: human rights and truth commissions’ reports, testimonials, film, art and memorials will be the basis for class discussions on different notions of truth and different forms of truth-telling. A close examination of these forms of representation will reveal the extent to which they can conflict with each other while at the same time feed on each other, creating “effects of truth” and leaving room for secrecy as a mode of truth-telling. Finally, the course will also compel students to think about what consequences the politics of memory have for the future. This course will combine lectures and class discussions. It will have a strong writing component with a series of short papers and one longer final research paper. There will be one final exam. Grades will be based on written assignments in addition to oral presentations and participation in class discussions.

LATI 235-01  Captives, Cannibals, and Capitalists in Early Modern Atlantic World
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm MAIN 111 Linda Sturtz
*Cross-listed with AMST 235-01 and HIST 235-01*

LATI 307-01  Introduction to the Analysis of Hispanic Texts
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm NEILL 216 Galo Gonzalez
*Cross-listed with HISP 307-01; first day attendance required*

LATI 308-01  Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Studies
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 300 Alicia Munoz
*Cross-listed with AMST 308-01 and HISP 308-01; first day attendance required*

LATI 341-01  Comparative Social Movements
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm NEILL 214 Paul Dosh
*Cross-listed with POLI 341-01* Can the evolution of Occupy Wall Street help us anticipate the trajectory of Black Lives Matter? How did the Arab Spring and Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement deploy a similar tactical repertoire, yet provoke different outcomes? Did partisanship lead the peace movement to resist Bush’s “War on Terror” but shrug at Obama’s drone war? And does mobilization of identity explain how indigenous Bolivians ejected U.S. corporations and trounced the white power structure? This advanced research seminar engages theories that explain the origins and development of movements struggling for subsistence rights, labor rights, gender and sexuality rights, social rights, and racial and ethnic rights. Students planning to conduct social movements research while studying away may write a major research prospectus to launch that field research project.

LATI 394-02  Journeys through Brazil
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm NEILL 111 J. Ernesto Ortiz Diaz
*Cross-listed with HISP 394-02* This intermediate course in Portuguese focuses on the civilization and cultures of Brazil. Despite its continental size and being the 6th largest world economy, Brazil remains a mystery to many. In this class we will explore the socio-historical, political and cultural trajectory Brazil has undertaken while, at the same time, reflecting on how ideas such as nation, identity, race, ethnicity, and class have transformed the face of the country. We will use a wide array of texts and materials –literature, music, painting, sculpture, architecture, dance, and cinema– to gain a broad and critical understanding of the Brazilian universe. Join us on these journeys of discovery! This course will be taught in Portuguese. Pre-requisite: HISP 331 or consent of the professor.

LATI 446-01  Constructions of a Female Killer
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm NEILL 214 Alicia Munoz
*Cross-listed with HISP 446-01 and WGSS 346-01; first day attendance required*

LATI 488-01  Senior Seminar
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm CARN 204 Ernesto Capello
 

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