Advisory Committee: Professors: BELL-VILLADA, M. F. BROWN. Associate Professor: MAHON. Assistant Professors: CONNING**, FOIAS*, KITTLESON, PAGÁN.
Although Williams does not have a formal concentration in Latin-American Studies, the College offers a wide range of courses that explore the history, languages, and cultures of Iberoamerica. Students who are interested in Latin America are encouraged to develop proficiency in Spanish through the courses offered by the Department of Romance Languages. The following courses expose students to the central themes of Latin-American history and to the region's contributions to the contemporary world.
Anthropology 101 The Scope of Anthropology
Economics 204/Environmental Studies 234 Economic Development in Poor Countries
Recommended Core Course in Latin-American Studies
Spanish 112 Latin-American Civilizations (Conducted in Spanish)
Latin-American History and Culture
Anthropology 215 The Secrets of Ancient Peru: Archaeology of South America
Anthropology 216 Native Peoples of Latin America
Anthropology 217 Mesoamerican Civilizations
Economics 226 Economic Development and Change in Latin America
English/American Studies 218 Introduction to U.S. Latina and Latino Writing
History 148 (formerly 102) The Mexico Revolution: 1910 to NAFTA
History 242 (formerly 287) Latin America from Conquest to Independence
History 243 (formerly 288) Modern Latin America, 1822 to the Present
History 249 (formerly 225) The Caribbean from Slavery to Independence: A Comparison of Empires
History 286 (formerly 250)/American Studies 250 Introduction to U.S. Latino Studies
History 343 (formerly 328) Gender and History in Latin America
History 344 (formerly 305) Latin-American Revolutions and the United States
History 346 (formerly 314) History of Modern Brazil, 1822 to the Present
History 367 (formerly 342) Social and Economic History of the Southwest, From Pre-Contact to American Occupation
History 386 (formerly 317) Intellectual Traditions of Chicano Nationalism
History 387 (formerly 211) Puerto Ricans in the United States
History 443 (formerly 355) Slavery, Race, and Ethnicity in Latin America
Political Science 246 Contemporary Mexican Politics (Deleted 2000-2001)
Political Science 344 Rebels and Revolution in Latin America
Political Science 349T Cuba and the United States
Spanish 203 Major Latin-American Authors: 1880 to the Present
Spanish 205/Literary Studies 215 The Latin-American Novel in Translation
Spanish 306T Latino Writing: Literature by U.S. Hispanics
Spanish 402 Studies in Modern Latin-American Literature
Students interested in Latin America are encouraged to pursue junior-year programs in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, and elsewhere in Central and South America. The College's foreign study program in Madrid also offers exposure to courses in Latin-American literature and history.
In consultation with members of the advisory committee, exceptionally qualified students may develop a Contract Major in Latin-American Studies.