LATIN-AMERICAN STUDIES

Advisory Committee: Professors: BELL-VILLADA*, M. F. BROWN*. Associate Professor: MAHON. Assistant Professors: CONNING, FOIAS, KITTLESON*.

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.

Concepts Courses

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 Latin American Economic Development

English/American Studies 218 Introduction to U.S. Latina and Latino Literature

History 148 The Mexico Revolution: 1910 to NAFTA

History 242 Latin America from Conquest to Independence

History 243 Modern Latin America, 1822 to the Present

History 249 The Caribbean from Slavery to Independence: A Comparison of Empires

History 286/American Studies 250 Introduction to U.S. Latino Studies (Deleted 2001-2002)

History 343 Gender and History in Latin America

History 344 Latin-American Revolutions and the United States

History 346 History of Modern Brazil, 1822 to the Present

History 367 Social and Economic History of the Southwest, From Pre-Contact to American Occupation (Deleted 2001-2002)

History/Women's and Gender Studies 386 Latinas in the Global Economy: Work, Migration, and Households*

History/Women's and Gender Studies 387 Community Building and Social Movements in Latino/a History*

History 443 Slavery, Race, and Ethnicity in Latin America

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/Comparative Literature 205 The Latin-American Novel in Translation

Spanish 306T Latino Writing: Literature by U.S. Hispanics

Spanish 402 Studies in Modern Latin-American Literature

Study Abroad

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.

Contract Majors

In consultation with members of the advisory committee, exceptionally qualified students may develop a Contract Major in Latin-American Studies.