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.
Anthropology 101 The Scope of Anthropology
Economics 204/Environmental Studies 234 Economic Development in Poor Countries
Recommended Core Course in Latin-American Studies
Spanish 200 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 (Deleted 2002-2003)
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 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/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 403 Studies in 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.