LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

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.

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 Economic Development and Change in Latin America

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

History 102 Power and Popular Culture in Modern Mexico

History 211 Puerto Ricans in the United States

History 225 The Caribbean from Slavery to Independence: A Comparison of Empires

History/American Studies 250 Introduction to U.S. Latino Studies

History 263 Inter-American Relations (Deleted 1999-2000)

History 287 Formation of Latin American Societies to 1826

History 288 Modern Latin America, 1822 to the Present

History 305 Revolution in Twentieth-Century Latin America

History 314 History of Modern Brazil, 1822 to the Present

History 317 Intellectual Traditions of Chicano Nationalism

History 328 Gender and History in Latin America

History 342 Social and Economic History of the Southwest, From Pre-Contact to American Occupation

History 355 Comparative Slavery and Race Relations in Latin America

Political Science 246 Contemporary Mexican Politics

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 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.