2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog

Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Peoples and Cultures


Students may complete a concentration in Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Peoples and Cultures.

Coordinator

Gary McDonogh, Growth and Structure of Cities

Faculty

Jaime Javier Nasser, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities

Advisory Committee

Juan Arbona, Growth and Structure of Cities
Ignacio Gallup-Diaz, History
James Krippner, History, Haverford College
Lázaro Lima, Spanish (on leave semesters I and II)
Gary McDonogh, Growth and Structure of Cities
Gridley McKim-Smith, History of Art
Jaime Javier Nasser, History of Art
Maria C. Quintero, Spanish
Enrique Sacerio-Gari, Spanish
H. Rosi Song, Spanish
Ayumi Takenaka, Sociology

Latin American, Latino and Iberian peoples, histories, and cultures have represented both central agents and crucibles of transformations across the entire world for millennia. Global histories and local experiences of colonization, migration, exchange, and revolution allow students and faculty to construct a critical framework of analysis and to explore these dynamic worlds, their peoples and cultures, across many disciplines. As a concentration, such study must be based in a major in another department, generally Spanish, Growth and Structure of Cities, History, History of Art, Political Science, or Sociology (exceptions can be made in consultation with the major and concentration adviser).

To fulfill requirements, the student must complete the introductory course, GNST 145 Introduction to Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Culture, and then plan advanced courses in language, affiliated fields and her major that lead to a final project in the major that relates closely to themes of the concentration. One semester of study abroad is strongly encouraged in the concentration and students may complete some requirements with appropriately selected courses in many Junior Year Abroad (JYA) programs. The student also must show competence in one of the languages of the peoples of Iberia or Latin America.

Students are admitted into the concentration at the end of their sophomore year after submission of a plan of study worked out in consultation with the major department and the Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Peoples and Cultures (LALIPC) coordinator. At this time, students will also be asked to file a statement about their interests and goals for the program to help guide advising.

Concentration Requirements

Competence in a language spoken by significant collectives of Iberian or Latin American peoples to be achieved no later than junior year. This competence may be attested by a score of at least 690 on the Spanish Achievement test of the College Entrance Examination Board or by completion of a 200-level course with a merit grade. Faculty will work with students to assess languages not regularly taught in the Tri-Co, including Portuguese, Catalan, and other languages.

GNST B145 as a gateway course in the first or second year. The student should also take at least five other courses selected in consultation with the program coordinator, at least one of which must be at the 300 level. One of these classes may be cross-listed with the major; up to two may be completed in JYA.

A long paper or an independent project dealing with Iberian, Latin American, or Latina/o issues, to be completed during the junior year in a course in the major or concentration and to be read by the LALIPC coordinator.

A senior essay dealing with some issue relevant to the concentration should be completed in the major and read by one faculty member participating in the concentration. All senior concentrators will present their research within the context of some LALIPC student-faculty forum as well.

Junior Year Abroad

JYA provides both classes and experience in language, society, and culture that are central to the concentration. Students interested in JYA programs in the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, and the Caribbean should consult with both their major adviser and the concentration coordinator in order to make informed choices. We will also work with students to identify programs that may allow them to work with languages not regularly taught in the Tri-Co, especially Portuguese.

Classes

The following are Bryn Mawr classes offered in 2010-11 which may be counted toward the concentration; these are also indicative of classes and interests that are frequently present in the curriculum. Other classes may be counted with permission of the coordinator. LALIPC also accepts all classes listed under the concentration of Latin American and Iberian Studies at Haverford as well as appropriate classes from Swarthmore and Penn. Again, planning with the coordinator will make selection of courses more meaningful.

Fall 2010

ANTH B200 The Atlantic World 1492-1800: Indians, Europeans, and Africans
ANTH B258 Immigrant Experiences
COML B260 Ariel y Caliban
CITY B185     Urban Culture and Society
CITY B293     Topics in Film and Media: Fragmented Media: Film, Television and Identities in the Americas
HART B242   Material Identity: Latin America 1820-2010
HART B293   Topics in Film and Media: Fragmented Media: Film, Television and Identities in the Americas
HIST B127    Indigenous Leaders 1452-1750
HIST B200    The Atlantic World 1492-1800: Indians, Europeans, and Africans
SOCL B246 Immigrant Experiences
SPAN B200 Temas culturales: Espana e Hispanoamerica
SPAN B208 Drama y sociedad en Espana
SPAN B260 Ariel y Caliban
SPAN B318 Literary Adaptations: Spanish Cinema

Spring 2011

CITY B229     Comparative Urbanism—Divided Cities: Race, Class, Gender and Other Divisions
CITY B360     Topics in Urban Culture and Society: Brazil: City, Nature, Identity
COML B248 Reception of Classical Literature in the Hispanic World
CSTS B248   Reception of Classical Literature in the Hispanic World
GNST B145 Introduction to Latin American Studies
HIST B243    Atlantic Cultures: Maroon Societies
HIST B287    Immigration in the United States
SPAN B223 Género y modernidad en la narrativa del siglo XIX
SPAN B248 Reception of Classical Literature in the Hispanic World
SPAN B307 Cervantes