2011-2012 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

Advisory Committee

Juan Arbona, Growth and Structure of Cities (on leave semesters I and II)
Ignacio Gallup-Diaz, History
James Krippner, History, Haverford College
Gary McDonogh, Growth and Structure of Cities
Gridley McKim-Smith, History of Art
Maria Christina Quintero, Spanish and Comparative Literature
Enrique Sacerio-Garí, Spanish
H. Rosi Song, Spanish (on leave semesters I and II)
Ayumi Takenaka, Sociology (on leave semesters I and II)

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.

ANTH B200 The Atlantic World 1492-1800

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the way in which peoples, goods, and ideas from Africa, Europe, and the Americas came together to form an interconnected Atlantic World system. The course is designed to chart the manner in which an integrated system was created in the Americas in the early modern period, rather than to treat the history of the Atlantic World as nothing more than an expanded version of North American, Caribbean, or Latin American history.
Division I or Division III
CROSS-LISTED AS HIST-B200
1.0 units
Gallup-Diaz,I.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism

This is a topics course. Topics vary. Enrollment limited to 25 with preference to Cities majors.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B229
CROSS-LISTED AS EAST-B229
CROSS-LISTED AS HART-B229
1.0 units
McDonogh,G.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B231 Cultural Profiles in Modern Exile

This course investigates the anthropological, philosophical, psychological, cultural, and literary aspects of modern exile. It studies exile as experience and metaphor in the context of modernity, and examines the structure of the relationship between imagined/remembered homelands and transnational identities, and the dialectics of language loss and bi- and multi-lingualism. Particular attention is given to the psychocultural dimensions of linguistic exclusion and loss. Readings of works by Julia Alvarez, Anita Desai, Sigmund Freud, Milan Kundera, Friedrich Nietzsche, Salman Rushdie, and others.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS GERM-B231
CROSS-LISTED AS COML-B231
1.0 units
Seyhan,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ANTH B258 Immigrant Experiences

The course will examine the causes and consequences of immigration by looking at various immigrant groups in the United States in comparison with Western Europe, Japan, and other parts of the world. How is immigration induced and perpetuated? How are the types of migration changing (labor migration, refugee flows, return migration, transnationalism)? How do immigrants adapt differently across societies? We will explore scholarly texts, films, and novels to examine what it means to be an immigrant, what generational and cultural conflicts immigrants experience, and how they identify with the new country and the old country.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS SOCL-B246
1.0 units
Takenaka,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

CITY B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism

This is a topics course. Topics vary. Enrollment limited to 20 with preference to Cities majors. Current topic description: Conquest, subordination, hybridities, resistance and post-colonial reconfigurations have shaped cities and citizens worldwide for millennia. Beginning from the work of Fanon, we explore political economics, architecture, planning, culture, and social struggle via British rule (Hong Kong, Belfast), French domination (Paris, North Africa) and dialectics of the U.S.-Mexico border. The class entails systematic comparison through research, discussion and writing. Limit 20, pref soph/junior majors
Division I: Social Science
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
CROSS-LISTED AS ANTH-B229
CROSS-LISTED AS EAST-B229
CROSS-LISTED AS HART-B229
1.0 units
McDonogh,G.

COML B231 Cultural Profiles in Modern Exile

This course investigates the anthropological, philosophical, psychological, cultural, and literary aspects of modern exile. It studies exile as experience and metaphor in the context of modernity, and examines the structure of the relationship between imagined/remembered homelands and transnational identities, and the dialectics of language loss and bi- and multi-lingualism. Particular attention is given to the psychocultural dimensions of linguistic exclusion and loss. Readings of works by Julia Alvarez, Anita Desai, Sigmund Freud, Milan Kundera, Friedrich Nietzsche, Salman Rushdie, and others.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS GERM-B231
CROSS-LISTED AS ANTH-B231
1.0 units
Seyhan,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

COML B248 The Reception of Classics in the Hispanic World

A survey of the reception of Classical literature in the Spanish-speaking world. We read select literary works in translation, ranging from Renaissance Spain to contemporary Latin America, side-by-side with their classical models, to examine what is culturally unique about their choice of authors, themes, and adaptation of the material.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS CSTS-B248
CROSS-LISTED AS SPAN-B248
1.0 units
Barrenechea,F.
Not offered in 2011-12.

COML B260 Ariel/Caliban y el discurso americano

A study of the transformations of Ariel/Calibán as images of Latin American culture.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS SPAN-B260
1.0 units
Sacerio-Garí,E.
Not offered in 2011-12.

COML B322 Queens, Nuns, and Other Deviants in the Early Modern Iberian World

Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS SPAN-B322
1.0 units
Quintero,M.

CSTS B248 Reception of Classical Literature in the Hispanic World

A survey of the reception of Classical literature in the Spanish-speaking world. We read select literary works in translation, ranging from Renaissance Spain to contemporary Latin America, side-by-side with their classical models, to examine what is culturally unique about their choice of authors, themes, and adaptation of the material.
Division III: Humanities
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
CROSS-LISTED AS COML-B248
CROSS-LISTED AS SPAN-B248
1.0 units
Barrenechea,F.
Not offered in 2011-12.

EAST B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism

This is a topics course. Topics vary. Enrollment limited to 25 with preference to Cities majors.
Division I: Social Science
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B229
CROSS-LISTED AS ANTH-B229
CROSS-LISTED AS HART-B229
1.0 units
McDonogh,G.
Not offered in 2011-12.

ENGL B237 The Dictator Novel in the Americas

This course examines representations of dictatorship in Latin American and Latina/o novels. We will explore the relationship between narrative form and absolute power by analyzing the literary techniques writers use to contest authoritarianism. We will compare dictator novels from the United States, the Caribbean, Central America, and the Southern Cone. Prerequisite: only for students wishing to take the course for major/minor credit in SPAN is SPAN B200/B202
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS COML-B237
CROSS-LISTED AS SPAN-B237
1.0 units
Harford Vargas,J.

ENGL B345 Topics in Narrative Theory

Narrative theory through the lens of a specific genre, period or style of writing. Recent topics include Victorian Novels and Ethnic Novels. Current topic description: This course traces the development of the U.S. ethnic novel. We will examine novels by Native Americans, Chicana/os, and African Americans, focusing on key formal innovations in their respective traditions. We will be using—and testing—core concepts developed by narrative theorists to understand the genre of the novel.
1.0 units
Harford Vargas,J.

GERM B231 Cultural Profiles in Modern Exile

This course investigates the anthropological, philosophical, psychological, cultural, and literary aspects of modern exile. It studies exile as experience and metaphor in the context of modernity, and examines the structure of the relationship between imagined/remembered homelands and transnational identities, and the dialectics of language loss and bi- and multi-lingualism. Particular attention is given to the psychocultural dimensions of linguistic exclusion and loss. Readings of works by Julia Alvarez, Anita Desai, Sigmund Freud, Milan Kundera, Friedrich Nietzsche, Salman Rushdie, and others.
Division III: Humanities
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
CROSS-LISTED AS ANTH-B231
CROSS-LISTED AS COML-B231
1.0 units
Seyhan,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

GNST B145 Introduction to Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Peoples and Cultures

A broad, interdisciplinary survey of themes uniting and dividing societies from the Iberian Peninsula through the contemporary New World. The class introduces the methods and interests of all departments in the concentration, posing problems of cultural continuity and change, globalization and struggles within dynamic histories, political economies, and creative expressions.
Division I or Division III
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
1.0 units
Staff

HART B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism

This is a topics course. Topics vary. Enrollment limited to 25 with preference to Cities majors.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B229
CROSS-LISTED AS ANTH-B229
CROSS-LISTED AS EAST-B229
1.0 units
McDonogh,G.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HART B241 New Visual Worlds in the Spanish Empire 1492 - 1820

The events of 1492 changed the world. Visual works made at the time of the Conquest of the Caribbean, Mexico and South America by Spain and Portugal reveal multiple and often conflicting political, racial and ethnic agendas.
Division III: Humanities
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
1.0 units
McKim-Smith,G.

HART B242 Material Identities in Latin America 1820 - 2010

Revolutions in Latin America begin around 1810. By the 20th and 21st centuries, there is an international viewership for the works of Latin American artists, and in the 21st century the production of Latina and Latino artists living in the United States becomes particularly important.
Division III: Humanities
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
1.0 units
McKim-Smith,G.

HIST B127 Indigenous Leaders 1452-1750

Studies the experiences of indigenous men and women who exercised local authority in the systems established by European colonizers. In return for places in the colonial administrations, these leaders performed a range of tasks. At the same time they served as imperial officials, they exercised "traditional" forms of authority within their communities, often free of European presence. These figures provide a lens through which early modern colonialism is studied.
Division I or Division III
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
1.0 units
Gallup-Diaz,I.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HIST B200 The Atlantic World 1492-1800

The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the way in which peoples, goods, and ideas from Africa, Europe. and the Americas came together to form an interconnected Atlantic World system. The course is designed to chart the manner in which an integrated system was created in the Americas in the early modern period, rather than to treat the history of the Atlantic World as nothing more than an expanded version of North American, Caribbean, or Latin American history.
Division I or Division III
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
CROSS-LISTED AS ANTH-B200
1.0 units
Gallup-Diaz,I.

HIST B287 Immigration in the U.S.

How we understand the history of immigration to the territory now known as the United States has been transformed by recent explorations of the notion of "whiteness." This course will be framed by the ways in which this powerful lens for interpretation has helped to recast the meaning of ethnicity as we focus on individual immigrant groups and the context which they both entered and created from the 17th century to the present. The first half of the semester will concentrate largely on the "century of immigration," from the early 19th through the early 20th century. Together, we will shape the second half of the course, deciding on the topics we will investigate and upon which 20th century groups we will focus.
Division I or Division III
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
1.0 units
Shore,E., Martinez-Matsuda,V.
Not offered in 2011-12.

HIST B371 Topics in Atlantic History: The Early Modern Pirate in Fact and Fiction

This course will explore piracy in the Americas in the period 1550-1750. We will investigate the historical reality of pirates and what they did, and the manner in which pirates have entered the popular imagination through fiction and films. Pirates have been depicted as lovable rogues, anti-establishment rebels, and enlightened multiculturalists who were skilled in dealing with the indigenous and African peoples of the Americas. The course will examine the facts and the fictions surrounding these important historical actors.1.0 units
Gallup-Diaz,I.

HIST B387 Immigration in the United States

Incorporates the current immigration debate in examining the historical causes and consequences of migration. Addresses the perceived benefit and cost of immigration at the national and local levels. Explores the economic, social, cultural and political impact immigrants have on the United States over time. Close attention given to examining the ways immigrants negotiated the pressures of their new surroundings while shaping and redefining American conceptions of national identity and citizenship.
Division I or Division III
1.0 units
Martinez-Matsuda,V.
Not offered in 2011-12.

SOCL B230 Topics in Comparative Urbanism

This is a topics course. Topics vary. Enrollment limited to 25 with preference to Cities majors.
Division I: Social Science
CROSS-LISTED AS CITY-B229
CROSS-LISTED AS ANTH-B229
CROSS-LISTED AS EAST-B229
CROSS-LISTED AS HART-B229
1.0 units
McDonogh,G.
Not offered in 2011-12.

SOCL B246 Immigrant Experiences: Introduction to International Migration

The course will examine the causes and consequences of immigration by looking at various immigrant groups in the United States in comparison with Western Europe, Japan, and other parts of the world. How is immigration induced and perpetuated? How are the types of migration changing (labor migration, refugee flows, return migration, transnationalism)? How do immigrants adapt differently across societies? We will explore scholarly texts, films, and novels to examine what it means to be an immigrant, what generational and cultural conflicts immigrants experience, and how they identify with the new country and the old country.
Division I: Social Science
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
CROSS-LISTED AS ANTH-B258
1.0 units
Takenaka,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

SPAN B200 Estudios culturales de España e Hispanoamérica

An introduction to the history and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world in a global context: art, folklore, geography, literature, sociopolitical issues, and multicultural perspectives. This course does not count toward the major, but may be counted for the minor. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or 105, or placement.
Division III: Humanities
1.0 units
Staff

SPAN B203 Tópicos en la literatura hispana

This is a topic course. Topics vary.
Division III: Humanities
1.0 units
Sacerio-Garí,E.

SPAN B208 Drama y sociedad en España

A study of the rich dramatic tradition of Spain from the Golden Age (16th and 17th centuries) to the 20th century within specific cultural and social contexts. The course considers a variety of plays as manifestations of specific sociopolitical issues and problems. Topics include theater as a site for fashioning a national identity; the dramatization of gender conflicts; and plays as vehicles of protest in repressive circumstances.
Division III: Humanities
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
1.0 units
Quintero,M.
Not offered in 2011-12.

SPAN B218 Border Crossing Narratives and Films

Our view of Latin American and U.S. Latino immigration and migration has affected film and literature. Studies border crossing and (im)migration and the debates about the nature of national affiliation for the Latino "minority" and the borders these groups transgress. Examines stereotypes about border-crossers in mainstream media and literature, and how Latino and Latin-American filmmakers have attempted to subvert these images by presenting a more complex representations and experiences. Prerequisite: Spanish B202 or equivalent.
Division III: Humanities
1.0 units
Staff
Not offered in 2011-12.

SPAN B227 Genealogía de la literatura latina de los Estados Unidos

This course examines the emancipatory and sometimes collusive appropriation of "American" literature by Latina/os. The course begins a genealogical survey of Latino writing and cultural production from the 19th century to the present in order to contextualize the eventual rise of Latino ethnic particularisms from the 1960s. We will analyze how Latina/os, often living inside two languages and cultures, inflect the national landscape by erasing both literal and linguistic "American" borders in a country made up largely of immigrants. We will analyze how the mass media constructs "insiders" and "outsiders" by delimiting access to cultural capital with demands for assimilation.
Division III: Humanities
Critical Interpretation (CI)
1.0 units
Staff
Not offered in 2011-12.

SPAN B248 Reception of Classical Literature in the Hispanic World

A survey of the reception of Classical literature in the Spanish-speaking world. We read select literary works in translation, ranging from Renaissance Spain to contemporary Latin America, side-by-side with their classical models, to examine what is culturally unique about their choice of authors, themes, and adaptation of the material.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS CSTS-B248
CROSS-LISTED AS COML-B248
1.0 units Barrenechea,F.
Not offered in 2011-12.

SPAN B260 Ariel/Calibán y el discurso Americano

A study of the transformations of Ariel/Calibán as images of Latin American culture.
Division III: Humanities
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
CROSS-LISTED AS COML-B260
1.0 units
Sacerio-Garí,E.
Not offered in 2011-12.

SPAN B265 Escritoras españolas: entre tradición, renovación y migración

Fiction by women writers from Spain in the 20th and 21st century. Breaking the traditional female stereotypes during and after Franco's dictatorship, the authors explore through their creative writing changing sociopolitical and cultural issues including regional identities and immigration. Topics of discussion include gender marginality, feminist studies and the portrayal of women in contemporary society.
Division III: Humanities
Critical Interpretation (CI)
1.0 units
Song,H.
Not offered in 2011-12.

SPAN B307 Cervantes

A study of themes, structure, and style of Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quijote and its impact on world literature. In addition to a close reading of the text and a consideration of narrative theory, the course examines the impact of Don Quijote on the visual arts, music, film, and popular culture.
Division III: Humanities
1.0 units
Quintero,M., Saad-Maura,A.
Not offered in 2011-12.

SPAN B309 La mujer en la literatura española del Siglo de Oro

A study of the depiction of women in the fiction, drama, and poetry of 16th- and 17th-century Spain. Topics include the construction of gender; the idealization and codification of women's bodies; the politics of feminine enclosure (convent, home, brothel, palace); and the performance of honor. The first half of the course will deal with representations of women by male authors (Calderón, Cervantes, Lope, Quevedo) and the second will be dedicated to women writers such as Teresa de Ávila, Ana Caro, Juana Inés de la Cruz, and María de Zayas.
Division III: Humanities
1.0 units
Quintero,M.
Not offered in 2011-12.

SPAN B321 Del surrealismo al realismo mágico

Examines artistic texts that trace the development and relationships of surrealism, lo real maravilloso americano, and magic realism. Manifestos, literary and cinematic works by Spanish and Latin American authors will be emphasized. Prerequisite: a 200-level Spanish course.
Division III: Humanities
1.0 units
Sacerio-Garí,E.
Not offered in 2011-12.

SPAN B322 Queens, Nuns, and Other Deviants in the Early Modern Iberian World

The course examines literary, historical, and legal texts from the early modern Iberian world (Spain, Mexico, Peru) through the lens of gender studies. The course is divided around three topics: royal bodies (women in power), cloistered bodies (women in the convent), and delinquent bodies (figures who defy legal and gender normativity). Course is taught in English and is open to all juniors or seniors who have taken at least one 200-level course in a literature department. Students seeking Spanish credit must have taken BMC Spanish 202 and at least one other Spanish course beyond 202, or received permission from instructor.
Division III: Humanities
CROSS-LISTED AS COML-B322
1.0 units
Quintero,M.

SPAN B331 TransNation: U.S. Latino and Latin American Queer Diasporas

This course engages the vanguard of U.S. Latino and Latin American theoretical debates about state formation in the construction of citizenship from the perspective of queer and transgender studies. Explores recent theoretical and cultural works that challenge traditional understandings of gender, sexuality, ethnic identity, nationalism, state-formation, citizenship, and the body. Analyzes the limits of cultural and theoretical interface between U.S. Latino, Latin American and Anglo-American cultural theory.
Division III: Humanities
1.0 units
Staff
Not offered in 2011-12.