Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Peoples and Cultures

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

Coordinators

Ignacio Gallup-Diaz, Chair and Associate Professor of History and Director of Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures

Affiliated Faculty

Inés Aribas, Senior Lecturer in Spanish (on leave semester I)
Kaylea Berard, Associate Professor of English (on leave semester II)
Martín Gaspar, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Interim Coordinator of Romance Languages (Interim Coordinator semester II)
Gary W. McDonogh, Professor of Growth and Structure of Cities and Helen Herrmann Chair
Maria Cristina Quintero, Professor of Spanish and Co-Director of Comparative Literature (on leave semester II)
Enrique Sacerio-Garí, Dorothy Nepper Marshall Professor of Hispanic and Hispanic-American Studies
H. Rosi Song, Chair and Associate Professor of Spanish
Jennifer Harford Vargas, Assistant Professor of English (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, 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 245 Introduction to Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Culture or the equivalent course at Haverford (SPAN 240). They should then plan advanced courses in language, affiliated fields and the 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 LALIPC coordinator. Students should keep in touch with the coordinator as they develop major projects in these areas.

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 B245/ HC SPAN 240 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 Latino/a 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/long paper 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 a LALIPC student-faculty forum.

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.

COURSES

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.
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Africana Studies; Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures; International Studies Major; Peace and Conflict Studies
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B200
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Gallup-Diaz,I.
(Spring 2015)

ANTH B219 Visual Anthropology, Latin America and Social Movements
Focusing on indigenous communities and social movements, this course examines the cultural uses of visual art, photography, film, and new media in Latin America. Students will analyze a variety of materials to reconsider western conceptions of art. As well, students will explore how anthropologists employ visual methods in ethnographic research. Prerequisite: ANTH B102 or permission of instructor.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

ANTH B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism
This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Major Writing Requirement: Writing Intensive
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B229; SOCL-B230; HART-B229; EAST-B229
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):McDonogh,G.
Spring 2015: Current topic description: Probing the relations of power at the heart of power and society in many cities worldwide, this class uses case studies to test urban theory, forms and practice. In order to grapple with colonialism and its aftermaths, we will focus on cities in North Africa (and France), Northern Ireland, Hong Kong and Cuba, systematically exploring research, writing and insights from systematic interdisciplinary comparisons.

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 multilingualism. Particular attention is given to the psychocultural dimensions of linguistic exclusion and loss. Readings of works by Felipe Alfau, Julia Alvarez, Sigmund Freud, Eva Hoffman, Maxine Hong Kingston, Milan Kundera, Friedrich Nietzsche, Salman Rushdie, W. G. Sebald, and others.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures; International Studies Major
Crosslisting(s): GERM-B231; COML-B231
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

CITY B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism
This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Major Writing Requirement: Writing Intensive
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): SOCL-B230; HART-B229; ANTH-B229
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):McDonogh,G.
Spring 2015: Current topic description: Probing the relations of power at the heart of power and society in many cities worldwide, this class uses case studies to test urban theory, forms and practice. In order to grapple with colonialism and its aftermaths, we will focus on cities in North Africa (and France), Northern Ireland, Hong Kong and Cuba, systematically exploring research, writing and insights from systematic interdisciplinary comparisons. Current topic description: Probing the relations of power at the heart of power and society in many cities worldwide, this class uses case studies to test urban theory, forms and practice. In order to grapple with colonialism and its aftermaths, we will focus on cities in North Africa (and France), Northern Ireland, Hong Kong and Cuba, systematically exploring research, writing and insights from systematic interdisciplinary comparisons.

COML B225 Censorship: Historical Contexts, Local Practices and Global Resonance
The course is in English. It examines the ban on books and art in a global context through a study of the historical and sociopolitical conditions of censorship practices. This semester our focus will be on the US, the Middle East, Latin America, and Germany (including the former German Democratic Republic). The course raises such questions as how censorship is used to fortify political power, how it is practiced locally and globally, who censors, what are the categories of censorship, how censorship succeeds and fails, and how writers and artists write and create against and within censorship. The last question leads to an analysis of rhetorical strategies that writers and artists employ to translate the expression of repression, trauma, and torture into idioms of resistance. German majors/minors can get German Studies credit. Prerequisite: EMLY B001 or a 100-level intensive writing course.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures; Middle East Studies
Crosslisting(s): GERM-B225
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Seyhan,A.
(Fall 2014)

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 multilingualism. Particular attention is given to the psychocultural dimensions of linguistic exclusion and loss. Readings of works by Felipe Alfau, Julia Alvarez, Sigmund Freud, Eva Hoffman, Maxine Hong Kingston, Milan Kundera, Friedrich Nietzsche, Salman Rushdie, W. G. Sebald, and others.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures; International Studies Major
Crosslisting(s): GERM-B231; ANTH-B231
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

COML 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.
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B237; SPAN-B237
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

COML B260 Ariel/Calibán y el discurso americano
A study of the transformations of Ariel/Calibán as images of Latin American culture. Prerequisites: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course.
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): SPAN-B260
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

COML B271 Literatura y delincuencia: explorando la novela picaresca
A study of the origins, development and transformation of the picaresque genre from its origins in 16th- and 17th-century Spain through the 21st century. Using texts, literature, painting, and film from Spain and Latin America, we will explore topics such as the construction of the (fictional) self, the poetics and politics of criminality, transgression in gender and class. Prerequisites: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course.
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): SPAN-B270
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

COML 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 110 and/or 120 and at least one other Spanish course at a 200-level, or received permission from instructor.
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): SPAN-B322
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Quintero,M.
(Fall 2014)

COML B332 Novelas de las Américas
What do we gain by reading a Latin American or a US novel as “American” in the continental sense? What do we learn by comparing novels from “this” America to classics of the “other” Americas? Can we find through this Panamericanist perspective common aesthetics, interests, conflicts? In this course we will explore these questions by connecting and comparing major US novels with Latin American classics of the 20th and 21st century. We will read these works in clusters to illuminate aesthetic, political and cultural resonances and affinities. This course is taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course.
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): SPAN-B332; ENGL-B332
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Gaspar,M.
(Fall 2014)

COML B345 Topics in Narrative Theory
This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B345
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

ENGL B217 Narratives of Latinidad
This course explores how Latina/o writers fashion bicultural and transnational identities and narrate the intertwined histories of the U.S. and Latin America. We will focus on topics of shared concern among Latino groups such as imperialism and annexation, the affective experience of migration, race and gender stereotypes, the politics of Spanglish, and struggles for social justice. By analyzing novels, poetry, performance art, testimonial narratives, films, and essays, we will unpack the complexity of Latinidad in the Americas.
Counts towards: Africana Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): SPAN-B217
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

ENGL B237 The Latino 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.
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): SPAN-B237; COML-B237
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

ENGL B276 Transnational American Literature
This course asks students to re-imagine “American” literature through a transnational framework. We will explore what paradigms are useful for conceptualizing U.S. literature given shared political histories, aesthetic modes, racial discourses, and patterns of migration in the hemisphere. Reading canonical Anglo American writers alongside ethnic minority writers, we will examine how their aesthetic engagements and cultural entanglements with Latin America transform our understanding of what constitutes a national literary tradition.
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

ENGL B332 Novelas de las Américas
What do we gain by reading a Latin American or a US novel as “American” in the continental sense? What do we learn by comparing novels from “this” America to classics of the “other” Americas? Can we find through this Panamericanist perspective common aesthetics, interests, conflicts? In this course we will explore these questions by connecting and comparing major US novels with Latin American classics of the 20th and 21st century. We will read these works in clusters to illuminate aesthetic, political and cultural resonances and affinities. This course is taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course.
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): SPAN-B332
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Gaspar,M.
(Fall 2014)

ENGL B345 Topics in Narrative Theory
This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): COML-B345
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

GERM B225 Censorship: Historical Contexts, Local Practices and Global Resonance
The course is in English. It examines the ban on books and art in a global context through a study of the historical and sociopolitical conditions of censorship practices. This semester our focus will be on the US, the Middle East, Latin America, and Germany (including the former German Democratic Republic). The course raises such questions as how censorship is used to fortify political power, how it is practiced locally and globally, who censors, what are the categories of censorship, how censorship succeeds and fails, and how writers and artists write and create against and within censorship. The last question leads to an analysis of rhetorical strategies that writers and artists employ to translate the expression of repression, trauma, and torture into idioms of resistance. German majors/minors can get German Studies credit. Prerequisite: EMLY B001 or a 100-level intensive writing course.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures; Middle East Studies
Crosslisting(s): COML-B225
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Seyhan,A.
(Fall 2014)

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 multilingualism. Particular attention is given to the psychocultural dimensions of linguistic exclusion and loss. Readings of works by Felipe Alfau, Julia Alvarez, Sigmund Freud, Eva Hoffman, Maxine Hong Kingston, Milan Kundera, Friedrich Nietzsche, Salman Rushdie, W. G. Sebald, and others.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures; International Studies Major
Crosslisting(s): COML-B231; ANTH-B231
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

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.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures; International Studies Major
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

GNST B245 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.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures; International Studies Major
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

HART B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism
This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Major Writing Requirement: Writing Intensive
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B229; EAST-B229; ANTH-B229
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):McDonogh,G.
Spring 2015: Current topic description: Probing the relations of power at the heart of power and society in many cities worldwide, this class uses case studies to test urban theory, forms and practice. In order to grapple with colonialism and its aftermaths, we will focus on cities in North Africa (and France), Northern Ireland, Hong Kong and Cuba, systematically exploring research, writing and insights from systematic interdisciplinary comparisons.

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.
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

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.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

HIST B127 Indigenous Leaders 1492-1750
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.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures; Peace and Conflict Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

HIST B129 The Religious Conquest of the Americas
The course examines the complex aspects of the European missionization of indigenous people, and explores how two traditions of religious thought/practice came into conflict. Rather than a transposition of Christianity from Europe to the Americas, something new was created in the contested colonial space.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Gallup-Diaz,I.
(Fall 2014)

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.
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Africana Studies; Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures; International Studies Major; Peace and Conflict Studies
Crosslisting(s): ANTH-B200
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Gallup-Diaz,I.
(Spring 2015)

HIST B265 Colonial Encounters in the Americas
The course explores the confrontations, conquests and accommodations that formed the “ground-level” experience of day-to-day colonialism throughout the Americas. The course is comparative in scope, examining events and structures in North, South and Central America, with particular attention paid to indigenous peoples and the nature of indigenous leadership in the colonial world of the 18th century.
Counts towards: Africana Studies; Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

HIST B327 Topics in Early American History
This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Gallup-Diaz,I.
Fall 2014: Current topic description: A seminar exploring indigenous societies and cultures of the Americas through interdisciplinary scholarship. The course’s aim is to explore the evolution of several indigenous societies and cultures in order to frame Native peoples as actors on historical playing fields that were as rich, complex, and subject to change as those that the European intruders and their descendants later occupied.

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.
Major Writing Requirement: Writing Intensive
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

SOCL B230 Topics in Comparative Urbanism
This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Major Writing Requirement: Writing Intensive
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B229; HART-B229; EAST-B229; ANTH-B229
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):McDonogh,G.
Spring 2015: Current topic description: Probing the relations of power at the heart of power and society in many cities worldwide, this class uses case studies to test urban theory, forms and practice. In order to grapple with colonialism and its aftermaths, we will focus on cities in North Africa (and France), Northern Ireland, Hong Kong and Cuba, systematically exploring research, writing and insights from systematic interdisciplinary comparisons.

SOCL B231 Punishment and Social Order
A cross-cultural examination of punishment, from mass incarceration in the United States, to a widened “penal net” in Europe, and the securitization of society in Latin America. The course addresses theoretical approaches to crime control and the emergence of a punitive state connected with pervasive social inequality.
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): CITY-B231
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

SOCL B259 Comparative Social Movements in Latin America
An examination of resistance movements to the power of the state and globalization in three Latin American societies: Mexico, Columbia, and Peru. The course explores the political, legal, and socio-economic factors underlying contemporary struggles for human and social rights, and the role of race, ethnicity, and coloniality play in these struggles.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): POLS-B259; CITY-B220
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

SOCL B314 Immigrant Experiences
This course is an introduction to the causes and consequences of international migration. It explores the major theories of migration (how migration is induced and perpetuated); the different types of migration (labor migration, refugee flows, return migration) and forms of transnationalism; immigration and emigration policies; and patterns of migrants’ integration around the globe. It also addresses the implications of growing population movements and transnationalism for social relations and nation-states. Prerequisite: At least one prior social science course or permission of the instructor.
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures; Peace and Conflict Studies
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

SPAN B110 Introducción al análisis cultural
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 is a requisite for the Spanish major. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or placement.
Approach: Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Song,R., Gaspar,M.
(Fall 2014, Spring 2015)

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. Counts toward the Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures Concentration. Prerequisites: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course.
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Quintero,M.
(Fall 2014)

SPAN B211 Borges y sus lectores
Primary emphasis on Borges and his poetics of reading; other writers are considered to illustrate the semiotics of texts, society, and traditions. Prerequisites: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course.
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): COML-B212
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

SPAN B217 Narratives of Latinidad
This course explores how Latina/o writers fashion bicultural and transnational identities and narrate the intertwined histories of the U.S. and Latin America. We will focus on topics of shared concern among Latino groups such as imperialism and annexation, the affective experience of migration, race and gender stereotypes, the politics of Spanglish, and struggles for social justice. By analyzing novels, poetry, performance art, testimonial narratives, films, and essays, we will unpack the complexity of Latinidad in the Americas.
Counts towards: Africana Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B217
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

SPAN B223 Género y modernidad en la narrativa del siglo XIX
A reading of 19th-century Spanish narrative by both men and women writers, to assess how they come together in configuring new ideas of female identity and its social domains, as the country is facing new challenges in its quest for modernity. Prerequisites: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course.
Approach: Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Major Writing Requirement: Writing Intensive
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Song,R.
Fall 2014: Current topic description: Offered as a writing intensive course in Fall 2014.

SPAN B231 El cuento y novela corta en España
Traces the development of the novella and short story in Spain, from its origins in the Middle Ages to our time. The writers will include Pardo Bazán, Cervantes, Clarín, Don Juan Manuel, Matute, María de Zayas, and a number of contemporary writers such as Julián Marías and Soledad Puértolas. Our approach will include formal and thematic considerations, and attention will be given to social and historical contexts. Prerequisites: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course.
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

SPAN B237 The Latino 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.
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B237; COML-B237
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

SPAN B243 Tópicos en la literatura hispana
This is a topic course. Topics vary. SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another 200-level.
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Major Writing Requirement: Writing Intensive
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Gaspar,M.
Spring 2015: Current topic description: The early writings of the New World straddle between history and fantasy, fact and legend. In this course, we will trace classic writings of this period when gold was as real as the Fountain of Youth, beginning with Columbus’ arrival, through the chronicles of conquest, to the fantastic travel narratives of the late 17th century.

SPAN B260 Ariel/Calibán y el discurso americano
A study of the transformations of Ariel/Calibán as images of Latin American culture. Prerequisites: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course.
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): COML-B260
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

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. Prerequisites: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course.
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Puig-Herz,A.
(Spring 2015)

SPAN B270 Literatura y delincuencia: explorando la novela picaresca
A study of the origins, development and transformation of the picaresque genre from its origins in 16th- and 17th-century Spain through the 21st century. Using texts, literature, painting, and film from Spain and Latin America, we will explore topics such as the construction of the (fictional) self, the poetics and politics of criminality, transgression in gender and class. Prerequisites: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course.
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): COML-B271
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

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. Counts toward the Latin American, Latino and Iberian Peoples and Cultures Concentration. Prerequisite: At least one SPAN 200-level course.
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

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. Prerequisite: At least one SPAN 200-level course.
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

SPAN B321 Del surrealismo al afrorealismo
Examines artistic texts that trace the development and relationships of surrealism, lo real maravilloso americano, realismo mágico and afrorealismo. Manifestos and literary works by Latin American authors will be emphasized: Miguel Angel Asturias, Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel, Quince Duncan. Prerequisite: At least one SPAN 200-level course.
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
(Not Offered 2014-2015)

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 110 and/or 120 and at least one other Spanish course at a 200-level, or received permission from instructor.
Counts towards: Gender and Sexuality Studies; Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): COML-B322
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Quintero,M.
(Fall 2014)

SPAN B323 Memoria y Guerra Civil
A look into the Spanish Civil War and its wide-ranging international significance as both the military and ideological testing ground for World War II. This course examines the endurance of myths related to this conflict and the cultural memory it has produced along with the current negotiations of the past that is taking place in democratic Spain. Prerequisite: At least one SPAN 200-level course.
Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): HIST-B323
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Song,R.
(Spring 2015)

SPAN B332 Novelas de las Américas
What do we gain by reading a Latin American or a US novel as “American” in the continental sense? What do we learn by comparing novels from “this” America to classics of the “other” Americas? Can we find through this Panamericanist perspective common aesthetics, interests, conflicts? In this course we will explore these questions by connecting and comparing major US novels with Latin American classics of the 20th and 21st century. We will read these works in clusters to illuminate aesthetic, political and cultural resonances and affinities. This course is taught in Spanish. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course.
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Crosslisting(s): ENGL-B332; COML-B332
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Gaspar,M.
(Fall 2014)

SPAN B351 Tradición y revolución: Cuba y su literatura
An examination of Cuba, its history and its literature with emphasis on the analysis of the changing cultural policies since 1959. Major topics include slavery and resistance; Cuba’s struggles for freedom; the literature and film of the Revolution; and literature in exile. Prerequisite: At least one SPAN 200-level course.
Counts towards: Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures
Units: 1.0
Instructor(s):Sacerio-Garí,E.
(Spring 2015)