Courses

At Bryn Mawr

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

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Students must choose a major subject and may choose a minor subject. Students may also select from one of seven concentrations, which are offered to enhance a student's work in the major or minor and to focus work on a specific area of interest.

Concentrations are an intentional cluster of courses already offered by various academic departments or through general programs. These courses may also be cross-listed in several academic departments. Therefore, when registering for a course that counts toward a concentration, a student should register for the course listed in her major or minor department. If the concentration course is not listed in her major or minor department, the student may enroll in any listing of that course.

Fall 2014

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
COML B225-001 Censorship: Historical Contexts, Local Practices and Global Resonance Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Dalton Hall 212E Seyhan,A.
Film: 7:10 PM-10:00 PM TH Dalton Hall 212E
COML B322-001 Queens, Nuns, and Other Deviants in the Early Modern Iberian World Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Dalton Hall 2 Quintero,M.
COML B332-001 Novelas de las Américas Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Russian Center Seminar Room Gaspar,M.
ENGL B332-001 Novelas de las Américas Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Russian Center Seminar Room Gaspar,M.
GERM B225-001 Censorship: Historical Contexts, Local Practices and Global Resonance Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Dalton Hall 212E Seyhan,A.
HIST B129-001 The Religious Conquest of the Americas Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Dalton Hall 1 Gallup-Diaz,I.
HIST B327-001 Topics in Early American History: Indigenous Peoples Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM T Thomas Hall 129 Gallup-Diaz,I.
SPAN B110-001 Introducción al análisis cultural Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Thomas Hall 104 Gaspar,M.
SPAN B208-001 Drama y sociedad en España Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Thomas Hall 116 Quintero,M.
SPAN B223-001 Género y modernidad en la narrativa del siglo XIX Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Carpenter Library 15 Song,R.
SPAN B322-001 Queens, Nuns, and Other Deviants in the Early Modern Iberian World Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Dalton Hall 2 Quintero,M.
SPAN B332-001 Novelas de las Américas Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Russian Center Seminar Room Gaspar,M.

Spring 2015

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTRUCTOR(S)
ANTH B200-001 The Atlantic World 1492-1800 Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Thomas Hall 104 Gallup-Diaz,I.
ANTH B229-001 Topics in Comparative Urbanism: Colonial & Post Colonial Reflections Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Taylor Hall B McDonogh,G.
CITY B229-001 Topics in Comparative Urbanism: Colonial & Post Colonial Reflections Semester / 1 LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Taylor Hall B McDonogh,G.
CITY B229-002 Topics in Comparative Urbanism: Colonial & Post Colonial Reflections Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Taylor Hall B McDonogh,G.
HART B229-001 Topics in Comparative Urbanism Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Taylor Hall B McDonogh,G.
HIST B200-001 The Atlantic World 1492-1800 Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Thomas Hall 104 Gallup-Diaz,I.
SOCL B230-001 Topics in Comparative Urbanism Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Taylor Hall B McDonogh,G.
SPAN B110-001 Introducción al análisis cultural Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Thomas Hall 116 Song,R.
SPAN B243-001 Tópicos en la literatura hispana: Ambición, mito y fantasía Semester / 1 LEC: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Thomas Hall 116 Gaspar,M.
SPAN B265-001 Escritoras españolas: entre tradición, renovación y migración Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Thomas Hall 251 Puig-Herz,A.
SPAN B323-001 Memoria y Guerra Civil Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:40 AM- 1:00 PM MW Carpenter Library 15 Song,R.
SPAN B351-001 Tradición y revolución: Cuba y su literatura Semester / 1 Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM T Carpenter Library 25 Sacerio-Garí,E.
Film: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM TH Carpenter Library 25

Fall 2015

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

2014-15 Catalog Data

ANTH B200 The Atlantic World 1492-1800 Spring 2015 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. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as HIST B200 Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures Counts toward International Studies Major

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ANTH B219 Visual Anthropology, Latin America and Social Movements Not offered 2014-15 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. Prerequisites: ANTH B102 or permission of instructor. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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ANTH B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Colonial & Post Colonial Reflections
Section 001 (Spring 2014): Global Exurbia Spring 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
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.
Writing Intensive Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as CITY B229 Cross-listed as SOCL B230 Cross-listed as HART B229 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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ANTH B231 Cultural Profiles in Modern Exile Not offered 2014-15 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 Felipe Alfau, Julia Alvarez,, Sigmund Freud, Eva Hoffman, Maxine Hong Kingston, Milan Kundera, Friedrich Nietzsche, Salman Rushdie, W. G. Sebald, and others. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as GERM B231 Cross-listed as COML B231 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures Counts toward International Studies Major

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CITY B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Colonial & Post Colonial Reflections
Section 001 (Spring 2014): Global Exurbia
Section 002 (Spring 2015): Colonial & Post Colonial Reflections Spring 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
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.
Writing Intensive Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as SOCL B230 Cross-listed as HART B229 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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COML B225 Censorship: Historical Contexts, Local Practices and Global Resonance Fall 2014 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. 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. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Cross-listed as GERM B225 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures Counts toward Middle East Studies

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COML B231 Cultural Profiles in Modern Exile Not offered 2014-15 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 Felipe Alfau, Julia Alvarez,, Sigmund Freud, Eva Hoffman, Maxine Hong Kingston, Milan Kundera, Friedrich Nietzsche, Salman Rushdie, W. G. Sebald, and others. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as GERM B231 Cross-listed as ANTH B231 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures Counts toward International Studies Major

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COML B237 The Dictator Novel in the Americas Not offered 2014-15 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. Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as ENGL B237 Cross-listed as SPAN B237 Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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COML B260 Ariel/Calibán y el discurso americano Not offered 2014-15 A study of the transformations of Ariel/Calibán as images of Latin American culture. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as SPAN B260 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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COML B271 Litertura y delincuencia: explorando la novela picaresca Not offered 2014-15 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. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Cross-listed as SPAN B270 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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COML B322 Queens, Nuns, and Other Deviants in the Early Modern Iberian World Fall 2014 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. Cross-listed as SPAN B322 Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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COML B332 Novelas de las Américas Fall 2014 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. Cross-listed as SPAN B332 Cross-listed as ENGL B332 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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COML B345 Topics in Narrative Theory Not offered 2014-15 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Cross-listed as ENGL B345 Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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ENGL B217 Narratives of Latinidad Not offered 2014-15 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 Latinadad in the Americas. Cross-listed as SPAN B217 Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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ENGL B237 Latino Dictator Novel in Americas Not offered 2014-15 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. Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as SPAN B237 Cross-listed as COML B237 Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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ENGL B276 Transnational American Literature Not offered 2014-15 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. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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ENGL B332 Novelas de las Américas Fall 2014 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. Cross-listed as SPAN B332 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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ENGL B345 Topics in Narrative Theory
Section 001 (Spring 2014): Realism Not offered 2014-15 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Cross-listed as COML B345 Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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GERM B225 Censorship: Historical Contexts, Local Practices and Global Resonance Fall 2014 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. 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. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Cross-listed as COML B225 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures Counts toward Middle East Studies

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GERM B231 Cultural Profiles in Modern Exile Not offered 2014-15 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 Felipe Alfau, Julia Alvarez,, Sigmund Freud, Eva Hoffman, Maxine Hong Kingston, Milan Kundera, Friedrich Nietzsche, Salman Rushdie, W. G. Sebald, and others. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as COML B231 Cross-listed as ANTH B231 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures Counts toward International Studies Major

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GNST B245 Introduction to Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Peoples and Cultures Not offered 2014-15 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. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures Counts toward International Studies Major

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HART B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism
Section 001 (Spring 2014): Global Exurbia Spring 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
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.
Writing Intensive Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as CITY B229 Cross-listed as EAST B229 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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HART B241 New Visual Worlds in the Spanish Empire 1492 - 1820 Not offered 2014-15 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. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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HIST B127 Indigenous Leaders 1492-1750 Not offered 2014-15 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. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures Counts toward Peace and Conflict Studies

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HIST B129 The Religious Conquest of the Americas Fall 2014 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. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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HIST B200 The Atlantic World 1492-1800 Spring 2015 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. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as ANTH B200 Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures Counts toward International Studies Major

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HIST B265 Colonial Encounters in the Americas Not offered 2014-15 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 toward Africana Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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HIST B327 Topics in Early American History
Section 001 (Fall 2014): Indigenous Peoples Fall 2014 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
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.
Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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HIST B371 Topics in Atlantic History: The Early Modern Pirate in Fact and Fiction Not offered 2014-15 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. Writing Intensive Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SOCL B230 Topics in Comparative Urbanism
Section 001 (Spring 2014): Global Exurbia Spring 2015 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
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.
Writing Intensive Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as CITY B229 Cross-listed as HART B229 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SOCL B231 Punishment and Social Order Not offered 2014-15 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. Cross-listed as CITY B231 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SOCL B259 Comparative Social Movements in Latin America Not offered 2014-15 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. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Cross-listed as POLS B259 Cross-listed as CITY B220 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SOCL B314 Immigrant Experiences Not offered 2014-15 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 toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures Counts toward Peace and Conflict Studies

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SPAN B110 Introducción al análisis cultural Fall 2014, Spring 2015 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. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B208 Drama y sociedad en España Fall 2014 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. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B211 Borges y sus lectores Not offered 2014-15 Primary emphasis on Borges and his poetics of reading; other writers are considered to illustrate the semiotics of texts, society, and traditions. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as COML B212 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B217 Narratives of Latinidad Not offered 2014-15 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 Latinadad in the Americas. Cross-listed as ENGL B217 Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B223 Género y modernidad en la narrativa del siglo XIX Fall 2014 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.
Current topic description: Offered as a writing intensive course in Fall 2014.
Writing Intensive Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B231 El cuento y novela corta en España Not offered 2014-15 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. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B237 Latino Dictator Novel in Americas Not offered 2014-15 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. Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as ENGL B237 Cross-listed as COML B237 Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B243 Tópicos en la literatura hispana
Section 001 (Spring 2015): Ambición, mito y fantasía
Section 001 (Spring 2014): Políticas de la visibilidad en América Latina
Section 001 (Fall 2013): ¡A morirse de risa! Spring 2015 This is a topic course. Topics vary. SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another 200-level.
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.
Writing Intensive Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B260 Ariel/Calibán y el discurso americano Not offered 2014-15 A study of the transformations of Ariel/Calibán as images of Latin American culture. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Cross-listed as COML B260 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B265 Escritoras españolas: entre tradición, renovación y migración Spring 2015 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. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B270 Literatura y delincuencia: explorando la novela picaresca Not offered 2014-15 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. Prerequiste: SPAN B110 and/or B120 (previously SPAN B200/B202); or another SPAN 200-level course. Cross-listed as COML B271 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B307 Cervantes Not offered 2014-15 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 toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B309 La mujer en la literatura española del Siglo de Oro Not offered 2014-15 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 toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B321 Del surrealismo al afrorealismo Not offered 2014-15 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 toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B322 Queens, Nuns, and Other Deviants in the Early Modern Iberian World Fall 2014 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. Cross-listed as COML B322 Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B323 Memoria y Guerra Civil Spring 2015 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. Critical Interpretation (CI) Cross-listed as HIST B323 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B332 Novelas de las Américas Fall 2014 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. Cross-listed as ENGL B332 Cross-listed as COML B332 Counts toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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SPAN B351 Tradición y revolución: Cuba y su literatura Spring 2015 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 toward Latin Amer/Latino/Iberian Peoples & Cultures

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At Haverford College
Latin American & Iberian Studies Courses

Fall 2013


COURSE #
COURSE TITLE
INSTRUCTOR
SCHEDULE
LOCATION
HISTH317A01
The Latin American Baroque
James Krippner
T
1:30-4:00
Hall 106
LINGH215A01
The Structure of Colonial Valley Zapotec
Brook Lillehaugen
MW
2:30-4:00
Stokes 014
POLSH237A01
Latin American Politics
Anita Isaacs
MW
2:30-4:00
Shrp 412
POLSH330A01
Topics in Comparative Politics
Susanna Wing
T
1:30-4:00
Pr Off
SPANH210A01
Spanish and Spanish American Film Studies
Graciela Michelotti
TTh
2:30-4:00
Hall 007
SPANH230A01
Medieval and Golden Age Spain: Literature, Culture, and Society
Israel Burshatin
MW
2:30-4:00
Hall 007

Spring 2014


COURSE #
COURSE TITLE
INSTRUCTOR
SCHEDULE
LOCATION
SPANH205B01
Studies in the Spanish American Novel
Graciela Michelotti
TTh
2:30-4:00

SPANH240B01
Latin American and Iberian Culture and Civilization
Roberto Castillo Sandoval
T
1:30-4:00

SPANH250B01
Quixotic Narratives
Israel Burshatin
TTh
11:30-1:00