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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 2018

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
ENGL B217-001Narratives of LatinidadSemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MWEnglish House IHarford Vargas,J.
ENGL B320-001Black Feminist LiteratureSemester / 1Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTHEnglish House ISullivan,M.
ENGL B345-001Topics in Narrative TheorySemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWEnglish House IIIHarford Vargas,J.
GERM B231-001Cultural Profiles in Modern ExileSemester / 1Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MWDalton Hall 212ASeyhan,A.
HIST B129-001The Religious Conquest of the AmericasSemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM FTaylor Hall EGallup-Diaz,I.
HIST B200-001The Atlantic World 1492-1800Semester / 1Lecture: 11:40 AM- 1:00 PM MWTaylor Hall FGallup-Diaz,I.
HIST B327-001Topics in Early American History: Indigenous PeoplesSemester / 1LEC: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM WOld Library 116Gallup-Diaz,I.
LING B140-001Language and Empire in MesoamericaSemester / 1Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTHTaylor Hall BLillehaugen,B.
SPAN B120-001Introducción al análisis literarioSemester / 1Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTHDalton Hall 1Sacerio-Garí,E.
SPAN B209-001Lo que hemos comido: Identidades en EspañaSemester / 1Lecture: 11:40 AM- 1:00 PM MWDalton Hall 212ASong,R.
SPAN B243-001Temas de la literatura hispana: Mitos coloniales, de la conquista al cine de hoySemester / 1LEC: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHDalton Hall 6Gaspar,M.

Spring 2019

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
CITY B229-001Topics in Comparative Urbanism: Colonial and Post-Colonial CitiesSemester / 1LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWMcDonogh,G.
ENGL B339-001Latina/o Culture and the Art of MigrationSemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHHarford Vargas,J.
HIST B265-001Colonial Encounters in the AmericasSemester / 1Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHGallup-Diaz,I.
HIST B371-001Topics in Atlantic History: The Early Modern Pirate in Fact and FictionSemester / 1Lecture: 9:10 AM-12:00 PM TGallup-Diaz,I.
SPAN B120-001Introducción al análisis literarioSemester / 1Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTHGaspar,M.
SPAN B120-002Introducción al análisis literarioSemester / 1Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHQuintero,M.
SPAN B208-001Drama y sociedad en EspañaSemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHQuintero,M.
SPAN B211-001Borges y sus lectoresSemester / 1Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTHSacerio-Garí,E.
SPAN B309-001La mujer en la literatura española del Siglo de OroSemester / 1Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM MQuintero,M.
SPAN B312-001Latin American and Latino Art and the Question of the MassesSemester / 1Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM WGaspar,M.
SPAN B351-001Tradición y revolución: Cuba y su literaturaSemester / 1Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TSacerio-Garí,E.

Fall 2019

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

2018-19 Catalog Data

HIST B200 The Atlantic World 1492-1800
Fall 2018
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)
Counts toward Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o
Counts toward Counts toward International Studies

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CITY B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism
Section 001 (Spring 2019): Colonial and Post-Colonial Cities
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Global Suburbia
Spring 2019
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, France, Ireland, Hong Kong, and Puerto Rico, systemically exploring research, writing and insights from systematic interdisciplinary comparisons.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o

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GERM B231 Cultural Profiles in Modern Exile
Fall 2018
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, Albert Camus, Ana Castillo, Sigmund Freud, Eva Hoffman, Maxine Hong Kingston, Milan Kundera, Friedrich Nietzsche, Salman Rushdie, W. G. Sebald, Kurban Said, and others.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o
Counts toward Counts toward International Studies

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ANTH B288 Global Latin America
Not offered 2018-19
This course will explore how the region has been constituted and shaped by global forces and how Latin America and its people also influence the world on a global scale. We will focus on three historical moments - the colonial encounter, the Cold War, and the neoliberal era - and their legacies. Guiding questions will include: how has the patriarchal system instituted under Spanish colonialism influenced ideas about gender, race, and religion? How does the legacy of U.S. Cold War intervention in Latin America subtly play out in within contemporary discussions about democracy, human rights, and development? How have neoliberal policies produced a discourse of economic growth that ignores increasing economic polarization in the region? How do these broad structures of power influence the everyday lives of Latin Americans? The course will focus primarily, although not exclusively, on South America.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies
Counts toward International Studies

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CITY B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism
Section 001 (Spring 2019): Colonial and Post-Colonial Cities
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Global Suburbia
Spring 2019
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, France, Ireland, Hong Kong, and Puerto Rico, systemically exploring research, writing and insights from systematic interdisciplinary comparisons.

Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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GNST B245 Introduction to Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies
Not offered 2018-19
A broad, interdisciplinary survey of themes uniting and dividing societies from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. 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. Course is taught in English.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o
Counts toward Counts toward International Studies

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SPAN B211 Borges y sus lectores
Spring 2019
Primary emphasis on Borges and his poetics of reading; other writers are considered to illustrate the semiotics of texts, society, and traditions. Prerequisite: SPAN B120; or another SPAN 200-level course. Critical Interpretation (CI). Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o

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COML B225 Censorship: Historical Contexts, Local Practices and Global Resonance
Not offered 2018-19
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)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies
Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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GERM B231 Cultural Profiles in Modern Exile
Fall 2018
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, Albert Camus, Ana Castillo, Sigmund Freud, Eva Hoffman, Maxine Hong Kingston, Milan Kundera, Friedrich Nietzsche, Salman Rushdie, W. G. Sebald, Kurban Said, and others.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o
Counts toward Counts toward International Studies

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ENGL B345 Topics in Narrative Theory
Fall 2018
This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Counts toward Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o

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ENGL B217 Narratives of Latinidad
Fall 2018
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 struggles for social justice, the damaging effects of machismo and racial hierarchies, the politics of Spanglish, and the affective experience of migration. By analyzing a range of cultural production, including novels, poetry, testimonial narratives, films, activist art, and essays, we will unpack the complexity of Latinidad in the Americas.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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ENGL B239 African American Poetry
Not offered 2018-19
This course explores the work of black poets in the Americas. Focusing on a range of poetic forms from the 18th century through the present, we will consider key questions that have animated the works of black poets in North America and the Caribbean, and how they have used poetic strategy to engage these questions. How do black poets explore black political and social life in various historical and geographical contexts? How do they use particular formal strategies (for example, form poetry, free verse, narrative poetry, and experimental modes) to interrogate notions of blackness? How do political movements around gender, class, and sexuality factor in? As we approach these questions, we will consider important critical conversations on African American poetry and poetics, examining how both well-known and underexplored poets use form to complicate blackness and imagine various forms of freedom. Our work will take us through several poetic genres and forms, including print works, performance poetry, hip hop music, and digital media. Throughout our analysis, we will consider how discourses on gender, sexuality, class, national and transnational identity, and other engagements with difference shape black poetic expression, both historically and in our current moment.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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ENGL B320 Black Feminist Literature
Fall 2018
This course explores contemporary black feminist literature and culture on a transnational stage. We will consider the works of prominent, emerging, and underexplored black feminist writers from various African diaspora locations, including South Africa, West Africa, Europe, North America, and the Caribbean. How do these writers engage with key currents in global black feminist politics, including understandings of gender, sexuality, class, nationality and colonialism? How do they complicate these discussions in their work? We will ground our exploration in close study of black feminist poetics--the specific formal and creative choices that black feminist poets, fiction writers, visual artists, hip hop artists, webseries producers and others use to examine gender end sexuality in their art. Paying particular attention to the work of queer and LGBTI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* and Intersex) artists, we will consider the various meanings of t erms such as "black," "feminist," and "queer" in various parts of the African Diaspora. Our work will emphasize close analysis of black feminist writers' works, as well as collaborative exercises and invited in-class discussions with several contemporary black diasporic feminist artists themselves. Requirements include two short papers, regular response papers, and a final project.
Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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ENGL B339 Latina/o Culture and the Art of Migration
Spring 2019
Gloria Anzaldúa has famously described the U.S.-Mexico border as an open wound and the border culture that arises from this fraught site as a third country. This course will explore how Chicana/os and Latina/os creatively represent different kinds of migrations across geo-political borders and between cultural traditions to forge transnational identities and communities. We will use cultural production as a lens for understanding how citizenship status, class, gender, race, and language shape the experiences of Latin American migrants and their Latina/o children. We will also analyze alternative metaphors and discourses of resistance that challenge anti-immigrant rhetoric and reimagine the place of undocumented migrants and Latina/os in contemporary U.S. society. Over the course of the semester, we will probe the role that literature, art, film, and music can play in the struggle for migrants' rights and minority civil rights, querying how the imagination and aesthetics can contribute to social justice. We will examine a number of different genres, as well as read and apply key theoretical texts on the borderlands and undocumented migration.
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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ENGL B345 Topics in Narrative Theory
Fall 2018
This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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COML B225 Censorship: Historical Contexts, Local Practices and Global Resonance
Not offered 2018-19
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)
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o
Counts toward Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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GERM B231 Cultural Profiles in Modern Exile
Fall 2018
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, Albert Camus, Ana Castillo, Sigmund Freud, Eva Hoffman, Maxine Hong Kingston, Milan Kundera, Friedrich Nietzsche, Salman Rushdie, W. G. Sebald, Kurban Said, and others.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies
Counts toward International Studies

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GNST B245 Introduction to Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies
Not offered 2018-19
A broad, interdisciplinary survey of themes uniting and dividing societies from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. 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. Course is taught in English.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies
Counts toward International Studies

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HIST B127 Indigenous Leaders 1492-1750
Not offered 2018-19
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 American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies
Counts toward Peace, Justice and Human Rights

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HIST B129 The Religious Conquest of the Americas
Fall 2018
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)
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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HIST B200 The Atlantic World 1492-1800
Fall 2018
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)
Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies
Counts toward International Studies

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HIST B212 Pirates, Travelers, and Natural Historians: 1492-1750
Not offered 2018-19
In the early modern period, conquistadors, missionaries, travelers, pirates, and natural historians wrote interesting texts in which they tried to integrate the New World into their existing frameworks of knowledge. This intellectual endeavor was an adjunct to the physical conquest of American space, and provides a framework though which we will explore the processes of imperial competition, state formation, and indigenous and African resistance to colonialism.
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Environmental Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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HIST B215 Europe and the Other 1492-1800
Not offered 2018-19
This course will introduce students to process through which Europeans created systems and categories of difference into which they placed Indigenous, African, and Asian peoples between the years 1492 and 1815. Topics of study include Indigenous leaders, slave and free communities, and cultural mediators on colonial frontiers.
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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HIST B265 Colonial Encounters in the Americas
Spring 2019
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.
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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HIST B327 Topics in Early American History
Section 001 (Fall 2018): Indigenous Peoples
Fall 2018
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 American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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HIST B339 The Making of the African Diaspora 1450-1800
Not offered 2018-19
This course explores the emergence, development, and challenges to the ideologies of whiteness and blackness, that have been in place from the colonial period to the present. Through the reading of primary and secondary sources, we will explore various ways through which enslaved people imagined freedom, personal rights, community membership, and some of the paths they created in order to improve their experiences and change the social order. In an attempt to have a comparative approach, we will look at particular events and circumstances that took place in few provinces in the Americas, with an emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean. The course will also look at the methodological challenges of studying and writing history of people who in principle, were not allowed to produce written texts. Throughout, we will identify and underscore the contribution that people of African descent have made to the ideas of rights, freedom, equality, and democracy.
Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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HIST B371 Topics in Atlantic History: The Early Modern Pirate in Fact and Fiction
Spring 2019
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.
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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HIST B200 The Atlantic World 1492-1800
Fall 2018
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)
Counts toward Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o
Counts toward Counts toward International Studies

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GERM B231 Cultural Profiles in Modern Exile
Fall 2018
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, Albert Camus, Ana Castillo, Sigmund Freud, Eva Hoffman, Maxine Hong Kingston, Milan Kundera, Friedrich Nietzsche, Salman Rushdie, W. G. Sebald, Kurban Said, and others.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o
Counts toward Counts toward International Studies

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GNST B245 Introduction to Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies
Not offered 2018-19
A broad, interdisciplinary survey of themes uniting and dividing societies from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. 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. Course is taught in English.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o
Counts toward Counts toward International Studies

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LING B140 Language and Empire in Mesoamerica
Fall 2018
In this course we look at language and empire in Mesoamerica from a linguistic perspective. Students learn about the languages and linguistic features of the Mesoamerican area. The course features three "imperial" languages: Nahuatl, Spanish, and English. We consider the roles that language can have in building and maintaining empire and explore the linguistic landscape of Mesoamerica in its entirety. For example, we examine the role of Nahuatl in place names throughout Mesoamerica, the use of Spanish bilingual texts in the spread of Catholicism, and why in modern Mexico, speaking Spanish with an English accent might be viewed as "cool" but speaking Spanish with a Zapotec accent can be viewed as "uneducated". The course ends with a unit on ways that speakers of indigenous Mesoamerican languages push back against linguistic colonialism, including opportunities to hear first hand from language activists about their experiences and efforts. This course is reading, writing, and discussion heavy. This course is designated as satisfying the following approaches at BMC: CI and CC. This course should also count towards the Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Studies concentration.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B110 Análisis cultural y grámatica en contexto
Not offered 2018-19
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. Written and oral proficiency is emphasized. This course is a requisite for the Spanish major. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or placement.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o

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SOCL B235 Mexican-American Communities
Not offered 2018-19
For its unique history, the number of migrants, and the two countries' proximity, Mexican migration to the United States represents an exceptional case in world migration. There is no other example of migration with more than 100 years of history. The copious presence of migrants concentrated in a host country, such as we have in the case of the 11.7 million Mexican migrants residing in the United States, along with another 15 million Mexican descendants, is unparalleled. The 1,933-mile-long border shared by the two countries makes it one of the longest boundary lines in the world and, unfortunately, also one of the most dangerous frontiers in the world today. We will examine the different economic, political, social and cultural forces that have shaped this centenarian migration influx and undertake a macro-, meso-, and micro-levels of analysis. At the macro-level of political economy, we will investigate the economic interdependency that has developed between Mexico and the U.S. over different economic development periods of these countries, particularly, the role the Mexican labor force has played to boosting and sustaining both the Mexican and the American economies. At the meso-level, we will examine different institutions both in Mexico and the U.S. that have determined the ways in which millions of Mexican migrate to this country. Last, but certainly not least, we will explore the impacts that both the macro-and meso-processes have had on the micro-level by considering the imperatives, aspirations, and dreams that have prompted millions of people to leave their homes and communities behind in search of better opportunities. This major life decision of migration brings with it a series of social transformations in family and community networks, this will look into the cultural impacts in both the sending and receiving migrant communities. In sum, we will come to understand how these three levels of analysis work together.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies
Counts toward Praxis Program

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SOCL B246 Sociology of Migration: A Cross-Cultural Overview of Contemporary Challenges
Not offered 2018-19
The twenty-first century began much as the twentieth century did for the United States with high levels of immigration. This has affected not only the nation, but the discipline of sociology. Just as early twentieth century Chicago School sociology focused on immigration and settlement issues, so too the first decade of the twenty-first century shows a flurry of sociological imagination devoted to immigration scholarship. This course will center on the key texts, issues, and approaches coming out of this renovated sociology of immigration, but we will also include approaches to the study of immigration from history, anthropology, and ethnic studies. While we will consider comparative and historical approaches, our focus will be on the late twentieth century through the present, and we will spend a good deal of time focusing on the longest running labor migration in the world, Mexican immigration to the U.S., as well as on Central American migrant communities in the U.S. Students with an interest in contemporary U.S. immigration will be exposed to a survey of key theoretical approaches and relevant issues in immigration studies in the social sciences. Current themes, such as globalization, transnationalism, gendered migration, immigrant labor markets, militarization of the U.S.-Mexican border, U.S. migration policy, the new second generation and segmented assimilation, and citizenship will be included.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B110 Análisis cultural y grámatica en contexto
Not offered 2018-19
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. Written and oral proficiency is emphasized. This course is a requisite for the Spanish major. Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or placement.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B120 Introducción al análisis literario
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Readings from Spanish and Spanish-American works of various periods and genres (drama, poetry, short stories). Main focus on developing analytical skills with attention to improvement of grammar. This course is a requisite for the Spanish major. Prerequisite: SPAN 102, or placement. This course can satisfy the Writing Intensive (WI) requirement for the Spanish major. Critical Interpretation (CI). Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B208 Drama y sociedad en España
Spring 2019
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 B120; or another SPAN 200-level course. Critical Interpretation (CI). Inquiry into the Past (IP). Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Inquiry into the Past (IP)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B209 Lo que hemos comido: Identidades en España
Fall 2018
This course considers the relationship between the food we eat and our sense of identity in the context of regional identity politics in Spain. We will review the historical tension as they surface in diverse linguistic and cultural communities and currently challenged by the new wave of immigration to the peninsula. Amid this intersection of different cultures and practices, we will study how each region as turned to its traditional cuisine and local culinary products to strengthen their sense of regional identity while strategizing to communicate this uniqueness beyond the brand of "Spain" to the world. We will examine, for instance, how this new trend compares to the tourism industry endorsed by the dictatorship in the 1960s. This discussion will serve as a case study to explore how communities remember and narrate their own histories to themselves and to others, using concepts such as taste, terroir, memory, and identity. Students in the course will view films and read fiction, essays, and culinary essays from around Spain. Prerequisite: SPAN 120 or permission of instructor. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC). Critical Interpretation (CI). Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B211 Borges y sus lectores
Spring 2019
Primary emphasis on Borges and his poetics of reading; other writers are considered to illustrate the semiotics of texts, society, and traditions. Prerequisite: SPAN B120; or another SPAN 200-level course. Critical Interpretation (CI). Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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ENGL B217 Narratives of Latinidad
Fall 2018
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 struggles for social justice, the damaging effects of machismo and racial hierarchies, the politics of Spanglish, and the affective experience of migration. By analyzing a range of cultural production, including novels, poetry, testimonial narratives, films, activist art, and essays, we will unpack the complexity of Latinidad in the Americas.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Counts toward Africana Studies
Counts toward Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o

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SPAN B219 Focus: Imaginando Barcelona
Not offered 2018-19
An introduction to the textual and visual representation of the city of Barcelona, a key geographical, historical, political, and cultural referent for Spain and Catalonia. In this course we will read past and present texts that narrate the origins and the symbolic significance of this city and discuss recent films that capture the evolving experience of its residents, as a global destination for many and a city of immigrants. Prerequisite: SPAN B120.
Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B243 Temas de la literatura hispana
Section 001 (Fall 2018): Mitos coloniales, de la conquista al cine de hoy
Fall 2018
This is a topic course. Topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN B120; or another 200-level. This course can satisfy the Writing Intensive (WI) requirement for the Spanish major.
Current topic description: The early writings of the New World straddle between history and fantasy, fact and legend. This period is rich in chronicles that made no distinction between real and imaginary places and creatures, at a time when ambitious colonial enterprises were guided by myths (finding El Dorado, the Fountain of Youth, Paradise.) This course examines fantasies of imperial imagination that have persisted to this day by looking at both early chronicles and recent films. Critical Interpretation (CI). Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies.
Current topic description: The early writings of the New World straddle between history and fantasy, fact and legend. This period is rich in chronicles that made no distinction between real and imaginary places and creatures, at a time when ambitious colonial enterprises were guided by myths (finding El Dorado, the Fountain of Youth, Paradise.) This course examines fantasies of imperial imagination that have persisted to this day by looking at both early chronicles and recent films.

Critical Interpretation (CI)
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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GNST B245 Introduction to Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies
Not offered 2018-19
A broad, interdisciplinary survey of themes uniting and dividing societies from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. 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. Course is taught in English.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)
Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o
Counts toward Counts toward International Studies

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SPAN B309 La mujer en la literatura española del Siglo de Oro
Spring 2019
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. Course fulfills pre-1700 requirement and HC's pre-1898 requirement. Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies. Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies.
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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SPAN B312 Latin American and Latino Art and the Question of the Masses
Spring 2019
The course examines the ways in which Latin American and Latino texts (paintings, murals, sculptures, and some narratives) construct "minor," "featureless" and "anonymous" characters, thus demarcating how and which members of society can and cannot advance a plot, act independently and/or be agents of change. By focusing the attention on what is de-emphasized, we will explore how artistic works, through their form, are themselves political actors in the social life of Latin America, the US, and beyond. We will also consider the place of Latin American and Latino Art in the US imaginary and in institutions such as museums and galleries. Prerequisites: 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 120 and at least one other Spanish course at a 200-level, or received permission from instructor. Course does not meet an Approach. Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies. Counts toward Museum Studies.
Course does not meet an Approach
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies
Counts toward Museum Studies

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SPAN B351 Tradición y revolución: Cuba y su literatura
Spring 2019
An examination of Cuba, its history and its literature with emphasis on the analysis of cultural and economic transformations. Major topics include slavery and resistance; Cuba's struggles for freedom; changing cultural policies and film of the Revolution. Prerequisite: at least one SPAN 200-level course. Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies.
Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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