LAST 120/HIST 120 Introduction to Latin America 

This course is designed to introduce students to Latin American history, culture, and society. Using an interdisciplinary approach, it presents historical and culturally diverse material. Major themes include cultural encounters, political and religious conquests, slavery, race as a social and historical category, decolonization, the creation of new nation-states, economic inequality, gender relations, political and cultural revolutions, military dictatorships and the return to democracy. A historical framework structures our study of Latin America.

SPAN 310. Introduction to Literary Analysis 1.0 course credit

A study of the genres of poetry, narrative, drama and essay. Introduction to literary analysis, using representative works of literature in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPAN 245 or SPAN 246, their equivalents, and/or permission of the instructor.

SPAN 324. Spanish American Literature 1.0 course credit

An overview of Latin American literature with special emphasis on contemporary literature. Prerequisite: SPAN 310 or permission of the instructor.

SPAN 326. Topics in Spanish 1.0 course credit

A close study of a selected topic related to the Spanish language. Previous topics have included Business Spanish, Focus on the Caribbean, and Translation. Prerequisite: SPAN 245 or SPAN 246, their equivalents, and/or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

SPAN 336. Special Topics in Hispanophone History and Culture 1.0 course credit

An in-depth focus on a particular area of culture in the Hispanophone world. Topic may center on a geographic region or country (e.g., the Caribbean), on specific cultural attribute(s) (e.g., music, art and literature of the Andean Nations; twentieth-century Spanish film), or other selected area of study. Prerequisite: SPAN 245 or SPAN 246, their equivalents, and/or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit with a different topic.

SPAN 466. Topics in Literature 1.0 course credit

A study of a particular topic in Hispanophone literature. Topics may focus on a time period, a genre, or a region, or some integration of or selection from these categories. Possible topics include the literature of the Siglo de Oro, a study of the Quijote, a study of Hispanophone poetry, Transoceanic Hispanophone Literature of the 19th Century, the Literature of Revolution and Civil War, etc. Prerequisite: SPAN 310 or permission of the instructor.

HIST 220. Modern Global History 1.0 course credit

This course will examine modern global history (1450 to the present). We will travel through a great deal of space (the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa) and time (over 500 years), so in order to better comprehend the different historical eras and places, we will organize the course around important themes rather than adhering to a strictly chronological analysis. These themes include: the creation of an Atlantic World, colonization, slavery, revolutions, political ideologies, religious upheavals, independence, modernization, decolonization, and artistic movements.

POLS 280. Latino Politics 1.0 course credit

Latinos are numerically the fastest growing racial and ethnic group in the United States. To understand thisimportant demographic group, this course surveys a range of topics in Latino politics, including public policy political activism, and social identity. It is open to all students who want to learn more about who Latinos are and how their political attitudes and behaviors have influenced American politics in the past, how they are currently influencing American politics, and how they will influence American politics in the future.

ANTH 271. Cultures of Latin America 1.0 course credit

Provides an anthropological framework for understanding contemporary Latin America through analysis of the region’s historical and cultural contexts and exploration of current trends such as urbanization, globalization, and social movements.

ARTD 350(G). Special Topics in Art History 0.5 to 1.0 course credit

Lecture courses, offered on a rotating basis, that examine specific time periods and movements in Art History. Offerings can include: Asian Art, Latin American Contemporary Art, Renaissance Art, 19th Century Art, Contemporary Sculpture, Minimalism, etc.