Contemporary Transformations in the Americas Concentration, Latin America and Latino Studies (BA)

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This concentration focuses on the political, economic, and socio-cultural transformations that have profoundly shaped the Americas in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Courses in this concentration address issues such as authoritarian and democratic regimes of governance, state-interventionist and neoliberal economies, national and transnational forms of belonging, as well as the new modes of institutional exclusion and socio-cultural formation. In choosing this concentration, students will grapple with key figures, events, and movements in the Americas.

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select six courses from the following: 124
AFRO-CARIBBEAN AND AFRO-LATIN AMERICA: PEOPLES, CULTURES, IDEAS AND MOVEMENTS
JEWISH EXPERIENCES IN THE AMERICAS
WORK IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD
SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS
LOOKING FOR GOD IN LATIN AMERICA
IMPERIAL SPAIN, 1469-1808
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (BORDER ACTIVISM)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (ARABS IN THE AMERICAS)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (CARIBBEAN VISIONS)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (LATIN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (LATIN AMERICAN/NEW GLOBAL ECONOMY)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN BRAZIL)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (LITERATURE/IDENTITY/LATIN AMERICA)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (PERFORMING POWER IN BRAZIL)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (ARCHAELOGY/CATHOLIC MISSIONS)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (INDIGENOUS POLITICAL STRUGGLES)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (COLONIAL PARADOX OF PUERTO RICO)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (REVOLUTIONS & PEASANT REBELLIONS)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (CONTEMPORARY BRAZIL)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (HEMISPHERIC ETHNOGRAPHY: PEOPLE IN AMERICAS)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (GLOBALIZATION & FILM IN THE AMERICAS)
GLOBALIZATION IN THE AMERICAS
URBAN LATIN AMERICA: LABOR, HOUSING, ENVIRONMENT AND GENDER
INDIGENOUS POLITICAL STRUGGLES
REVOLUTIONS AND PEASANT REBELLIONS

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.