Curriculum

Courses offered for 2012-2013

Below is a list of courses that can be counted towards the Latin American Studies major. Use the  course browser for more information on a course. If a course is not listed, you can appeal for credit to the directors of the major and the professor of the course.

Latin American Studies

LAST 250  Research or Individual Study
Prerequisite: two units of course work in Latin American Studies.  
Unit: 1 credit

LAST 250H  Research or Individual Study
Prerequisite: two units of course work in Latin American Studies.  
Unit: .5 credit

LAST 350  Research or Individual Study
Prerequisite: Open to Latin American Studies and Spanish majors  
Unit: 1 credit

LAST 350H  Research or Individual Study
Prerequisite: Open to Latin American Studies Spanish majors.  
Unit: .5 credit

LAST 360  Senior Thesis Research
Prerequisite: By permission of department.
Unit: 1 credit

LAST 379  Senior Thesis
Prerequisite: 360 and permission of department.
Unit: 1 credit

Courses for Credit Toward the Major

AFR 297* Medical Anthropology: A Comparative Study of Healing Systems

AFR 302 Caribbean Intellectual Thought in the Twentieth Century

AFR 320/AMST 320* Not offered in 2011-2012 Seminar. Blackness in the American Literary Imagination

ARTH 236 Art, Architecture, and Culture in the Ancient Americas

ARTH 237 Not offered in 2011-2012 Art, Architecture, and Culture in Post-Conquest Mexico

ARTH 338 Not offered in 2011-2012 Seminar. Topics in Latin American Art

CAMS 240/WGST 223 Gendering the Bronze Screen: Representations of Chicanas/Latinas in Film

ECON 241 Not offered in 2011-2012 Poverty and Inequality in Latin America

ES 214/POL2 214* Social Causes and Consequences of Environmental Problems

ES 312/POL2 312* Seminar. Environmental Policy

HIST 206 From Conquest to Revolution: A History of Colonial Latin America  

HIST 207 Contemporary Problems in Latin American History

HIST 212 Atlantic Revolutions and the Birth of Nations

HIST 215 Not offered in 2011-2012 Gender and Nation in Latin America

HIST 375 Seminar. Empire and Modernity: The Rise and Fall of Spanish World Power

HIST 377 Not offered in 2011-2012 Seminar. The City in Latin America

POL 103 FYS  Mexico: Revolution, Democracy, and Drugs

POLl2 204* Political Economy of Development and Underdevelopment

POL2 207 Politics of Latin America

POL2 214*/ES 214 Social Causes and Consequences of Environmental Problems

POL2 302* Globalization and the Nation State

POL2 305* Not offered In 2011-2012 Seminar. The Military In Politics

POL2 307*  Women and Development

POL2 309* Ethnicity, Nationalism, Religion, and Violence

POL2 310* Seminar. Politics of Community Development

POL2 312*/ES 312 Seminar. Environmental Policy

POL2 353 Not offered in 2011-2012 The Politics of Contemporary Cuba

POL3 323* International Economic Policy

POL3 332* Seminar. People, Agriculture, and the Environment

POL3 348* Seminar. Problems In North-South Relations

POL4 342* Seminar. Marxism, Anarchism and Fundamentalism

POL4 345* Seminar. Race and Political Theory

REL 221* Not offered in 2011-2012 Contemporary Catholicism

REL 226* The Virgin Mary

REL 326* Seminar. Liberation Theologies

SOC 221* Globalization

SOC 231* The Sociology of Art, Media, and Culture—Comparative Perspectives

SOC 310* Encountering the Other – Comparative Perspectives on Immigration

SPAN 253 The Latin American Short Story

SPAN 255 Chicano Literature

SPAN 257 Not offered in 2011-2012 The World and the Song: Contemporary Latin American Poetry

SPAN 259 Inhabiting Memory

SPAN 265 Not offered in 2011-2012 Latin American Cinema

SPAN 267 Not offered in 2011-2012 The Writer and Human Rights In Latin America

SPAN 269 Not offered in 2011-2012 Caribbean Literature and Culture

SPAN 271 Intersecting Currents: Afro-Hispanic and Indigenous Writers In Latin American Literature

SPAN 273 Latin American Civilization

SPAN 275 The Making of Modern Latin American Culture

SPAN 279 Not offered in 2011-2012 Jewish Women Writers of Latin America

SPAN 305 Seminar. Hispanic Literature of the United States

SPAN 307 Seminar. The Clothed and the Naked In Colonial Latin America

SPAN 323 Not offered in 2011-2012 Seminar. Modern Mexico

SPAN 325 Not offered in 2011-2012  Seminar. Candid Cuisine: Food in Latin American Literature and Culture

SPAN 327 Seminar. Latin American Women Writers: Identity, Marginality, and the Literary Canon

SPAN 335 Seminar. Asia in Latin America: Literary and Cultural Connections

SPAN 337 Seminar. Laughing Out Loud: Humor and Politics in Latin American Literature

WGST 216 Women and Popular Culture: Latinas as Nannies, Spitfires, and Sex Pots

WGST 223/CAMS 240 Gendering the Bronze Screen: Representations of Chicanas/Latinas in Film

WGST 326 Crossing the Border(s): Narratives of Transgression

Courses may be taken in the Program for Mexican Culture and Society in Puebla, Mexico and in approved programs in other Latin American sites. Courses focusing on Latin America in the PRESHCO program in Spain or in other study-abroad programs can be counted with permission of the directors. 

* Upon enrollment, the student must notify the instructor that the course is to be counted for Latin American Studies and that, as such, the student will be required to do a research paper which focuses on Latin America.

 

Contact Us

Contact Us

Latin American Studies Program
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
 

Alejandra Osorio
Program Director
aosorio@wellesley.edu
 

Tel: 781.283.2914