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A&S 263: Latin American Ethnography, MWF 10:00-10:50, Professor Salas Landa

Anthropologists of Latin America have traditionally studied peasant villages. However, with an estimated 80% of the region’s population residing in cities – a number that is predicted to rise to 90% by the year 2050 – urban ethnography has become increasingly relevant. Despite celebrations of economic growth in the region, the majority of Latin Americans continue to live in poverty and struggle to survive. This course takes an anthropological perspective to explore the contours of urban inequality in Latin America, focusing on the relationship between broader social, political and economic forces and the everyday life of the most marginalized people. We will focus particularly on how race, class and gender intersect with topics such as public space, violence, labor, informality, and protest.


HIST 245: Latin American History: The Colonial Period, TR 2:45-4:00, Professor Pite


HIST 368: Seminar on Latin American History, W 1:10-4:00, Professor Pite


SPAN 211: Advanced Spanish (Sections 1, 3, and 4 Only), MWF 1:10-2:00, TR 9:30-10:45, TR 11:00-12:15 Professors Quirós and Rojo


SPAN 318: Survey of Spanish American Literature, MW 2:45-4:00, Professor Quirós

An introduction to the literature of Spanish America, from the early twentieth century to the present day. Among the issues addressed are the literature of social protest and reform, artistic experimentation in contemporary poetry and narrative fiction, and the rise of the novel in the second half of the twentieth century.