AN 362 - Peoples and Cultures of Latin
A survey of the peoples, societies, and cultures of Latin America,
giving attention to demographic features, social differentiation,
and stratification and the major social institutions.
PO 360 - Political Regimes in Latin
Comparative study of the politics of development in Latin America
with particular attention given to the interdependence of economic,
social, cultural and external influences upon political regimes as
well as the efficacy and legitimacy of the regimes themselves.
Prerequisite: PO 101, PO 151 or permission of the instructor.
SO 331 - Latin American Societies
This course introduces the student to the culture and social
structures of Latin American societies and aims at undermining the
traditional stereotypes that have long been a part of Latin
American images circulating throughout the United States. It
examines in particular Latin America in the context of the
globalizing of social life. Prerequisite: SW200-SO or any
Introduction to Social Studies course.
SP 345 - Hispanic Masterpieces
Readings in selected works from well-known Spanish and Latin
American authors. Prerequisite: two years of college Spanish or
placement on the 300 level.
SP 355 - Spanish-American Culture: 1898 to the
The study of historical events, and the literary and cultural
productions of the Southern Cone and Andean countries.
Prerequisite: One 300-level skills course in Spanish.
SP 365 - Hispanic Short Story
Study of selected stories by Spanish and Latin American authors.
Prerequisite: two years of college Spanish or placement at the 300
level. The department faculty strongly advise students enrolling in
this course to have completed one 300-level skills course.
SP 370 - Topics in Contemporary Hispanic
A study of the contemporary societies of one or more countries of
Latin America, of Spain and/or the Latino society of the United
States. This course may be repeated with each different area
studied. Prerequisite: two years of college Spanish or equivalent
or placement on the 300 level.
SP 450 - Topics in Spanish-American
Literary, historical, social and/or artistic aspects of
Spanish-American culture and civilization. Topics will focus on a
historical period, literary genre, social theme or other cultural
phenomenon. Course may be repeated with each different topic.
Prerequisite: Two 300-level courses in Spanish, one must be
upper-level (SP325 or above).
SP 460 - Topics in 20th Century Spanish-American
Emphasis on the contemporary cultures of the nations of
Spanish-America. Through the use of literary texts, historical and
social documents, movies, and other audiovisual media, topics will
focus on the dynamics of this rapidly developing cultural region.
Course may be repeated with each different topic. Prerequisite:
three years of college Spanish or equivalent.