American Studies (LASP)
200—Introduction to Latin American
Studies, 3 Cr.
This course will give students
theoretical tools to understand Latin America from an interdisciplinary
perspective. Using a wide range of cultural products, we will seek to
understand the region beyond a descriptive approach by taking a closer look
into its socio-historical formation. Among others, we will examine issues of
class, race, and gender as well as political tradition and intellectual
336—Perspectives of Latin America Thru
Film, 3 Cr.
This course has been designed to
introduce films focusing on the social, historical, and political dimensions of
Latin America during the last three decades. The core of the course will be
devoted to the examination of recent Latin American films and documentaries
that reflect on contemporary issues such as dictatorships in the 20th century,
neoliberal reforms, social movements, and immigration. This course is offered
in English. Audiovisuals materials are in Spanish with English subtitles.
Prerequisite: 100 and/or HIST 153 recommended. (Equivalent to SPAN-336.)
350—Health Care in Latin America, 3 Cr.
The purpose of this course is to
explore health care in Latin America. The historical, social, economic, and
political factors influencing health care quality, access, and cost will be
discussed. Topics will include a global health perspective, an overview of
Latin American health care, and a focus on health care in specific countries.
Both Western medicine and indigenous health practices will be addressed.