Introduction to Latin American Studies

This course will give students theoretical tools to understand Latin America from a interdisciplinary perspsective. 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 history. Prerequisite: any 100-level VUSM course or transfer student placement. LDW