Greater Latin America: Ideas, Politics, and Culture in the Americas|
Fall 2018 not offered
What is "Latin America," who are "Latin Americans" and what is the relationship among and between places and people of the region we call Latin America, on the one hand, and the greater Latin diaspora in the US on the other? This course will explore the history of Latin America as an idea, and the cultural, social, political, and economic connections among peoples on both sides of the southern and eastern borders of the United States. The course will draw from a variety of sources, including literature, visual arts, music, and oral history. Topics we will consider include the origin of the concept of "Latin" America, Inter-Americanism and Pan-Americanism, transnational social movements and intellectual exchanges, migration, and identity politics.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Course materials will consist mainly of selected readings from major works available through Moodle and/or electronic course reserve.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three take-home essays, between 5-7 and 10-12 pages, depending on assignment. No exams.