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150

LAMS 150. Latin America: An Introduction. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Introduction to the history, cultures, and societies of Latin America.

201

LAMS 201. Modernization and Social Revolution in Latin America. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
This class examines how technological and political processes combine focusing on the Latin American region. Crosslisted as IREL 201.

202

LAMS 202. Ecopolitics in Latin America. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
This course examines climate policy debates and recent shifts in global environmentalism, with a focus on a wide range of Latin American territories. Crosslisted as ENST 209 and ANTH 202.

222

LAMS 222. Indigenous Americas: Environment, Development, and Change. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
With a focus on the region we now call Latin America, this course examines historical struggles over indigenous identity and land, and contemporary alternatives to colonial development. Crosslisted as IREL 222.

224

LAMS 224. Becoming Latinos. 1 Credit.

Offered Occasionally; Lecture hours:3
Explores history, racial/ethnic identities and communities, and the social, political, economic and cultural dimensions of the Latin American (im)migration experience in the United States.

228

LAMS 228. Violence and Human Rights in Latin America. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course will unpack the historical, political, and cultural roots of different forms of violence and conflict in the region through in-depth country case studies. We will also analyze diverse organizational, institutional and legal strategies for addressing violence, with a particular focus on the Inter-American Human Rights system. Crosslisted as SOCI 228.

245

LAMS 245. Remaking America: Latin American Immigration. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
The processes and impacts of Latin American immigration on the U.S. and countries of origin. Special emphasis on how the immigration experience varies by ethnicity, location, and gender. Crosslisted as SOCI 245.

250

LAMS 250. Latin America: Challenges for the 21st Century. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Perspectives on the challenges facing Latin American peoples and nations in the 21st century. Crosslisted as ANTH 248.

273

LAMS 273. Latin American Economic Development. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
The course deals with historic and contemporary economic problems, starting from colonial times and reaching the present integration into world economy. Crosslisted as ECON 273.

286

LAMS 286. Latino Literature in the U.S.. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
This course focuses on issues of cultural identity within the literary and some film production of Latinos/as living in the U.S. Crosslisted as SPAN 285.

288

LAMS 288. Global Cuisines, Local Contexts: Commensality and Conflict. 1 Credit.

Offered Alternating Spring Semester; Lecture hours:3
We will consider how food both brings people together, and creates divisions between them, through an in-depth examination of the cases of French and Andean (South American) cuisines. Cuisine will be considered through aesthetic, cultural, and economic lenses as a mirror into larger social worlds. Crosslisted as ANTH 288 and UNIV 288 and FREN 288.

292

LAMS 292. Service-Learning in Nicaragua. 1 Credit.

Offered Spring Semester Only; Lecture hours:3
This course focuses on the connections between Nicaraguan development processes and Brigade-based service-learning. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Crosslisted as IREL 292 and GEOG 292.

295

LAMS 295. Modern Latin America. 1 Credit.

Lecture hours:3
This course traces and analyzes major developments in Latin American politics, society and culture from 1800 to the present. Crosslisted as HIST 282.

296

LAMS 296. Topics in Latin American Studies. 1 Credit.

Offered Both Fall and Spring; Lecture hours:3
Topics in Latin American history: pre-Columbian to the present.

297

LAMS 297. Colonial Latin America. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Latin American history from pre-Columbian cultures to wars for independence.

319

LAMS 319. Interdisciplinary Independent Study on Latin America. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3; Repeatable
Individual research with a member of the Latin American Studies faculty. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.