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Contemporary Transformations in the Americas

This concentration focuses on the political, economic, and socio-cultural transformations that have profoundly shaped the Americas in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Courses in this concentration address issues such as authoritarian and democratic regimes of governance, state-interventionist and neoliberal economies, national and transnational forms of belonging, as well as the new modes of institutional exclusion and socio-cultural formation. In choosing this concentration, students will grapple with key figures, events, and movements in the Americas.

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select six courses from the following: 124
LST 207
AFRO-CARIBBEAN AND AFRO-LATIN AMERICA: PEOPLES, CULTURES, IDEAS AND MOVEMENTS
LST 208
JEWISH EXPERIENCES IN THE AMERICAS
LST 217
WORK IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD
LST 218
SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
LST 252
LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS
LST 291
LOOKING FOR GOD IN LATIN AMERICA
LST 297
IMPERIAL SPAIN, 1469-1808
LST 300
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (BORDER ACTIVISM)
LST 300
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (ARABS IN THE AMERICAS)
LST 300
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (CARIBBEAN VISIONS)
LST 300
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (LATIN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY)
LST 300
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (LATIN AMERICAN/NEW GLOBAL ECONOMY)
LST 300
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN BRAZIL)
LST 300
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (LITERATURE/IDENTITY/LATIN AMERICA)
LST 300
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (PERFORMING POWER IN BRAZIL)
LST 300
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (ARCHAELOGY/CATHOLIC MISSIONS)
LST 300
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (INDIGENOUS POLITICAL STRUGGLES)
LST 300
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (COLONIAL PARADOX OF PUERTO RICO)
LST 300
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (REVOLUTIONS & PEASANT REBELLIONS)
LST 300
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (CONTEMPORARY BRAZIL)
LST 300
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (HEMISPHERIC ETHNOGRAPHY: PEOPLE IN AMERICAS)
LST 300
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (GLOBALIZATION & FILM IN THE AMERICAS)
LST 321
GLOBALIZATION IN THE AMERICAS
LST 323
URBAN LATIN AMERICA: LABOR, HOUSING, ENVIRONMENT AND GENDER
LST 348
INDIGENOUS POLITICAL STRUGGLES
LST 358
REVOLUTIONS AND PEASANT REBELLIONS

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

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