College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Latin American and Latino Studies > Undergraduate > Latin American and Latino Studies (BA) > Concentration Requirements > Transformation Over Time in the Americas
This concentration focuses on the political, economic, and socio-cultural transformations that have profoundly shaped the Americas over time. In addition, it explores the historical processes that have created and continue to shape the diverse people living in the Americas throughout the centuries, focusing specifically on the peoples of Latin American origins and calling attention to the complex interplay among Indigenous, African, European, Arab, Asian, and Semitic societies in the region. This concentration provides the methodological and theoretical tools to analyze longitudinally and comparatively key historical issues such as colonization, imperialism, militarism, revolution, the struggles for liberation and self-determination, nationalism, and the creation of borders and boundaries, as well as the development of unique art and literary expressions. Courses in this concentration also 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.
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