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Honours Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Area (60 credits)

Offered by: Inst for the St of Development     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

The Honours Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Area option is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to attend graduate or professional school upon completion of the B.A. Both the Area option and the Thematic option provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean, upon which more specialized coursework and research may be based. The Area option, with its disciplinary clusters, is recommended for students who envision graduate study in a specific discipline, such as History or Political Science.

While the Faculty of Arts regulations require a minimum CGPA of 3.0 for Honours programs, in addition, students pursuing the Honours Latin-American and Caribbean Studies - Area option must normally maintain a B+ (3.30) average in all program courses. Students must also meet all additional Faculty of Arts requirements for graduation with Honours.

Required Courses (21 credits)

* Note: Successful completion of intermediate-level Spanish (HISP 220D1/D2 or HISP 219 or equivalent) is a prerequisite for the required courses HISP 243 and HISP 244.

  • HISP 243 Survey of Spanish-American Literature 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : From the Colonial period to Modernism through a study of representative works.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Maria Macchi (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Taught in Spanish
    • Prerequisite: successful completion of HISP 220D1/HISP 220D2, HISP 219 or equivalent
  • HISP 244 Survey of Spanish-American Literature 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : From Modernism to the present through a study of representative works.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jose Jouve-Martin (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Taught in Spanish
    • Prerequisite: HISP 220D1/HISP 220D2, HISP 219 or equivalent
  • HIST 309 History of Latin America to 1825 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The social, cultural, and economic aspects of Latin America and the Caribbean in the colonial period. Topics include: pre-Columbian and hispanic cultures in conflict, plantation empires, and the transition to independence. The sequel to this course is HIST 360.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert (Fall)

    • Fall
  • HIST 360 Latin America since 1825 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Themes in the political, economic, and social development of Latin America since the wars of independence. Emphasis on the domestic history of the region, with some attention to relations with the United States and Europe.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Catherine C LeGrand (Winter)

  • LACS 497 Research Seminar: Latin America and the Caribbean (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Latin American & Caribbean St : An interdisciplinary research seminar on topics of common interest to staff and students of the Latin-American and Caribbean Studies Program.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Maria Macchi (Winter)

    • Restriction: Open to Program students and to others with permission of the Program Adviser.
    • Ordinarily offered in alternate years
  • LACS 498 Honours Thesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Latin American & Caribbean St : This course is designed to allow students to pursue interdisciplinary research projects under close supervision.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jose Jouve-Martin (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: LACS 497 and permission of the Program Adviser
    • Restriction: This course is only available to Latin American and Caribbean Studies Honours program students.
  • POLI 319 Politics of Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : This course will deal with the dynamics of political change in Latin America today.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Manuel Balan (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.

Complementary Courses (39 credits)

39 credits selected from the Complementary Course List in consultation with the Program Adviser with the following requirements.

1) 12 credits must be taken in Spanish or Portuguese.

2) 27 additional credits on Latin America and the Caribbean (exclusive of language courses).

3) A minimum of 15 of these 27 credits must be taken in one of the following disciplinary clusters, which may also include up to 6 credits of theoretical and/or methodological courses of particular relevance to the student's research interests: Cluster 1 - Literature and Culture; Cluster 2 - Economics, History, and Political Science; Cluster 3 - Anthropology and Geography.

Complementary Course List

Hispanic Studies - Languages

  • HISP 210D1 Spanish Language: Beginners (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A comprehensive first-level course focusing on all oral and written skills. An introduction to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and syntax and to Hispanic culture.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Lucia Chamanadjian, Meredith Richard, Francisco Laucirica, Alejandra Barriales Bouche, Andrea González Márquez (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HISP 218 or equivalent
    • Students must register for both HISP 210D1 and HISP 210D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HISP 210D1 and HISP 210D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • HISP 210D1 and HISP 210D2 together are equivalent to HISP 210
  • HISP 210D2 Spanish Language: Beginners (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : See HISP 210D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Meredith Richard, Lucia Chamanadjian, Francisco Laucirica, Alejandra Barriales Bouche, Patricio Kobek, Andrea González Márquez (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: HISP 210D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HISP 210D1 and HISP 210D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • HISP 210D1 and HISP 210D2 together are equivalent to HISP 210
  • HISP 218 Spanish Language Intensive - Elementary (6 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A comprehensive first-level course focusing upon all oral and written skills. An introduction to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and syntax and to Hispanic culture.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Anny Guimont (Fall) Anny Guimont, Lucia Chamanadjian (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HISP 210 or 210D1/D2 or equivalent
  • HISP 219 Spanish Language Intensive - Intermediate (6 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A thorough review of Spanish grammar with emphasis upon current usage. Enrichment of all language skills, with a goal of proficiency in written and oral communication, through readings in the literature and civilization of Spain and Spanish America.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Maria Teresa Mascaro (Fall) Maria Teresa Mascaro, Lucia Chamanadjian (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter
    • Prerequisite: HISP 210 or 210D1/D2 or HISP 218 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HISP 220D1/D2 or equivalent
  • HISP 220D1 Spanish Language: Intermediate (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A thorough review of Spanish grammar with emphasis upon current usage. Enrichment of all language skills, with a goal of proficiency in written and oral communication, through readings in the literature and civilization of Spain and Spanish America.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Lucia Chamanadjian, Lilia Eskildsen Torres, Alejandra Barriales Bouche, Mary Oviedo, Augusto Gutiérrez (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HISP 219 or equivalent
    • Students must register for both HISP 220D1 and HISP 220D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HISP 220D1 and HISP 220D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HISP 220D2 Spanish Language: Intermediate (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A thorough review of Spanish grammar with emphasis upon current usage. Enrichment of all language skills, with a goal of proficiency in written and oral communication, through readings in the literature and cultural aspects of Spain and Spanish America.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Lilia Eskildsen Torres, Lucia Chamanadjian, Alejandra Barriales Bouche, Maria Teresa Mascaro (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: HISP 220D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HISP 220D1 and HISP 220D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Cluster 1: Literature and Culture - Hispanic Studies

  • HISP 225 Hispanic Civilization 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A survey of historical and cultural elements which constitute the background of the Hispanic world up to the 18th century; a survey of the pre-Columbian indigenous civilizations (Aztec, Maya and Inca) and the conquest of America.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Kathleen M Sibbald (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Taught in English
  • HISP 226 Hispanic Civilization 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A survey of the constitution of the ideological and political structures of the Spanish Empire in both Europe and America until the Wars of Independence; a survey of the culture and history of the Hispanic people from the early 19th Century to the present.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Taught in English
  • HISP 243 Survey of Spanish-American Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : From the Colonial period to Modernism through a study of representative works.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Maria Macchi (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Taught in Spanish
    • Prerequisite: successful completion of HISP 220D1/HISP 220D2, HISP 219 or equivalent
  • HISP 244 Survey of Spanish-American Literature 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : From Modernism to the present through a study of representative works.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jose Jouve-Martin (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Taught in Spanish
    • Prerequisite: HISP 220D1/HISP 220D2, HISP 219 or equivalent
  • HISP 302 Hispanic Literature and Culture in English 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A topic in the literatures and/or cultures of the Hispanic world will be studied, with all readings and discussion in English.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Taught in English
  • HISP 328 Literature of Ideas: Spanish America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Critical reading and discussion of works of outstanding thinkers as a key to understanding the cultural development of a continent.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor
    • Note: Course taught in Spanish.
  • HISP 332 Spanish-American Literature of 19th Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : An intensive study of representative authors from the period of Independence to the advent of Modernism.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Maria Macchi (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor. Note: Course taught in Spanish.
  • HISP 333 Spanish-American Drama (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A study of the outstanding works of the theatre from the colonial period to the present, including pre-Columbian works.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: Course taught in Spanish.
  • HISP 351 Spanish-American Novel 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Critical reading and discussion of 20th century Spanish-American fiction writers.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: Course taught in Spanish.
  • HISP 352 Spanish-American Novel 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Critical reading and discussion of contemporary Spanish-American fiction writers.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Maria Macchi (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: Course taught in Spanish.
  • HISP 356 Spanish-American Short Story (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Study of style, tendencies and types as reflected in the evolution of this genre, and seen against the background of a developing continent.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor. Note: Course taught in Spanish.
  • HISP 358 Women Writers Fiction Spanish-America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Social movements and literary tendencies, as reflected in the novels and short stories of representative authors of the 19th and 20th centuries, such as Gómez de Avellaneda, Matto de Turner, Brunet, Bombal, Levinson, and others.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: Course taught in Spanish.
  • HISP 437 Viceregal Spanish America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Selected topics in the historiography, literature and culture of Spanish America prior to Independence.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor. Note: Course taught in Spanish.
  • HISP 453 20th Century Spanish-American Poetry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A study of representative trends and authors (Darío, Martí, Huidobro, Mistral, Vallejo, Neruda, Paz).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor. Note: Course taught in Spanish.
  • HISP 505 Seminar in Hispanic Studies 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A team-taught seminar examining major issues in Hispanic letters that transcend national literatures and historical periods. Although the specific topics will vary, each will address broad questions of a diachronic nature, thereby permitting an understanding of literary schools and movements, genres or ideologies present throughout the Hispanic world.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Luis Fernando Alonso-Ovalle (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Taught in Spanish

Cluster 2: Economics, History, and Political Science

  • ECON 313 Economic Development 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Microeconomic theories of economic development and empirical evidence on population, labour, firms, poverty. Inequality and environment.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Matthieu Chemin, Eesha Sen Choudhury (Fall) Matthieu Chemin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 208 and either ECON 209 or one development course.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 154-313D.
  • ECON 314 Economic Development 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Macroeconomic development issues, including theories of growth, public finance, debt, currency crises, corruption, structural adjustment, democracy and global economic organization.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Eesha Sen Choudhury (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 313
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 154-313D
  • HIST 197 FYS: Race in Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This seminar explores what it meant to be native, black, or white in Latin America from the colonial period to the present. It explores how conceptualisations of race and ethnicity shaped colonialism, social organisation, opportunities for mobility, visions of nationhood, and social movements.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to newly admitted students in U0 or U1, who may take only one FYS. Students who register for more than one will be obliged to withdraw from all but one of them.
    • Maximum 25 students
  • HIST 223 Natives of the Americas (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The history of the indigenous peoples of the Americas on the eve of contact with Europeans and through the period of colonization.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • HIST 309 History of Latin America to 1825 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The social, cultural, and economic aspects of Latin America and the Caribbean in the colonial period. Topics include: pre-Columbian and hispanic cultures in conflict, plantation empires, and the transition to independence. The sequel to this course is HIST 360.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert (Fall)

    • Fall
  • HIST 360 Latin America since 1825 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Themes in the political, economic, and social development of Latin America since the wars of independence. Emphasis on the domestic history of the region, with some attention to relations with the United States and Europe.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Catherine C LeGrand (Winter)

  • HIST 366 Themes in Latin American History 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Exploration of a specific topic in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean, 1492 to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 309 or HIST 360 or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: Topics will vary from year to year.
  • HIST 409 Themes in Latin American History 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : In-depth discussion and research on a circumscribed topic in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean, 1492 to the present.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: HIST 309 or HIST 360 and at least one other course in the Latin America area or permission of instructor.
    • Note: Topics will vary from year to year.
  • HIST 419 Central America (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The study of historical roots of the regional crisis of the 1980s, with particular attention to Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Catherine C LeGrand (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 309, HIST 360 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-419D
  • HIST 464D1 Topics: Latin American History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This seminar counts as part of the North American concentration for Honours students.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Catherine C LeGrand (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 309 or consent of instructor
    • Students must register for both HIST 464D1 and HIST 464D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 464D1 and HIST 464D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HIST 464D2 Topics: Latin American History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : See HIST 464D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Catherine C LeGrand (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 464D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 464D1 and HIST 464D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HIST 580D1 European and Native-American Encounters (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This seminar will examine European and Native encounters throughout the Americas, from the late 15th century to the mid-nineteenth century. The aim is to introduce students to key primary sources related to contact, and to the methods used to interpret them.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Permission of instructor. Priority is given to Graduate students
    • Students must register for both HIST 580D1 and HIST 580D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 580D1 and HIST 580D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HIST 580D2 European and Native-American Encounters (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : See HIST 580D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 580D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 580D1 and HIST 580D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • POLI 227 Developing Areas/Introduction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to Third World politics. A comparative examination of the legacies of colonialism, the achievement of independence, and contemporary dynamics of political and socio-economic development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Topics include modernization, dependency, state-building and national integration, revolution, the role of the military, and democratization.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Julie Norman (Winter)

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 319 Politics of Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : This course will deal with the dynamics of political change in Latin America today.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Manuel Balan (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 473 Democracy and the Market (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The course examines the relationship between economic and political change by focusing on dual processes of economic reform and democratization. The inter-play of societal, state-level and international actors, and the possible trade-offs involved, are explored using examples from Latin America, the former Soviet bloc, and other developing areas.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Philip Oxhorn (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A course in Comparative Politics or written permission of the instructor
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.

Cluster 3: Anthropology and Geography

* Note: GEOG 404 may only count toward the requirements for this program when the topic is related to Panama.

  • ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Processes of developmental change, as they affect small communities in the Third World and in unindustrialized parts of developed countries. Problems of technological change, political integration, population growth, industrialization, urban growth, social services, infrastructure and economic dependency.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
  • ANTH 307 Andean Prehistory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Questions related to social inequality, ritual practice, monumental space, and urban landscapes within the context of the Pre-Columbian Andes and sections on the Inkas, as well as earlier groups, such as the Nazca, Wari, Moche, Tiwanaku, and Chimu.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 201 and 1 other course in Social/Cultural Anthropology or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Students must be U2 or U3 standing.
  • ANTH 319 Inka Archaeology & Ethnohistory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : In-depth study of material and symbolic manifestations of power and identity in the Pre-Columbian Inka state, drawing on both archaeological and ethnohistoric sources.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Nicole Couture (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 201 or ANTH 202 or HISP 225 or permission of instructor.
  • ANTH 326 Anthropology of Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Central themes in the anthropology of Latin America, including colonialism, religiosity, sexuality and gender, indigeneity, social movements, and transnationalism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202 or 204 or 205 or 206 or 212 or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 422 Contemporary Latin American Culture & Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Themes central to the culture and society of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean, including globalization, questions of race and ethnicity, (post)modernity, social movements, constructions of gender and sexuality, and national and diasporic identities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 355, or ANTH 352, or HISP 226, or permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: U3 students.
  • GEOG 310 Development and Livelihoods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Geographical dimensions of rural/urban livelihoods in the face of socioeconomic and environmental change in developing regions. Emphasis on household natural resource use, survival strategies and vulnerability, decision-making, formal and informal institutions, migration, and development experience in contrasting global environments.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: George Wenzel, Sarah Turner, Jon Unruh (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 210 or GEOG 216 or ENVR 201 or INTD 200
  • GEOG 404 Environmental Management 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Practical application of environmental planning, analysis and management techniques with reference to the needs and problems of developing areas. Special challenges posed by cultural differences and traditional resource systems are discussed. This course involves practical field work in a developing area (Kenya or Panama).

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Thomas C Meredith (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 302 or permission of instructor
  • GEOG 408 Geography of Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Examines the geographical dimensions of development policy, specifically the relationships between the process of development and human-induced environmental change. Focuses on environmental sustainability, struggles over resource control, population and poverty, and levels of governance (the role of the state, non-governmental organizations, and local communities).

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jon Unruh (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 210 or GEOG 216 or permission of instructor
  • GEOG 410 Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : An examination of the cultural, political, and economic mechanisms and manifestations of contemporary underdevelopment and the response to it from different regional and national peripheral societies within the dominant world economic system.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 216 or permission of instructor
  • GEOG 498 Humans in Tropical Environments (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Focus on understanding of inter-relations between humans and neotropical environments represented in Panama. Study of contemporary rural landscapes, their origins, development and change. Impacts of economic growth and inequality, social organization, and politics on natural resource use and environmental degradation. Site visits and field exercises in peasant/colonist, Amerindian, and plantation communities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 6 hours lecture for 4 weeks, 3 hours seminar, 2 hours laboratory, 8 hours conference
    • Restriction: Location in Panama. Student must register for a full semester of studies in Panama
    • Prerequisites: HISP 218, MATH 203 or equivalents
  • GEOG 510 Humid Tropical Environments (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Focus on the environmental and human spatial relationships in tropical rain forest and savanna landscapes. Human adaptation to variations within these landscapes through time and space. Biophysical constraints upon "development" in the modern era.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Oliver T Coomes (Winter)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: GEOG 203 or equivalent and written permission of the instructor
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