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  Latin American Minor arco antigua 2013

Courses offered in the Fall 2013 semester:

  • FLS 2201 Intermediate Spanish 1
  • FLS 2201 Intermediate Spanish 2
  • GEG 3080 Geography and Culture of South America
  • HIS 3255 Colonial Latin America
  • HIS 4850 Mexico, Central America and Caribbean
  • FLS 3530 Spanish American Women's Novel
  • FLS 4320 Latin American Culture and Civilization (NIGHT CLASS)
  • FLE 4650 Cultural Perspectives on the Tango

    We will post up dates soon!!

Spanish 2201 and 2002: Intermediate Spanish (Every semester-- Required courses for this Minor)
These classes are the first and second semester of intermediate Spanish.  Topics include a review of grammar, and practice in conversation, intensive writing and reading.These courses fulfill the general education-Humanites requirement 


GEG3080 Middle America. Dr. Betty Smith. Meets Tues-Thur 12:30 - 1:45 pm. Physical Science Building.

This course studies the natural and cultural landscapes of South America. Special attention is given to the geographical identity and cultural diversity of the region. Topics include environmental issues, colonial history, natural resources, industrialization, geopolitical contexts, transportation, agriculture, population patterns, urban growth and migration..


HIS 3255 Colonial Latin America. Dr. Jose Deustua. MWF 9:00 to 9:50 AM.  The course studies the evolving of the LatinAmerican societies in the pre-Hispanic and Hispanic eras. It starts dealing with the old civilizations of the Latin American past: Incas, Mayas, Aztecs; but also with smaller kingdoms and "chefferies", Araucanos in Chile, Patagones en Argentina, etc.. It will explore later the Spanish viceroyalties, particularly of Mexico and Peru, to end with a discussion of the Bourbon reforms and the struggles for Latin American Independence. 

PhotoHIS 4850 Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean . Dr. Jose Deustua. MWF 12:00 to 12:50 PM. The course explores the modern history of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean from the rebellion of the "black jacobins" of Haiti and the Dominican Republic (colonial Santo Domingo) to the revolutions of the 1970s and 1980s in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala. It will also deal with the social and economic structures that contain Latin American development and the unrest that these have provoked and still provoke in that region of the American continent.



FLS 4320 Latin American Culture and Civilization. TR 6:00 - 7:15 pm. Dr. Carlos Amaya

A survey of historical antecedents and current social and cultural patterns of Spanish-speaking areas of the Americas. Prerequisite: FLS 3000 or permission of the department chairperson


FLS 3530 FLS. Spanish American Women'Novel.

PhotoDr. Vanesa Landrus. This course introduces students to the novel genre in Spanish America. It explores how female writers utilized the novel as a primary forum through which they publicized their ideas and participated in the debate on the equality of the sexes and nation formation. Prerequisite: FLS 3000


FLS 4650 Cultural Perspectives on the Tang. Dr. Irene Coromina. MTR 2:00 - 2:50 pm. Coleman Hall 1120. 

Cultural Perspectives on the Tango is an artistic, literary and socio-historical exploration of the Argentine Tango.  The Tango will be examined as dance, music and literature through the analysis of creative works (one novel and a collection of poems) and critical articles by historians and musicologists.  There will be an introduction to musical history as well as to textual analysis.  Previous training in music, while useful, is not required.  Intermediate-high proficiency in spoken and written Spanish is required.  The course will be conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: FLS 3000

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