Following are few courses that are available:

1) HIST 1187 – Introduction to Latin American History (CRN 17459)

Instructor: Louise Walker

Course Description: Surveys major themes in Latin American history from the arrival of the first human inhabitants until the present through a diversity of primary and secondary sources. Examines the social, cultural, political, and economic transformations that shaped Latin America during this period. Emphasizes how concepts of race, class, gender, and sexuality informed these changes and the people’s experiences of them. Topics include migration, colonialism and postcolonialism, war and revolution, slavery and abolition, nationalism and nation building, democracy and despotism, urbanization, modernization, religion, imperialism and underdevelopment, human rights, drug policy and international relations, labor, the arts, popular culture, and the environment.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture
Schedule Time: Mondays & Wednesdays 2:50 PM to 4:30 PM

2) CLTR 1505 – Introduction to Latin American Culture

Instructor: Stephen Sadow

Course Description: Introduces students to Latin American culture through the study of a broad array of literary and critical writings by Latin American authors and selected films from Latin America. Authors include Sor Juana, Garcia Marquez, and Jorge Amado. Conducted in English.

4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

3) LITR 4566 – Latin American Literature
Instructor: Stephen Sadow

4) CLTR 3725 – Representing Violence and Human Rights in Latin America

Instructor: Daniel Noemi Voionmaa
Email: d.noemivoionmaa@neu.edu

Course Description: In this course we will watch films and documentaries, read novels, testimonies, short stories and poems of several artistic movements, focusing on the idea of violence, i.e., how violence is represented/visualized in these texts, and how it relates to the social, economic and political situation in Latin America. We will also address the topics of historical memory and human rights, reading basic theoretical texts about the concept of violence, memory and HR. We will study five moments in recent Latin American history: Mexico 1968; Shining Path and Peru in the 1980s and 1990s; the genocide in Guatemala; 1980s Civil War in El Salvador; and the Dirty War in Argentina.

Course Objectives and Goals: Alongside the knowledge of fundamental recent historical events in Latin America, the student will obtain a critical understanding of Latin America’s recent violent past. We will discuss the importance of and ways in which historical memory works. What does it mean to remember? What is the point of it? We approach these questions from cultural and artistic representations that provide a unique perspective on these difficult issues, and raises another set of problems (which is the best way to talk about and/or represent violence? Is it possible at all?).

Finally, students will gain a less romanticized view of Latin America, while studying some of the most extraordinary artistic and cultural works ever done.

4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture
Schedule Time: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 10:30 AM to 11:35 AM at Snell Library 125