Latin American and Latino/a Studies Concentration




Fresco of musicians; Bonampak, Chiapas; Photo ©2004 Jacob Rus, licensed under Creative Commons 

 


 

The Latin American and Latino/a Studies concentration is designed for students interested in the language, history, politics and culture of Latin America and of Hispanics living in the U.S.

Concentration Requirements: Four subjects from the list below, including no more than two from a single discipline and no more than one focused on the Iberian Peninsula. (Please note that a student may choose not to take a subject focused on the Iberian Peninsula.) Also note that a minimum of three of the four subjects must be MIT subjects. Subjects are also available from Harvard University and Wellesley College through cross-registration. Students must receive permission from the concentration advisor before registering for a class at another institution.

A HASS Concentration may include only one subject that also counts toward the HASS Distribution Requirement. You may include more than one only if the additional subject will NOT count as a HASS Distribution subject in your degree audit.

 

ANTHROPOLOGY / POLITICS / ARCHAEOLOGY AND MATERIAL SCIENCE / HISTORY

 

3.982 The Ancient Andean World, HASS-S

3.983 Ancient Mesoamerican Civilization, HASS-S

17.55J Introduction to Latin American Studies [21A.130, 21G.084, 21H.170], HASS-S, CI-H

17.56 The Politics of Crime and Policing, HASS-S, CI-H

21A.506 The Anthropology of Politics, HASS-S

21H.171 Latin America: Revolution, Dictatorship, and Democracy, 1850 to Present, HASS-H

21H.172J Latin America Through Film [21G.078], HASS-H

21H.273 From Coca to Cocaine: Drug Economies in Latin America, HASS-H

 

LANGUAGE / LITERATURE / ARTS

 

21G.070 Latin America and the Global Sixties: Counterculture and Revolution, HASS-H, CI-H

21G.072 The New Latin American Novel, HASS-H, CI-H

21G.074 Topics in Portuguese Popular Culture, HASS-H

21G.700 Intensive Spansih for Advanced Beginner Students, HASS-H

21G.701 Spanish I, HASS-H

21G.702 Spanish II, HASS-H

21G.703 Spanish III, HASS-H

21G.704 Spanish IV, HASS-H

21G.710 Advanced Communication in Spanish: Topics in Language and Culture, HASS-H

21G.711 Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition: Perspectives on Technology and Culture, HASS-H

21G.712 Spanish Conversation and Composition, HASS-H

21G.713 Spanish through Film: Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Spain, HASS-H

21G.714 Spanish for Heritage Learners, HASS-H

21G.715 Topics in Medicine and Public Health in the Hispanic World, HASS-H

21G.731J Creation of a Continent: Representations of Hispanic America, 1492-1898, in Literature and Film [21H.274], HASS-H

21G.732 The Making of the Latin American City: Culture, Gender, and Citizenship, HASS-H

21G.735 Advanced Topics in Hispanic Literature and Film, HASS-H

21G.736 The Short Story in Spain and Hispanic America, HASS-H

21G.782 Spanish II (Study Abroad), HASS-H

21G.801 Portuguese I, HASS-H

21G.802 Portuguese II, HASS-H

21G.803 Portuguese III, HASS-H

21G.804 Portuguese IV, HASS-H

21G.820 Topics in Modern Portuguese Literature and Culture, HASS-H

21G.821 The Beat of Brazil: Portuguese Language and Brazilian Society Through its Music, HASS-H

21G.880 Accelerated Introductory Portuguese for Spanish Speakers, HASS-H

21L.019 Introduction to European and Latin American Fiction, HASS-H, CI-H

21L.636J Introduction to Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film [21G.716], HASS-H

21L.613J Introduction to Hispanic Culture [21G.717], HASS-H

21L.638J Literature and Social Conflict: Perspectives on the Hispanic World [21G.738], HASS-H

21L.639J Globalization and its Discontents: Spanish-speaking Nations [21G.739], HASS-H

21L.640J The New Spain: 1977 – Present [21G.740], HASS-H

 

This list is not exhaustive. Relevant subjects that are no longer offered and subjects with variable topics (such as “special subjects” or “selected topics” courses, for example) may also be counted at the discretion of the concentration advisor.

[ ] Jointly listed subjects

 

Additional information may be obtained from the Concentration Advisor:
Professor Ben Schneider, E53-423, x3-7207
Or from the SHASS Academic Administrator,
Andrea Wirth, 4-240, x3-4441