Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies

Many courses in addition to those listed below may be eligible for fulfilling the requirements of the Five College Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies Certificate. Students are encouraged to consult an LACLS Program campus advisor to identify courses that are appropriate for their interests.

Fall 2015 Latin American, Caribbean and Latin@ Studies Courses

Subj Abbr Course # Sect #sort descending Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
DAN 149 01 SALSA DANCE I Lester Tome W 07:00-10:00 Smith College
HIST 287AF 01 Afro-Latin America Lowell Gudmundson TTH 02:40PM-03:55PM Mount Holyoke College
GOV 226 01 LATIN AMER POLITICAL SYSTEMS Velma Garcia TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
ANTHR 216CA 01 Art/Artifacts of Ancient Amer Elizabeth Klarich TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
GOV 307 01 SEMINAR IN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT Velma Garcia T 01:00-02:50 Smith College
LATST 250LR 01 Latina/o Urbanism(s) Vanessa Rosa TTH 01:15PM-02:30PM Mount Holyoke College
LATST 250RP 01 Race, Racism, and Power Vanessa Rosa TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM Mount Holyoke College
LATST 250YE 01 Undocumented Latina/o Youth Ana Soltero Lopez MW 11:00AM-12:15PM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHRO 397MG 01 ST-Languages/Mexico&Guatemala Emiliana Cruz TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
COMP-LIT 290U 01 Imagining the City Regina Galasso M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
SPN 260 01 SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN LIT I Michelle Joffroy TTh 01:00-02:50 Smith College
SPN 246 01 TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN LIT Patricia Gonzalez MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
THEATER 130 01 Cntm Playwr Of Color Priscilla Page TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
SPN 372 01 TOPICS LAT AM & IBERIAN ST Maria Helena Rueda TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
HISTORY 121 01 Modern Latin America Joel Wolfe M W 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
POR 220 01 TOPIC POR & BRAZIL LIT & CULT Malcolm McNee MW 02:40-04:00 Smith College
SPN 230 01 TOPICS/LATIN AMER/PENINS LIT Reyes Lazaro MWF 10:00-10:50 Smith College
COMM 494MI 01 Music, Culture and Communicati Henry Geddes TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
SPN 245 01 TOPICS LAT AMER & PENINSUL ST Nancy Sternbach MWF 11:00-12:10 Smith College
ECON 366 01 Economic Development J Rao TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst


Additional Fall 2015 Latin American, Caribbean & Latin@ Studies Courses:

Smith College:

Course Title: FYS 159, What's in a Recipe?
Instructor: Nancy Sternbach
Enrollment: Limited to First Year Students
Class Schedule: M W F 9:00 AM-9:50 AM

Course Description:

What stories do recipes tell? What cultural and familial information is embedded in a recipe? Who wrote the recipe? Why? How does it reflect her (or his) life and times? What do we learn about the geography, history and political economy of a location through recipes? Are recipes a way for an underrepresented group to tell its story or to resist assimilation? Does a recipe bolster or undermine national cooking? This seminar looks at recipes and cookbooks from the Spanish-speaking world (in English) and theories of recipes from a variety of different sources. Our reading informs our writing as we try to establish such connections as the politics of the traveling tomato, the overuse of corn and other indigenous crops of the Americas. How to read, write, construct and deconstruct a recipe informs our collective work in this class. Knowledge of Spanish is useful but not required. Enrollment limited to 16 first-year students. (4 Credits)

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