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NEW: Fall 2017 Courses

CLACS is delighted to announce two courses that will be taught by Visiting Professors in Latin American and Caribbean Studies: 

LACA 1503H: Sexuality, Human Rights and Health: Latin American Perspective and Brazilian Experiences

Taught by Vera Paiva (Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies)

This course is presented in 4 sections. Section 1. Provides an overview on how sexuality and health, both defined by biological paradigms, met social constructionism and human rights perspectives which flourished in Latin America. Section 2. Provides an overview of the human rights based health approach and provide Brazilian cases. Section 3. Provides an overview to the multicultural human rights based approach to sexuality education. Section 4. Expands the dialogical approach of this course by discussing sexuality research and human rights health based interventions in relation with students brought cases.

LACA 1601A: Latin American Literature in an Era of Globalization

Taught by Erica Durante, Visiting Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

This course will explore the impact of globalization on contemporary Latin American Literature. We will analyze novels, short stories and critical discourses produced by Latin American writers in the past thirty years and shed light on how the awareness of the globalized world has transformed writing practices as well as the setting and the construction of narratives. The course will examine the trade-offs associated with the process of globalization, highlighting the beneficial aspects of hypermobility, fluidity, and transnationalism, as well as the dark sides of globalization linked to the rise in inequality and the intensification of narcotrafficking and illegal migration.

Spring 2017 Courses

The following is a partial list of the courses related to Latin America and the Caribbean that are offered to Brown University students.

Do you see a course that isn't listed here but should be included? Send us an email! clacs@brown.edu

Please review course selections with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Concentration Advisor Jeremy Mumford to ensure that they can be used to fulfill your requirements.

Africana Studies

AFRI 0760A Rastafarianism

AFRI 1050W Transnational Hispaniola: Haiti and the Dominican Republic


ANTH 1031 Classic Mayan Civilization

Comparative Literature

COLT 0711G The Realist Novel (Europe, America, Latin America)

COLT 1813I The Colonial and the Postcolonial Marvelous


ECON 1570 The Economics of Latin Americans


EDUC 0410A New Faces, New Challenges: Immigrant Students in U.S. Schools

Ethnic Studies

ETHN 0090A The Border/La Frontera

ETHN 0271 Introduction to Latina/o History

ETHN 0790A Latina/o Literature

ETHN 1750A Immigrant Social Movements: Bridging Theory and Practice

Hispanic Studies

HISP 0200 Basic Spanish

HISP 0300 Intermediate Spanish I

HISP 0400 Intermediate Spanish II

HISP 0500 Advanced Spanish I

HISP 0600 Advanced Spanish II

HISP 0710C Introducción a la lingüística hispánica

HISP 0750B Hispanics in the United States

HISP 1330X The Nature of Conquest: Scientific Literatures of the Americas

HISP 1370V Mujeres Malas

HISP 1370Z Puerto Rico: Literatura y Cultura Politica

HISP 2520Q Nación, insularismo e identidad en el Caribe hispano


HIST 0150D Refugees: A Twentieth-Century History

HIST 0234 Modern Latin America

HIST 0537B Tropical Delights: Imagining Brazil in History and Culture

HIST 1312 Brazil: From Abolition to Emerging Global Power

HIST 1967F The Maya in the Modern World

HIST 1976H Environmental History of Latin America 1492-Present

 Latin American Studies

1503F Art and the Global City: Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City

1503G Music, Gender + Sexuality LACA


MUSC 0646 Brazilian Choro Ensemble

 Political Science

POLS 0820U Drug War Politics

 Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

POBS 0110 Intensive Portuguese

POBS 0200 Elementary Portuguese

POBS 0400 Writing and Speaking Portuguese

POBS 1080 Performing Brazil: Language, Theater, Culture

POBS 1800E The Brazilian Puzzle: Confronting the Post-Colonial Legacy

POBS 2500H The City and the Street: Tradition, Modernity and Human Subjectivity in Brazilian Urban Literature

Public Health

PHP 0030 Health of Hispaniola