AFR 383
Race and Ethnicity in Latin America
Last Offered Spring 2018
Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed HIST 443
This course is not offered in the current catalog

Class Details

Race and ethnicity have been central to the formation of national identities in Latin America, as well as to the creation of transnational networks that include Latin Americans. This seminar will critically examine familiar characterizations of Brazil and other countries as “racial democracies” and look at the historical roots and political impact of both “positive” and “negative” stereotypes of race relations in the region. To do this we will explore the rise and decline of slavery, the changing constructions of indigenous and Afro-Latin American identities at national and transnational levels, and to the emergence of new Black Movements and other racial and ethnic activism in Colombia, Guatemala, Brazil, and elsewhere.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 15
Expected: 10-15
Class#: 3481
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, one short paper, and a substantial (20-25 page) research paper
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: History majors and Latino/a Studies concentrators
Distributions: Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 443 Division II AFR 383 Division II
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
HIST Group D Electives - Latin America + Caribbean

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