HIST 443
Race and Ethnicity in Latin America Spring 2018
Division II Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed AFR 383 / HIST 443
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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: Type: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 10-15
Class#: 3480
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, one short paper, and a substantial (20-25 page) research paper
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:
AFR 383 Division II HIST 443 Division II
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
HIST Group D Electives - Latin America + Caribbean

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