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Fall 2011-2012
* SOC 315 / LAS 316 / AAS 315 (SA)  

Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism in Latin America

Edward E. Telles

Examines a wide range of issues regarding race, ethnicity and nationalism globally, but with an emphasis on Latin America. We will explore the basic sociological, political and cultural concepts of nation, race and ethnicity, emphasizing how they are used and their relation with one another in various contexts. For example, race and ethnicity have taken on special meanings in Latin America where they are central to ideas about the nation. Much of the course will focus on how that came about and how race is manifested in different national contexts. We will emphasize comparisons to the U.S. as well as across countries within Latin America.

Sample reading list:
George Reid Andrews, Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000
Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities
Edward E. Telles, Race in Another America
Nancy P. Applebaum, et al., Race and Nation in Latin America

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 100 pages of reading per week; films shown on selected days.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 40%
Final Exam - 50%
Other (See Instructor) - 10%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20076 L01 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm M W   Green Hall   0-S-6   Enrolled:50 Limit:75
P01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:13 Limit:16
P02 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm W   Wallace Hall   002   Enrolled:15 Limit:16
P03 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Friend Center   110   Enrolled:14 Limit:16
P04 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Wallace Hall   190   Enrolled:6 Limit:16