399. Thesis-Writers' Seminar. (3). (Excl).
All students concentrating in Latin American and Caribbean Studies will enroll in this course for the term in which they will complete their senior thesis. Each student will work directly with a thesis adviser, and will be graded by that adviser. The seminar will meet only occasionally as a group; its main function is to provide a mechanism for consultation and support among thesis-writers and the concentration adviser. Permission of the instructor is required for enrollment. (Scott)
400/History 578/CAAS 478. Ethnicity and Culture in Latin America. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.
This course examines the history and culture of people of African descent in colonial and modern Brazil, focusing on questions of work, ethnicity, ritual, power, and collective action. Materials used include primary historical documents as well as secondary sources. The emphasis will be on the exploration and interpretation of a wide variety of materials. The format will be lecture/discussion.
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