SPANISH 470 - Colonial Latin America
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Racism and Colonialism in Latin America
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: Spanish (SPANISH)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Enforced Prerequisites:
Nine credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399; or two RCLANG 324 and six credits chosen between SPANISH 279 and 399.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

When we say that race is a “social construction,” we mean not only that the concept has no basis in biological reality but also that it has a history—a history we can study in order to shed light on the past as well as the present and future. This course traces the history of race, racism, and racialization back to the conquest and colonization of the Americas during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. One consequence of Spanish and Portuguese colonialism was the formation of new racial categories (like “Indian,” “Black,” and even “Jew”) that materialized through specific practices of domination. The course will consider questions such as: What are race and racism and what kinds of ideological “work” do they do? What is the relationship between colonialism and racism? How have race and racism changed from the colonial past to the present day? Why have they endured so successfully over time? Readings include primary sources written during the colonial period as well as recent critical and theoretical work on race, racism, and racialization.

This course counts as literature credit for the Spanish minor.

Class Format:

For Fall 2021: During certain periods of the term, we may engage in large discussions about the course content in an in-person format; during other periods of the term, we may engage in activities where students collaborate in small-group activities via breakout sessions in Zoom.

Schedule

SPANISH 470 - Colonial Latin America
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: For Fall 2021: During certain periods of the term, we may engage in large discussions about the course content in an in-person format; during other periods of the term, we may engage in activities where students collaborate in small-group activities via breakout sessions in Zoom.

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