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Latin American Studies

Credits: 3

Length of Course: 14 weeks

Classroom Hours per Week: 4 hours

Prerequisites: C+ in English 098

Text: Latin America Since Independence (2nd ed.). Alexander Dawson. Routledge, 2014.

Course Description:

This survey course studies one of the most dynamic regions on the planet: Latin America. The course introduces students to the cultures, societies, and languages of Latin America’s ancient and modern peoples. An interdisciplinary approach integrates analyses from history, politics, economics, geography, anthropology, and cultural studies to provide a comprehensive overview of this progressive but complex group of twenty-two countries.


Assignments 24%
Class Contributions 16%
Mid-term Exam 20%
Project 10%
Final Exam 30%

Instructors: This course will be team-taught.

K. Kolokatsis, B.A. (Concordia), M.A. (Western Ontario)
Other instructors to be determined.

Transferability: see