UVa Course Catalog (Unofficial, Lou's List)
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Anthropology
ANTH 3152Amazonian Peoples (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Analyzes ethnographies on the cultures and the societies of the South American rain forest peoples, and evaluates the scholarly ways in which anthropology has produced, engaged, interpreted, and presented its knowledge of the 'Amerindian.'
ANTH 3480Language and Prehistory (3.00)
This course covers the basic principles of diachronic linguistics and discusses the uses of linguistic data in the reconstruction of prehistory.
History-Latin American History
HILA 1501Introductory Seminar in Latin American History (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Intended for first- or second-year students, this course introduces the study of history. Seminars involve reading, discussing, and writing about different historical topics and periods, and emphasize the enhancement of critical and communication skills. Several seminars are offered each term. Not more than two Introductory Seminars may be counted toward the major history.
HILA 2001Colonial Latin America, 1500-1824 (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces major developments and issues in the study of Latin American history from Native American societies on the eve of the Spanish Conquest to the wars of national independence in the early 19th century.
HILA 3111Public Life in Modern Latin America (3.00)
Introduces the forces shaping the emerging nations of Latin America since independence, emphasizing the dynamic reproduction of hierarchies that correspond to the patrimonial, aristocratic, and populist legitimization of social, cultural, and political relations in city life.
HILA 4511Colloquium in Latin American History (4.00)
The major colloquium is a small class (not more than 15 students) intended primarily but not exclusively for history majors who have completed two or more courses relevant to the topic of the colloquium. Colloquia are most frequently offered in areas of history where access to source materials or linguistic demands make seminars especially difficult. Students in colloquia prepare about 25 pages of written work distributed among various assignments. Some restrictions and prerequisites apply to enrollment. See a history advisor or the director of undergraduate studies.
Latin American Studies
LAST 2050Latin American Interdisciplinary Seminar (4.00)
An interdisciplinary seminar taught by the faculty of the Latin Americans Studies Program, containing twelve different subjects, from historical, anthropological, literary, political and media studies disciplines.
Course was offered Spring 2017
LAST 4050Latin American Interdisciplinary Seminar (4.00)
An interdisciplinary seminar taught by the faculty of the Latin Americans Studies Program, containing twelve different subjects, from historical, anthropological, literary, political and media studies disciplines.
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
LAST 4655Sustainability in Brazil's Emerging Markets (3.00)
This class will discuss the economic and environmental impacts of Brazil's past, present, and future growth. It will also survey Brazil's attitudes and approach to balancing economic growth with environmental sustainability since the Industrial Revolution.
LAST 4993Majors Thesis, Independent Studies (3.00)
Majors Thesis, Independent Studies
LAST 4999Majors Thesis, Independent Studies (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Majors Thesis, Independent Studies
Religion-General Religion
RELG 3360Conquests and Religions in the Americas, 1400s-1830s (3.00)
Beginning with Islamic-ruled Spain and the Aztec and Incan empires, the course examines historical changes in the religious practices of indigenous peoples, enslaved Africans and European settlers in Latin America and the Caribbean under European colonization and the transatlantic slave trade. Topics include: religious violence, human sacrifice, the Inquisition; missions; race, gender and sexuality; slavery, revolts, revolutions, nationalism.
Sociology
SOC 3410Race and Ethnic Relations (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces the study of race and ethnic relations, including the social and economic conditions promoting prejudice, racism, discrimination, and segregation.  Examines contemporary American conditions, and historical and international materials.
Spanish
SPAN 3420Survey of Latin American Literature I (Colonial to 1900) (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.
SPAN 3430Survey of Latin American Literature II (1900 to Present) (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010 and 3300, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4310Latin American Women Writers from 1900 to the Present (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Study of major Latin American women writers from 1900 to the present, including poets, essayists, playwrights, and fiction writers. Discussion will focus on the literary representation of issues related to gender and culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement.
SPAN 4312Mexican Literature (3.00)
Study of major literary works from the 20th and 21st centuries by Mexican authors, including poetry, fiction, essay and/or theatre. Discussion will focus on literary representation, historical and gender issues relevant to this period in Mexican society. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
Course was offered Fall 2012, Spring 2010
SPAN 4321Contemporary Latin-American Novel (3.00)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
Course was offered Fall 2012, Spring 2011, Fall 2010
SPAN 4712Travelers in Latin America (3.00)
In this course we will study diaries and accounts of travelers in Latin America since the first European got in contact with the continent for the first time What did they see? What did they want to see? How did the describe it? How much influence their account had in the construction of continental imaginary. We will start with el Diario of Christopher Columbus, and finish with some diaries of today. Prerequisite: SPAN 3010, 3300, and 3 credits of 3400-3430, or departmental placement
Course was offered Spring 2013, Fall 2012