LACS 5000W: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Latin American and Caribbean Studies
HIST 5713W (Crosslisted): Latin America and Caribbean History Special Topics
Instructor: Professor Audra Diptée
Course Description: This interdisciplinary graduate course focuses on colonialism and imperialism in Latin American and Caribbean contexts. It will cover a number of themes related to labour exploitation, gender, sovereignty, race relations, economic development, and humanitarianism among other topics. One of the objectives will be to introduce students to theoretical and methodological approaches that will enable critical and sophisticated analyses of discourses produced in various public arenas. The course will interrogate key concepts such as progress, development, and globalization (among others) through an analysis of specific case studies relevant to Latin America and the Caribbean.