Introduction to Latin American Studies

Examines contemporary Latin American culture, politics, and history. Surveys geography, economic development, and race, religion, and gender in Latin America. Special emphasis on the Salvadoran civil war, human rights and military rule in Argentina and Chile, and migration from Central America and Mexico to the United States. Students analyze films, literature, visual art, journalism, historical documents, and social scientific research.

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Offered Fall 2023

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.090

Digital Humanities Laboratory (New)

Lecture: R 11-1, 4-257
Lab: F 11-1, 16-628
Ryaan Ahmed Introductory LAB
21H.107 21G.043

Asian American History: 1865 to 1965

TR 1-2:30, 4-249
Emma Teng
Introductory HASS-H
21H.135

J.R.R. Tolkien: Scholar, Author, and Thinker

TR 9-10:30, E51-385
Eric J. Goldberg Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.157

Modern South Asia

TR 3-4:30, 4-144
Sana Aiyar Introductory HASS-S
21H.247

Looking East/Looking West (NEW)

TR 11-12:30, 5-217
Catherine Clark
Hiromu Nagahara
Intermediate HASS-H
21H.267

Atlantic Slave Revolts

MW 11-12:30, 56-180
Marjoleine Kars Intermediate HASS-H
21H.284

South Asia and the Institute

R 11-1, 4-257
Sana Aiyar Intermediate HASS-H
21H.315

American Consumer Culture

W 11-1, E51-390
Caley Horan Seminar HASS-H
21H.319

Race, Crime, and Citizenship in American Law

MW 2-3:30, E51-385
Malick W. Ghachem Seminar HASS-S
21H.381 WGS.222

Women and War

F 10-1, 2-103
Lerna Ekmekcioglu Seminar HASS-S
21H.990 STS.432

Narrating the Anthropocene: Understanding a Multi-Species Universe (NEW)

W 9-12, E51-275
Megan A. Black
Kate Brown
Graduate

Not Offered This Term

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.001

How to Stage a Revolution

Staff Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.009

World History and Its Fault Lines Since 1800

Sana Aiyar
Hiromu Nagahara
Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.061

The History of American Presidential Elections

Not offered regularly; consult department
Christopher Capozzola Intermediate Half term subject
21H.101

American History to 1865

Staff Introductory HASS-H
21H.102

American History since 1865

Caley Horan
Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.106 24.912 21L.008 21W.741 CMS.150 WGS.190

Black Matters: Introduction to Black Studies

Michel DeGraff
Fox Harrell
Danielle Wood
Introductory HASS-H
HASS-A
CI-H
21H.141

Renaissance to Revolution: Europe, 1300-1800

offered infrequently; consult department
Staff Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.143 21G.056

The “Making” of Modern Europe: 1789 – Present

Catherine Clark
Introductory HASS-H
21H.144 21G.087

Introduction to Russian Studies

Elizabeth A. Wood
Maria Khotimsky
Introductory HASS-H
21H.145 21G.049 4.674

French Photography

Catherine Clark Introductory HASS-A CI-H
21H.156 21G.045

Global Chinese Food: A Historical Overview

Not offered regularly; consult department
Emma Teng Introductory HASS-H
21H.165

A Survey of Modern African History

Kenda Mutongi Introductory HASS-H
21H.172 21G.078

Latin America Through Film

Not offered regularly; consult department
Tanalís Padilla Introductory HASS-H
21H.173

Socialism in Latin America, from Che Guevara to Hugo Chavez

Tanalís Padilla Introductory HASS-H
21H.181 17.035

Libertarianism

Malick W. Ghachem Introductory HASS-H
21H.187

US Environmental Governance: from National Parks to the Green New Deal

Megan A. Black Introductory HASS-H
21H.201

The American Revolution

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Intermediate HASS-H
21H.203

The History of American Presidential Elections

Not offered regularly; consult department
Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-S
21H.205 STS.427

The Civil War and the Emergence of Modern America: 1861-1890

Merritt Roe Smith Intermediate HASS-H
21H.211

The United States in the Nuclear Age

Not offered regularly; consult department
Caley Horan Intermediate HASS-H
21H.213 17.28

The War at Home: American Politics and Society in Wartime

Christopher Capozzola
Adam Berinsky
Intermediate HASS-S
21H.214

War and American Society

Not offered regularly; consult department
Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-H
21H.217 11.013

American Urban History

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Seminar HASS-H CI-H
21H.220 11.150

Metropolis: A Comparative History of New York City

Not offered regularly; consult department
Craig Steven Wilder Seminar HASS-H
21H.226 11.015

Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History

Staff Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.227

History of the US Supreme Court

Not offered regularly; consult department
Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-S
21H.228

American Classics

Not offered regularly; consult department
Craig Steven Wilder
Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.229

The Black Radical Tradition in America

Not offered regularly; consult department
Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H
21H.241 21G.054

France: Enlightenment and Revolution

Staff Intermediate HASS-H
21H.242 21G.322

Frenchness in and Era of Globalization

Not offered regularly; consult department
Catherine Clark Intermediate HASS-H
21H.245 21G.086 17.57

Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society: 1917 to the Present

Elizabeth A. Wood Intermediate HASS-S CI-H
21H.253 21G.075

The Global Chinese: Chinese Migration, 1567- Present

Not offered regularly; consult department
Emma Teng Intermediate HASS-H
21H.260

Cities in the Middle East: History, Politics and Society

Staff Intermediate HASS-S
21H.262

Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff
Intermediate HASS-H
21H.263 WGS.220

Women and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa

Lerna Ekmekcioglu Seminar HASS-H
21H.266

South Africa and Apartheid

Kenda Mutongi Intermediate HASS-H
21H.268

Urban History in Africa (NEW)

Kenda Mutongi Intermediate HASS-H
21H.270 21A.131

Latinx in the Age of Empire

Tanalís Padilla
Héctor Beltrán
Intermediate HASS-H
21H.273

From Coca to Cocaine: Drug Economies in Latin America

Tanalís Padilla Intermediate HASS-H
21H.274 21G.731

Creation of a Continent: Representations of Hispanic America, 1492-1898, in Literature and Film

Paloma Duong Intermediate HASS-H
21H.281

MIT and Slavery: Research

Not Offered Regularly; Consult Department
Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.282

MIT and Slavery: Publication

Not offered regularly; consult department
Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H
21H.283

The Indigenous History of MIT

Staff Intermediate HASS-H
21H.285 STS.025

Making the Modern World: The Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective

Merritt Roe Smith Intermediate HASS-H
21H.289

History Near and Dear: Writing Yourself into History

Marjoleine Kars Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.320

Gender and the Law in US History

Not offered regularly; consult department
Christopher Capozzola Seminar HASS-H
21H.322

Christianity in America

Not offered regularly; consult department
Craig Steven Wilder Seminar HASS-H
21H.352 21G.042

Three Kingdoms: From History to Fiction, Comic, Film, and Game

Emma Teng Seminar HASS-H
21H.358 U 21H.958 G

Colonialism in South Asia and Africa: Race, Gender, Resistance

Sana Aiyar Graduate
Seminar
HASS-H
21H.385 11.152

The Ghetto: From Venice to Harlem

Not offered regularly; consult department
Craig Steven Wilder Seminar HASS-S
21H.388 U 21H.988 G

Global Commodities, American Dreams

Megan A. Black Graduate
Seminar
HASS-H
21H.984 STS.414

Risk, Fortune, and Futurity

Caley Horan
Will Deringer
Graduate