Latin America Through Film

Traces Latin American history through film and analyzes how this medium represents events in the recent and distant past. Weekly movies provide a window through which to analyze themes such as colonialism, national formation, revolution, gender, race relations, popular mobilizations and counterinsurgency. Examines films for how they represent a particular group or country, the reality they capture or obscure, and the message they convey.

Related Subjects

Offered Spring 2021

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.102

American History since 1865

TR 1-3:30, VIRTUAL
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

T 2-5, VIRTUAL
Michel DeGraff
Fox Harrell
Danielle Wood
Introductory HASS-H
HASS-A
CI-H
21H.165

A Survey of Modern African History

TR 9:30-11, VIRTUAL
Kenda Mutongi Introductory HASS-H
21H.170 17.55 21A.130 21G.084

Introduction to Latin American Studies

TR 3-4:30, VIRTUAL
Tanalís Padilla Introductory HASS-S CI-H
21H.205 STS.427

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

W EVE 7-10, VIRTUAL
Merritt Roe Smith Intermediate HASS-H
21H.228

American Classics

R EVE 7-10, VIRTUAL
Andrew Pope Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.241 21G.054

France: Enlightenment and Revolution

MW 9-10:30, VIRTUAL
Malick W. Ghachem Intermediate HASS-H
21H.245 21G.086 17.57

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

MW 1-2:30; Virtual
Feruza Aripova Intermediate HASS-S CI-H
21H.263 WGS.220

Women and Gender in the Middle East and North Africa

W 2-4, VIRTUAL
1 hour of asynchronous content
Lerna Ekmekçioğlu Seminar HASS-H
21H.266

South Africa and Apartheid

TR 1-2:30; VIRTUAL
Kenda Mutongi Intermediate HASS-H
21H.319

Race, Crime, and Citizenship in American Law

MW 11-12:30, VIRTUAL
Malick W. Ghachem Seminar HASS-S
21H.358 U 21H.958 G

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

W 11-1, VIRTUAL
Sana Aiyar Graduate
Seminar
HASS-H
21H.388 U 21H.988 G

Global Commodities, American Dreams

NEW SUBJECT!
W EVE 7-10, VIRTUAL
Megan A. Black Graduate
Seminar
HASS-H
21H.S01

Special Subject: The Indigenous History of MIT

M 3-5, VIRTUAL
W 4-5, VIRTUAL
Craig Steven Wilder
Seminar

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

TR 10-11:30, Virtual
Sana Aiyar
Hiromu Nagahara
Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.101

American History to 1865

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Introductory HASS-H
21H.107 21G.043

Introduction to Asian American Studies: Historical and Contemporary Issues

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Introductory HASS-H
21H.141

Renaissance to Revolution: Europe, 1300-1800

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

New subject!
Catherine Clark Introductory HASS-A CI-H
21H.157

Modern South Asia

Sana Aiyar Introductory HASS-S
21H.173

Socialism in Latin America, from Che Guevara to Hugo Chavez

Tanalís Padilla Introductory HASS-H
21H.181 17.035

Libertarianism in History

Malick W. Ghachem Introductory HASS-H
21H.201

The American Revolution

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Intermediate
21H.211

The United States in the Nuclear Age

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

Christopher Capozzola Intermediate HASS-H
21H.217 11.013

American Urban History

Staff Seminar HASS-H CI-H
21H.220 11.150

Metropolis: A Comparative History of New York City

Craig Steven Wilder Seminar HASS-H
21H.226 11.015

Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History

Staff Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.229

The Black Radical Tradition in America

Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H
21H.242 21G.322

Frenchness in and Era of Globalization

Not offered regularly; consult department
Catherine Clark Intermediate HASS-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

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Intermediate HASS-S
21H.262

Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Not offered regularly; consult department
Pouya Alimagham 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

Staff Intermediate HASS-H
21H.281

MIT and Slavery: Research

Lecture: M 3-5, Recitation: W 3, Virtual
Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H CI-H
21H.282

MIT and Slavery: Publication

Craig Steven Wilder Intermediate HASS-H
21H.285 STS.025

Making the Modern World: The Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective

Merritt Roe Smith Intermediate HASS-H
21H.315

American Consumer Culture

Caley Horan Seminar HASS-H
21H.320

Gender and the Law in US History

Christopher Capozzola Seminar HASS-H
21H.322

Christianity in America

Craig Steven Wilder Seminar HASS-H
21H.381 WGS.222

Women and War

Lerna Ekmekçioğlu Seminar HASS-S
21H.385 11.152

The Ghetto: From Venice to Harlem

Craig Steven Wilder Seminar HASS-S
21H.984 STS.414

Risk, Fortune, and Futurity

Caley Horan
Will Deringer
Graduate