Honours Latin American and Caribbean Studies (60 credits)

Offered by: Inst for the St of Development     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

The Honours Latin American and Caribbean Studies is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to attend graduate or professional school upon completion of the B.A. This programs provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean, upon which more specialized coursework and research may be based. This program is recommended for students who envision graduate study in a specific discipline, such as History or Political Science.

While the Faculty of Arts regulations require a minimum CGPA of 3.0 for Honours programs, in addition, students pursuing the Honours Latin American and Caribbean Studies must normally maintain a B+ (3.30) average in all program courses. Students must also meet all additional Faculty of Arts requirements for graduation with Honours.

Required Courses (21 credits)

* Note: Successful completion of intermediate-level Spanish (HISP 220D1/D2 or HISP 219 or equivalent) is a prerequisite for the required courses HISP 243 and HISP 244.

  • HISP 243 Survey of Latin American Literature and Culture 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : From the Colonial period to Modernism through a study of representative works.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Maria Macchi (Fall)

  • HISP 244 Survey of Latin American Literature and Culture 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : From Modernism to the present through a study of representative works.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Amanda Holmes (Winter)

  • HIST 309 History of Latin America to 1825 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The social, cultural, and economic aspects of Latin America and the Caribbean in the colonial period and the transition to independence.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • HIST 360 Latin America since 1825 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Themes in the political, economic, and social development of Latin America since the wars of independence.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • LACS 497 Research Seminar: Latin America and the Caribbean (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Latin American & Caribbean St : An interdisciplinary research seminar on topics of common interest to staff and students of the Latin-American and Caribbean Studies Program.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Maria Macchi (Fall)

    • Restriction: Open to Program students and to others with permission of the Program Adviser.

    • Ordinarily offered in alternate years

  • LACS 498 Honours Thesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Latin American & Caribbean St : This course is designed to allow students to pursue interdisciplinary research projects under close supervision.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: LACS 497 and permission of the Program Adviser

    • Restriction: This course is only available to Latin American and Caribbean Studies Honours program students.

  • POLI 319 Politics of Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : This course will deal with the dynamics of political change in Latin America today.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Manuel Balan (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: A basic course in Comparative Politics or a course on the region or written permission of the instructor

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.

Complementary Courses (39 credits)

39 credits selected from the Complementary Course List in consultation with the Program Adviser with the following requirements.

1) 12 credits must be taken in Spanish or Portuguese.

2) 27 additional credits on Latin America and the Caribbean (exclusive of language courses).

3) A minimum of 15 of these 27 credits must be taken in one of the following disciplinary clusters, which may also include up to 6 credits of theoretical and/or methodological courses of particular relevance to the student's research interests: Cluster 1 - Literature and Culture; Cluster 2 - Economics, History, and Political Science; Cluster 3 - Anthropology and Geography.

Complementary Course List

Hispanic Studies - Languages

  • HISP 210D1 Spanish Language: Beginners (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A comprehensive first-level course focusing on all oral and written skills. An introduction to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and syntax and to Hispanic culture.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Lucia Chamanadjian, Alejandra Barriales Bouche, Anny Guimont (Fall)

  • HISP 210D2 Spanish Language: Beginners (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : See HISP 210D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Alejandra Barriales Bouche, Lucia Chamanadjian, Anny Guimont (Winter)

  • HISP 218 Spanish Language Intensive - Elementary (6 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A comprehensive first-level course focusing upon all oral and written skills. An introduction to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar and syntax and to Hispanic culture.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Maria Teresa Mascaro, Lucia Chamanadjian, Anny Guimont (Fall)

    • Fall or Winter

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HISP 210 or 210D1/D2 or equivalent

  • HISP 219 Spanish Language Intensive - Intermediate (6 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A thorough review of Spanish grammar with emphasis upon current usage. Enrichment of all language skills, with a goal of proficiency in written and oral communication, through readings in the literature and civilization of Spain and Spanish America.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: Maria Teresa Mascaro, Lucia Chamanadjian (Fall) Maria Teresa Mascaro, Lucia Chamanadjian (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter

    • Prerequisite: HISP 210 or 210D1/D2 or HISP 218 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HISP 220D1/D2 or equivalent

  • HISP 220D1 Spanish Language: Intermediate (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A thorough review of Spanish grammar with emphasis upon current usage. Enrichment of all language skills, with a goal of proficiency in written and oral communication, through readings in the literature and civilization of Spain and Spanish America.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Lucia Chamanadjian, Alejandra Barriales Bouche (Fall)

  • HISP 220D2 Spanish Language: Intermediate (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A thorough review of Spanish grammar with emphasis upon current usage. Enrichment of all language skills, with a goal of proficiency in written and oral communication, through readings in the literature and cultural aspects of Spain and Spanish America.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Lucia Chamanadjian, Alejandra Barriales Bouche (Winter)

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

  • LACS 499 Internship: Latin America and Caribbean Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Latin American & Caribbean St : Internship with an approved host institution or organization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the program Internship Advisor.

    • Restriction(s): Open to U2 and U3 students after completing 30 credits of a 90 credit degree program or 45 credits of a 69-120 credit program, a minimum CGPA of 2.7 and permission of the program Internship Advisor. This course will normally not fulfill program requirements for seminar or 400 level courses.

Cluster 1: Literature and Culture - Hispanic Studies

  • HISP 225 Hispanic Civilization 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A survey of historical and cultural elements which constitute the background of the Hispanic world up to the 18th century; a survey of the pre-Columbian indigenous civilizations (Aztec, Maya and Inca) and the conquest of America.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Jose Jouve-Martin (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Taught in English

  • HISP 226 Hispanic Civilization 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A survey of the constitution of the ideological and political structures of the Spanish Empire in both Europe and America until the Wars of Independence; a survey of the culture and history of the Hispanic people from the early 19th Century to the present.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Jose Jouve-Martin (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Taught in English

  • HISP 302 Hispanic Literature and Culture in English 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A topic in the literatures and/or cultures of the Hispanic world will be studied, with all readings and discussion in English.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Taught in English

  • HISP 328 Literature of Ideas: Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Critical reading and discussion of works of outstanding thinkers as a key to understanding the cultural development of a continent.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Jose Jouve-Martin (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor

    • Note: Course taught in Spanish.

  • HISP 332 Latin American Literature of 19th Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : An intensive study of representative authors from the period of Independence to the advent of Modernism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor. Note: Course taught in Spanish.

  • HISP 333 Theatre, Performance and Politics in Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A study of the outstanding works of the theatre from the colonial period to the present, including pre-Columbian works.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor.

    • Note: Course taught in Spanish.

  • HISP 352 Latin American Novel (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Critical reading and discussion of contemporary Spanish-American fiction writers.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Amanda Holmes (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor.

    • Note: Course taught in Spanish.

  • HISP 356 Latin American Short Story (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Study of style, tendencies and types as reflected in the evolution of this genre, and seen against the background of a developing continent.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor. Note: Course taught in Spanish.

  • HISP 358 Gender and Textualities (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Historical development and literary tendencies regarding gender and sexuality in Hispanic literature, film, and culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor.

    • Note: Course taught in Spanish.

  • HISP 437 Colonial / Postcolonial Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A study of the dialogue between colonial and postcolonial Latin American texts and theories.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Maria Macchi (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor. Note: Course taught in Spanish.

  • HISP 453 20th Century Latin American Poetry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A study of representative trends and authors (Darío, Martí, Huidobro, Mistral, Vallejo, Neruda, Paz).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor. Note: Course taught in Spanish.

  • HISP 505 Seminar in Hispanic Studies 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A team-taught seminar examining major issues in Hispanic letters that transcend national literatures and historical periods. Although the specific topics will vary, each will address broad questions of a diachronic nature, thereby permitting an understanding of literary schools and movements, genres or ideologies present throughout the Hispanic world.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Taught in Spanish

Cluster 2: Economics, History, and Political Science

  • ECON 313 Economic Development 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Microeconomic theories of economic development and empirical evidence on population, labour, firms, poverty. Inequality and environment.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: Matthieu Chemin (Fall)

  • ECON 314 Economic Development 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Macroeconomic development issues, including theories of growth, public finance, debt, currency crises, corruption, structural adjustment, democracy and global economic organization.

    Terms: Fall 2019, Winter 2020

    Instructors: Franque Grimard (Winter)

  • HIST 197 FYS: Race in Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This seminar explores what it meant to be native, black, or white in Latin America from the colonial period to the present. It explores how conceptualisations of race and ethnicity shaped colonialism, social organisation, opportunities for mobility, visions of nationhood, and social movements.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to newly admitted students in U0 or U1, who may take only one FYS. Students who register for more than one will be obliged to withdraw from all but one of them.

    • Maximum 25 students

  • HIST 223 Indigenous Peoples and Empires (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : History of Indigenous Peoples of North and South America and their early experiences of European conquest and colonization, c. 1400 - 1800.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Allan Greer (Fall)

  • HIST 366 Themes in Latin American History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Exploration of a specific topic in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean, 1492 to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 210 or HIST 213 recommended.

    • Note: Topics will vary from year to year.

  • HIST 409 Topics in Latin American History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : In-depth discussion and research on a circumscribed topic in the history of Latin America and the Caribbean, 1492 to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • HIST 419 Central America (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The study of historical roots of the regional crisis of the 1980s, with particular attention to Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • HIST 564D1 Seminar: Latin American History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Exploration of a selected topic in Latin America history.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • HIST 564D2 Seminar: Latin American History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : See HIST 564D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 564D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 564D1 and HIST 564D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • HIST 580D1 European and Native-American Encounters (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This seminar will examine European and Native encounters throughout the Americas, from the late 15th century to the mid-nineteenth century. The aim is to introduce students to key primary sources related to contact, and to the methods used to interpret them.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Permission of instructor. Priority is given to Graduate students

    • Students must register for both HIST 580D1 and HIST 580D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 580D1 and HIST 580D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • HIST 580D2 European and Native-American Encounters (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : See HIST 580D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 580D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 580D1 and HIST 580D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • POLI 227 Developing Areas/Introduction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to Third World politics. A comparative examination of the legacies of colonialism, the achievement of independence, and contemporary dynamics of political and socio-economic development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Topics include modernization, dependency, state-building and national integration, revolution, the role of the military, and democratization.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Daniel Douek (Winter)

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.

  • POLI 473 Democracy and the Market (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The course examines the relationship between economic and political change by focusing on dual processes of economic reform and democratization. The inter-play of societal, state-level and international actors, and the possible trade-offs involved, are explored using examples from Latin America, the former Soviet bloc, and other developing areas.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A course in Comparative Politics or written permission of the instructor

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.

Cluster 3: Anthropology and Geography

* Note: GEOG 404 may only count toward the requirements for this program when the topic is related to Panama.

  • ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Processes of developmental change, as they affect small communities in the Third World and in unindustrialized parts of developed countries. Problems of technological change, political integration, population growth, industrialization, urban growth, social services, infrastructure and economic dependency.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Winter

  • ANTH 307 Andean Prehistory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Questions related to social inequality, ritual practice, monumental space, and urban landscapes within the context of the Pre-Columbian Andes and sections on the Inkas, as well as earlier groups, such as the Nazca, Wari, Moche, Tiwanaku, and Chimu.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Nicole Couture (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisites: ANTH 201 or ANTH 210

    • Restriction: Students must be U2 or U3 standing.

  • ANTH 319 Inka Archaeology and Ethnohistory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : In-depth study of material and symbolic manifestations of power and identity in the Pre-Columbian Inka state, drawing on both archaeological and ethnohistoric sources.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • ANTH 326 Anthropology of Latin America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Central themes in the anthropology of Latin America, including colonialism, religiosity, sexuality and gender, indigeneity, social movements, and transnationalism.

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Kristin Norget (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202 or 204 or 205 or 206 or 212 or permission of instructor

  • ANTH 422 Contemporary Latin American Culture and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Themes central to the culture and society of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean, including globalization, questions of race and ethnicity, (post)modernity, social movements, constructions of gender and sexuality, and national and diasporic identities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • GEOG 310 Development and Livelihoods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Geographical dimensions of rural/urban livelihoods in the face of socioeconomic and environmental change in developing regions. Emphasis on household natural resource use, survival strategies and vulnerability, decision-making, formal and informal institutions, migration, and development experience in contrasting global environments.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Sarah Turner, Yann le Polain de Waroux (Winter)

  • GEOG 404 Environmental Management 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Practical application of environmental planning, analysis and management techniques with reference to the needs and problems of developing areas. Special challenges posed by cultural differences and traditional resource systems are discussed. This course involves practical field work in a developing area (Kenya or Panama).

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Winter

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: GEOG 302 or permission of instructor

  • GEOG 408 Geography of Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Examines the geographical dimensions of development policy, specifically the relationships between the process of development and human-induced environmental change. Focuses on environmental sustainability, struggles over resource control, population and poverty, and levels of governance (the role of the state, non-governmental organizations, and local communities).

    Terms: Fall 2019

    Instructors: Jon Unruh (Fall)

  • GEOG 410 Geography of Underdevelopment: Current Problems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : An examination of the cultural, political, and economic mechanisms and manifestations of contemporary underdevelopment and the response to it from different regional and national peripheral societies within the dominant world economic system.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Winter

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: GEOG 216 or permission of instructor

  • GEOG 498 Humans in Tropical Environments (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Focus on understanding of inter-relations between humans and neotropical environments represented in Panama. Study of contemporary rural landscapes, their origins, development and change. Impacts of economic growth and inequality, social organization, and politics on natural resource use and environmental degradation. Site visits and field exercises in peasant/colonist, Amerindian, and plantation communities.

    Terms: Winter 2020

    Instructors: Oliver T Coomes (Winter)

    • Winter

    • 6 hours lecture for 4 weeks, 3 hours seminar, 2 hours laboratory, 8 hours conference

    • Restriction: Location in Panama. Student must register for a full semester of studies in Panama

    • Prerequisites: HISP 218, MATH 203 or equivalents

  • GEOG 510 Humid Tropical Environments (3 credits)

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Focus on the environmental and human spatial relationships in tropical rain forest and savanna landscapes. Human adaptation to variations within these landscapes through time and space. Biophysical constraints upon "development" in the modern era.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2019-2020 academic year.

    • Fall

    • 3 hours

    • Prerequisite: GEOG 203 or equivalent and written permission of the instructor

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