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- (23) Brazil
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- (15) Latin America
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- (7) Income Inequality
- (7) Social Movements
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- (3) Center For Global Development
- (3) Imf
- (3) Declining Inequality
- (3) Honduras
- (2) International Relations
- (2) Guatemala
- (2) Cuban & Caribbean Studies
- (2) Declining Inequality In Latin America
- (2) Mobility
- (2) Law
- (2) Oecd
- (2) Colombia
- (2) Reforms
- (2) Social Inclusion
- (2) Administrator
- (2) Ethno-racial Divide
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- (2) Pensions
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- (1) Center For Conflict And Cohesion Studies
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- (1) Poverty Reduction
- (1) Social Dialogue
- (1) Political Institutions
- (1) El Salvador
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- (1) Indirect Taxes
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Course Requirements for Majors & Minors
The B.A. in Latin American Studies requires a minimum of 30 credit hours in 10 Latin American content courses. Under the guidance of consulting faculty and the Stone Center’s Director of Undergraduate Affairs, students design their own major according to their individual strengths, objectives and interests. Courses are selected from the various departments offering classes in the field as well as from Latin American Studies. Latin American Studies 1010, 1020, and 4000 are required courses. One course at the 1000 level may count toward the major, although a 1000 level class is not required. HISL 1710 History of Latin America is strongly recommended, although not required. Six of the remaining seven Latin American content electives must be at the 2000-level or higher. Finally, three must be at the 6000-level. Students who take at least 20 college credits in 7 courses with Latin American content over two semesters while on academic programs in Latin America approved by Tulane are required to take only two courses at the 6000-level. This can be a full year abroad or a semester and a SCLAS summer program. All 6000-level coursework for the major must be taken in residence at Tulane University; courses taken abroad will not count toward this requirement. Five elective courses must concentrate on one of the themes that are the foundation of the interdisciplinary Latin American Studies program at Tulane: Creativity, Encounter, Exchange, Identity, Land, Nation, Peoples, Welfare. Students will work closely with the Stone Center’s Director of Undergraduate Affairs to construct a coherent concentration of coursework, as Latin American content electives include a wide variety taught in several disciplines. Some sample groupings are provided under Concentration Fields.
Latin American Studies majors must demonstrate linguistic competency in either Spanish or Portuguese. This can be done in one of three ways:
- complete with a passing grade at least one course at the 4000-level or higher in Spanish or Portuguese
- complete with passing grades at least one semester of coursework in Spanish or Portuguese on a study abroad program
- place into the 600-level on the language test administered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Note that, with the exception of SPAN 3130, language classes below the 400-level do not count as electives for the Latin American Studies major or minor programs.
A minor in Latin American Studies consists of 15 credit hours in 5 courses. Required courses include one of the two introductory courses on Latin America: LAST 1010 or LAST 1020, and four electives, three of which must be at the 2000 level or higher, and one of which must be at the 6000 level. All 6000-level coursework for the minor must be taken in residency at Tulane; courses taken abroad do not count toward this requirement. There is no language requirement for Latin American Studies minors.
Because Latin American content courses are offered in most disciplines, the Stone Center generates and maintains a list of classes that count towards the major and minor prior to the start of each semester. Students should be aware that many Latin American content courses do not have an LAST call number. The current list of courses for each semester is available in the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and on the Registrar’s website under Courses Offered in Co-operating Departments. Note that although we keep these listings as current as possible, courses fulfill Latin American Studies criteria may not appear on the list. Please contact the Stone Center’s Director of Undergraduate Affairs if you are interested in taking a course for Latin American Studies credit that does not appear in our listings and we will contact the instructor regarding course content.
Both majors and minors in Latin American Studies are strongly encouraged to study in Latin America both for the experience and also because much of the coursework taken abroad counts toward the Latin American Studies programs. Summer abroad programs have taken place in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru; semester abroad or Junior Year Abroad programs are available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico and Uruguay. Some courses offered in Tulane’s program in Spain also count toward Latin American Studies. For current information on study abroad opportunities, please visit Stone Center’s International Programs page.
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- A Talk by Mariano Siskind: "La primera Guerra mundial como evento latinoamericano: Modernismo, cosmopolitismo y distancia afectiva"
- Regulators without Borders? Labor Inspectors in Latin America and Beyond
- Le voyage des mots: Comparaison des lexiques naturalistes des langues tupi-guarani (Amérique du Sud)
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Regulators without Borders? Labor Inspectors in Latin America and Beyond
Please join us for the Lecture & Luncheon, “Regulators without Borders? Labor Inspectors in Latin America and Beyond” by Andrew Shrank, Olive Watson Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs at Brown University.
RSVP Required. To reserve a spot or for more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by CIPR.
The substantial body of literature addresses the growth of transnational regulatory networks that purport to foster learning, legitimacy, and coordination among national regulatory agencies. But network membership is neither universal nor well understood. Are regulators more likely to go abroad when they are vulnerable to domestic political pressure, or when their independence and influence are intact?
Rituales de pubertad, relaciones sociales y relaciones con la naturaleza. El caso mbya-guaraní (Argentina)
Please join us on Friday, April 10 3-4:30pm, LAL Seminar Room for a work-in-progress talk by Dr. Marilyn Cebolla Badie, Universidad Nacional de Misiones and LAL Greenleaf Fellow 2014-2015, entitled “Rituales de pubertad, relaciones sociales y relaciones con la naturaleza. El caso mbya-guaraní (Argentina) (Puberty Rites, Social Relationships and Relations with Nature. The Case of the Mbya-Guaraní (Argentina)).”
The talk will be in Spanish.
Talk Abstract: Actualmente, ante los cambios que enfrentan los pueblos indígenas por el contacto permanente con las sociedades nacionales, los rituales, y entre éstos los ritos de pasaje a la madurez sexual, comienzan a desaparecer o se realizan de forma parcial afectando, según explican los indígenas, la educación tradicional de los niños y la armonía de la vida social. La presente investigación tiene como objetivo conocer y analizar los rituales de pubertad entre los mbya (familia lingüística tupi-guaraní) y su relación con la naturaleza. En estos ritos, niñas y varones aprenden a comportarse según los modelos femenino y masculino de la sociedad mbya, porque los cambios involucran no sólo al cuerpo sino al nuevo status que tendrán de allí en más. La pubertad parece ser una de las etapas más críticas y peligrosas del ciclo vital mbya. El alma de la persona se encuentra en un estado de gran vulnerabilidad y puede ser presa de las alteridades extrahumanas de la selva. Es por esto que deben extremarse los cuidados que incluyen restricciones alimentarias y un fuerte control del comportamiento, aunque muchas de estas precauciones ya no pueden llevarse a cabo debido a la deforestación y los drásticos cambios que afectan su vida cotidiana.
Currently, indigenous social and cultural traditions are facing substantial changes due to permanent contact with national societies. Some rituals, among them initiation rites, are beginning to disappear or are performed in an incomplete way, affecting the traditional education of children and social harmony, according to indigenous sources themselves. My research analyzes puberty rites in the Mbya ethnic group (of the Tupi-Guaraní linguistic family) and their relationship with nature. In these rituals, girls and boys must learn to behave according to feminine and masculine models of Mbya society, respectively, since the changes they are undergoing are thought to involve not only the body but also the new social status they will thereby acquire. Puberty seems to be one of the most critical and dangerous stages of the Mbya life cycle. The soul of the initiate is believed to be vulnerable to possession by extra-human alterities dwelling in the forest. The initiate exercises considerable caution in all behavioral respects, including observance of food restrictions. However, it has become increasingly difficult and, in some cases, not possible to observe these practices anymore due to deforestation and drastic changes the daily life of the Mbya.
Art Exhibit: Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time: The Stephens and Catherwood Project
The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, in conjunction with the 2015 Tulane Maya Symposium (TMS), is hosting an art exhibit by Jay Frogel featuring photographs and images of ancient Maya sites. Frogel mixes modern photographs with drawings from the 1800s to show the passage of time at these sites. The opening reception will be held on March 19th.
Le voyage des mots: Comparaison des lexiques naturalistes des langues tupi-guarani (Amérique du Sud)
The Center for Scholars, the Department of French and Italian, and the Linguistics Program of Tulane University cordially invite you to attend a lecture in French by a distinguished specialist on the family of Tupi-Guarani languages.
Dr. Françoise Grenand is an anthropologist and Emeritus Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, French National Research Council) of France. She is renowned for her pioneering work on the vocabulary of Wayãpi and other indigenous languages in French Guiana and elsewhere in lowland South America, including Brazil. Dr. Grenand will lecture on Tupi-Guarani languages and vocabularies based on her many years of research among the Wayãpi people of French Guiana. She will present a Powerpoint in English to accompany her lecture, which will be delivered in French.
Au cours de leur histoire, de nombreux peuples ont migré, emportant avec eux leur langue, trésor précieux et fragile. Découvrant des écosystèmes inédits, ils ont dû s'adapter et intégrer dans leur langue des mots nouveaux pour nommer les entités nouvelles. Prenant l'exemple des peuples Tupi-Guarani d'Amérique du Sud, la présente conférence entend expliquer leur démarche dans les lexiques zoologiques et botaniques. Des termes immotivés sont les témoins précieux des migrations anciennes. Des termes motivés descripteurs restent souvent neutres et de moindre portée. Motivés ou non, un certain nombre de termes, porteurs d’une grande charge sociétale, sont intéressants dans la comparaison linguistique et culturelle.
A Talk by Mariano Siskind: "La primera Guerra mundial como evento latinoamericano: Modernismo, cosmopolitismo y distancia afectiva"
The Department of Spanish & Portuguese graduate students are pleased to invite you to the talk "La primera Guerra mundial como evento latinoamericano: Modernismo, cosmopolitismo y distancia afectiva", by John l Prof. Mariano Siskind, from Harvard University.
The talk will take place Friday, April 17th, 2015, at 16:30 in Newcomb Hall 407. A small reception will follow.
Below you can find an abstract of the talk, which will be held in Spanish.
If you have any questions, please contact Camilo A. Malagón at email@example.com, or Estefanía Flores at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you there.
"La primera Guerra mundial como evento latinoamericano: Modernismo, cosmopolitismo y distancia afectiva"
Resumen: ¿Se puede considerar a la primera guerra mundial como un conflicto latinoamericano? Cuando abordamos esta pregunta en apariencia irrisoria desde la perspectiva de la historia literaria y cultural, emerge un archivo latinoamericano de experimentos estéticos sobre la guerra que interroga su mundialidad y el lugar de la cultura latinoamericana en el contexto de la globalización de la cultura moderna, De Darío a Nervo, de Gómez Carrillo a Alejandro Sux, muchos escritores modernistas presenciaron la guerra desde muy cerca y desde muy lejos, pero siempre tratando de achicar la distancia geopolítica que los separaba de la escena bélica a partir de una compleja identificación discursiva con la empresa de los aliados. Esta necesidad de suturar la distancia que los separa de las trincheras del frente occidental pone en evidencia el campo de fuerzas simbólicas y afectivas que se constituye a partir de los intentos de los modernistas por inscribir su proyecto estético en un escenario transcultural que ellos mismos invisten con significantes universales.
Summer 2015 Teacher Institute on Brazil & Portuguese in the Classroom
The Latin American Resource Center, the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute and the Portuguese Flagship Program at the University of Georgia are presenting a K-12 teacher workshop on the Portuguese language and Brazilian Culture. The workshop will take place on the Tulane University Uptown Campus.
K-12 educators of any discipline and grade-level are welcome to apply to attend this 5 day institute. The focus of the institute is on the language, culture, and performance of Brazil. The workshop will include exposure to the Portuguese language, discussions with scholars of Brazilian culture and performance, viewings of Brazilian films, and performances by Brazilian groups. Throughout the week, educators will work to develop interdisciplinary curricula, which they can bring back to their schools to teach and share with colleagues. There is a specialized track to this institute in order to better support participants. There is a Portuguese Language track which consists of intensive morning language sessions for those interested in receiving a crash course in basic Portuguese. This track is open to participants with Spanish language background and little to no Portuguese training. While this track is meeting every morning, sessions for those interested in cultures of Brazil will take place. Please make sure to identify if you would like to be in the language track in your application form at the bottom of this page.
Participants have the option of registering under three affordable rates:
- Basic Registration – $50 [includes all materials, parking permit for 5 days, internet access and registration to entire program with no lodging or meals.]
- Full Registration – $250 [includes all above plus includes lodging (with linens) in a Tulane residence hall 4 nights, with 2 meals a day, and access to Tulane Reilly Fitness Center.]
- Deluxe Registration – $300 [includes everything above plus guarantees a single room in the residence hall.]
The 2015 Summer K-12 Teacher Institute, Somos Nós: Teaching Afro-Brazilian Identity is a 20-hour program designed for K-12 teachers, librarians, or administrative staff. K-12 educators will benefit from this timely, interactive program on one of the world's strongest and most influential economies in the world, Brazil. The program is sponsored by Tulane University, the University of Georgia, and Vanderbilt University through a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grant.
A detailed schedule will be posted shortly. For more information visit the institute webpage
For more information, please contact Denise Woltering Vargas at 504-862-3143 or email@example.com