iterature or protest and to assimilation. Maximum 6 credits. Recommended preparation: ENGL 150 or USFS 100.
Offered as ENGL 363H, ETHS 363H, WLIT 363H, ENGL 463H, and WLIT 463H.
Global & Cultural Diversity


ETHS 364. Dictatorship and Democracy in Modern Latin America (3)
Examination of political leadership in 20th-century Latin America, exploring the nature, causes, and consequences of dictatorship and democracy in the region, moving from the collapse of oligarchic rule and the emergence of populism in the 1930s and 1940s, to the end of democracy and establishment of military regimes in the 1960s and 1970s, and ultimately to the contemporary processes of democratization and economic liberalization.
Offered as ETHS 364, POSC 364, and POSC 464.
Global & Cultural Diversity


ETHS 365N. Topics in African-American Literature (3)
Selected topics and writers from nineteenth and twentieth-century African-American literature. May focus on a genre, a single author or a group of authors, a theme or themes. Maximum 6 credits. Recommended preparation: ENGL 150 or USFS 100.
Offered as ENGL 365N, ETHS 365N, WLIT 365N, ENGL 465N, and WLIT 465N.
Global & Cultural Diversity


ETHS 365Q. Post-Colonial Literature (3)
Readings in national and regional literatures from former European colonies such as Australia and African countries. Maximum 6 credits. Recommended preparation: ENGL 150 or USFS 100.
Offered as ENGL 365Q, ETHS 365Q, WLIT 365Q, ENGL 465Q, and WLIT 465Q.
Global & Cultural Diversity


ETHS 366. Government and Politics of Africa (3)
Comparative analysis of the political forces and organizations currently functioning in Africa, as well as a survey of the formal government institutions. Special emphasis on single-party rule, military rule, and the political ramifications of African socialism, tribalism and the problems of national integration.
Offered as ETHS 366, POSC 366, and POSC466.
Global & Cultural Diversity


ETHS 369. Current Controversies in Latin American Politics and Society (3)
In addition to questions about race, religion, abortion, the drug industry, immigration, democracy, private property, and free trade, the course will tackle Latin America’s apparent shift to the political and ideological left, Chavez’s “Imperialism,” and Cuba’s humanitarian aid.
Offered as ETHS 369, POSC 369 and POSC 469.
Global & Cultural Diversity


ETHS 370K. Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Religion in World Politics (3)
Examination of the post-Cold War surge in conflicts among nationalisms, ethnic groups, and religions with particular attention to the former Yugoslavia, Ireland, India, Africa, and the Middle East.
Offered as ETHS 370K, POSC 370K, and POSC 470K.
Global & Cultural Diversity


ETHS 374. Politics of Development in the Global South (3)
Exploration of the post-World War II emergence of the Global South nations of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Eastern Europe arena.
Offered as ETHS 374, POSC 374, and POSC 474.
Global & Cultural Diversity


ETHS 385. Hispanic Literature in Translation (3)
Critical analysis and appreciation of representative literary masterpieces from Spain and Latin America, and by Hispanics living in the U.S. Texts cover a variety of genres and a range of literary periods, from works by Cervantes to those of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The course will examine the relationship between literature and other forms of artistic production, as well as the development of the Hispanic literary text within the context of historical events and cultural production of the period. Counts toward Spanish major only as related course. No knowledge of Spanish required.
Offered as ETHS 385, ETHS 485, SPAN 385, SPAN 485, WLIT 385, and WLIT 485.


ETHS 394. The Subaltern and The Poetics of War in Africa (3)
This course is a seminar on major war writers and filmmakers in Africa such as Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiongo, Emmanuel Dongola, Iweala Uzodinma, Ismael Beah, Semebene Ousmane, Ingrid Sinclair etc. Students will be asked to use postcolonial theory to critically read and view films and texts on war in Africa. They will engage in discussion with guest scholars in the field of African studies. In addition to a final research paper, students are also required to write short papers on selected books and films read and/or viewed during the semester.


ETHS 399. Independent Study (0-3)
This course focuses on topics in ethnicity. In consultation with the program director and instructors, students pick topics in their concentrations and make a list of books and/films for personal and intensive reading. Some of these projects might be Arts and Identity in post-independent Africa [African Concentration], films, literatures and human rights in Latin America [Latin America and Caribbean Concentration], civil rights through music and songs [African-American Concentration] etc. Travel may be a component of this course depending on the nature of the students’ interests. Weekly reports are required for the instructors to measure the students progress.


ETHS 416. African Political Thought (3)
Introduction to select themes in the work of contemporary African philosophers, with special emphasis on political thought. In this course, students will learn something about factors affecting the creation and flow of knowledge and ideas about Africa and discuss the relative importance of the “nation-state” as an idea in Europe, pre-colonial Africa, and postcolonial Africa.
Offered as PHIL 316/416 and ETHS 316/416.


ETHS 438. The Cameroon Experience (3)
Three-week immersion learning experience living and studying in Cameroon. The focus of the course is the culture, literature, and language of Francophone Cameroon, with some emphasis on Anglophone Cameroon. Students spend a minimum of fifteen hours per week visiting cultural sites and attending arranged courses at the University of Buea. Students will prepare a research paper. Course work is in French. To do course work in English, students should enroll in WLIT 338 or ETHS 338.
Offered as ETHS 338, FRCH 338, WLIT 338, ETHS 438, FRCH 438, and WLIT 438.


ETHS 485. Hispanic Literature in Translation (3)
Critical analysis and appreciation of representative literary masterpieces from Spain and Latin America, and by Hispanics living in the U.S. Texts cover a variety of genres and a range of literary periods, from works by Cervantes to those of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The course will examine the relationship between literature and other forms of artistic production, as well as the development of the Hispanic literary text within the context of historical events and cultural production of the period. Counts toward Spanish major only as related course. No knowledge of Spanish required.
Offered as ETHS 385, ETHS 485, SPAN 385, SPAN 485, WLIT 385, and WLIT 485.