Global Learning Course Matching

The courses listed below are looking for a course partner. If interested. If you are interested in connecting a course you teach to one of the courses below, please contact the course instructor. Please see the Global Learning Courses page to learn more about the program and how to submit a proposal.

Spring 2021

Elizabeth Barrios, ebarrios@albion.edu, Albion College

Distinctions in geography, language, and economic power have created the belief in two distinct Americas: one made up of a single country north of the Rio Grande, and another one qualified as “Latin. ” Upon close examination, however, the idea of two Americas does not hold up. On one hand, such a distinction fails to account for much of the region. On the other hand, the history of the so-called “New World ” is filled with connections rooted in the legacies of European conquest and colonization, the decimation of indigenous populations, the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, as well as the continual movement of people and commodities. This course explores the interconnected histories and cultures of what was once known as “the New World.” Special attention will be paid to the history, artistic production, and political movements of Indigenous populations, the African Diaspora, and immigrant groups throughout the Americas.

Expected enrollment: 20

Prerequisites: none

Matching disciplines: Latino Studies, Latin American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Spanish, English Lit, Border Studies