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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Andres Villarreal

Associate Professor Ph.D., University of Chicago

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Andres Villarreal

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Interests

internal and international migration; social inequality; violence; crime and deviance; development and Latin America; research methods

LAS 381 • Intro To Sociol Of Lat Amer

40435 • Fall 2012
Meets M 1200pm-300pm BUR 214
(also listed as SOC 395D )
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Course Description:

 This seminar is designed to introduce students to some of the topics that sociologists interested in Latin America have been writing about in recent years. We will discuss general theories of economic development, the effects of globalization on society and politics, women’s labor force participation, the consequences of Neoliberalism and free trade, racial inequality, urbanization, crime, and social movements, among other topics.

Requirements and Grading Policy:

Students are expected to attend class regularly and read the assigned material prior to the session for which they are assigned. To facilitate class participation students are required to email the instructor two questions for discussion based on the readings each Tuesday morning before class (by 10:00am). Students are also required to make one or two class presentations of the readings during the course of the semester (the number of presentations will depend on the number of students registered). Grades for the course will be based on class presentations and participation (20%), a take-home midterm exam (40%), and a take-home final exam (40%).

Questions for the take home exams will be given one week before they are due (see schedule below). Although students are encouraged to consult all the readings and notes, collaboration in exams is prohibited. Students will be given several essay questions to choose from. The maximum length of each exam will be approximately 12 pages (subject to change).

Required Texts:

  • Held, David, and Anthony McGrew. 2002. Globalization/Anti-Globalization. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press.
  • Telles, Edward. 2004. E. Race in Another America: The Significance of Skin Color in Brazil. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • A reading is packet available from Abel’s Copies, 715D West 23rd Street, 472-5353.
  • Other readings will be available in electronic form through Blackboard (marked with an asterisk in the list below).

 Optional Texts

(These two books are available electronically through the UT library; they are also available for purchase at the University Co-op bookstore)

  • Evans, Peter B. 1995. Embedded Autonomy: States and Industrial Transformation. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Haber, Stephen, Herbert S. Klein, Noel Maurer, and Kevin J. Middlebrook. 2008. Mexico Since 1980. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

 

LAS 381 • Intro To Sociol Of Lat Amer

40345 • Fall 2010
Meets M 300pm-600pm BUR 231
(also listed as SOC 395D )
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Course Description

This seminar is designed to introduce students to some of the topics that sociologists interested in Latin America have been writing about in recent years. We will discuss general theories of economic development, the effects of globalization on society and politics, women’s labor force participation, the consequences of Neoliberalism and free trade, racial inequality, urbanization, crime, social movements, and migration among other topics.

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