Introduction to Latin American Studies

INTS 130-01 (1608)Tomás F. Crowder-TaraborrelliOffice hours: Maathai 414, Mondays 10:15 to 11:00 a.mClass Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.It is a great pleasure and also a great challenge to teach a course like this. Since the Wars of Independence, Latin America has seen dramatic changes in its political and social identity. The last… Continue reading Introduction to Latin American Studies

Introduction to the Pacific Basin

SPRING 2018 Tomás Crowder-Taraborrelli Office hours: Mondays 11:00- 12:00 p.m. Maathai 414Introduction to the Pacific Basin The prospect of exploring the history of the relationship between two areas of the world narrowly defined as the Pacific Rim and Latin America poses an interesting set of challenges. Both areas host hundreds of communities that have had… Continue reading Introduction to the Pacific Basin

Capitalism & Globalization

Proposal for Independent StudyProfessor Tomás Crowder-TaraborrelliCapitalism and GlobalizationThis course explores philosophical traditions that seek to explain the relationship between commerce and ethics. Economic theories often deal with the political organization of society, the distribution of wealth, and the rights of all individuals to lead a healthy and happy life. Thus, in most cases, economists and… Continue reading Capitalism & Globalization

Media & Democratization: Learning Cluster 2015

Class WebsiteCourse Objectives In the last decades, the governments of Venezuela, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Uruguay and Argentina have sought, through media reform, more participation in the production and distribution of media in principle to assure a plurality of voices. This political undertaking, which supporters of these elected governments see as an instrumental part of the… Continue reading Media & Democratization: Learning Cluster 2015

Human Rights & Democratization in Latin America

Tomás F. Crowder-TaraborrelliSoka University of AmericaCourse meets: 1:00- 4:00 p.m.Office: Ikeda 414Office hours: By appointmentHUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRATIZATION IN LATIN AMERICAINTS 490 Advanced topics in International StudiesIntroductionThis course is designed for students who have already taken an introductory human rights course. As such, it will further contextualize human rights as an ethical and judicial principle,… Continue reading Human Rights & Democratization in Latin America

Sustainable Housing & Urban Development: Learning Cluster 2014

Tomas F. Crowder-Taraborrelli Learning Cluster Syllabus Winter 2014 Introduction Last year, Professor Tomas Crowder-Taraborrelli led a Learning Cluster to Argentina to study and build a sustainable house in Buenos Aires. The trip was a great learning experience for everyone. We all felt this LC should be organized a second time in order to elaborate on… Continue reading Sustainable Housing & Urban Development: Learning Cluster 2014

Latin American Film and Culture

Tomás F. Crowder-TaraborrelliHUM 290.03. 1108Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:00-4:30 p.m. (90 minutes) Gan 303Btcrowdertaraborrelli@soka.edutcrowdertaraborrelli.comOffice: Ikeda 321Office hours: To be announcedLATIN AMERICAN FILM AND CULTUREIn this course we will explore the national cinemas and film industries of various countries in Latin America. We will analyze films both as artistic products (formal qualities, cinematic genres and stylistic influences)… Continue reading Latin American Film and Culture

Documenting International Mass Atrocities

Professor Tomás F. Crowder-TaraborrelliSoka University of America International Studies 390.02Office hours: Ikeda 321- to be announcedCourse meets: TR 13:00 to 14:30 Gan. 201    The Holocaust is unique in that it creates a circle of flames around itself, a limit which cannot be crossed because a certain absolute horror cannot be transmitted. Claude LanzmannDOCUMENTING INTERNATIONAL MASS… Continue reading Documenting International Mass Atrocities

Sustainability and Weatherization: Learning Cluster 2016

LEARNING CLUSTER 2016   Application for the Luis & Linda Nieves Learning Cluster Grant   LC Long Title: Sustainable Housing and Weatherization in low-income housing in Buenos Aires, Argentina LC Short Title: Sustainability and Weatherization Sponsoring Faculty: Tomás F. Crowder -Taraborrelli, Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies   Introduction Once considered the Paris of Latin… Continue reading Sustainability and Weatherization: Learning Cluster 2016