Debates in Latin American Social Theory

Class Agreements

Based on your feedback:

.We will create an open and safe space to learn in person and virtually (if needed.)

.To keep a safe space we will use masks at all times. These should cover the mouth and nose.

.We will learn from each other while also creating our own path in the course.

. The group prefers meeting in person on Wednesdays but if the COVID numbers rise again in the city we will evaluate if it is safe to return to the classroom. We will be open to the possibility of moving our class online.

.Professor Robles will keep us informed on weekly assignments, deadlines, changes in the syllabus, calendar, and events. He will keep track of each student’s evolution in the course and will reach out to us if we need support or to get back on track.

.If we need them, we will request office (student) hours to clarify questions, to understand assignments better, or to brainstorm for them. Student hours are also open if we want to share our own research, knowledge or just to bounce ideas on college life.

.We are conscious of different types of learners and we want a variety of sources and activities. It’s important to have grounded discussions but also fun.

.Community building and solidarity are important to us. We will promote positive, respectful interactions in person, on our blog, and on zoom sessions (if applicable.)

.To make it productive, during group discussions, we will encourage everybody to talk and will listen to every member. There will be prompts to guide these discussions.

.Citation is encouraged and celebrated. Academic life means engaging in dialogue with other thinkers and we will honor that.

.Although we will conduct the class in English, if you feel more comfortable and fluent in either Spanish, Spanglish, Portuguese, or French, you may also write in any of these languages.

.We will keep the communication lines open during the semester and beyond.