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Undergrad Minor Ph.D. Minor Fall '17 Courses Cross-Listed Courses Why Latino Studies?

FALL 2017 COURSES

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Course information will continue to be updated as needed.

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LATS L101  Introduction to Latino Studies (3cr)
Class number: 4735
Time: 02:30P-03:45P TR
Where: BH 205
IUB GenEd S&H credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Instructor: TBA

Topic: Cultures and Communities. L101 investigates the ethno-racially diverse cultural productions and experiences of national and transnational Latin American and Iberian descent communities living in the United States. Drawing on the works of Latino authors, artists, stage performers and scholars, we will investigate the social and political presence of Latino cultures and communities within the U.S. cultural landscape. The class will draw on topics such as immigration, education, language identity, and the evolution of Latino ethnicity and identity.

LATS L102 Introduction to Latino History (3cr)
Class number: 2752
Time: 11:15A-12:30P TR
Where: BH 208
IUB GenEd S&H credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Instructor: TBA

Latino history is United States history. This course introduces students to the major historical moments and attitudes that influenced Latino/a identity. We will particularly focus on events related to American Latinos of Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban heritage, but we will discuss issues associated with peoples of other Caribbean, Central and South American heritages as well. Students will develop an understanding how Latino/as have contributed and participated in the formation and development of U.S. society.

LATS L104 Latinas in the US(3cr)
Class number: 11178
Time: 09:30A-10:45A TR
Where: BH 305
IUB GenEd S&H credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Instructor: M. Martinez-Rivera

Focuses on the experiences of Latinas, women of Latin American heritage in the United States. Although many believe Latinas arrived only recently, thousands of Latinas can trace her ancestry in territories that later became part of the United States as early as the sixteenth century. Examines how Latinas’ experiences and cultural expressions are shaped by intersections of race, gender, and class. Latino history is United States history. This course introduces students to the major historical moments and attitudes that influenced Latino/a identity. We will particularly focus on events related to American Latinos of Mexican, Puerto Rican and Cuban heritage, but we will discuss issues associated with peoples of other Caribbean, Central and South American heritages as well. Students will develop an understanding how Latino/as have contributed and participated in the formation and development of U.S. society.

LATS L200 American Borderlands (3cr)
Class number: 10535
Time: 4:00PM-5:15PM  MW
Where: BH 242
IUB GenEd A&H credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
Instructor: J. Ramirez

This course examines the U.S./Mexico border and borderlands in historical context, identities, and place-making strategies as well as different kinds of borders regardless of physical boundaries. It will survey different Mexican/Chicano musical genres throughout the U.S. contextualizing them historically, politically, and artistically. This course aims to showcase the diversity within the often stereotyped Mexican and demonstrate how all groups employ cultural expressions to claim a place in the cultural mosaic of the U.S.

LATS L220 Intro to Latino Literature (3cr)
Class number: 11180
Time:11:15A-12:30P MW
Where: BH 245
IUB GenEd A&H credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
Instructor: A. Varon

This course interrogates the ways in which narrative, a potent form of cultural production and dissemination, both reflects and creates Latina/o culture within and beyond the U.S. nation. Although Latina/o literary heritage can be traced at least into the 16th century, in this course we will focus our readings primarily on the late 20th and 21st centuries in order to emphasize the current state of Latina/o cultural studies.

LATS L320 Topics in Latino Literature & Culture(3cr)
Class Number: 16520
Time: 1:00PM-2:15PM  MW
Where: BH 245
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
Instructor: A. Varon

Musicians “mixup,” “mashup,” and “sample” music from different places to create a new beat, a new song; those same techniques are less frequently associated with literature but nonetheless important. This course explores a variety of contemporary, 21st-century Latina/o literatures and how it reinvents old texts: how it experiments with content and form, is influenced by different kinds of cultural media (books, films, music, the web), yet still adheres to its earlier roots in activism and social justice. The texts we will read, watch, and discuss reveals the complexity of Latinidad and how Latina/o culture imagines both past and future.

LATS L396  Racial & Ethnic Politics in the US(3cr)
Class number: 35073
Time: 04:00 PM-05:15 PM   MW
Where: WY 003
Above class meets with POLS-Y 329
Instructor: B. Fraga

Issues of race and ethnicity have shaped American political history from the colonial era to the present, and certainly well before the election of President Barack Obama and candidacy of Donald Trump. Indeed, over the past half century, no national election would have been competitive without including the political preferences of racial and ethnic minority groups (including African-Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and Native Americans) along with non-Hispanic Whites. Thus, a complete understanding of contemporary American politics demands knowledge of racial and ethnic politics. In this course, we will explore the development and maintenance of racial and ethnic identities, the inclusion of minority groups and interests into electoral politics, racism and forms of conflict between ethnic groups, and how immigration and demographic shift will impact the future political landscape. While we will study the historical contours of race in America, the focus of the course will be on interpreting how race and ethnicity shape politics today and will continue to impact the American political system going forward. Special attention will be placed on recent and future elections (especially 2008, 2012, and 2016), and the shift from a Black-White racial binary to a multi-ethnic framework.

LATS L398  Latino Folklore (3cr)
Class number: 7092
Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM   MW
Where: BH 205
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
Above class meets with FOLK-F 330
Instructor: E. Morales

Latino Gangs and Cartels: Crime, Culture, and Social Networks covers how Latino/a gangs are routinely demonized, affecting public policy and framing our national debates. Yet, they are also romanticized in popular culture with sayings like “that’s gangsta” often used as a compliment to reference the media’s image of a hyper-masculine and sexual man who uses violence to achieve his desires—be they
material possessions, drugs, or women. But what constitutes an actual gang? What of female or homosexual gang members? What created gangs and why do they continue to exist?

LATS L490 Individual Readings in Latino Studies (3cr)
Class number: 2753
Instructor: S. Martinez

Advanced readings in Latino culture, history, politics, and social issues. Obtain on-line authorization for above class from instructor.

Fall 2017 Graduate Course Offerings

LATS-L 599 Individualized Readings (1-4 CR)

Course #7244
Time: ARR
Instructor: S. Martinez
Above class requires permission of Department


 

FALL 2016 CROSSLISTED COURSES

Crosslisted courses are additional courses that are eligible to be included as a course within a given student's Latino Studies Minor course listing.)

SPANISH & PORTUGUESE (HISP)
HISP-P 425 STRUCT OF PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE (3 CR)
HISP-S 435 LIT CHICANA Y PUERTORRIQUENA (3 CR)
HISP-S 498 SPANISH AMER: CULTURAL CONTEXT (3 CR)
HISP-S 498 MODERN SPANISH PROSE FICTION (3 CR)
HISP-S 498 LITERATURA CHICANA Y PUERTORRI (3 CR)
HISP-P 525 STRUCTURE OF PORTUGUESE LANG (3 CR)