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Undergrad Minor Ph.D. Minor Spring '18 Courses Cross-Listed Courses Why Latino Studies?

Spring 2018 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: 4517
Time: 11:15-12:30 P TR
Where: BH 208
Instructor: S.Lemus
IUB GenEd S&H credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the study of the diverse Latino/a communities that share the same geographical and political boundaries of the United States from different academic disciplines. Through readings and discussions, films, literature, art and folklore, the course studies the varied histories of the Latino communities in the Unites States. This 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: 5711
Time: 4:00-5:15 P TR
Where: BH 305
Instructor: S. Lemus
IUB GenEd S&H credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit

Course Description:
Introduction to Latin@ History is general and broad survey of the historical and cultural experiences of Latinos/Latinas in the United States. Through readings, lectures, film/documentaries, and class discussion we will examine the varied histories of Latinos/as with emphasis directed toward, primarily, Puerto Ricans and Cuban- and Mexican-Americans. In this course we will take a chronological, thematic, comparative, and, at times, a contemporary approach in understanding how imperialism, im/migration, gender, race and ethnicity, cultural production, “Americanization,” and the concept of the Latinidad/es affects the historical and lived experiences of Latinos/as.

LATS L103 Intro to Latino Cultures (3cr)
Topic: "Blacks, Latinos & Afro-Latinos: Constructing Difference & Identity"

Class number: 33368
Time: 11:15-12:30 P MW
Where: BH 208
Instructor: S. Lee
IUB GenEd S&H credit
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit

Course Description:
Dominant discourses on Black-Latino relations focus on job competition, while a few others celebrate the future of an America led by “people of color.” What is at stake in these narratives? How did we come to understand what is “black” and “Latino?” Students taking this course will examine the history of African Americans’ and Latinos’ racialization under British, Spanish, and American empires, paying attention to both the construction of the racial “Other” by European elites, the re-claiming of identities by the racially marginalized through the Black and Brown liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s, and the movements’ impacts on black-Latino electoral and grassroots coalitions, mass incarceration of youth, and Afro-diasporic politics in the 21st century.  

LATS L200 American Borderlands (3cr)
Class number: 10347
Time: 4:00-5:15P  MW
Where: WH 005
Instructor: J. Ramirez
IUB GenEd A&H credit
Diversity in U.S. credit

A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit

Course Description:
This course traces the social construction of the American borderlands and surveys how the border has undergone various changes as a result of a combination of forces, from political and economic developments to sociocultural transformations. Our study of diversity, difference, and otherness on the American borderlands will allow us to closely examine issues concerning national identity, place and landscape, contact zones, protection and security, labor and domesticity, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. We will also explore border culture and the lived experiences of border residents and immigrants (authorized or unauthorized) entering and leaving the US. A fundamental element of this course is to expose students to the fact that the American borderlands represent a figurative (or liminal/third) space where identities intersect and where American and Mexican cultures fuse (or blend) together.

LATS L320 Topics in Latino Literature & Culture (3cr)
Topic: Muy Machos, Latino Manhood

Class number: 11623
Time: 2:30-3:45 P TR
Where: WH 005
Instructor: A. Varon
Diversity in U.S. credit
A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit

Course Description:
The term “machismo” itself is a vexed concept, with different meanings in the U.S. and Latin American contexts, one that emerged out of historically patriarchal societies but with widely differing understandings. Together, we will survey the ever-­‐ shifting contours of Latino manhood from the mid-­‐nineteenth century to the present as it is performed both individually and communally. We will examine how representations of manhood are implicated in cultural, social, and political life, and how its shifts according to various historical exigencies. Throughout the course, we will work through some of the existing approaches to “masculinity” in both American Studies and Latino (Cultural) Studies, and examine how these methodologies try to chart the multiplicities of manhood, and its implications in constructions of race, class, and national life.

LATS L396 S & H Topics in Latino Studies
Topic: Latino Gangs and Cartels: Crime, Culture, and Social Networks

Class number: 13951
Time: 2:30-3:45 P MW
Where: BH 205
Instructor: E. Morales
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit | Above class meets with FOLK-F 330

Course Description:
This class will unpack the realities facing Latino gang members, from adolescent street gangs to international drug cartels. Rather than see gangs solely as sources of crime and violence, we will approach street gangs as alternative social structures that counter the alienation and marginalization resultant from issues of economic and social disparities. In the process, we will provide a holistic understanding of street life, looking at markers of expressive traditions, (tattoos, clothing, lowrider cars, folk religion), as well as a history of systemic social inequities (school to prison pipeline, racial segregation, barriers to education and employment). Throughout the semester, we will problematize issues of immigration, masculinity & femininity, sexuality, stereotypes, gentrification, and ethnicity. Our discussions of the causes, functions, and rituals of gang culture will be informed with perspectives provided from Folklore, Anthropology, Latino Studies, and Critical Race Theory. While Latino gang culture, primarily West and East Coast, is the focus, we will cover social concerns that affect numerous disenfranchised populations.

LATS X490 Individual Readings in Latino Studies (1-2cr)
Class number: 14643
Instructor: S. Martinez, S. Huezo

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

 

Spring 2018 Graduate Course Offerings

LATS-L 599 Individualized Readings (1-4cr)
Class number: 7093
Time: ARR
Instructor: S. Martinez
Above class requires permission of Department


LATS-L 601 Colloquium in Latino Studies (3cr)
Class number: 33659
Time: 4-6:00 PM M
Where: WH 108
Instructor: B. Fraga

Topic: The politics of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and identity. Meets with POLS-Y 661.

LATS-L 601 Colloquium in Latino Studies (3cr)
Class number: 33681
Time: 1-3:45 PM R
Where: ED 3275
Instructor: C. Medina

Topic: Language, Literacy, and Culture. Meets with EDUC-L 661

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-S 276 SPAN FOR HERITAGE LANG LEARNER (3 CR)
HISP-P 317 READING & CONV IN PORTUGUESE (3 CR)
HISP-S 317 SPANISH CONVERSATION & DICTION (3 CR)
HISP-S 322 INTRO TO FILM ANALYSIS IN SPAN (3 CR)
HISP-S 324 INTRO STUDY OF HISP CULTURES (3 CR)
HISP-S 334 PANORAMAS OF HISPANIC LIT (3 CR)
HISP-S 408 SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE (3 CR)
HISP-S 411 SPAIN: THE CULTURAL CONTEXT (3 CR)
HISP-P 412 BRAZIL: THE CULTURAL CONTEXT (3 CR)
HISP-S 422 HISPANIC CINEMA (3 CR)
HISP-P 470 20TH CENT LUSOPHONE POETRY (3 CR)
HISP-S 471 SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE 1(3 CR)
HISP-S 481 HISPANIC AMERICAN NTNL/REG LIT (3 CR)
HISP-P 492 READIN PORT FOR GRAD STUDENTS (3 CR)
HISP-P 498 BRAZIL: THE CULTURAL CONTEXT (3 CR)
HISP-P 498 20TH CENT LUSOPHONE POETRY (3 CR)
HISP-S 498 SPAIN: THE CULTURAL CONTEXT (3 CR)
HISP-S 498 HISPANIC CINEMA (3 CR)
HISP-S 498 SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE I(3 CR)
HISP-S 498 HISPANIC AMER. NATL/REGIONL LIT (3 CR)