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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: 4495
Time: 11:15-12:30P MW
Where: ED 1210
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: 2631
Time: 2:30-3:45P MW
Where: LH 023
Instructor: Staff
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 L200 American Borderlands (3cr)
Class number: 9827
Time: 4:00-5:15P  MW
Where: BH 205
Instructor: Staff
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 L220 Intro to Latino Literature (3cr)

Class number: 10374
Time: 11:15-12:30 P TR
Where: PY 115
Instructor: A. Varon
IUB GenEd A&H credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit

Course Description:
More so than any time in recent memory, Latinos are a visible part of the national imaginary. Even a cursory glance at mainstream, English-­‐language media shows Latinos occupying an increasingly central position in American life. And while such visibility is an encouraging sign of Latino social advancement, these representations suggests a group cohesion that is not always historically true. In fact, its heterogeneity is a defining, though often overlooked, feature of Latino identity. In this course, we will explore the culture and some of the origins of the varied groups who identify, collectively and nationally, as Latina/o. Focusing on cultural texts, traditions, and their development, this course will provide a background on the cultural production of Latina/os in the United States.

  

LATS L303 The Latino Family (3cr)

Class number: 34436
Time: 9:30-10:45A TR
Where: WH 104
Instructor: S. Martinez
Diversity in U.S. credit
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit

Course Description:
This course will examine the Latino family as a social system in the U.S.  We will examine how the organization or structure of the Latino family has changed over time and how the Latino family compares to families of other racial and/or ethnic groups.  The course will cover such topics as diversity of Latino families; marital patterns; gender roles; the status of Latino youth; social networks; education; rituals based on social class; and representations in the media.

LATS L398 A & H Topics in Latino Studies
Topic: Latino Folkore

Class number: 6725
Time: 4:00-5:15P TR
Where: BH 209
Instructor: E. Morales
Diversity in U.S. Credit
A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit | Above class meets with FOLK-F 356

Course Description:
This course will study how different cultural forms help express, negotiate, transform, and maintain Latino communities in the United States. We will center our discussions on five main areas of inquiry: Material Culture, Literary Folklore, Performance, Spirituality, and Festivals, which will enable us to explore everything from vibrant salsa dance scenes in the Bronx to hidden rituals of Santeria. Throughout the semester, we will problematize issues of migration, masculinity and femininity, sexuality, nationalism, spirituality, and identity. Our discussions will be informed with perspectives provided principally from Folklore and Latino Studies, and while Latino cultures are the focus of this course, we will cover methodologies and theories necessary to approach any and all ethnic groups.

LATS X490 Individual Readings in Latino Studies (1-2cr)
Class number: 2632
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: 6866
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 2018 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 413 HISPANIC CULTURE IN THE U.S. (3 CR)
HISP-S 420 MODERN SPAN-AMER PROSE FICTION (3 CR)
HISP-P 425 STRUCT OF PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE (3 CR)
HISP-S 470 WOMEN & HISPANIC LITERATURE (3 CR)
HISP-S 481 HISPANIC AMERICAN NTNL/REG LIT (3 CR)
HISP-P 525 STRUCTURE OF PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE (3 CR)
HISP-S 558 COLONIAL SPANISH AMERICAN LIT (3 CR)
HISP-S 588 US LATINO AND/OR CARIBBEAN LIT (3 CR)
HISP-S 668 TPC: 19&20TH CENTURY SPAN AMER LIT (3 CR)