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

SPRING 2017 COURSES

View schedule of courses in registrar's online course browser.
Course information will continue to be updated as needed.

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LATS L101  Introduction to Latino Studies (3cr)
Class number: 7901
Time: 09:30A-10:45A MW
Where: WH 005
IUB GenEd S&H credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Instructor: M. Martinez-Rivera

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: 9184
Time2:30-3:45PM  MW
Where: WH 109
IUB GenEd S&H credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Instructor: M. Martinez-Rivera

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: 14547
Time: 4:00PM-5:15PM  TR
Where: BH 246
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 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  Latino Gangs, Cartels, Soc Net(3cr)
Class number: 33412
Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM   MW
Where: BH 344
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 L396  Racial & Ethnic Politics in the US(3cr)
Class number: 34057
Time: 04:00 PM-05:15 PM   MW
Where: WY 005
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 L490 Individual Readings in Latino Studies (3cr)
Class number: 6335
Instructor: S. Martinez

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

Spring 2017 Graduate Course Offerings

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

Course #10685
Time: ARR
Instructor: S. Martinez
Above class requires permission of Department


LATS-L 601-Colloquium in Latino Studies (3CR)
Course #33324
Time: 1:00p-2:15PM TR
Title: Rev & Cold War in Lat Literature
Above class meets with AMST-G 751, ENG-L 635, and HISP-S 688
Instructor: D. Cohn

Course #33440
Time: 9:30AM-12:15PM W
Title: Sociology of Higher Education
Above class meets with EDUC-H 637
Instructor: S. Martinez

Course #33443
Time: 9:30AM-12:15PM R
Title: History of Latino Education
Above class meets with EDUC-H 637
Instructor: D. Danns

There has been a growing interest by academics to understand the history, education, politics, and social and cultural experiences of Latinos.  Far from a monolithic group, the presence and growth of Latinos in areas outside the Southwest has had a transformative effect nationwide.  Yet few understand the diverse histories of Latinos and far less their educational experiences and contributions to American society.

This course is designed to provide a broad history of the schooling and educational experiences of Latinos in urban and rural areas across the country, within K-12 and higher education.  This class will focus on the experiences of people of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent since these groups represent the largest two Latino groups in the U.S.  We will explore the following questions: Why have so many Latinos immigrated to the U.S. and where have they chosen to live?  What were the experiences of Latinos whose lands were acquired through war and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?  How was the schooling experiences similar or different based on location and community demographics?  How did Latinos respond to their schooling experiences and how has their role in the labor market impacted their education?  What has been the impact of race, ethnicity, language, and class on their lived and educational experiences?  By the end of this course, students will better understand Latinos' educational opportunities and challenges as well as their struggle to improve their lives and broaden what it means to be American.   



 

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-S 324 INTRO STUDY OF HISP CULTURES (3 CR)
HISP-S 334 PANORAMAS OF HISPANIC LIT (3 CR)
HISP-S 413 HISPANIC CULTURE IN THE U.S. (3 CR)
HISP-S 422 HISPANIC CINEMA (3 CR)
HISP-S 473 HISPANIC LIT & LITERARY THEORY (3 CR)
HISP-S 479 MEXICAN LITERATURE (3 CR)
HISP-P 492 READIN PORT FOR GRAD STUDENTS (3 CR)
HISP-S 498 HISPANIC CULTURE IN THE US (3 CR)
HISP-S 498 HISP LIT AND LITERACY THEORY (3 CR)
HISP-S 498 MEXICAN LITERATURE (3 CR)
HISP-S 498 HISPANIC CINEMA (3 CR)
HISP-S 588 US LATINO AND/OR CARIBBEAN LIT (3 CR)