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Undergrad Minor Ph.D. Minor Spring '15 Courses Cross-Listed Courses Why Latino Studies?

FALL 2014 COURSES

Course information will continue to be updated as needed.

LATS L101  Introduction to Latino Studies (3cr)
Class number: 11650
Time: 09:30A-10:45A TR
Where: BH 006
IUB GenEd S&H credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Instructor: M. Martinez-Rivera

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: 9090
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: Staff

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 L103 Intro to Latino Cultures: Literature, Film, and Pop Culture (3cr)
Class number: 17445
Time: 4:00P-5:15P TR
Where: JH 065
IUB GenEd S&H credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Instructor: T. Mitchell

LATS-103 provides an overview of the diverse cultures of Latino communities in the United States. Using multiple disciplinary lenses, we will examine various forms of cultural production—including literature, film, music, art and popular culture—to fully explore the ways in which Latino communities have forged nuanced identities within the United States. Our goal is to better understand how Latinas and Latinos have shaped and been shaped by “Latin American” and “U.S.” cultures.

LATS L111 Latino Film: An Intro/Overview (3cr)
Class number: 19514
Time: 4:00P-5:15P MW
Where: SW 218
IUB GenEd S&H credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Instructor: E. Morales

This course examines U.S. films by and/or about Hispanics and Latinos/as (i.e., Mexican-American/ Chicano, Puerto Rican/Boricua, and Cuban-American). Throughout the semester, we will explore the complex relationship between the constructions of Latino/a identities, Latino/a stereotypes, and the circumstances which Latinos encounter in the U.S. as portrayed in film.

LATS L200 American Borderlands(3cr)
Class number: 33805
Time: 04:00P-05:15P TR
Where: BH 147
IUB GenEd A&H credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Above class meets with AMST-A 202
Instructor: Staff

LATS L200 American Borderlands (3cr)
Class number: 33217
Time: 02:30P-03:45P TR
Where: WH 008
IUB GenEd A&H credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Above class meets with AMST-A 202
Instructor: J. Carrillo

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: 34633
Time: 2:30P-3:45P TR
Where: SW 103 (Collins LLC)
Diversity in U.S. credit
IUB GenEd A&H credit
A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Above class meets with ENG-L 223
Instructor: A. Varón

LATS L301 Latino Immigrants U.S. Society (3cr)
Class number: 33923
Time: 01:00P-02:15P TR
Where: WH 005
S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
Above class meets with HIST-A 352
Instructor: Staff

LATS L320 21st Century Latino/a Literature (3cr)
Class number: 34758
Time: 11:15A-12:30P TR
Where: WH 005
A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
Above class meets with COLL Intensive Writing section
Instructor: A. Varón

LATS L398  Latino Folklore (3cr)
Class number: 25626
Time: 02:30P-03:45P MW
Where: WH 007
A&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
Diversity in U.S. credit
Above class meets with FOLK-F 356
Instructor: M. Martínez-Rivera

In this course we will question two widespread stereotypes: (1) that young people tend to reject and eventually forget their culture, and (2) that folklore does not exist in urban settings. Examining the youth cultures that produced graffiti, lowriding, gang-life, surfing, reggaeton, among other cultural manifestations, we will study different folklore traditions performed by young people in urban settings in order to demonstrate their active participation in creating, negotiating, and transforming the culture and community where they live.

LATS L400  Latin American & Latino Pop Music (3cr)
Class number: 17446
Time: 06:30P-07:45P MW
Where: M 242
Above class meets with MUS-M 413 and MUS-Z 413
Instructor: M. Quevedo

This course will explore historical and cultural aspects in the development of important popular music genres in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as their impact in the United States.  We will also examine issues of performance and instrumentation and the output of significant composers, arrangers, and performers. This course is for non-music majors only. Activities outside of class may be scheduled.

LATS L490 Individual Readings in Latino Studies (3cr)
Class number: 9091
Instructor: J. Nieto-Phillips

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

LATS L601 Colloquium in Latino Studies: The Politics of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Identity (3cr)
Class number: 34640
Above class meets with POLS-Y 611
Instructor: B. Fraga

At its most basic, this seminar examines the role(s) of race, ethnicity, and gender in American politics. So why is “identity" in the description? Historically, the political impact of social identities has been studied through the lens of different groups in isolation (such as African-Americans or Women), or groups who share a politically formative experience (such as Immigrants). Yet each of these groups, and many more, co-exist in the political arena.

At the end of the course, we will take a closer look at intersections between these identities and reconsider the future role of identity in American politics. As we will discuss numerous unresolved questions in the literature, the end product of the course will be a 15-25 page research paper, to be completed by the student.

LATS L601 Colloquium in Latino Studies (3cr)
Class number: 34644
Above class meets with HISP-S 588
Instructor: R. Guzman

Topic: US Latino and/or Caribbean Literature

 

FALL 2014 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.
For a complete list of crosslisted courses, click here
.

SPANISH & PORTUGUESE (HISP)
HISP-S 265 Cold War & Revolt in Literature in America (3 CR)
HISP-S 479 Mexican Literature (3 CR)
HISP-S 588 US Latino and/or Caribbean Literature (3 CR)
HISP-S 678 Topics in Contemporary Spanish American Literature (3 CR)
HIST-A 200 Issues in United States Hist vt: History of the American West (3 CR)

 

 


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