AAS 412/ENG 425/LAO 412
Cultures of the Afro-Diaspora
This course analyzes key readings and studies on Afro-diasporic cultures across the Americas in the 20th century. From reggae's unrelenting rhythms to the dances that move carnaval, the New World thrums with activity from populations that have persevered conditions of displacement to create new aesthetic forms. We will investigate expansive notions of blackness that move beyond national paradigms and the productive pressure that performance puts on ontologies of identity such as the Afro-Latino, African American, and West Indian in theory and literature. Artists include Bob Marley, Katherine Dunham, Jorge Ben, and Patato y Totico.
Alexandra T. Vazquez. Schedule: S01 1:30 pm – 4:20 pm T
HIS 306/LAO 306
The course follows the major themes surrounding the history of Latinos in the United States, enabling an understanding of how Latinos became a group. It seeks to explain the historical origins of the continuing debates over land ownership, assimilation expectations, discrimination, immigration regulation, intergroup differences, and labor disputes. The course looks transnationally at Latin America's history to explain shifts in public opinion and domestic policies in the US. While the course examines the impact of Latinos in many regions of the country, it will particularly focus on those in the Southwest -- largely Mexican Americans.
Rosina A. Lozano. Schedule: L01 11:00 am – 11:50 am T Th
LAO 200/SOC 341/LAS 336
Latinos in American Life and Culture
This course will consider how Latinos are transforming the United States socially, politically, and culturally, even as they themselves change in the process. Topics to be examined include meanings of "Latino" and "Hispanic" as ethno-racial categories, where Latinos fit in the American social and economic hierarchies, cultural identities, immigration and assimilation, the significance of Hispanics' unprecedented geographic dispersal, and their myriad impacts on mainstream music, literature, and language.
Marta Tienda. Schedule: L01 11:00 am – 11:50 am M W
SPA 212/LAS 213/LAO 212
Myths and Religion
This course surveys the practice of beliefs in Spain, Latin America, and in Hispanic communities in the United States. It explores how "Catholic" folk piety was established and developed in Spain and what happened to it when it transferred to the New World. By surveying the diverse configurations of religious practices through written texts and visual media, it inquires how identity and social relationships define a person's relation to the divine and vice versa. Emphasis will be given to the refinement and further development of spoken and written Spanish.
Christina H. Lee. Schedule: C01 11:00 am – 12:20 pm T Th
SPA 222/LAS 222/LAO 222
Introduction to Latin American Cultures
This course offers an introduction to modern Latin American literature and culture. It focuses on the complex ways in which cultural and intellectual production anticipates, participates in, and responds to political, social, and economic transformations in the 20th and 21st centuries. Through a wide spectrum of sources (essays, fiction, poetry, film, and art), students will study and discuss some of the most relevant issues in Latin American modern history, such as modernity, democracy, identity, gender, memory, and social justice.
Rachel L. Price. Schedule: C01 1:30 pm – 2:50 pm T Th
COURSES OF INTEREST
- #SPA 205 Medical Spanish
- #SPA 301 Topics in Spanish Literature of the Golden Age – Women Writers of Spain and Latin America
SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES
- AMS 201/LAO 201 American Places: An Introduction to American Studies
- AMS 329/SOC 329 Immigrant America
- ANT 304 Political Anthropology
- HIS 304/LAS 304 Modern Latin America Since 1810
- HIS 306/LAO 306 Latino History
- HIS 309/LAS 312 History of Modern Mexico
- HIS 407/AAS 417 Politics of Racial Violence in America
- LAO 200/SOC 341/LAS 336 Latinos in American Life and Culture
- POL 333 Latino Politics in the United States
- POL 334/AAS 335 The Politics of Race and Health in America
- POL 336/AAS 336 Race and American Politics
- POL 423/LAS 423/LAO 423 Seminar in American Politics - Latino Politics in the U.S.
- POL 430 Seminar in Comparative Politics: Causes and Consequences of International Migration
- SOC 210/LAS 210 Urban Sociology: The City and Social Change in the Americas
- SOC 227 Race and Ethnicity
- SOC 248/LAS 248 Modern Mexican Society
- SOC 310/LAS 310 Gender and Development in the Americas
- SOC 315/LAS 316/AAS 315 Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism in Latin America
- SOC 340/REL 390 God of Many Faces: Comparative Perspectives on Migration and Religion
ARTS AND HUMANITIES COURSES
- AAS 310/ENG 324/MUS 256 Music from the Hispanophone Caribbean
- AAS 410/SOC 407 Race, Social Inequality, and Education
- AAS 412/ENG 425/LAO 412 Cultures of the Afro-Diaspora
- ENG 337/AAS 361/LAO 337/LAS 337 The Literary South
- ENG 402/AAS 408/LAO 402 Forms of Literature: Introduction to U.S. Latina/o Literature
- SPA 212/LAS 213/LAO 212 Myths and Religion
- SPA 222/LAO 222/LAS 222 Introduction to Latin American Cultures
- SPA 319/LAS 319 Topics in Cinema and Culture
- SPA 342/LAS 342 Topics in Latin American Modernity
- SPA 401/LAS 428 Topics in Hispanic Culture (Europe and America)
Note: For a topics course to count towards a certificate in Latino Studies, the content must be on a Latino subject. Please consult the Program with any questions.
Courses with a pound sign [#] are one-time-only courses. Should these be approved by the home department for cross-listing with the Latino Studies Program, the course listing will be appended.