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Undergrad Minor Ph.D. Minor Spring '19 Courses Cross-Listed Courses Why Latino Studies?

Fall 2020 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: 4045
Time: 4:55P-6:10 PM TR
Where: WEB
Instructor: Judith Rodriguez
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: 2406
Time: 4:55P-6:10P MW
Where: WEB
Instructor: Luis Silva
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: 8313
Time: T 1:10P-02:25P SB015; R 1:10P-2:25P WEB
Where: BH 317
Instructor: Daniel Webb
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 L250 Blacks, Latinos, and Afro-Latinos: Constructuing Difference and Identity (3cr)
Class number: 14059
Time: 3:15P-4:30P TR
Where: WEB
Instructor: Sonia Lee
IUB GenEd S&H credit; IUB GenEd World Culture credit

Course Description:
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LATS L303 The Latino Family (3cr)

Class number: 34667
Time: 11:30A - 12:45P T; 11:30A - 12:45P TH
Where: Tuesdays BH203; Thursdays WEB
Instructor: Sylvia Martinez

S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit; Diversity in U.S. credit

Course Description:
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 boundaries and identities, the inclusion of minority groups and interests into electoral politics, racism and forms of conflict between ethnic groups, and how immigration and an increasingly diverse American society 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 L501 Seminar

  • 34732 09:25A-10:40A TR WB WEB Mayer-Garcia E

LATS L599 Individualized Readings

LATS L701 Seminar

  • 37010 10:00A-12:30P T WB WEB Otero S; Class meets with FOLK-F 734

LATS X490 Individualized Readings


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