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Featured Fall 2018 Course

ENG 331 / Race & Ethnicity: U.S. Latina/o/x Literatures & Cultures
(Liliana Gonzalez, MWF 10:10-11:00 am)

What do people mean when they say Latino/a/x? What does it mean to identity as Latino/a/x?

Students in this course will read literature produced by Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Central Americans, Dominicans, and Cubans. We will look at how gender and sexuality in film, music and literature interact with notions of race, ethnicity and social class.

 ENG 331 / Race & Ethnicity: U.S. Latina/o/x Literatures & Cultures
US-Mexico border

HIUS 383 – Distant Neighbors: The United States and Mexico
(Prof. Tore Olsson, MWF 1:25-2:15pm)

Perhaps no chant was more definitive of the 2016 election than “Build the Wall.” Yet would you believe that for most of the shared history of the United States and Mexico, Mexicans would have been the ones who favored such a wall – to keep AMERICANS out? This course explores this irony and many others, revealing that the history of these two nations has always been entangled – for both good and ill.

GEOG 462 / Geographies of Race and Racism
(Solange Muñoz, TR 9:40-10:55 am)

The course uses international case studies, with a particular focus on the Americas, to gain a historical and comparative understanding of race and racism across cultures and societies.

An important objective of this course is to create a safe space where students can openly ask questions, share opinions and learn from one another.

 GEOG 462 / Geographies of Race and Racism

Other Courses

Africana Studies

  • ENGL/AFST 226: Introduction to Caribbean Literature
  • ENGL/AFST 336: Caribbean Literature

Anthropology

  • Anthropology 313: Peoples and Cultures of Mesoamerica (same as Latin American and Caribbean Studies 313)
  • Anthropology 314: Latinos in the United States
  • Anthropology 319: Caribbean Cultures and Societies (same as Latin American and Caribbean Studies 319)
  • Anthropology 323: Topics in Latin American Ethnography

Economics

  • Economics 424: Political Economy of World Development

English

  • ENGL/AFST 226: Introduction to Caribbean Literature
  • ENGL/AFST 336: Caribbean Literature

Geography

  • GEO 373/LAC 373. Landscapes and Cultures of Latin America

History

  • HILA 255/LAC 255. Early Latin America and the Caribbean (formerly HIST 255/LAC 251)
  • HILA 256/LAC 256. Modern Latin America and the Caribbean (formerly HIST 256/LAC 252)
  • HILA 343/LAC 341. History of Mexico (formerly HIST 343/LAC 343)
  • HILA 344/LAC 342. History of Brazil (formerly HIST344/LAC 344)
  • HILA 360/ LAC 362. History of Early Latin America (formerly HIST 360/LAC 360)
  • HILA 361/LAC 363. History of Modern Latin America (formerly HIST 363/LAC 363)
  • HILA 383/LAC 383. Studies in Latin American and Caribbean History
  • HILA 450/LAC 450. Slavery in the Early Americas
  • HILA 464/LAC 462. The Spanish Conquest (formerly LAC 464)
  • HILA 465/LAC 463. Gender and Sexuality in Early Latin America (formerly HIST 465/LAC 466)
  • HILA 484/LAC 475. Studies in Latin American and Caribbean History (formerly HIST 475/LAC 475)

Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • Spanish 323. Upper-level Grammar and Composition
  • Spanish 331: Introduction to Hispanic Culture (same as Latin American and Caribbean Studies 331)
  • Spanish 333: Survey of Spanish-American Literature, 1700 to Present
  • Spanish 334: Survey of Hispanic Literatures, Beginnings-1700
  • Spanish 401: Cultural Plurality and Institutional Changes in Latin America (same as Latin American and Caribbean Studies 401)
  • Spanish 402: Latin American and Caribbean Studies Seminar (Same as Latin American and Caribbean Studies 402)
  • Spanish 465: Latin American Film and Culture (Same as Latin American and Caribbean Studies 465)
  • Spanish 479: Disenchanted Texts in Hispanic Literature
  • Portuguese 301. Cultural Readings in Portuguese
  • Portuguese 303. Highlights of Brazilian Civilization
  • Portuguese 309. Intermediate Conversation and Composition
  • Portuguese 315: Aspects of Luso-Brazilian Literature
  • Portuguese 326: Brazilian Cinema
  • Portuguese 400. Portuguese for Speakers of Another Romance Language
  • Portuguese 430: Contemporary Brazilian Studies
  • Portuguese 432: Topics in the Literature and Culture of the Portuguese-speaking World

Political Science

  • Political Science 456: Latin American Government and Politics

Religious Studies

  • REST 356. Rastafari and Afro-Caribbean Religions

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