LALS Spring 2023 Courses

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SPRING 2023 COURSES L A T I N A M E R I C A N A N D L A T I N O S T U D I E S

LALS 101

Introduction to Latin American Studies

3 hours Introduction to the major concepts, issues, and debates in the fieldof Latin American Studies. Overview of history, cultures, and issues of race, ethnicity, gender, class in Latin America.

To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture

Instructor

Cristian Roa

Lecture

MW 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM

Discussion/Recitation

F 8:00 AM to 8:50 AM

F 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM

F 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM

F 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM

F 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

CRN X

CRN 45205

CRN 33032

CRN 33039 CRN 33033 CRN 33035 CRN 33040

F 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM CRN 33036

LALS 102

Instructor

Joel Huerta

Introduction to Latino Studies

3 hours Introduction to the major concepts, issues, and debates in the field of U S Latina/o Studies Overview of history, cultures, and issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and class among Latinos in the United States

To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture.

Lecture

MW 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM

Discussion/Recitation

F 8:00 AM to 8:50 AM

F 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM

F 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM

F 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM

F 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

CRN X

CRN 37804

CRN 37805

CRN 37809 CRN 37808 CRN 37812 CRN 37806

F 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM CRN 37807

LALS 103

Introduction to Latino Urban Studies

3 hours Demographic, economic, political, cultural, and social dimensions of Latino communities in the United States Includes Chicanos/Mexicanos Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Central and South Americans

To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Discussion

Instructor

Jennifer Juarez

Lecture

MW 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM

Discussion/Recitation

W 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM

W 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

W 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM

CRN X

CRN 33041

CRN 33042

CRN 33044 CRN 33043

N D E R G R A D U A T E C O U R S E S

LALS 105

Introduction to Mexican Studies

3 hours. Introduction to major issues in the formation of modern Mexico (conquest, Revolution of 1910) and to major historical and contemporary literary works which depict and interpret the Mexican and Mexico

To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Discussion.

Instructor

Xochitl Bada

Lecture

MW 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM

Discussion/Recitation

F 9:00 AM to 9:50 AM

F 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM

F 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM

CRN X

CRN 31429

CRN 37022

CRN 34567 CRN 37023

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LALS 291

Global Migration Across America

3 hours Drawing upon interdisciplinary and transnational scholarship mainly Critical Migration and Border Studies, Geographies of Mobilities and Migration and Latinx Studies and focusing on exemplary case studies, the course addresses this central query: how has the tension between migrant mobilities and control formed and transformed the Americas? The course offers a historical approach to unpack this question, arguing that global mobilities and practices of control have formed and transformed the Americas from colonial times to the present It will give particular attention to the last decades of the 20th century and the post 9/11 context, when the securitization of migration became a global phenomenon, and to the COVID 19 pandemic context, when the tension between migrant mobilities and control intensified across the Americas By zooming in on exemplary case studies across the Americas, it will also provide a comparative perspective to critically understand the transformations that this tension has undergone over time and spaces

Instructor Soledad Alvarez Valasco CRN 46147 CRN X

LALS 292

Lecture

TR 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM

Contemporary Latina Narratives

3 hours. Recent works by Latina authors, artists, and media makers that narrate embodied and intersectional experiences, coming of age, and decolonial love. From Abuelita Knowledge to Femme Tech: This course explores how Latina cultural producers narrate and come to understand their subject positions as sexed, gendered, (dis)abled, classed, and racialized subjects. Texts will be put in conversation with Chicana/Third Space/Latina/Femme feminist theories.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor or one gender and women's studies course.

Same as GWS 294

Instructor

Lecture

CRN X

Esther Díaz Martin CRN 45325

MW 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM

LALS 295

Latino Literary Studies

3 hours Major trends, genres, works, themes, and writers related to Latino history and culture, and mainstream and minority U S , Latin American and third world literatures

Same as ENGL 295 and SPAN 295

Instructor

Lecture

Joel Huerta CRN 34442 CRN X

MW 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM

LALS 302

Research Workshop in Latin American and Latino Studies

3 hours. Workshop where students will engage in individual research projects related to Latin American and/or Latino Studies.

Prerequisite(s): LALS 301, junior standing or above, and consent of the instructor

Instructor

Lecture

CRN X

U N D E R G R A D U A T E C O U R S E S

Cristian Roa CRN 38072

LALS 385

MW 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM

Latino Social Movements in the United States

3 hours. Social movements and public action by Latinos in the United States. Includes farmworkers organizing, unionization efforts, nationalist movements, feminism, struggles, and community debates.

Prerequisite(s): LALS 102.

Instructor

Lecture

CRN X

Barbara Sostaita CRN 46148

TR 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM

LALS 403

Interdisciplinary Research Methods in Latin American and Latino Studies

OR 4 hours. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Examination of research methods in social sciences and current trends in Latin American and Latino Studies Emphasis on critical analysis of research methods, use of analytical approaches for particular kinds of investigation, and hands on application to case studies

Prerequisite(s): LALS 301 and LALS 302; or graduate standing. Recommended BackgroundL Credit or concurrent registration in LALS 501.

Instructor

Ralph Cintron

Lecture

R 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

CRN X

CRN 31440

CRN 31919

LALS 433

Latin American Migration to the U.S.

3 OR 4 hours. Latin American migration to the U.S. International migration theories, family remittances, transnational linkages, dual citizenship, and past and current U S immigration policy debates

Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor

Same as SOC 433.

Instructor

Barbara Sostaita

Lecture

TR 12:30 PM to 1:45 AM

CRN X

CRN 46414

CRN 46415

Criminal Governance in Latin America LALS 491

3 OR 4 hours. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. This advanced seminar offers a general overview of the relationship between politics and crime in contemporary Latin America. The seminar describes existing trends and analyzes the root sources behind the emergence and development of non state actors challenging central states The seminar interrogates whether existing patterns differ from early periods and, if so, how Special attention is given to examining the attributes and modus operandi of violent actors including guerrillas, paramilitary groups, and criminal organizations and the way in which states have confronted them through public security policies Relatedly, the class examines the factors leading to rising levels of violence and the conditions informing the emergence of so called criminal governance (i e , instances in which criminal organizations displace the state and assume state like functions or co govern with the state through state criminal linkages) While addressing this topic, a growing trend in the region, the seminar addresses critical concepts such as state fragility, citizen security, co governance The class draws upon important case studies including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Peru

Lecture Instructor

CRN X

U N D E R G R A D U A T E C O U R S E S

R 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Andreas Feldmann CRN 36422 CRN 36423

LALS 495

Latino/a Worker Rights in Transnational Perspective

This seminar course offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary understanding of labor issues using a binational and transnational framework. The course will analyze major theoretical debates on labor and immigrant worker rights since 1986, placing special emphasis in the role of the Mexican and U S nation states, unions, working centers, transnational labor advocacy organizations, and migrant led organizations.

Instructor

Lecture

CRN X

Xochitl Bada CRN 38408 CRN 38409

LALS 495

M 3:;00 PM to 5:30 PM

Latino/a Urban Inequalities

3 OR 4 hours 3 undergraduate hours 4 graduate hours This course will engage current debates surrounding the role of geographic context in the creation and maintenance of racial inequalities. We will explore contemporary structural forces that contribute to the concentration of Latino/as in segregated neighborhoods, and the detrimental effects of housing inequality on Latino/a communities The focus will be on mapping the contours of institutional discrimination as they affect urban landscapes Topics to be discussed include: racially biased practices in housing access, environmental racism, educational disparities related to the allocation of resources by neighborhood, crime and police brutality, community activism, and cultural production. We will further examine the role of space and place in the development and persistence of community identities.

Same as SOC 476.

Instructor

Julie Dowling

Lecture

MW 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM

CRN X

CRN 37273 CRN 37274

LALS 497

Instructor

Community Research Internship

3 OR 4 hours. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Work in community based organizations and cultural institutions to develop experiential knowledge about social, political and cultural issues facing Latinos and Latin Americans Placements introduce issues of ethnicity, identity, and transnationalism

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above and consent of the instructor. Concurrent registration in LALS 498. Recommended Background: LALS 403.

Lecture

CRN X

Rosa Cabrera CRN 39952 CRN 39953

M 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

U N D E R G R A D U A T E C O U R S E S

Advanced Independent Study LALS 499

1 TO 4 hours. Individual advanced reading or research project in Latin American or U S Latino studies, with instructor's consent and supervision May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours Students may register in more than one section per term.

Prerequisite(s): Open, with consent of the instructor, to graduate students and Latin American and Latino studies majors with at least a 3 00 grade point average Students in other programs or with lower than a 3.00 grade point average are admitted at the instructor's discretion only. Instructor Approval Required. This course counts toward the limited number of independent study hours accepted toward the undergraduate degree and the major

LALS 502

Topics in Latin American and Latino Studies

4 hours. In depth study of selected research topics related to Latin America and/or U.S. Latinos that reflect the major and most current debates in these fields.

Instructor

Lecture

Lorena Garcia CRN 31441 CRN X

W 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

LALS 504

Proseminar in Latin American and Latino

Studies

4 hours Introduction to the profession, discussion of lectures, course work, readings, and student research Students attend various lectures, conferences, and community events relating to Latin America and/or Latinos/as, and share their own work.

Prerequisite(s): Credit or cocurrent registration in LALS 501 or Credit or concurrent registration in LALS 502

R A D U A T E C O U R S E S

Instructor Andreas Feldmann CRN 31442 CRN X

LALS 596

Lecture

R 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM

Independent Study

1 TO 4 hours Investigation of special problems under the direction of a faculty member

May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Students may register in more than one section per term.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Instructor Approval Required.

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LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINO STUDIES

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