AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Section: 007 Latina/o Identities
Term: FA 2009
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The study of Latina/o identities in the U.S. has emerged as an interdisciplinary area of scholarship that integrates works from a variety of disciplines to understand the heterogeneity within the pan-ethnic label "Latina/o." In this course we will examine a number of issues that expand beyond dominant disciplinary frameworks used to study Latina/os in order to better answer questions such as:

  • What does it mean to be a "Latina/o" in contemporary U.S. contexts?
  • How do social markers [e.g., ethnicity / class / gender / (dis)ability] shape identity formations, social inequality and life outcomes of Latina/os?

Throughout the course we will explore these and other questions by employing various theoretical perspectives and taking an intersectional approach to our analysis of Latina/o identities. Embedded throughout the course will be the ways in which power and systems of oppression structure the identities and life outcomes of Latina/os.

Students will

  1. develop an understanding of the shared conditions and experiences, as well as the dissimilarities among Latino/a groups in the United States and
  2. develop an understanding of how historical factors including, for example, colonialism and different immigration histories, have differently shaped the identities and experiences of various Latina/o groups in the United States.

AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
38605
Open
18
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
P
45354
Open
6
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with CAAS 358.005, WS 343.001
003 (LEC)
P
37853
Open
40
 
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M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Students will automatically be enrolled in lab 004 when they elect lecture 003.
004 (LAB)
 
37855
Open
40
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Laboratory section 004 is for film screenings.
007 (LEC)
P
45902
Open
0
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets with WS 253-001.
012 (LEC)
P
48369
Open
9
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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