LATINOAM 618 - Interdisciplinary Approaches to Latina/o Studies
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Latina/o American Studies (LATINOAM)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This class focuses on the intellectual development, evolution, methodological contributions, and currently central issues surrounding Latinx Studies. This seminar is structured to represent the interdisciplinary nature of the study of Puerto Rican, Mexican, Chicana/os, Cuban, Caribbean, Central American, and Latin American communities in the US. In this case, the class tries to provide a rubric for understanding not only the interconnections between diverse Latina/o communities but also the socio-political, geographical, and economical differences that sometimes divide them. This course will expose students to core knowledge about Latina/o histories and communities as well as the various disciplinary tools through which Latina/o Studies.

Course Requirements:

The course requires regular participation in lectures and discussions during class, timely completion of reading and writing assignments, and active involvement in writing workshops. Students will write a series of short response papers (1 page/weekly) and develop a final research paper (10-12 pages) based on their own research topic (e.g. develop your research proposal). Each weekly class is divided into two parts: The first half is dedicated to a traditional discussion of a book and the second half will follow a “workshop” format around a research topic meant to help you develop your own research questions, methodology, etc. No mid-term, no final exam.

Intended Audience:

This course is accessible to all graduate students doing research on the Latinx Community, especially as we discuss issues of representation, access, funding, promotion. Because of the emphasis on developing your theses/dissertation research agenda and project, it is particularly valuable for second and third-year graduate students. However, it is designed to help all students in Humanities, social sciences, arts, architecture, etc.


LATINOAM 618 - Interdisciplinary Approaches to Latina/o Studies
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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