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Courses - Spring 2019
USLT
Latina/o Studies
USLT202
US Latina/o Studies II: A Contemporary Overview 1960's to present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB, D
Interdisciplinary course on emerging populations of Latinos in the 20th century with a focus on the multiple waves of latino immigration as a result of neocolonialism, imperialism, globalization and transnationalism. Examines the positioning of immigrant waves in the political, sociocultural and historical contexts of US Latinidades.
USLT488B
US Latina/o Senior Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
A variable topics seminar that exposed students to interdisciplinary critical readings, writings, and research in U.S. Latina/o Studies. Interdisciplinary research methodologies are broadly addressed. Students will gain skills and practice in reading critical analytic texts and will develop writing skills.
USLT498C
US Latina/o Studies: Special Topics; Race and Nation in Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AMST498P. Credit only granted for USLT498C or AMST498P.
USLT498O
US Latina/o Studies: Special Topics; Queer and Feminist Thought in Latina/o America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as LGBT448O. Credit only granted for USLT498O or LGBT448O.

This course will investigate how queer and feminist subjects in Latin America and the Latina/o U.S. engage questions of gender and sexuality, and also politics and culture. Using thought as our framework, we will use an expansive lens to understand how thinking is also a way of doing across a range of activities, from theoretical texts to activist movements to artistic practices and more. We will read foundational work from thinkers such as Gloria Anzaldu a, Rigoberta Menchu, Jose Esteban Munoz, Juana Maria Rodriguez, and others. We will also read novels and poetry from writers including Raquel Gutierrez, Justin Torres, and Myriam Gurba. This course will also focus on performance and contemporary art practices to help us illuminate the many complexities of thinking gender and sexuality across the Americas. All texts will be read in English, no previous knowledge of Spanish required.