Also offered as AMST498Z. Credit only granted for USLT498X or AMST498Z.
This course will explore how scholars have theorized and defined the process of contemporary globalization and its consequences. Students will look at the relationship between local communities and the global economic and political forces that affect the daily lives of many Latina/os in the United States. Although this class has a United States and Latina/o focus, we will also move beyond the U.S. borders and talk about other immigrant and refugee groups that live and work in the same neighborhoods and workplaces in which Latina/os live and toil. Themes of the course include, but are not limited to, theories and approaches to globalization, refugees, sexuality and family along the border, transnational families, gendered migrations, sweatshops, intimate labor, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).