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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.
USLT403
Citizens, Refugees, and Immigrants
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: USLT403, USLT498I, AMST498N, or IMMR419D.
Formerly: USLT498I.
Citizenship, Refugee and Immigrant are guiding categories that often define the Latina/o community in the United States. Employing this analytical lens, this course critically engages with notions of exclusion and inclusion, which included documentation, status, race, gender, and power. To better understand how these ideas and processes work, students are introduced to the history of Latina/o migration, US immigration policies, racial formation theory, gender construction, borderland theory, and the politics of territoriality.
Cross-listed with: AMST498N and IMMR419D.

Citizenship, Refugee and Immigrant are guiding categories that often define the Latina/o community in the United States. Employing this analytical lens, this course critically engages with notions of exclusion and inclusion, which included documentation, status, race, gender, and power. To better understand how these ideas and processes work, students are introduced to the history of Latina/o migration, US immigration policies, racial formation theory, gender construction, borderland theory, and the politics of territoriality.
USLT430
Globalization and the Diversifying U.S.
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: USLT430, USLT498N, AMST498W, or IMMR419J.
Formerly: USLT498N.
While often talked about as a recent phenomenon and one focused on capital, the ebbs and flows of globalization has a long history among Latina/o communities in the United States. The impact and consequences of globalization can be seen in US foreign policy in Latin America. For instance, Operation Bootstrap in Puerto Rico and the Maquiladores on the Mexico and U.S. border. At the same time, it has shaped immigration policies and the social. political and cultural experiences of Latina/o workers in the U.S. Often blamed for "taking " jobs, this course takes a deeper look at the concrete reasons for the rise of globalism and its impact on Latina/o communities in the US.
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.