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Latina/o Studies
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U.S. Latina/o Studies I: An Historical Overview to the 1960's
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Interdisciplinary course focusing on demographics, terminology and social constructs of race, class, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality associated with the historical and political roots of US Latinidades. Examines the formation, evolution an adaptation of US Latina/o communities as critical field of inquiry.
Special Topics in Latino/a Studies; Perspectives on Identity and Culture; Detention, Deportation and Displacement
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with USLT328D. Credit only granted for USLT328D or AMST328D.
US Latina/o Studies: Special Topics; Central Americans and the United States: Culture, Politics, and Community
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Cross-listed with AMST498C. Credit only granted for AMST498C or USLT498D.

With attention to history, memory, politics, and culture, explores the relationships, conflicts, and exchanges of people and power between the United States and the Central American isthmus. Through literature, feature films, documentary films, theatre, poetry, and other mediums, the course investigates the role of the US government and military, as well as US corporate interests and US-backed dictatorships, in the culture, politics, and economy of nations including El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Honduras.
US Latina/o Studies: Special Topics; African American and Latino Social, Cultural and Political Relations: 1940 to Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with AASP498O. Credit granted for USLT498E or AASP498O.

An examination of the social, cultural, and political relationships between African American and Latino/a/x communities. In doing so, we will explore identity conundrums such as what constitutes a Latino/a/x. Who is African American? This nation has rarely seen two groups often lumped together spatially and socially with a rich history of working together towards progress, so divided and contentious. We will also through the analysis of trends look to find points of mutual concern and possible convergence and political coalition. In this course, it will be necessary to examine residential patterns and segregation, as well as learn about Latin American political and racial formation. We also will examine Afro-latinidad, which complicates the sociopolitical landscape and relationship between African American and Latinx communities.
US Latina/o Studies: Special Topics; Revolutions and Diasporas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with AMST498B. Credit granted for USLT498R or AMST498B.

This course investigates how revolutions in Latin America influenced the history of US immigration, refugee, and asylum policies and how they changed US history, culture, experience, geography, politics and the future.