Mar 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

LAS 221 - Introduction to U.S. Latin@ Studies

4 credits (Fall)
This interdisciplinary course explores the varied historical, cultural, and political experiences of Latin@ in the United States. Some of the main organizing themes include immigration and the construction of immigrant-based communities and identities, gender and sexuality, racial/ethnic constructions, language, and popular culture and media representations. In an effort to place the experience of diverse Latin@ populations in social, political, historical, and cultural/national perspectives, students will review a wide variety of readings and conduct their own research projects. Taught in English.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing.
Note: Not offered every year.
Instructor: Petrus