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2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAS 221 - Introduction to U.S. Latinx Studies

4 credits (Fall)
This interdisciplinary course explores the varied historical, cultural, and political experiences of Latinx 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