Course Offerings

Fall 2018

LLAS 1000-Introduction to Latina/o Studies-Charles Venator; M/W/F 1:25PM-2:15PM

Interdisciplinary examination of the Latina/o experience and its impact across the United States. Consideration of behavioral, institutional and societal perspectives; national and transnational identity; cultural, legal and educational issues. CA 2. CA 4.

 

LLAS 1009-Latino Literature, Culture, and Society (SPAN 1009)-Dina Rivera; M/W/F 10:10AM-10:00AM

Critical approaches to Latinos/as and cultural representation, production, and agency, as impacted by globalization and local dynamics. Will engage the value and function of race, gender, and sexuality in popular culture, literature, film, music, digital culture, visual arts, and urban culture. CA 1. CA 4.

 

LLAS 1570–Migrant Workers in Connecticut (HIST 1570)-Anne Gebelein; Wednesdays 2:30-5:30PM, Ryan 240

Interdisciplinary honors course which examines the life and work experiences of contemporary Latin American and Caribbean migrant workers with a focus on CT. Integrated service learning component. Field trips required. Four credits. CA 1. CA 4. Instructor consent required.

 

LLAS 2001-Latinos, Leadership and Mentoring—Fany Hannon, Mondays 3:35PM-6:05PM, PRLACC

Introduces issues affecting Latinos in higher education. Leadership and mentoring training. Students analyze responsibilities and commitments in context of leadership for the common good and for purposeful change.

 

LLAS 2012-Latinos in Connecticut: Writing for the Community—Anne Gebelein, Thursdays 3:30PM-6:00PM, Ryan 240

Students partner with Latino agencies to apply research and writing skills to community needs. Community theory, digital literacy, historical background of Connecticut Latinos, contemporary issues that impact the population. Service learning component. Four credits. Open to sophomores or higher. Recommended prep: LLAS 2011W.

 

LLAS 2474-Economic Development in Latin American and the Caribbean—Jorge Agüero, T/Th 12:30PM-1:45PM

Survey of the economic history of Latin America and the Caribbean. Analysis of present-day development issues in the region, including economic growth, poverty, education, and health.

 

LLAS 3220–History of Latinos in the United States (HIST 3674)-Emma Amador; T/Th 9:30-10:45AM

Settlement and growth of Hispanic-origin populations in the U.S. today, from Spanish and Mexican settlement of western U.S. to the growth of Latino communities. Student oral history project. CA1, CA4.

 

LLAS 3232–Latina/o Literature (ENGL 3605-001)-Lisa Sanchez; T/Th 3:30-4:45PM

Extensive readings in Latina/o literature from the late 19th century to the present. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011 or instructor consent. CA4

 

LLAS 3250—Latino Health and Health Care (HDFS 3442)—Marysol Asencio; T/Th 3:30-4:45PM

Overview of health and health care issues among Latinos in the United Sates. Particular attention is paid to cultural and social factors associated with health and well being (e.g., migration, acculturation, SES).

 

LLAS 4212—Field Internship in Latino Studies—Anne Gebelein

Work in cultural community-oriented setting(s). May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

 

LLAS 4320—Media and Special Audiences (COMM 4320)—Diana Rios; On-Line

Media content and audience responses. Ethnic, racial, and gender issues in mainstream and ethnic media. Special audiences include Latina/os, African Americans, Asian Americans, Women, Gays, and Lesbians. Open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: COMM 1000, 1300.

 

LLAS 4470—Soap Opera/Telenovela (COMM 4470)—Diana Rios; On-Line

Socio-cultural functions of soap operas/telenovelas as mediated serials constructed by commercial organizations and consumed by United States and global audiences. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Recommended preparation: COMM 1000, 3300.

 

LLAS 5000—Seminar in Latin American Studies (INTS 5000)-Samuel Martínez, Mondays 12:20PM-3:20PM, Ryan 240

Interdisciplinary introduction to graduate level study of Latin America.

 

LLAS 5360—Latinos and U.S. Education (EDCI 5740)—Jason Irizarry; Mondays 4:00PM-6:30PM, GENT 436.

Undergraduate must have instructor approval and register as LLAS 3999.

 

LLAS 3999, LLAS 5110, LLAS 5390 Independent Study can be arranged with any of the following:

Dr. Emma Amador, History, emma.amador@uconn.edu

Dr. Jorge Agüero, Economics, jorge.aguero@uconn.edu, 860-486-3022

Dr. Marysol Asencio, Sociology, marysol.asencio@uconn.edu, 860-486-4177

Dr. Anne Gebelein, El Instituto, anne.gebelein@uconn.edu, 860-486-8030

Dr. Jason Irizarry, Education, jason.irizarry@uconn.edu, 860-486-9523

Dr. Samuel Martínez, Anthropology, samuel.martinez@uconn.edu, 860-486-4515

Dr. Daisy Reyes, Sociology, daisy.reyes@uconn.edu, 860-486-4336

Dr. Diana Rios, Communication Sciences, diana.rios@uconn.edu, 860-486-3187

Dr. Charles Robert Venator Santiago, Political Science, charles.venator@uconn.edu, 860-486-9052

 

Spring 2019

LLAS 1000–Introduction to Latina/o Studies

Instructor: Reyes, Daisy  M/W/F 1:25-2:15PM

Interdisciplinary examination of the Latina/o experience and its impact across the United States. Consideration of behavioral, institutional and societal perspectives; national/transnational  identity; cultural, legal and educational issues. CA 2, CA 4.

 

LLAS 1009–Latino Literature, Culture and Society  (SPAN 1009)

Instructor: Rivera, Dina  M/W/F 11:15-12:05PM

Critical approaches to Latino/as and cultural representation, production, and agency, as  impacted by globalization and local dynamics. Value and function of race/gender/sexuality in pop culture, lit, film, music, etc. CA 1, CA 4.

 

LLAS 1190–Intro to Latin America and the Caribbean  (HIST 1600)

Instructor: Fernandez, Rodolfo   M/W/F 10:10-11:00AM

 

LLAS 1190W–Intro to Latin America and the Caribbean  (HIST 1600)

Instructor: Fernandez, Rodolfo  M/W/F 12:20-1:10PM

Multi-disciplinary exploration of the historical development of such aspects of Latin America and the Caribbean as colonization and nation formation; geography and the     environment; immigration and migration; race, ethnicity, and gender in society, politics, economy, and culture. CA 1, CA 4.

 

LLAS  2011W–Intro to Latin American Writing and Research

Instructor: Agüero, Jorge  T/Th 12:30:1:45 PM             

Transnational academic research and writing on the Latin/o-American experience. Interdisciplinary approaches, historical background of Latin/o American studies. CA4

 

LLAS 3021—Contemporary Latin America

Instructor: Shepard, Ronnie  T/Th 12:30-1:45PM

Survey of anthropological contributions to the study of contemporary Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Hispanic Caribbean. Special focus on the comparative analysis of recent ethnographic case studies and local/regional/national/international   linkages.

 

LLAS  3029–The Caribbean

Instructor: Shemer, Noga  T/Th 11:00-12:15 PM             

Comparative perspectives on cultural formation of Caribbean societies; the region’s demographic, economic and political links with the wider world.

 

LLAS  3210–Contemporary Issues in Latino Studies

Instructor: Gebelein, Anne  T/Th 11:00-12:15 PM             

Topics in socio-demographic patterns, cultural identity claims, community organization, migration and citizenship issues of Latino groups in post-WWII United States. Emphasis on comparative analysis and on policy implications. CA 4.

 

LLAS  3221–Latinos/as and Human Rights (HIST 3575, HRTS 3221)

Instructor: Amador, Emma  T/Th 9:35-10:45 AM

Latino/a issues related to human, civil and cultural rights, and gender differences.              

 

LLAS  3233–Studies in Latina/o Literature (ENGL 3607)

Instructor: Sanchez, Lisa  T/Th 3:30-4:45 PM

Advanced study of a theme, form, author, or movement in contemporary Latina/o literature.

 

LLAS 3264-Latinas and Media

Instructor: Hernandez, Natalie   T/Th 8:00-9:15AM

The role of ethnicity and race in women’s lives. Special attention to communication research on ethnic and racial minority women. CA 4. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.

 

LLAS 3609— Latin America in the National Period  (HIST 3609)

Instructor: Daflon, Claudio  T/Th 3:30-4:45PM

Representative countries in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean together with the historic development of inter-American relations and contemporary Latin American problems. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

 

LLAS 3635–History of Modern Mexico (HIST 3635)

Instructor: Fernandez, Rodolfo  M/W 4:40-5:55PM              

The emergence of modern Mexico from independence to the present with emphasis on the Revolution of 1910. CA 1. CA 4.

 

LLAS 3667– Puerto Rican Politics and Culture  (POLS 3667)             

Instructor: Venator Santiago, Charles R.  Tuesdays 4:00PM-6:30PM   

Legal and political history of the relationship between Puerto Rico and the US with emphasis on the question of US empire and the politics of cultural resistance.

 

LLAS 3998-002–Variable Topics: Education in the LatinX Diaspora

Instructor: Irizarry, Jason   M/W/F 9:05-9:55AM

This course critically examines the educational experiences and outcomes for Latinx students in U.S. schools. In contrast to the deficit perspectives typically applied to explain discrepancies in performance between Latinx students and other groups, a major focus of this course will be developing empirically-based, culturally sustaining approaches to educating Latinx students, spanning from early childhood through higher education.  

 

LLAS 3998-003 Variable Topics:  Women’s Health in LatinX and Afro-American Communities
Instructor: Martas, Yvette   Wednesdays 3:35-6:05PM

Health care issues and disparities experienced by women in Latinx and Afro American communities. Course will include clinical and social understandings of health issues, a brief primer in anatomy and physiology, and discussions of how to advance health outcomes for all women. The course will include historical and contemporary perspectives. No prerequisites.

 

LLAS 3998-004–Variable Topics: Baseball & Society (HDFS/WS/AFAM 304)

Instructor: Wisensale, Steven  T/Th 2:00-3:15PM

Baseball in historical, political, sociology, and economic contexts. Topics may include impact on individuals/families, racial discrimination, integration, roles of women, treatment of gay athletes.

 

LLAS 3998-005–Variable Topics: Latina History, Gender, and Biography

Instructor: Amador, Emma  T/Th 2:00-3:15PM

This course focuses on the history of Latinas in the United States through an examination of Latina biographies. Students in the course will learn historical context for reading Latina biographies and to locate these texts within a broader story of women, gender, and sexuality.

 

LLAS 3999– Independent Study in Latino and Latin American Studies  

&

LLAS 4212– Field Internship in Latino Studies

Can be arranged with any of the El Instituto faculty.  

 

LLAS 4994W— Latin/0 American Research Seminar 

Instructor: Gebelein, Anne  Wednesdays 12:20-3:35 PM

Capstone course in which majors and minors in LLAS design, execute and write original, research on Latin/o- America. Prereq: ENGL 1010, 1011 or 2011; and instructor consent.

 

 

LLAS 3999, LLAS 5110, LLAS 5390 Independent Study can be arranged with any of the following:

Dr. Jorge Agüero, Economics, jorge.aguero@uconn.edu, 860-486-3022

Dr. Anne Gebelein, El Instituto, anne.gebelein@uconn.edu, 860-486-8030

Dr. Jason Irizarry, Education, jason.irizarry@uconn.edu, 860-486-9523

Dr. Samuel Martínez, Anthropology, samuel.martinez@uconn.edu, 860-486-4515

Dr. Daisy Reyes, Sociology, daisy.reyes@uconn.edu, 860-486-4336

Dr. Diana Rios, Communication Sciences, diana.rios@uconn.edu, 860-486-3187

Dr. Charles Robert Venator Santiago, Political Science, charles.venator@uconn.edu, 860-486-9052